Build a CD of Tools

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    M Guest

    If you were going to build a CD containing tools/utilities/programs,
    to use in diagnosing and fixing a PC running XP,what would
    you put on it?

    Regards,
    MIke
     
    M, Jun 29, 2006
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  2. M wrote:
    > If you were going to build a CD containing tools/utilities/programs,
    > to use in diagnosing and fixing a PC running XP,what would
    > you put on it?


    Knoppix. Oh, wait -- they already make those. :)

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    Blinky the Shark, Jun 29, 2006
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    M Guest

    "Blinky the Shark" <> wrote in message
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    >M wrote:
    >> If you were going to build a CD containing tools/utilities/programs,
    >> to use in diagnosing and fixing a PC running XP,what would
    >> you put on it?

    >
    > Knoppix. Oh, wait -- they already make those. :)
    >


    >


    Nope - I want a CD of Windows programs that I can install
    on a PC to use in investigating and fixing it.
     
    M, Jun 29, 2006
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  4. M wrote:
    > "Blinky the Shark" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >>M wrote:
    >>> If you were going to build a CD containing tools/utilities/programs,
    >>> to use in diagnosing and fixing a PC running XP,what would
    >>> you put on it?

    >>
    >> Knoppix. Oh, wait -- they already make those. :)
    >>

    > Nope - I want a CD of Windows programs that I can install
    > on a PC to use in investigating and fixing it.


    Oh, I know you do. :)

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    Blinky the Shark, Jun 29, 2006
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    Guest

    , Jun 29, 2006
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  6. M wrote:
    > If you were going to build a CD containing tools/utilities/programs,
    > to use in diagnosing and fixing a PC running XP,what would
    > you put on it?
    >
    > Regards,
    > MIke


    I make up a fresh one every now and then. It has several trial versions
    of antivirus programs, antispyware programs, programs like Everest, View
    XP Key, SP2, Spinrite, password recovery tools, memory test programs, EZ
    Cleaner, HiJackThis, on and on. There's no need to list every program
    because by the time I got through typing them out, half of them would be
    outdated. I leave old utility disks laying around so I can always find
    two or three.
     
    =?ISO-8859-1?Q?R=F4g=EAr?=, Jun 29, 2006
    #6
  7. M wrote:

    > "Blinky the Shark" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >>M wrote:
    >>> If you were going to build a CD containing tools/utilities/programs,
    >>> to use in diagnosing and fixing a PC running XP,what would
    >>> you put on it?

    >>
    >> Knoppix. Oh, wait -- they already make those. :)
    >>

    >
    >>

    >
    > Nope - I want a CD of Windows programs that I can install
    > on a PC to use in investigating and fixing it.


    You do not want to install anything more on a hosed pc. Knoppix is a good
    idea for getting data off it, on a usb stick or burner, or somewhere on the
    net.
    There is a "windows liveCD" as well, google for BartPE.
    I torrented one "BartPE2004" complete with network support for common
    adapters, tools like locksmith, cd burning program, partition managers,
    ghost and others.
    Another good idea is Hirens Boot&%RootCD.
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    Walter Mautner, Jun 29, 2006
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    02befree Guest

    There's a FixWinsockXP utility that has saved my rear many times.
    RegCleaner
    KillBox
    AdAware
    Ewido saved me several times
    Motherboard Monitor
    and more..........
    "M" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > If you were going to build a CD containing tools/utilities/programs,
    > to use in diagnosing and fixing a PC running XP,what would
    > you put on it?
    >
    > Regards,
    > MIke
    >
    >
    >
     
    02befree, Jun 29, 2006
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  9. M

    Dustin Cook Guest

    "M" <> wrote in news:
    :

    > "Blinky the Shark" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >>M wrote:
    >>> If you were going to build a CD containing tools/utilities/programs,
    >>> to use in diagnosing and fixing a PC running XP,what would
    >>> you put on it?

    >>
    >> Knoppix. Oh, wait -- they already make those. :)
    >>

    >
    >>

    >
    > Nope - I want a CD of Windows programs that I can install
    > on a PC to use in investigating and fixing it.


    We have a utility cd we reissue once every 2 weeks or sooner if needbe
    where I work. It contains spybot, adaware, ewido, windows me,98se cab
    files, Bughunter, hijackthis, crap cleaner, cleanup, eru, erunt, fprot
    for dos, norton removal tool, most recent norton def updater, most recent
    version of sun java, flash player, shockwave player, winamp v2.91,
    bsplayer, xvid codec, windows installer cleanup utility, Killdisc, norton
    disk editor, norton ghost, spinrite (a fully licensed copy!), a large
    collection of registry fixes for win2k/xp. A partition table restoration
    utility, and some other utilities/goodies that I have forgotten the names
    of.

    The cdrom is also self booting; using a windows ME boot image. Great for
    fat based systems. for NTFS it's complimented with a bartPE disc.

    --
    Regards,
    Dustin
    Sites I find interesting:
    http://www.boycottriaa.com
    http://p2pnet.net
     
    Dustin Cook, Jun 29, 2006
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    PeeCee Guest

    "M" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > If you were going to build a CD containing tools/utilities/programs,
    > to use in diagnosing and fixing a PC running XP,what would
    > you put on it?
    >
    > Regards,
    > MIke



    Mike

    For what it's worth, here is a list of folders from my Utilities disk.
    The folder name in general reflects the program name.
    Most if not all are freeware.
    As others have commented it requires some effort to keep up to date.
    So I suggest you burn a CD, then keep updates for things like Anti Virus &
    Anti Spyware programs on an USB stick.

    Cheers
    Paul.

    A2
    Acrobat_Reader
    Ad Aware
    Aida32
    Aladdin Expander
    AMIdiag
    AntiVir
    AutoRuns
    Avast
    AVG
    BackItUp
    Bazooka
    Belarc-Advisor
    BitDefender
    ccCleaner
    CDCheck
    CDex
    ComputerProfiler
    CWSearchremover
    DiskeeperLite
    DiVX
    DocMemory
    DocScrubber
    DriverCollector
    ebooks
    eraser5_7
    Everest
    Ewido
    EZreg
    FindItNT2KXP
    FlashPlayer
    Freerip
    Gimp
    HiJack
    HostsMan
    IE-Spyad
    Index_dat_cleaner
    IrfanView
    ISObuster
    ISO_Recorder
    Java
    JeticoFirewall
    KerioFW_free
    LanSuite602
    LanView
    LapLink_PCmover
    LSPfix
    Mailwasher
    Mozilla
    Mozilla Firefox
    Mozilla Thunderbird
    MPlayerC
    OEspellchecker
    OpenOffice
    PopMan
    Prevx
    ProcessExplorer
    ProcessGuard
    QuickStartup
    QuickTime
    Ranish Partition Manager
    ReadNTFS
    Real1Player
    RealAlternative
    Regclean
    RegCleaner
    Remotedisconnect
    RootKitRemovers
    SaveOEdata
    ShockWavePlayer
    SpyBot_SandD
    SpyWareBlaster
    SpywareDoctor
    SpywareGuard
    StartupControl
    StartupInspector
    SUSD Screens
    Sygate_FW
    TuffTEST-Lite
    TweakUI
    tweakXP
    UknowDevices
    Uninstall
    Unlocker
    VBFiles
    VCD
    WhatsRunning
    winamp
    WinPatrol
    WinProcessExplore
    WinSockTCPfix
    WinSpy
    WinZip
    Win_Audit
    WipeHDclean
    WordExcelPPSViewers
    WUTool
    ZoneAlarm
     
    PeeCee, Jun 29, 2006
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    beenthere Guest

    "M" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > If you were going to build a CD containing tools/utilities/programs,
    > to use in diagnosing and fixing a PC running XP,what would
    > you put on it?
    >
    > Regards,
    > MIke
    >

    UBCD 4
    www.ubcd4win.com/
    Go have a read.
     
    beenthere, Jun 29, 2006
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  12. M

    why? Guest

    On Wed, 28 Jun 2006 22:49:02 -0400, M wrote:

    >If you were going to build a CD containing tools/utilities/programs,
    >to use in diagnosing and fixing a PC running XP,what would
    >you put on it?


    All my tools and utilities.

    Me
     
    why?, Jun 29, 2006
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  13. M

    why? Guest

    On Wed, 28 Jun 2006 22:49:02 -0400, M wrote:

    >If you were going to build a CD containing tools/utilities/programs,
    >to use in diagnosing and fixing a PC running XP,what would
    >you put on it?


    Besides the Knoppix / WinPE for a PC that has problems starting Windows,

    The 2 main CDs are -

    CD-MONITOR -
    ActivePerl
    Ad-awareSE
    AF5v1.1 rename files
    all lang intl incl eng j2re 1_3_1_15 and _03
    analyzer-winpcap
    WinPcap2.2
    Belarc Advisor 6.1f
    BlackICE
    BWMonitor
    CWShredder
    CWShredderSmartTool
    Dameware MRC 4.9.2.2
    dameware manual
    dependv21
    DisplayLoadedModules
    ethereal
    Everest Home Ed. v1.51 freeware
    ftppie14014
    HijackThis v1.99
    Iperf 1.7.0 13 Mar 2003
    IPtraf v2.7.0
    IrfanView
    j2re-1_3_1_01
    Karen Lan Monitor v1.3.4
    Karens Dir Print v5.02
    McAfeeStringer
    mrtg
    MSJVM3810 MS03-011
    MSwfetch
    multiping v1.01.2 shareware
    NetMeter bandwidth
    Netswitcher 3 user 06 Jun 2005
    Network Probe 1.0.2 trial
    Network Probe Lite v0.4
    ntop 3.0 and 3.1.6 Win32
    NTPmonitor506
    OutpostFW
    OPFW 2.7.492.416
    Tauscan v1.7 b1414
    pcattcp
    PingPlotter 2.60 Feb 14 2005
    Pocket Killbox
    qcheck-netdiags
    runtime GetBackData and DiskExplorer
    gdbnt
    ntexplore
    showman512
    sMonitor v4.1 b0470
    news_files
    SpybotSDv14
    Sysinternals
    AccessRightEnum v1.0
    autoruns v8.12
    bginfo
    clockres1.0
    diskmon v2.01NT
    diskview v2.0
    du v1.2
    Filemon v7.0
    handle v3.10
    handleex v2.26
    ListDLLs v2.25
    Logonsession v1.1
    Process Explorer v9.12
    psinfo1.11
    pstools v2.16
    Regmon v7.0
    shareenum v1.6
    Sync v2.1
    TCPView v2.4
    tdimon v1.01
    amd64-versions-sysinternals
    UltraCompare v3.00
    UltraEdit 11.10b
    Update Rollup 1 Win 2004 SP4 891861
    us eng j2re _1_3_1_15 and _03
    Visual Pulse Web Ed v3.1d
    visual route 2005 v9.0d b2600
    XP Advanced Network pack

    CD-AV -
    00-McafeeStinger
    01-Ad-Aware
    02-Ad-AwareUpdate
    03-Ad-AwareVX2clean
    04-Ad-AwareLSP
    05-CWShredder
    06-CoolWWWSearch
    07-SpybotSD
    08-SpywareBlaster
    09-HijackThis
    10-F-prot
    11-OutPostFW1.0
    12-KillBox
    13-MSAntiSpyBeta
    Extras


    Special extra,

    CD-Cisco
    Binary images
    tftp-server
    docs
    comms-tools
    syslogger

    Used at work,

    CD-WinInt
    www.winternals.com administrator pack.

    Me
     
    why?, Jun 29, 2006
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  14. M

    M Guest

    "Walter Mautner" <> wrote in
    message news:...
    >M wrote:
    >
    >> "Blinky the Shark" <> wrote in message
    >> news:...
    >>>M wrote:
    >>>> If you were going to build a CD containing tools/utilities/programs,
    >>>> to use in diagnosing and fixing a PC running XP,what would
    >>>> you put on it?
    >>>
    >>> Knoppix. Oh, wait -- they already make those. :)
    >>>
    >>>

    >>
    >> Nope - I want a CD of Windows programs that I can install
    >> on a PC to use in investigating and fixing it.

    >
    > You do not want to install anything more on a hosed pc. Knoppix is a good
    > idea for getting data off it, on a usb stick or burner, or somewhere on
    > the
    > net.
    > There is a "windows liveCD" as well, google for BartPE.
    > I torrented one "BartPE2004" complete with network support for common
    > adapters, tools like locksmith, cd burning program, partition managers,
    > ghost and others.
    > Another good idea is Hirens Boot&%RootCD.
    > --


    Thank you for your suggestions.
     
    M, Jun 30, 2006
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  15. M

    M Guest

    "Dustin Cook" <> wrote in message
    news:Xns97F122F639020JAHD88W90A0DS@69.28.186.121...
    > "M" <> wrote in news:
    > :
    >
    >> "Blinky the Shark" <> wrote in message
    >> news:...
    >>>M wrote:
    >>>> If you were going to build a CD containing tools/utilities/programs,
    >>>> to use in diagnosing and fixing a PC running XP,what would
    >>>> you put on it?
    >>>
    >>> Knoppix. Oh, wait -- they already make those. :)
    >>>
    >>>

    >>
    >> Nope - I want a CD of Windows programs that I can install
    >> on a PC to use in investigating and fixing it.

    >
    > We have a utility cd we reissue once every 2 weeks or sooner if needbe
    > where I work. It contains spybot, adaware, ewido, windows me,98se cab
    > files, Bughunter, hijackthis, crap cleaner, cleanup, eru, erunt, fprot
    > for dos, norton removal tool, most recent norton def updater, most recent
    > version of sun java, flash player, shockwave player, winamp v2.91,
    > bsplayer, xvid codec, windows installer cleanup utility, Killdisc, norton
    > disk editor, norton ghost, spinrite (a fully licensed copy!), a large
    > collection of registry fixes for win2k/xp. A partition table restoration
    > utility, and some other utilities/goodies that I have forgotten the names
    > of.
    >
    > The cdrom is also self booting; using a windows ME boot image. Great for
    > fat based systems. for NTFS it's complimented with a bartPE disc.
    >
    > --
    > Regards,
    > Dustin
    > Sites I find interesting:
    > http://www.boycottriaa.com
    > http://p2pnet.net



    Thank you for your suggestions.
     
    M, Jun 30, 2006
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    M Guest

    <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > "M" <> wrote:
    >
    > |>If you were going to build a CD containing tools/utilities/programs,
    > |>to use in diagnosing and fixing a PC running XP,what would
    > |>you put on it?
    > |>
    >
    > One's already out
    > http://homepage.ntlworld.com/hiren.thanki/bootcd.html
    >
    > http://thepiratebay.org/search.php?q=Hiren
    > (Hiren's BootCD)
    >
    > Use http://utorrent.com/ to download
    >
    > --
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    > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/921914


    Thank you for your suggestions.
     
    M, Jun 30, 2006
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    M Guest

    "Rôgêr" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >M wrote:
    >> If you were going to build a CD containing tools/utilities/programs,
    >> to use in diagnosing and fixing a PC running XP,what would
    >> you put on it?
    >>
    >> Regards,
    >> MIke

    >
    > I make up a fresh one every now and then. It has several trial versions of
    > antivirus programs, antispyware programs, programs like Everest, View XP
    > Key, SP2, Spinrite, password recovery tools, memory test programs, EZ
    > Cleaner, HiJackThis, on and on. There's no need to list every program
    > because by the time I got through typing them out, half of them would be
    > outdated. I leave old utility disks laying around so I can always find two
    > or three.


    Thank you for your suggestions.
     
    M, Jun 30, 2006
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  18. M

    M Guest

    "02befree" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > There's a FixWinsockXP utility that has saved my rear many times.
    > RegCleaner
    > KillBox
    > AdAware
    > Ewido saved me several times
    > Motherboard Monitor
    > and more..........


    Thank you for your suggestions.
     
    M, Jun 30, 2006
    #18
  19. M

    M Guest

    "PeeCee" <> wrote in message
    news:e7vvfg$nkg$...
    >
    > "M" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> If you were going to build a CD containing tools/utilities/programs,
    >> to use in diagnosing and fixing a PC running XP,what would
    >> you put on it?
    >>
    >> Regards,
    >> MIke

    >
    >
    > Mike
    >
    > For what it's worth, here is a list of folders from my Utilities disk.
    > The folder name in general reflects the program name.
    > Most if not all are freeware.
    > As others have commented it requires some effort to keep up to date.
    > So I suggest you burn a CD, then keep updates for things like Anti Virus &
    > Anti Spyware programs on an USB stick.
    >
    > Cheers
    > Paul.
    >


    <snip long list/>

    Wow, great list.
    Thank you for your suggestions.
     
    M, Jun 30, 2006
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  20. M

    M Guest

    "beenthere" <> wrote in message
    news:1JLog.7133$...
    >
    > "M" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> If you were going to build a CD containing tools/utilities/programs,
    >> to use in diagnosing and fixing a PC running XP,what would
    >> you put on it?
    >>
    >> Regards,
    >> MIke
    >>

    > UBCD 4
    > www.ubcd4win.com/
    > Go have a read.
    >
    >


    Thank you for your suggestions.
     
    M, Jun 30, 2006
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