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Non Microsoft error-check utility

I might be waking up from a dream...
But about 3 weeks ago I was looking around for a error checking utility, like is in XP, (scandisk whatever you want to call it)...

I had googled a bunch of stuff and found a scandisk utility for XP that has an ISO image and self boots...

I downloaded it, burned a CD, and tried it on a couple of computers...

Seems to have worked great...

Here's my problem...I can't find the CD I made, nor the file I downloaded, nor can I find where I got it...(this is the "maybe I'm dreaming" part)...

But I was thinking maybe someone else was found it and knows where to find it...

I was looking to find perhaps a better error checking utility that XP has...maybe something that can be run independtly from rebooting XP...and hopefully faster...

Any ideas???
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stevem5000
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r-kCommented:
Perhaps you mean the UBCD (http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/)
It has a number of disk diagnostics on board, along with memory tests etc.

What type of error checking do you mean, i.e. looking for disk errors (bad blocks) or errors in the file system (missing files etc.)?
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stevem5000Author Commented:
rk...
No, it wasn't the UBCD...
This was a small file I found that appeared to do essentially the same thing as XP's error-checking utility...

What I do...I have a lot of home use clients...I get in a lot of really mucked up computers to rebuild...
I make a Ghost image of their machines and every now and then I have to run error-check before I can get a good Ghost image...

The XP error check utililty is pretty slow, and I was looking for some other utility that does essentially the same thing. but much quicker, and hopefully better...

I must have Googled half a dozen different "word combinations"...XP error check...error check utillity...scandisk utility...etc etc...and on one of the searches, about 8-10 Google reslult pages I found one reference to a non-Microsoft utility for scanning and error checking HD's...I downloaded it and found it had an ISO file...I burned a CD, and tried it out...It did an error check on a 80 Gb hd in about 5 minutes or so...looked good...had no idea if it fixed any bad sectors or anything...but I wanted to play with it some more...

Then I got busy with some other stuff and now I'll be danged if I can find the CD, or find where I stored the file or anything...Really, Really dumb...!!!!!!

I was hoping that someone else might have run across it...

It was a small file...maybe less then a Mb...

This is probably hopeless but thanx for you help...
Steve
Thanx for your help...
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Alan HendersonCommented:
They seem to have hidden the free version - Dskeeper Lite.
Get it here:
http://www.majorgeeks.com/download.php?det=1207
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stevem5000Author Commented:
No...that's a defragger...

Sitting here thinking about it...googeling around again...I think I found it on a download site...
I believe it was freeware...there was only one reference that I saw to this utility throughout all my googling...this is NOT a popular utility...

But now I can;'t find it...I don;t recall exactly what my wording was when I originally googled for it...

I'm at a loss...

When I get back to work on Monday, I'm gonna go thru my IE histroy, see if I can find anything there...

Thanx guys...maybe somebody else????
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Alan HendersonCommented:
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stevem5000Author Commented:
Well guys...I have given up...I must have been dreaming or else smoking something I shouldn't have...
I can't find a trace of this program...so I'm moving on...

In th emeantime...But Vallis pointed me to some other programs similiar to the one I had, and I think I'm gonna use CheckDisk 1.03...tried it out on a couple of computers and seems to work ok...although not an ISO, it installs quick and seems to do the  job ok...

Many thanx to you all...
Steve

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