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BIOS/CMOS

Green Award WipeCMOS [1k] + Clears all CMOS settings to recover from lost passwords or corrupt BIOS settings.

Green Award BIOS [24k] + Saves and restores BIOS settings

OSs, Boot Disks, etc

Green Award QNX Demo Disk [1400k] + "A Web browser, a web server, a POSIX-certified realtime OS, TCP/IP and a windowing system on a single 1.44 Mbyte floppy disk." (Note: QNX has removed the Demo Disk from their website and has not responded to my phone calls and emails to restore it or allow me to post it here. The link, therefore, points to the Wayback Machine's cached version. You can find the downloads here.) Screenshot

Green Award MENUET OS [1420k] {S}+ "An OS written fully in 32 bit assembly. It's a Real-Time, graphical OS for 32 bit asm programming, and it fits on a single floppy." Screenshot

Green Award KolibriOS 0.7.7.0 [1440k] {S}+ A small x86 assembler hobby operating system, forked from MenuetOS in 2004. Screenshot

Green Award Visopsys 0.69 [1440k] {S}+ A fully multitasking, 100% protected mode, virtual-memory, massively-monolithic-style kernel with a bare-bones C library and minimal suite of applications. Screenshot

Green Award colorForth [63k] {S}+ An OS, development system, and language rolled into one. Screenshot

Green Award FREESCO [1330k] {S}+ Router with many features of a full OS. Easy to setup and can be run off a single floppy.

The Ultimate Boot Disk 4.3m [615k] + Partial list of features: Restores system files, installs Windows faster, identifies PC hardware, extracts Windows cd files, troubleshoots startup errors, clones drives or partitions, streamlines the registry, optional virus scanner.

Green Award Bart's Network Boot Disk [390k] + Network boot disk with PCI NIC auto-detect, support for TCP/IP, Nwlink and Netbeui, over 100 driver plugins available. Screenshot

The BootDisk Project & Bootdisk.info provide a wide variety of bootdisk images.

Unix, GNU, etc

Green Award Berkely Utilities [from 12k] + A set of 40 UNIX-like utilities for MS-DOS, each around 20k. Formerly $200, now free. Includes: awk, basename, cal, cat, cb, cmp, comm, cp, cut, df, diff, dtree, du, ech, ed, expand, find, grep, head, join, ls, make, more, mv, od, opts, paste, rederr, rm, sed, sort, split, tail, tee, touch, tr, unexpand, uniq, wc, which, xstr. Download

Explore2fs 1.07 [384k] {S}+ GUI explorer tool for accessing ext2 and ext3 filesystems. Screenshot

Green Award Swiss File Knife File Tree Processor [1096k] + A veritable treasure chest of functionality bundled up into a single EXE: grep, tree size list, instant FTP/HTTP server, text line filter, text replace, duplicate file finder, split/join files, create MD5 lists, run command on many files, extract strings, and much more. Screenshot

Green Award Unix Tools [1166k] + 17 Unix utilities that execute from one EXE without ever extracting to disk. Includes: Bash, Less, Gzip, Grep, Find, Df, Du, Ls, Cat, Cp, Mv, Ps, Rmdir, Mkdir, Rm, Pwd, Tar.

Cygwin-Lite [1280k] {S} UNIX-like command-line environment for Win9x/Me/NT4/2000

Green Award GNU utilities for Win32 [1454k] {S}+ Over 100 GNU apps ported to native Win32 (see this post for more information). Screenshot Download

GNUWin32 [various sizes] {S}+ Over 150 GNU apps ported to native Win32. Screenshot

Google's listing of floppy-sized Linux distros

Macintosh

Green Award Gemulator Explorer [30k] + "Access and copy files from any Macintosh 1.44M floppy disk, Macintosh CD-ROM, Macintosh ZIP disk, external Macintosh SCSI hard drive, Atari ST formatted floppy disk, Atari ST ZIP disk, Atari ST formatted hard drive, and even disk image files." Screenshot

HFVExplorer [405k] + Access Mac disks under Windows Screenshot

Virtual Machines

Virtual Disk Driver (VDK) 3.2 [100k] {S}+ Mount VMWare virtual disks and raw sector images (made with tools like ddrescue) under 32-bit versions of Windows NT/2000/XP/2003.

Green Award CloneVDI 2.10 [118k] {S}+ Converts Microsoft VHD, VMWare VMDK, Parallels HDD, raw disk/partition images, and physical drives to VirtualBox VDI; clones VDI files (independent of and significantly faster than VBoxManage.exe) with a number of options (compact image, change UUID, increase virtual disk and/ partition size, merge snapshots); and more, including extensive documentation. Screenshot

Tracking, Preventing, & Undoing System Changes

Green Award RegShot v1.7.2 [28k] {S}+ Uncover registry changes Screenshot Download

Regmon [72k] {S}+ Monitors and displays all Registry activity Screenshot

Filemon [76k] {S}+ Monitors and displays file system activity in real-time Screenshot

Green Award WhatChanged 1.07 [96k] + Takes before and after snapshots of filesystem and registry for tracking installers, etc. Screenshot

Test-Run 2.1.0 [136k] Protects the registry while testing new software.

Toolwiz Time Freeze 1.2.0.120 [1210k] "Reboot to restore" app similar to Deep Freeze; temporarily virtualizes OS for software testing, etc. Screenshot

Registry, Cleaning, & Tweaking

Green Award Regcmd 0.88a [25k] Command line based Registry editor. Screenshot Download

Tweak UI 1.33 [64k] Tweaks for the Windows User Interface Screenshot

Green Award RegSeeker [242k] + Powerful registry cleaner and more. Free for personal use. Screenshot

98lite [349k] $ Remove web integration and many other resource-hogging "features" from Windows 98/Me.

RegCleaner [540k] "Easily get rid of those old and obsolete registry entries created by software that you have destroyed ages ago." Screenshot

Startup Managers

StartupRun v1.20 [27k] + A better msconfig. Screenshot

Green Award A-spy 0.0.9 [318k] + Startup manager with an "About" box which provides scads of live system info. Screenshot

Process Monitoring & Terminating

Green Award AppSwat v1.3.0.0 [8k] + Process terminator. Command-line termination, system startup integration and an effective termination mechanism. Screenshot

Procmon [33k] {S}+ View, terminate, and prioritize active processes Screenshot

Green Award ProcX 1.000 [55k] + Light yet powerful task manager. Screenshot

PrcView 3.7.2.5 [92k] + Process viewer/killer. Includes both GUI & CLI versions.

Process Explorer [230k] + Process viewer/killer. Displays process icon, command-line, full image path, memory statistics, user account, security attributes, DLLs. Also includes search function. Screenshot

System Info & Diagnostics

Green Award Uptime [6k] + Displays uptime in console

Green Award UpTime 1.0 [13k] + Displays up-time in a tooltip from the system tray Screenshot

Green Award MemTest 3.8 [15k] + RAM reliability tester that runs under Windows. Screenshot

Green Award CPU Info [17k] + Determines CPU type, vendor, serial number, and clocks CPU speed.

Green Award Infoman2 [20k] + Tiny display of available free physical memory and system resource data. Screenshot Download

Green Award MyCPU 1.13f [47k] + Displays CPU info: vendor, type, model, stepping, speed, cache, more. Screenshot

Green Award Memtest86 3.0 [51k] {S}+ A thorough, stand alone memory test for x86 architecture computers.

MBProbe 1.31 beta 9 [69k] + Monitors voltages, temperatures and fan speeds using hardware monitoring chip(s) available on many modern motherboards. (Download also includes contents of MBProbeNT.zip: giveio.sys and ntinst.exe) Screenshot Download

Green Award QwikMark 0.4 [84k] + Benchmarks CPU speed, FLOPS, memory bandwidth, and disk transfer. Also provides CPU details, instruction set, and more. Screenshot

Green Award TinyResMeter [92k] + System resource information tool Screenshot

Green Award SpinRite 5 [95k] $+ "The most capable, thorough, and reliable utility that has ever been created for the long term maintenance, recovery, and repair of mass storage systems." Screenshot

Green Award WinAudit v1.2.2 [112k] + System info tool that lists: installed software, license information, peripherals, memory usage, processor model, network settings and more. Reports can be saved in several file formats. Screenshot

Green Award HD Tune [131k] + Hard disk utility which reports drive info, health, and benchmarks.

Green Award PCI [164k] {S}+ Produces detailed report of all connected PCI, AGP & CardBus devices, including the system chipset.

Green Award CPU-Z 1.30 [296k] + Displays CPU, Motherboard, Memory, and System info. Screenshot

Green Award Unknown Devices [392k] {S}+ Determine the identity of unknown devices in Device Manager. Screenshot

Green Award NSSI [397k] + Hardware information tool with many advanced features

Belarc Advisor [565k] "Generates an HTML profile of everything installed on your computer, from your main circuit board to software. Version, manufacturer, and serial numbers are listed, as well as statistics such as available memory slots and hard drive space." Free for personal use.

Green Award PCISniffer 1.2 [675k] + Bootable floppy that detects and displays all PCI busses and devices. Database includes approx. 4000 devices and 1500 vendors. Screenshot

Green Award AIDA16 [1054k] + System information program. Extracts details of all components of the PC. Can display information on the screen or write it to file. Screenshot

Other

Green Award DDL [4k] + Load DOS device drivers from the command line, without having to reboot. Download

Green Award XMSDSK & EMSDSK [75k] + A RAM disk which can be created, resized, and destroyed from the command line Download

Green Award Boot Log Analyzer [234k] + BOOTLOG.TXT filter Screenshot

USBDLM (USB Drive Letter Manager) 4.7.0.0 [330k] + Assign drive letters based on: volume label, presence or absence of a file or folder, specific USB port, active user, drive size, bus type (USB, Firewire, ATA, SCSI, etc), and more. Screenshot

Green Award OllyDbg v1.10 [1085k] + 32-bit assembler-level analyzing debugger for Microsoft Windows with intuitive interface. Emphasis on binary code analysis makes it particularly useful in cases where source is unavailable. It predicts contents of registers, recognizes procedures, API calls, switches, tables, constants and strings, locates routines from object files and libraries, allows custom labels and comments in disassembled code, writes patches back to executable file and more. Screenshot


last update: 2012.10.22