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CURIOUS ANGEL
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      08-28-2005, 07:27 PM
I'm on a Dual PIII (1000 MHz X 2) with WINDOWS 2000 PRO and I'm looking
for opinions on the best utilities for the following functions:

1. HARD DISK DRIVE
______including MBR, Bad Sectors, Partitions, Disk Imaging

2. REGISTRY
______including clean, repair, backup, control/manage
______and (if possible) a novice-friendly GUI that explains every Key's
function and color-highlights suspicious entries

3. BACKUP
______including the entire OS

4. FILE/DIRECTORY SYNCHRONIZATION
______I'm looking for SPEED primarily. I have a couple of (older)
utilities but they routinely crash and burn -or- lock up my system
because the load is too great (two of my 4 HDD's are 169 GB . . .)

Thanks everyone! Open to all ideas, even if I left something out.

Angel

 
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DL
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      08-28-2005, 08:22 PM

"CURIOUS ANGEL" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:(E-Mail Removed) oups.com...
> I'm on a Dual PIII (1000 MHz X 2) with WINDOWS 2000 PRO and I'm looking
> for opinions on the best utilities for the following functions:
>
> 1. HARD DISK DRIVE
> ______including MBR, Bad Sectors, Partitions, Disk Imaging


Free utilities supplied by your hd manu are generally good for checking
disks
Acronis or Ghost for disk imaging

> 2. REGISTRY
> ______including clean, repair, backup, control/manage
> ______and (if possible) a novice-friendly GUI that explains every Key's
> function and color-highlights suspicious entries


Dont bother with cleaning, MS has stated there is no advantage, if you must
ccleaner is oft reccomended
For reg backup Erunt
There isnt such a thing as a novice friendly GUI for keys - dont mess if you
dont 'positively understand'

> 3. BACKUP
> ______including the entire OS


To many to choose from, also see Disk Imaging

>
> 4. FILE/DIRECTORY SYNCHRONIZATION
> ______I'm looking for SPEED primarily. I have a couple of (older)
> utilities but they routinely crash and burn -or- lock up my system
> because the load is too great (two of my 4 HDD's are 169 GB . . .)


Diskkeeper or Perfect Disk oft reccomended


> Thanks everyone! Open to all ideas, even if I left something out.
>
> Angel
>



 
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Jeremy Boden
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      08-28-2005, 08:48 PM
In message <(E-Mail Removed) .com>,
CURIOUS ANGEL <(E-Mail Removed)> writes
>I'm on a Dual PIII (1000 MHz X 2) with WINDOWS 2000 PRO and I'm looking
>for opinions on the best utilities for the following functions:
>
>1. HARD DISK DRIVE
>______including MBR, Bad Sectors, Partitions, Disk Imaging
>
>2. REGISTRY
>______including clean, repair, backup, control/manage
>______and (if possible) a novice-friendly GUI that explains every Key's
>function and color-highlights suspicious entries
>
>3. BACKUP
>______including the entire OS
>
>4. FILE/DIRECTORY SYNCHRONIZATION
>______I'm looking for SPEED primarily. I have a couple of (older)
>utilities but they routinely crash and burn -or- lock up my system
>because the load is too great (two of my 4 HDD's are 169 GB . . .)
>
>Thanks everyone! Open to all ideas, even if I left something out.
>
>Angel
>


Try Linux.

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Eric Gisin
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      08-28-2005, 09:45 PM
Another raving looney Linux troll.

Where is bootpart, findpart, R/W NTFS, NTFS utils, GUI disk utils, etc?

"Jeremy Boden" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> In message <(E-Mail Removed) .com>,
> CURIOUS ANGEL <(E-Mail Removed)> writes
> >I'm on a Dual PIII (1000 MHz X 2) with WINDOWS 2000 PRO and I'm looking
> >for opinions on the best utilities for the following functions:
> >
> >1. HARD DISK DRIVE
> >2. REGISTRY
> >3. BACKUP
> >4. FILE/DIRECTORY SYNCHRONIZATION

>
> Try Linux.
> --
> Jeremy Boden



 
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fj
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      08-28-2005, 10:48 PM

"DL" <dl@spoofmail> wrote in message
news:(E-Mail Removed)...
>
> "CURIOUS ANGEL" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:(E-Mail Removed) oups.com...
>> I'm on a Dual PIII (1000 MHz X 2) with WINDOWS 2000 PRO and I'm looking
>> for opinions on the best utilities for the following functions:
>>
>> 1. HARD DISK DRIVE
>> ______including MBR, Bad Sectors, Partitions, Disk Imaging

>
> Free utilities supplied by your hd manu are generally good for checking
> disks
> Acronis or Ghost for disk imaging
>
>> 2. REGISTRY
>> ______including clean, repair, backup, control/manage
>> ______and (if possible) a novice-friendly GUI that explains every Key's
>> function and color-highlights suspicious entries

>
> Dont bother with cleaning, MS has stated there is no advantage, if you
> must
> ccleaner is oft reccomended

In my experience ALL registry cleaners are dangerous. They have all
identified registry keys for deleting that are essential parts of installed
applications. And, of course, the way you find out is when the program
doesn't work/has a problem.
I've simply come to the conclusion that, if I'm going to be constantly
tweaking my setup, I'd better accept that I need to do a clean install 1-2
times a year.
> For reg backup Erunt
> There isnt such a thing as a novice friendly GUI for keys - dont mess if
> you
> dont 'positively understand'
>
>> 3. BACKUP
>> ______including the entire OS

>
> To many to choose from, also see Disk Imaging
>
>>
>> 4. FILE/DIRECTORY SYNCHRONIZATION
>> ______I'm looking for SPEED primarily. I have a couple of (older)
>> utilities but they routinely crash and burn -or- lock up my system
>> because the load is too great (two of my 4 HDD's are 169 GB . . .)

>
> Diskkeeper or Perfect Disk oft reccomended
>
>
>> Thanks everyone! Open to all ideas, even if I left something out.
>>
>> Angel
>>

>
>



 
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wemaole@yahoo.com
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      08-29-2005, 01:54 AM
Partition Table Doctor 3.0 -- partition recovery tool.
Partition Table Doctor is the only real partition recovery software
used to recover partition for hard disk when you experience a drive
error
(other than hardware failure) this versatile tool automatically
checks and repairs the Master Boot Record, partition table, and
the boot sector of the partition with an error, to recover the
FAT16/FAT32/NTFS/NTFS5/EXT2/EXT3/SWAP partitions on
IDE/ATA/SATA/SCSI hard disk drives. It can create an emergency
floppy disk or a bootable CD for partition recovery even if your
operating system fails to boot. Partition Table Doctor manager
for MS-DOS, Freedos, Windows 95/98/Me, Windows NT 4.0,
Windows 2000, Windows XP and Windows 2003.

http://www.ptdd.com
http://www.ptdd.com/partition-recovery.htm
http://www.ptdd.com/recoverylostpartition.htm

fj wrote:
> "DL" <dl@spoofmail> wrote in message
> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> >
> > "CURIOUS ANGEL" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> > news:(E-Mail Removed) oups.com...
> >> I'm on a Dual PIII (1000 MHz X 2) with WINDOWS 2000 PRO and I'm looking
> >> for opinions on the best utilities for the following functions:
> >>
> >> 1. HARD DISK DRIVE
> >> ______including MBR, Bad Sectors, Partitions, Disk Imaging

> >
> > Free utilities supplied by your hd manu are generally good for checking
> > disks
> > Acronis or Ghost for disk imaging
> >
> >> 2. REGISTRY
> >> ______including clean, repair, backup, control/manage
> >> ______and (if possible) a novice-friendly GUI that explains every Key's
> >> function and color-highlights suspicious entries

> >
> > Dont bother with cleaning, MS has stated there is no advantage, if you
> > must
> > ccleaner is oft reccomended

> In my experience ALL registry cleaners are dangerous. They have all
> identified registry keys for deleting that are essential parts of installed
> applications. And, of course, the way you find out is when the program
> doesn't work/has a problem.
> I've simply come to the conclusion that, if I'm going to be constantly
> tweaking my setup, I'd better accept that I need to do a clean install 1-2
> times a year.
> > For reg backup Erunt
> > There isnt such a thing as a novice friendly GUI for keys - dont mess if
> > you
> > dont 'positively understand'
> >
> >> 3. BACKUP
> >> ______including the entire OS

> >
> > To many to choose from, also see Disk Imaging
> >
> >>
> >> 4. FILE/DIRECTORY SYNCHRONIZATION
> >> ______I'm looking for SPEED primarily. I have a couple of (older)
> >> utilities but they routinely crash and burn -or- lock up my system
> >> because the load is too great (two of my 4 HDD's are 169 GB . . .)

> >
> > Diskkeeper or Perfect Disk oft reccomended
> >
> >
> >> Thanks everyone! Open to all ideas, even if I left something out.
> >>
> >> Angel
> >>

> >
> >


 
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Folkert Rienstra
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      08-29-2005, 01:51 PM
<(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message news:(E-Mail Removed) oups.com
> Partition Table Doctor 3.0 -- partition recovery tool.
> Partition Table Doctor


> * is the only real partition recovery software *


Oh look, *it* has even gone into full blown troll mode now.

> used to recover partition for hard disk when you experience a drive
> error
> (other than hardware failure) this versatile tool automatically
> checks and repairs the Master Boot Record, partition table, and
> the boot sector of the partition with an error, to recover the
> FAT16/FAT32/NTFS/NTFS5/EXT2/EXT3/SWAP partitions on
> IDE/ATA/SATA/SCSI hard disk drives. It can create an emergency
> floppy disk or a bootable CD for partition recovery even if your
> operating system fails to boot. Partition Table Doctor manager
> for MS-DOS, Freedos, Windows 95/98/Me, Windows NT 4.0,
> Windows 2000, Windows XP and Windows 2003.
>
> http://www.ptdd.com
> http://www.ptdd.com/partition-recovery.htm
> http://www.ptdd.com/recoverylostpartition.htm
>
> fj wrote:
> > "DL" <dl@spoofmail> wrote in message
> > news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> > >
> > > "CURIOUS ANGEL" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> > > news:(E-Mail Removed) oups.com...
> > > > I'm on a Dual PIII (1000 MHz X 2) with WINDOWS 2000 PRO and I'm looking
> > > > for opinions on the best utilities for the following functions:
> > > >
> > > > 1. HARD DISK DRIVE
> > > > ______including MBR, Bad Sectors, Partitions, Disk Imaging
> > >
> > > Free utilities supplied by your hd manu are generally good for checking
> > > disks
> > > Acronis or Ghost for disk imaging
> > >
> > > > 2. REGISTRY
> > > > ______including clean, repair, backup, control/manage
> > > > ______and (if possible) a novice-friendly GUI that explains every Key's
> > > > function and color-highlights suspicious entries
> > >
> > > Dont bother with cleaning, MS has stated there is no advantage, if you
> > > must
> > > ccleaner is oft reccomended

> > In my experience ALL registry cleaners are dangerous. They have all
> > identified registry keys for deleting that are essential parts of installed
> > applications. And, of course, the way you find out is when the program
> > doesn't work/has a problem.
> > I've simply come to the conclusion that, if I'm going to be constantly
> > tweaking my setup, I'd better accept that I need to do a clean install 1-2
> > times a year.
> > > For reg backup Erunt
> > > There isnt such a thing as a novice friendly GUI for keys - dont mess if
> > > you
> > > dont 'positively understand'
> > >
> > > > 3. BACKUP
> > > > ______including the entire OS
> > >
> > > To many to choose from, also see Disk Imaging
> > >
> > > >
> > > > 4. FILE/DIRECTORY SYNCHRONIZATION
> > > > ______I'm looking for SPEED primarily. I have a couple of (older)
> > > > utilities but they routinely crash and burn -or- lock up my system
> > > > because the load is too great (two of my 4 HDD's are 169 GB . . .)
> > >
> > > Diskkeeper or Perfect Disk oft reccomended
> > >
> > >
> > > > Thanks everyone! Open to all ideas, even if I left something out.
> > > >
> > > > Angel

 
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Walterius
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      08-29-2005, 07:40 PM
his point was, i think, that you wouldn't need that crap if you switched to
Linux.

--
Walterius

"Eric Gisin" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> Another raving looney Linux troll.
>
> Where is bootpart, findpart, R/W NTFS, NTFS utils, GUI disk utils, etc?
>
> "Jeremy Boden" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> > In message <(E-Mail Removed) .com>,
> > CURIOUS ANGEL <(E-Mail Removed)> writes
> > >I'm on a Dual PIII (1000 MHz X 2) with WINDOWS 2000 PRO and I'm looking
> > >for opinions on the best utilities for the following functions:
> > >
> > >1. HARD DISK DRIVE
> > >2. REGISTRY
> > >3. BACKUP
> > >4. FILE/DIRECTORY SYNCHRONIZATION

> >
> > Try Linux.
> > --
> > Jeremy Boden

>
>



 
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Joep
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      08-30-2005, 07:14 AM
"Walterius" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> his point was, i think, that you wouldn't need that crap if you switched

to
> Linux.
>


I have seen many people who actually never needed a recovery toolbox harder
than after trying linux.

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