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Abelssoft CheckDrive
July 6, 2010
12:15 AM
Jeanjean
Belgium
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I have just received an e-mail (newsletter) informing me of the existence of this freeware.

"CheckDrive offers you an easy way to check your hard drives for errors. CheckDrive may detect and fix hard drive errors that might appear on system crashes or when switching off your PC without a proper Windows shutdown. If you ever had a system crash then CheckDrive is for you.

CheckDrive – Features :

Check Hard Disks for Errors
CheckDrive offers you an easy way of checking your PCs hard drives for errors. Those errors can be fixed immediately if you like.
Shows Drive Information
CheckDrive shows info about your drives and determins if your hard drive needs to be cleaned or defragmented.
Detects current fragmentation of your hard drives
Shows the amount of garbage on your disks
"

Download : http://www.abelssoft.net/checkdrive.exe

"This software is completely free of charge but if you use it regularly then we would be happy if you would give us a small tip. This helps us to improve the software. As a small thank you, you will automatically receive a plus verison."Cool

July 6, 2010
1:02 AM
phoenix_rising
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@ Jeanjean: Thanks for passing it on. Abelssoft generally make good software (I use their Wash'n'Go and am happy with it), but this one apparently doesn't set the world on fire. It gets a three-star rating (out of five) on Cnet (http://download.cnet.com/CheckDrive/3000-2094_4-10820124.html?tag=mncol#rateit) and only two stars from users. So I'll pass on it.

“Peace if possible, truth at all costs.” – Martin Luther King Jr
July 6, 2010
3:27 AM
Conn Platt
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phoenix_rising said:

@ Jeanjean: Thanks for passing it on. Abelssoft generally make good software (I use their Wash'n'Go and am happy with it), but this one apparently doesn't set the world on fire. It gets a three-star rating (out of five) on Cnet (http://download.cnet.com/Check…..col#rateit) and only two stars from users. So I'll pass on it.


What exactly is it? Does it just check the conditions of the drive? Or does it do more than that?
Difficult, to be sure…..but it shall be done!!
July 6, 2010
3:38 AM
phoenix_rising
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@ Conno9: It states in the blurb that Jeanjean copied over: "CheckDrive offers you an easy way of checking your PCs hard drives for errors. Those errors can be fixed immediately if you like."

Kinda sounds like a PC mechanic, but perhaps not a very effective one. According to the Cnet write-up: "The app doesn't list problems or even the number of errors found. It simply flashes a message that errors were found and asks users to press a button to start repair. Oddly, testers reported that the repair process often failed with the message that CheckDisk could not lock the drive. It was easy enough to click to repair the drive at next boot, but, again, that's no improvement over Chkdsk."

“Peace if possible, truth at all costs.” – Martin Luther King Jr
July 6, 2010
4:59 AM
jumbi
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its freeware because it promotes their other products for fixing problems…

will give it a try for the rest of features.

July 6, 2010
5:44 AM
Jeanjean
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@ phoenix_rising

I found the time to install and to test it on the drive C.
Confirmation : it found fault, but could not fix them … and proposes to launch a chkdsk at reboot.

Advantages: – check drives while keeping the PC more or less available.
    – allows direct access to Wash & Go (probably detected on the PC).
    – indicates whether a defrag is needed (direct access to JetDrive – same developer – if detected???)

Disadvantage: – double check in case of problem(s).

BTW, you must register to unlock the program.Confused

July 6, 2010
6:08 AM
phoenix_rising
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@ Jeanjean: Thanks so much for giving it a test drive and letting us know the results. Does anyone know of a good alternative (also freeware) that does the same thing? My comp is crashing a lot lately and I'd like to know why.

“Peace if possible, truth at all costs.” – Martin Luther King Jr
July 22, 2010
7:24 PM
citycopiers10
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Hello guys,

 

does the software really works in diagnosing and repairing the crash drives? Thanks for sharing this one…

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