Thread: Mobile fix-it disk
September 27th, 2004, 03:07 PM #1
Mobile fix-it disk
I don't know how many of you have Norton Systemworks, but in the Norton Utilities portion, there is a utility called Windoctor. This scans Windows and the registry for things like broken links, outdated registry entries, that kind of thing.
I am wondering if there is any kind of GPL, open source equivalent of this which can be put on a CD and run on any computer without actually installing the utility. Norton's seems to be able to do it, but this is for use at my job so I don't want to be using my home copy for that. Having a spyware removal tool on the disk would be nice too!
So in short, I am looking for a diagnostic disk which can run from CD within windows or boot and clean up the registry and/or remove spyware.
Any suggestions would be great!skybolt_1
September 27th, 2004, 04:04 PM #2
Awesome! Thank you so much!
I'll give it a shot next time I get a call.skybolt_1
September 27th, 2004, 04:36 PM #3
boot your system from the norton cd, and you can run some of the tools without installing. i can't remember if windoctor works like this, though. it may just be the disk scan and defragment .
September 28th, 2004, 12:44 PM #4
Steve R Jones - Regseeker worked fined when I extracted it to my system, but then when I moved the files to a CDRW, I get the following error message when I try to run it.
"Impossible de creer le fichier D:\RegSeeker\lang.ini"
Not quite sure what that means...
It won't run off the CD-RW though. Do you have any suggestions?skybolt_1
September 28th, 2004, 02:47 PM #5
means the program is trying to write to a file on your cdrw.
September 28th, 2004, 02:58 PM #6
Thats the funny thing - immediately after I got that error, I DID copy the program to the hard drive, but it kept spitting out that same error message.
I am going to give it another go though.
Any other suggestions?skybolt_1
September 28th, 2004, 04:09 PM #7
but when you copied it back to the hd, you didn't realise that the read only attribute from the cd copied to the hd, and completely forgot to reset it to read/write. admit it, that's what happened, isn't it?
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