All in one
Ever wondered what Windows 98/ME
really can do? Did you know that Windows 98 has many
hidden applications? Now they are revealed! Uncover
utilities you already have on your Windows 98 PC that
aren't shown by the GUI. With this Windows 98 Utilities
you are just a few clicks away from these hidden
applications. CPR also contains a powerful optimization
tool to revive your system's lost speed! This program is
a lighter version of CPR 2000.
CPR 2000 is a set of tools that will
help you run and manage Windows 95/98/98SE/ME better
integrated in one little handy window. Easily optimize
your system to run faster and smoother. Optimize your
internet download speed for up to 600%. Free up leaked
RAM. Manage many of your system caches. Increase Windows
performance. Find Windows little-known programs and learn
New in this version:
Limitations: Some of the features and
tools are disabled
tool, SmartPCI BackTrack, added.
Databse Submission tool added.
selection option - Fixes the a bug that prevents
your computer from accessing the Internet.
Express - CPR 2000 now allows you to select what to
Programs Revealer - 5 new hidden programs added:
Diagnostic Tool -- Command-Line Loader for Java --
ISDN Configuration Wizard -- Management Console --
Remote Automation Connection Manager
CPR 2000: User
Settings Database now available!
EZY Reg Set
Change dozens of Windows System
Variables, speed up the startmenu, smooth fonts, Windows
Serial-Keys, Identification, BootUp Drives, System
Directory Locations and MORE!
ItweakU LE lets you customize many
aspects of Windows95/98/ME/2000. ItweakU LE makes
it a snap to change the appearance and behavior of
Windows without resorting to tinkering with the
You can customize the Start Menu by
choosing to show or hide various menu items, including
the Favorites, Find Command, Run Command, Shut Down,
Documents, and Windows Update icons. You can also have
other icons appear at the top of the Start Menu,
including the ones for Control Panel, URL History,
Printers, Dial Up Networking, and Network Neighborhood.
You can also change the menu delay time and
automatically have the Documents folder cleared when you
Your Desktop can be customized as
well. For example, you can tile wallpaper, display or
hide the Internet Explorer and Network Neighborhood
icons, view thumbnails of bitmaps as icons in Explorer,
and display or hide the animated "Click here to
Begin" message that appears on the Taskbar.
If you would like to make your PC
more secure, you can lock the Desktop and prevent other
users from performing certain actions, such as showing
the File Menu, adding printers, changing the Start Menu,
and right-clicking on the Taskbar or Desktop.
Other options let you: change the
wallpaper, log application errors, disable autostart for
audio and data CDs, remove and edit entries in the
AutoRun area of the Registry, remove browser cookies,
change entries in the New folder, and remove entries
from the Add/Remove programs list.
Limitations: Some pages in ItweakU
are disabled, the tab then says "Pro version
Nuts & Bolts
Nuts & Bolts is an integrated
suite of utilities for Windows 95/98/ME. It incorporates
popular tools and utilities in a single package,
allowing users to gain system information, optimize
their system, maximize its performance, monitor and
analyze system and software behavior, prevent crashes,
and recover from disasters. Tools can be accessed via an
intuitive wizard, or through a more advanced user
Super Tweak 2.1
Super Tweak is a utility which
reveals many hidden settings of Windows95/98/ME/2000 and
of many other applications.
Some of the main feature:
Changes the icons
of many items (like shortcut, hard disk, startmenu
folder, etc.) instantly without restarting.
sensitive descriptive help.
The provided dll
'Super Tweak.dll' contains many attractive icons to
change the icons of the above given items.
And much more.
BIOS allows you to save, delete, and restore
your BIOS settings.
The program displays information
about your BIOS, including BIOS extensions and beep
codes; lets you find the BIOS passwords (Award and Ami);
and discover the Award BIOS universal passwords.
In addition, you can:
Switch the first
and second level caches on or off, and turn off your
PC (requires APM 1.2 or later).
information about the BIOS, BIOS Extensions and BIOS
passwords for Award, Ami, Phoenix and AST BIOS
universal passwords for Award BIOS
Dump the whole
BIOS segment to disk
Assists in flash upgrading your
system BIOS to a later version. BIOS Finder determines
your system BIOS and when run, cross references Flash
upgrade BIOS files you have downloaded from the
manufactures web site. If a later version match is found
this BIOS is placed into a directory for you to upgrade
to. Great for Y2K issues and beyond, overcome that
greater than 8.4 Gig limitation with your BIOS, resolve
those video card glitches. Download, run and your on
your way to a later BIOS version! (Award only).
New in this version:
Now supports BIOS
files in *.BIN, *.ZIP AND *.EXE: (*.ZIP, *.LHA &
More feedback to
More effective in
it's decompression of compressed files.
CmosPwd is a CMOS BIOS password
It works with the following BIOS
Editors note: If your new to this, download your latest
BIOS so you can flash it in case of an error. You also want to find in your
manual how to reset the CMOS. Typically, its as simple as moving a jumper
from one position then back.
AMI WinBIOS 2.5
version A08, 1993
release 6 (User)
This program displays all SMBIOS/DMI
information within the BIOS. It can be used to determine
CPU types and speed, BIOS information, slot contents,
memory cache, controller, and module types and
configurations, system ports, system slots, onboard
devices, and more. Complete source code (Intel
assembler) is included.
This shareware program lets you
tune your chipset, CPU and video card probably more than
any 'real' BIOS. And using it is simple; you don't have
to worry about 'flashing' your BIOS, you can run it from
the DOS prompt! And you can change the settings on the
fly! No need to reboot your machine!
This program can tune probably all
computers (running DOS or Windows 95) with one of the
following chipsets, CPUs or video cards, regardless of
Triton 1, 2 & 3 (FX, HX, VX), 430TX, 440LX,
440BX, 440EX, 440FX (Natoma), 450KX/GX, 430MX,
430LX/NX (Mercury/Neptune), 420ZX (Saturn), 440GX
VP-1, VP-2 (AMD-640), VP-3 and MVP-3
5511/12/13, 5571, 5581/2, 5591/2, 5595, 5596,
OPTi Viper &
ALi Aladdin II,
III, IV and V
Cyrix CPUs: 5x86,
Tseng Labs ET6000
based video cards
|ICB: the Internet
Connection Benchmark 4.1
The program provides a variety of
functions for monitoring network connectivity between
two computers (point-to-point) on a LAN or on the
Internet. It graphically displays its results (speeds
and averages) and "cardiograph" history in a
"cockpit style" interface. You also get an
analysis of average Internet data throughput in kilobits
ICB can determine your Internet
connection speed and that of your Web server, verify
that your Web server is online, and much more. It lets
you select from a range of modem, ISDN, leased line, LAN
and cable modem speeds. The program works optimally in
over 100 countries worldwide using backbone detection.
ICB logs all measurements, and its
small executable consumes minimal system resources. A
built-in telnet server (with password protection) allows
remote read-out and control.
Norton is more of an overall sytem
benchmark. With the Norton name on it, its a tool to
Unlike most benchmarking programs
Dacris Benchmarks has the option to Generate a report
about your PC. The report is in HTML format and includes
detailed information about how your PC is/will perform in
certain programs. It also includes a 3D games report which
shows the frame rates in many 3D games such as World Cup
98, Need for Speed II/III, NHL 98, Madden NFL 98, Streets
of Simcity, etc. Dacris Benchmarks has the option of
loading/saving baselines which are reference systems to
compare with yours. Send your baselines to firstname.lastname@example.org
for evaluation. All baselines will be included in future
versions of Dacris Benchmarks. The new version of Dacris
Benchmarks now has an agent that helps you, providing tips
and inside information. It also has a new skin interface.
Limitations: 15 uses. Cannot save.
3D WinBench measures the
performance of a PC's 3D subsystem, which includes the
Direct3D software, the monitor, the graphics adapter,
the graphics driver, and the bus used to carry
information between the graphics adapter and the
processor subsystem. You can use 3D WinBench 2000 to
test hardware graphics adapters, drivers, and the value
of such enhancing technologies as MMX. What you can't
test is Windows NT 4.0, because it doesn't support
hardware acceleration of the Windows Direct3D interface
that 3D WinBench 2000 uses; 3D WinBench 2000 runs only
on Microsoft Windows 98, Windows 98 SE, Windows 2000,
and Windows Me. 3D WinBench aims to measure both the
current and future state of hardware 3D accelerator
3D WinBench 2000 uses the DirectX
7.0 interface, which means you get to see the benefits
and the performance of such features as hardware
transformation and lighting up close and personal. Other
highlights of the new version include a new processor
test suite and new quality tests for the latest
innovations in 3D rendering.
Audio WinBench performs benchmark
tests on your PC's audio sound system. Audio WinBench 99
measures the performance of a PC's audio subsystem,
which includes the sound card and its driver, the
processor, the DirectSound and DirectSound 3D software,
and the speakers
|CD Speed 99
CD Speed is a CD-ROM benchmark
which can test the most important features of a CD-ROM
New in this version:
|DVD Speed 99
DVD Speed is a DVD-ROM benchmark
which can test the most important features of a DVD-ROM
Passmark Performance Test is an
award winning software benchmark tool that allows
everybody to quickly assess the performance of his or
her computer and compare it to a number of standard
'baseline' computer systems. This program is a little
different to another benchmark programs because it
designed to be small enough that it's possible to run
from a floppy disk. This means you can take it with you
when you go out shopping for a new or second hand PC.
The other major advantage is the built in baseline
results that enable a reasonable comparison to be made
between computer systems.
The benchmark results are presented
as easy to read bar charts so that you don't need to
spend hours studying the numbers to know the result.
Timing for the tests is done using high resolution
timers, which are accurate to approximately 1 millionth
of a second on most PC's.
New in this version:
Work around for
bug in AMD Duron processor that caused L3 cache to
be reported as 1KB. See AMD technical document,
"TN13 revision 3" for more details of the
Detection of Intel
P4 CPU and new AMD chips
number is displayed in System info and baseline list
New SSE and 3DNow!
test added in MMX test suite.
Correction of a
minor display bug in the baseline selection window
for CPU's faster than 1000Mhz
New command line
parameters for automation of the testing process. (eg
Limitations: You cannot use the downloadable 'baseline
results' with the shareware version.
Backup 2000 is a backup utility
that makes securing your important files an easy
process. You can create archives that mirror the
original directory structure or save them as ZIP files.
Defining the parts of the backup profile is such an
intuitive process, you will probably never need to look
at the online help. Just point and click your way
through the setup. There are many options to provide for
all of the needs that most users have.
|Drive Image Pro
Drive Image® Pro™ 4.0 provides
IT professionals or just regular users with powerful cloning tools for fast,
flawless system deployment. Whether the need is to
distribute a new operating system, update an application
suite, or simply move all of a user's personal files and
settings from one computer to another, Drive Image® Pro
provides the answer.
With TaskBuilder's user-friendly
interface it's easy to create scripts for use within any
framework. These scripts can automate such tasks as
cloning and deploying systems. The PowerCast feature (SmartSector™
technology combined with TCP/IP multi-casting) makes
deploying an image to multiple systems simultaneously
fast and easy, while Delta Deploy can be used to deploy
an upgrade for a single application. Drive Image® Pro
even supports Microsoft RIS technology for installing or
replacing operating systems. For added control, Drive
Image Pro includes PartitionMagic® Pro - PowerQuest's
premiere partitioning software. For added flexibility,
Drive Image® Pro now supports Windows Me and Windows
2000 Professional. PowerQuest is committed to provide
the complete data deployment solutions relied on by IT
CD-R and CD-R/W
Support - Drive Image Pro now includes the ability to
create an image directly to a SCSI or ATAPI CD-R or
CD-R/W drive (MMC-2 compliant).
Windows PowerCast Server - Use SmartSector®
technology combined with TCP/IP multi-casting to
simultaneously deploy systems across the enterprise in
Provides an easy-to-use interface to build custom
deployment scripts for use with any framework.
System Support - Drive Image® Pro now supports
Windows 95, 98, NT 4.0 Workstation, Millennium, 2000
Professional, or DOS (5.0 or later).
Technology - Copy only the sectors containing data,
which dramatically reduces creation and restoration
times and ensures that disk space is not wasted
cloning empty sectors.
Exact Imaging - This
not only ensures that the image you create for
deployment is an exact duplicate of the original, it
also ensures that any performance enhancements will
also be preserved.
- Drive Image® Pro includes the world's best
partition management solution-allowing you to create,
resize, move or convert partitions before or after
Manage changing desktop environments from a central
location, and distribute software updates and changes
across the network and Internet.
PQPrep - Provides a
simple interface for creating, editing and testing
Microsoft SysPrep answer files and for creating an
image for deployment.
NTFS Support -
Ability to create/restore an image directly to/from an
Image File Editor -
New Explorer-like interface for viewing image files
and restoring individual files/folders from an image.
Lets you selectively copy partitions to create a new
Support - Supports Microsoft RIS technology for
installing or replacing an operating system.
Scheduling - Lets you decide how often you want to be
reminded to create an image.
Checker - Verifies an image file is not corrupt.
Bootable PQI CD -
Drive Image® Pro provides an easy process for
creating a bootable recovery CD of your hard disk that
can be used for disaster recovery.
Image Size Estimator
- Estimates the image size and suggests how many units
of selected media will be required prior to cloning.
Limitations: 30-day trial.
|Drive to Drive
Drive2Drive makes the process of
copying the contents of one hard disk to another as easy
Drive2Drive runs entirely from within
the Microsoft Windows environment. There is no need to
create a special startup disk or waste time learning
archaic DOS commands or computer jargon to use
Drive2Drive. With its simple wizard-based design you will
be copying everything from your old hard disk to your new
one in a matter of minutes -- all without losing a single
user preference or byte of data.
Some key feautres of Drive2Drive
Quickly copies an
entire hard disk or individual drives (partitions).
Resizes drives during the copy to make full use of a
new hard disk.
converts drives from FAT16 to FAT32 during the copy
when running under Windows 98 or Windows 95
4.00.950B (OSR2) or later.
spanned drives created by DriveSpan.
Adds plug and play
detection of new hard disks.
deletes drives too! Works with any hard disk.
The only hard disk
copying utility that can seamlessly copy spanned
all versions of Windows 95 and Windows 98 and ME.
Smartalec CrashStop allows you to
prevent fatal windows crashes from happening often as
well as minimize the impact and occurence of
application-specific crashes so it will have minimal
impact on the user. Resides in your systray to protect
your system. Includes a stylized system monitor taskbar
for users to check statistics.
New in this version:
CrashStop requires these VB 6 files.
protection engine updates for better crash
features allow for faster crash recovery
|Recovery for All
You have emptied the recycle bin,
but you want your files back. With this utility you can
undelete your files
To recover files greater than 10K
you have to register.
XpressBackUp is an easy-to-use,
wizard-driven backup and restore utility.
The program includes automatic disk
spanning, enabling you to back up your files to a
specific number of disks. You can create a
self-extractable backup file, include password
protection, and restore your backups using XpressBackUp
or any other ZIP-extracting utility. In addition, you
can edit, rename, and delete your backup sets, and use
wildcards and file exclusion lists.
Limitations: 30 day Trial
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