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PostPosted: Thu May 13, 2004 2:03 pm 
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Hmm. I'd have to say...

SuperPi - almost like a PC dragstrip, tests CPU, board and ram performance all at once

Folding at home of course. A great way to burn in systems, and support the site's folding team


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FIRE:
http://fire.dmzs.com/

it is still in its early stages but looks very promising

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Active Smart 2.41

http://www.ariolic.com/download.html

Monitors SMART information from drives, including temperature and expected failures.

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Lists Task List Programs the eat up RAM. Gives the name, and whether or not you should disable it


http://www.answersthatwork.com/Tasklist ... sklist.htm


Also identifies some trojans/adware/spyware

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Bart PE:

http://www.nu2.nu/pebuilder/

The site's description can say it better than I can.

Bart wrote:
Bart's PE Builder helps you build a "BartPE" (Bart Preinstalled Environment) bootable Windows CD-Rom or DVD from the original Windows XP or Windows Server 2003 installation/setup CD, very suitable for PC maintenance tasks.

It will give you a complete Win32 environment with network support, a graphical user interface (800x600) and FAT/NTFS/CDFS filesystem support. Very handy for burn-in testing systems with no OS, rescuing files to a network share, virus scan and so on.
This will replace any Dos bootdisk in no time!

PE Builder is not a Microsoft product and does not create Microsoft Windows Preinstallation Environment ("WinPE"). Using PE Builder does not grant you a license to Microsoft WinPE or to use the Windows XP or Server 2003 binaries in a manner other than stated in the End-User License Agreement include in your version of Microsoft Windows XP or Windows Server 2003. Microsoft has not reviewed or tested PE Builder and does not endorse its use.


What is the difference between BartPE and Microsofts WinPE?

Target - Microsoft sees Windows PE as an installation platform. Bart sees Windows PE as the next generation rescue platform.
Start-menu - Bart's builder gives you a simple, dynamic and powerful start-menu (Nu2Menu, see screenshots). Microsoft's builder does not give you a start-menu, it uses a command prompt.
Build from - Bart's builder can also build from Windows XP Home Edition or from a preinstalled Windows XP version (without CD).
Plugins - With PE Builder you can easily add applications, drivers or tools using plugins. This makes PE Builder extremely powerful. The end user can even combine plugins from different software vendors into one CD image.

Network support - PE Builder includes it's own network support tools (bartpe/penetcfg) to start TCP/IP and Microsoft Client. The TCP/IP settings like: dynamic/static ip-address, subnet-mask, default gateway, dns-servers computer-name, workgroup can be changed on-the-fly. You can create pre-defined profiles, that you can select. Microsoft winPE only supports DHCP or fixed settings using winbom.ini.
Also there is a plugin (NwDskPe) created by Erwin Veermans that loads the Netware Client on BartPE (IP/IPX).
Dos support - Bart's builder has a plugin called "dospe".
License - Microsoft WinPE is only for Enterprise/OEM customers (see previous), BartPE is for everybody!
64-Bit - Bart's builder does not support Windows 64-bit editions.

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What is eating my harddisk space?

Find out with sequoiaview:
http://www.win.tue.nl/sequoiaview/

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free firewall


http://www.webattack.com/get/outpost.shtml

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A page load of specific virus removal tools from Symantec:-

http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/tools.list.html

Doc Memory - free memory tester that runs from a bootable floppy:-

ftp://ftp.netsys.com/diagnostics/DocMem1_45.exe

Documentation for above:-

ftp://ftp.netsys.com/diagnostics/Docguide.PDF

Diags, free diagnostics program that runs from a bootable floppy, excellent for testing basic hardware functions, requires loopback testers for testing Parallel & serial ports:-

ftp://ftp.netsys.com/diagnostics/diags.zip

DIMM ID 1998 by Vanguard Microelectronics With this utility you are able to check the make, model and type of synchronous DRAm DIMM in your X86 machine IF you have modern DIMMS:-

ftp://ftp.netsys.com/diagnostics/dimm_id.zip

Documentation for above:-

ftp://ftp.netsys.com/diagnostics/dimm.pdf

CDrom God, a boot disk with dozens of CDrom drivers, pretty much useless these days if you carry a Win98 bootdisk but still handy for the occassional drive that the Win98 bootdisk doesn't cover. This one even has drivers for older CDroms that connect to the sound card:-

http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/file_download.asp?fid=7147&fileidx=1

A pageload of freeware tools from Gibson Research, all of this stuff is written in 100% pure assembly language:-

http://grc.com/freepopular.htm

Western Digital utilities:-

http://support.wdc.com/download/index.asp

Seagate Diagnostics:-

http://www.seagate.com/support/seatools/

Hitachi Global Storage (aka IBM) utilities:-

http://www.hitachigst.com/hdd/support/download.htm

Fujitsu hard drive utilities:-

http://www.fcpa.com/support/hard-drives/software_utilities.html

Samsung hard drive utilities:-

http://www.samsung.com/Products/HardDiskDrive/utilities/shdiag.htm

Maxtor hard drive downloads:-

link

Quantum hard drive utilities:-

http://www.ameriwebs.net/groupworks/george/quantum.htm

More hard drive stuff here:-

http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=287


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Free and fee based utilities for all windos versions can be found at www.sysinternals.com they even have a screen saver that looks like The BSOD. :lol:

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Ultimate Boot CD

Run floppy-based diagnostic tools from CDROM drives. More and more PCs are shipped without floppy drives these days, and it is such a royal pain when you need to run diagnostic tools on them


http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/

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