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The PC Repair Prof's Programs
Links to my programs. PLEASE READ the included text file with each program which will explain what it is for and how to use it AND so you understand that I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR WHAT HAPPENS TO YOUR COMPUTER(S) OR YOUR DATA WHEN YOU USE MY PROGRAMS ON THEM!:
is a sector searching program that did the job that most commercial software would not do. If you have already downloaded SS122.ZIP, you should delete it and get SS122B.ZIP which has a significant bug fix (Posted 02-17-08) WARNING: CHS GEOMETRY ONLY - ONLY FOR USE ON HARD DRIVES SMALLER THAN 8.4GB (7.8GiB) in SIZE!
is a logical drive imager. LDRVIMG.EXE can save any DOS recognized drive letter structure (partition or device including floppies and RAM drives) to a file sector-by-sector. And it can restore the drive letter from the file at a later time. WARNINGS: 1) LDRVIMG.EXE IS AN EXPERIMENTAL TOOL NOT A BACKUP/RESTORE PROGRAM. IT DOES NOT SUPPORT RESTORATION TO A TARGET WITH A DIFFERENT GEOMETRY, THE SAVED ORIGINAL DRIVE MUST HAVE IDENTICAL GEOMETRY TO THE TARGET DRIVE OF THE RESTORATION. 2) WARNING: CHS GEOMETRY ONLY - ONLY FOR USE ON TARGET DRIVES SMALLER THAN 2GiB UNDER TRUE VERSIONS OF DOS (up to 6.22) AND 4GiB UNDER DOS 7.X! 3) WARNING: LDRVIMG.EXE HAS ALREADY BEEN CAUGHT DAMAGING IMAGE FILES DURING CREATION AND DURING RESTORATION, I WILL INVESTIGATE THIS AT THE EARLIEST OPPORTUNITY. ANY AND ALL BUG REPORTS INCLUDING SOURCE DRIVE CHS PARAMETERS, BIOS MFG. AND VERSION, AND COPIES OF THE IMAGE FILES (PLEASE REMOVE ALL PERSONAL DATA FIRST!) WILL BE APPRECIATED!
is a low level data erasure program for hard drives.
WARNING: HWIPE means HARD WIPE! THIS PROGRAM WILL PERMANENTLY DESTROY ALL DATA ON THE HARD DRIVE! HWIPE Version 1.2 IS IN BETA TESTING PHASE! DO NOT USE IT ON ANY COMPUTER THAT HAS A HARD DRIVE WITH DATA YOU WISH TO KEEP! HWIPE IS 100% LBA CAPABLE AND CAN WRITE ZEROS TO ALL SECTORS OF MODERN HARD DRIVES UP TO 1TB IN SIZE. HWIPE CAN ALSO PERFORM A SEVEN PASS ROLLING BIT OVERWRITE TO ALL SECTORS EFFECTIVELY DESTROYING ALL POSSIBLE METHODS OF RECOVERY! PLEASE READ THE FILE HWIPE12.TXT INCLUDED IN THE DOWNLOAD!
Links to DOS Program Collections
has a lot of good DOS programs buried deep inside there...you will have to search for them to find them.
- Dave's DOS Page
Trinidad and Tobago's resident DOS fan has some good links to mostly shareware and freeware software, utilities, and drivers for DOS.
- www.bookcase.com's MSDOS > Utilities Page
Extensive collection of software, utilities, and tools for DOS.
- F-PROT for DOS
Full fairly well maintained anti-virus scanner that runs under DOS.
- Slovak Antivirus Center FTP server at ftp://ftp.sac.sk/sac/
These people have a HUGE collection of PC utilties, diagnostics and tools mostly for DOS.
- sac-ftp.externet.hu Downloads Page 1
Large library of mostly DOS software, utilities, and tools there are some Windows applications as well. Same warning for .hu extensions as for .ru extensions, but these pages are fairly barren raw download link lists. Still ... block popups, ad banners and cookies, have spyware shields up at maximum!
- 4DOS Info Page
4DOS is a COMMAND.COM replacement but this page still has a lot of links to good software, utilities, drivers, even old hard to find hardware.
- FreeDOS Page
FreeDOS is an open source version of true MS-DOS. They have links and downloads to software, utilities, etc. that will work on both.
- www.pc-tools.net DOS Page
pc-tools.net has some interesting offerings.
- Uwe Sieber's DOS Page
Those Europeans know and love their DOS like no one else ...
- DOS "Ghost in the Machine" Page
Plenty of good resources, downloads, etc.
- www.dmoz.org DOS Utilities Page
Good collection of tools.
- Garbo's DOS Directory Page
This is quite a large collection of DOS software, utilities, etc.