System Utilities





System Utilities are a type of system software used to support the computer infrastructure, distinguishing it from application software which is aimed at directly performing tasks that benefit ordinary users. Commonly used utilities include password managers, disk managers, system monitors, data synchronization tools, security and antivirus software and editors.

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i am upgrading several windows 7 pc's to windows 10 and one of them had too small of a system reserved partition.

so, i tried the microsoft prescribed solution and when i failed i tried gparted.

so, i decreased the lead in space of the main partition and moved it toward the end, and increased the size of the system reserved partition.  the procedure took overnight, and now that it's complete. i can't boot the system without error

gparted warned me this might happen.

how can i repair the boot ?

can i use a windows recovery cd? will that work?  i only have a windows 8 recovery CD. will that work? ( i think i can obtain a 7, but it will take me longer)

thanks in advance

Our firm has developed a number of spreadsheet applications we wish to sell. Is there a simple front-end menu system (I realize that may be a contradiction in terms) which builds a user profile and client(s) profile that would then automatically execute and external (in this case an Excel runtime module) program?
I need to monitor the activity on one file and I want to see how often a service on the server reads the file.
Using a filter for that one particular file and I can see many file opens/closes ...

I figure the first open is just to get rights, properties, and lock the file, but how do I detect that the contents were actually read ?

I recently upgraded to a larger SSD on my X1 and the samsung "magician" (mofo!!) warned that he would clone only the system partition and if there's a recovery partition on the source drive, you can kiss it goodbye.
First of all WTF samsung?!?!!
But more importantly...has anyone successfully rebuilt the lenovo system recovery partition with F11 functionalities intact?
I have MiniTool Partition Wizard Pro & Server Edition 9.1 & Paragon Partition Manager 15 Professional and am willing to use alternatives if shown/proven to give me more control of the task at hand.
We have a series of zipped files packed by WinZip version 9 which we are unzipping in a Windows 10 computer.  

These zipped files file are large, from 800mg to 15gb+.  
All of them are password protected
When unzipping for some reason some of them halts and ask for the password again.
When we enter the same password it keeps asking for it 2 or 3 time then continues to unzip.

These process is nauseating of re-entering the password every time.

Is there a way to unzip a file unattended or to say, if a files needs a password to just keep supplying or at least don't ask for the password and keep on?

I have a situation which has crept in over the last week on my windows 8.1 computer. Throughout the day, maybe twice a day, randomly and without warning, the computer will shut down and restart. No freezing, no screen lock, it just turns off and then restarts. Could I please have some advice on what to do to try and find out precisely why this is happening and where the issue is.  Here is the entry on Windows viewer, it says what has happened but not what the cause is. Thanks.

Windows viewer entry
Hi Experts,

As per the below screenshots SQL Server service has occupied the 28 GB space out of 32 GB.

How could I fix it to as less as possible?

Requesting your help...

D Patel
I would appreciate input/ideas on the potential causes and steps for the following:

I am troubleshooting a client complaint of slow responsiveness of two tablet pc's when using eClinicalWorks. Other local non-tablet devices do not exhibit the problem.

Primary complaint: Approximately one second delay when opening windows and clicking within the eCW application. The functions are generally viewing, editing, and saving customer records. The app is accessing data stored on a local MySql database.

TabletPC 1: Dell XPS 12 9Q23; Windows 10 Pro 64 bit; Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3537U CPU @ 2.00GHz; Memory: 7.9 GB;
TabletPC 2: Dell XPS 12 9Q33; Windows 10 Pro 64 bit; Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4500U CPU @ 1.80GHz; Memory: 7.9 GB;

CPU, Storage, and Memory utilization are consistently at 25% or less.

Users report slow downs around 6:30AM and 3PM.

Network connectivity is typically over wireless access points, however delays persisted when hard line access was setup for troubleshooting purposes. The performance issue remains for both wireless and wired configurations. Ping times are consistently low.

Other devices such as Dell Optiplex desktops, Dell Latitude laptops, and HP Elitebook laptops running Windows 7 Pro on the same WAPs do not experience the delay. In some cases these other devices are of lower spec hardware.

Steps taken:
  1. Updated Wireless card drivers.
  2. Ruled out WiFi issues by testing using hard line connection. Issue persists.
Hi Experts

Background: Customer has been using a folder syncing tool that has not worked for many weeks. The tool was (supposedly) keeping in sync a set of files & folders between several computers. As it hasn't worked for a while, many files were changed on one or more computers without syncing to the other computers. So both versions might need to be kept. Now we need to clean the mess

Question: I am wanting to find a (paid or free) tool that can compare the files in the folders, then merge the folders taking some predetermined actions like
1. If file content (file hash) is the same (even if the date is different), do not copy
2. If the file content is different, rename each file, adding the file owner & last modified date to the file names
3. and (can I dream...), if the files are identical but located in different folders (same file hash, different folder) then ... do xyz (not sure what yet!) ... as we know that some users took it upon themselves to re-organise their version of the files & folders in a more logical manner (Sigh)

Have you used a script / or application that can help us clean this mess?

looking for a good, simple, free password vault.

David Dotan Sofer
I have a PSEXEC command that I am runningto activate Microsoft Office 2013 which has a MAK license. It appears to run fine but the Office suite for the end users is not activating.

Is there something wrong with my syntax?

psexec @c:\list.txt -d -n 5 -u domain\user -p password cmd /c "c:\program files (x86)\microsoft office\office15\cscript ospp.vbs /act"

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To field 4065 'Contract and carriage condition, coded', of TSR segment, on CUSCAR D98B standard, I want to know the exact meaning/logic of these

27	Door-to-door
The carrier is responsible for the intermodal carriage of cargo including both the pre-carriage and the on-carriage.
28	Door-to-pier
The carrier is responsible for the intermodal carriage of cargo including the pre-carriage, but excluding the on-carriage.
29	Pier-to-door
The carrier is responsible for the intermodal carriage of cargo including the on-carriage, but excluding the pre-carriage.
30	Pier-to-pier
The carrier of intermodal cargo is only responsible for the main carriage.

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Any ideas?
I'm trying to restore a Window 7 Virtual Machine (VirtualBox) from backup. In the process, it asked for a driver, PCI\VEN_8086&dev_2829&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_02. I've looked all over the Internet for this drive. Most site advertising as having it are fake and want to download some driver scanner to. Another wants you to log into facebook before downloading, etc.

Any idea where I can find this driver?
I'm looking for a util that can determine if a computer has a connection to the Internet.  Computer is a Windows 10 system.

Must be simple to operate and understand.  What I have in mind is a simple click button to launch the application and a message that appears to say "Internet connected" or "Internet down".  That is the idea of the simplicity I want in this util.  Perhaps there is a batch file that could do the job?

Anyone know if there is a util around like this?
This is really strange - I have this Dell Optiplex 7010 which one day stopped recognizing external disk drives. SD cards, USB Flash drives, external HDDs. I'm getting error code 39, and after researching it the only thing that came close was something about high filters and low filters. Well, that didn't apply to my scenario (no fix). So I resorted to the one thing that gave me hope was a 2 months old Acronis Image. The restore went fine, but surprisingly, the problem reoccurred right away (at the first login). At this point nothing makes sense.

USB works fine with other devices (printer, Wifi adapter).
USB works fine when booting to the Acronis recovery CD.
Dell diagnostics show no problems.
Updated all drivers, Dell drivers, the BIOS is current.

What now????

Thank you.
I am trying to upgrade hardware for a Windows 7 user from a Lenovo E540 with a bad motherboard to a factory refurbished E550.  The HDD from the bad E540 is still functional.  I installed the old HDD into the new laptop, hoping that thedrivers were similar enough between the 2 models.  The system boots ok but the USB ports are not working.  I examined the device drivers and the USB controller drivers had errors.  Using the Lenovo ThinkVantage tool, I updated all the system drivers and BIOS.  The drivers all appear list as working ok now, but the USB ports still do not work.  I noticed that under the USB controllers section of the device manager there are fewer drivers listed than on the new HDD.  Any thoughts on how to get all of the appropriate drivers loaded on the old HDD.

I installed Windows 10 on my non-branded Chinese laptop and everything went well, considering. I ran the standard Win 10 update which installed a few drivers.  I also ran a driver update through Driver Booster 3 and got a few more.

The system is running well, however, there are a few problems such as the computer making a beeping sound when I plug in a charger, and some minor screen issues when I unplug the charger that I'd like to fix.

So comparing the hardware ID’s of my drivers in device manager before installing windows 10, here here are the new windows drivem missing:

    Driver name: Microsoft Bluetooth Enumerator
    Hardware Ids: BTH\MS BTHBRB

      Driver name: Bluetooth Device (Personal Area Network) #2 Properties
      Hardware Ids: NOT SURE

        Driver name: Bluetooth Device (RFCOMM Protocol TDI) #2 Properties
        Hardware Ids: BTH\MS RFCOMM

          Driver name: Intel (R) 82802 Firmware Hub Device Properties
          Hardware Ids: ACPI\VEN INT&DEV 0800, ACPI\INT0800, *INT0800

            Driver name: Intel (R) Dynamic Platform and Thermal Framework Display Participant Driver
            Hardware Ids: ACPI\VEN INT&DEV 3406, ACPI\INT3406, *INT3406

              Driver name: Intel (R) Dynamic Platform and Thermal Framework Driver
              Hardware Ids: ACPI\VEN INT&DEV 3400, ACPI\INT3400, *INT3400

                Driver name: Intel (R) Dynamic Platform and Thermal Framework Driver Generic Participant Driver
                Hardware Ids: ACPI\VEN INT&DEV 3403, ACPI\INT3403, *INT3403

                  I would like to perform nslookup on multiple servers using powershell script.

                  I would also like to get the same for ping
                  I have an issue where I am trying to display PDF's in a certain folder via a slideshow, but also pick up new PDF's that are placed into that folder. I am currently using Irfanview with the PDF plugin to display the PDF slideshow, but new PDF's that are placed into the folder are not picked up and displayed. Does anyone know how this can be accomplished?
                  I had to reformat and reinstall windows 7 on this asus laptop.  It had been infected with the crypto virus.  I do not have recovery disks.  When searching for drivers I am directed to a website...something like Driver Agent and they ask for $40 US to assist in locating the correct drivers.  On the Asus website there are about 50 drivers listed for this machine.  How do I simplify this process...I do not want to purchase a new laptop!
                  Hi Expert,

                  Good Day.

                  I have a windows xp in factory for machine use, some issue and I formated and I need the driver to be working. I have try update it from device manager and it couldn't I can't remember what I did in the past to force windows xp to search for it driver. Appreciate if anyone know it.

                  TaskManager all tabs values are 0%,can anyone help me to fix that?

                  Hey everyone I am looking for some tips on troubleshooting causes for third-party applications that constantly freeze up or simply crash when in use. Unfortunately the software provider is of no use until I can actually prove that it is the software and not a Windows system issue or resources.

                  Does anyone have any tips on what tools to use and to extract event logs or crash logs to investigate after a user experiences a lock out or application crush?

                  Any quick tips would be much appreciated thank you.

                  These are windows 7 32-bit and sometimes 64-bit machines running office 2016 and Internet explorer and chrome along with this third-party custom developed browser to connect to a hosted server over the internet.

                  When Users experience this issue they seemed to be OK clicking on Outlook or another browser so it doesn't look like a networking issue per se.

                  Thanks again.
                  I have just taken a trip to Italy took pictures with both my Canon SLR and multiple iPhones.
                  I copied all images  when I got home and wanted to make sure all TimeStamps are properly sequential.

                  1. My SLR time was adjusted a few days into the trip to match the time zone I was in. So the first 100 or so pictures were timestamps with Eastern Standard Time (-6 hours from Italy). After I changed the time on the SLR all Date Taken were correct.
                  2. iPhones time adjusted to the time zone when we landed do all images Date Taken were correct.

                  So I wanted to make sure that the first 100 or so images taken with my SLR had the correct Date Taken and not be offset by -6 hours.  So what I did was modify the Date Modified +6 hours, but this did not change the Date Taken and I know that this data is EXIF information and cannot be changed the same way I did for date modified.
                  What I did notice when examine this, Date Taken vs Date Modified on the iPhone EXIF were offset by 6 hours.  So Date Taken was the time in Italy, but the Date Modified is the time in NY.  This data was not manipulated in any way.

                  Can anyone shed some light on why the iPhone timestamps are offset like that?
                  Greetings!  Setting up WDS on Server 2012 64-bit.  I am trying to generate a catalog file for an image and I keep getting this error:
                  (see attached log file.  I had an error stating the version of the ADK was not correct and got rid of that error.  Now I get this one.  Unknown.
                  Anyone run into this before?  Any ideas?  Doesn't matter if I create an image using ImageX, ImageX GUI, WDS.  I am using a WIndows 8.1 installation disc as the source of the install image.

                  Any ideas or comments of a mature, friendly and/or professional kind are much appreciated.J--WSIM-error-Log-Catalog-file-creat.txtpicture of basic error WSIM
                  Best regards,


                  System Utilities





                  System Utilities are a type of system software used to support the computer infrastructure, distinguishing it from application software which is aimed at directly performing tasks that benefit ordinary users. Commonly used utilities include password managers, disk managers, system monitors, data synchronization tools, security and antivirus software and editors.