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#1 A-IT(ech)

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Posted 22 March 2014 - 11:33 AM

I heard about MSDaRt microsoft tool. I want to know if anyone uses it? and if yes tell me your experience on it. i mean its really so good as they say? 

Second i will give you the list of the tools that i work with to keep my pc safe and i want a good opinion on it.

1) EsetNod32 Antivirus 7
2)MalwareBytes
3)Advanced Uninstaller Pro
4)CCleaner(its kinda useless if you have the solution 3)
5)FBackup
6)Oracle virtual box
7)ErAce CD
8)Eset nod32 rescue CD 

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Posted 22 March 2014 - 12:33 PM

Hi

 

Eset Node32 is one of the good antivirus program which is capable of actually detecting malware. I assume nobody need to explain the credibility of malwarebytes.  

 

MSDaRT is not a regular software which can be purchased from Microsoft's store. It's only available to enterprise customers who have Microsoft's Software Assurance licence. It can be quiet useful in a business environment  where you need to troubleshoot hundreds or thousands of computers which are connected to a network. For example you can edit registry of a remote system or run crash analyzer wizard remotely with the help of "Remote Recover" functionality of MSDaRT.  To repair a single PC you don't need it. There are freeware alternatives available which can do almost all core functionalists offered by MSDaRT. 



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Posted 22 March 2014 - 01:17 PM

First the list of the tools that i wrote its not completed i have some more that i use but ok..
 
Secondally i know what MSDaRT is and i know where to find it when i need it :D
 But by the time that it fixes everything why is not good for single pc repair.. Instead of using Nod32 rescue cd i can use this with 90% success..  what do you think?

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Posted 22 March 2014 - 03:13 PM

:welcome: to Bleeping Computer A-IT(ech)

For those reading this topic and not familiar...Microsoft Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset (MSDaRT) is a tool intended to help System Administrators (and advanced users) identify root causes of system issues and to diagnose and repair a system that has become unbootable.

MSDaRT is part of the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP), a suite of utilities for Microsoft Windows customers who have subscribed to Microsoft Software Assurance program. MDOP is designed to bring easier manageability and monitoring of enterprise desktops, emergency recovery, and desktop/application virtualization.

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Posted 22 March 2014 - 03:39 PM

:welcome: to Bleeping Computer A-IT(ech)

For those reading this topic and not familiar...Microsoft Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset (MSDaRT) is a tool intended to help System Administrators (and advanced users) identify root causes of system issues and to diagnose and repair a system that has become unbootable.

MSDaRT is part of the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP), a suite of utilities for Microsoft Windows customers who have subscribed to Microsoft Software Assurance program. MDOP is designed to bring easier manageability and monitoring of enterprise desktops, emergency recovery, and desktop/application virtualization.

Bleeping Computer is a family oriented site where we offer assistance to those who know very little about computing. As such, our forum discussion board is primarily targeted more for the novice user as they comprise most of our membership. We provide help based on that premise since it is impossible for us to know the extent of a member's background, knowledge level and experience until we get to know them. We also keep this in mind when writing replies since we know many novice members read various topics searching for answers without ever posting a reply.

As such, you may not receive much feedback in regards to your question about using it.

Understood admin.. but i cant understand why is bad to use this utility to a single home pc.. thats my only question



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Posted 22 March 2014 - 07:57 PM

I don't believe Anshad Edavana said it was bad to use. I read the reply as using MSDaRT on a single home computer is overkill in most scenarios.
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Posted 23 March 2014 - 03:03 AM

I don't believe Anshad Edavana said it was bad to use. I read the reply as using MSDaRT on a single home computer is overkill in most scenarios.

Yes that an opinion.. But who technician doesnt want a repair tool that makes everything with a high rate of success :D? since i can find the tool in low price.. NVM thanks everyone for the help.. Have a nice day.. and great job with this site.. I shared it with lot of my friend and they found it usefull too



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Posted 23 March 2014 - 05:00 AM

Looks like FBackup is a file backup tool.

 

I also do monthly full disk backups.


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Posted 23 March 2014 - 07:02 AM

Looks like FBackup is a file backup tool.

 

I also do monthly full disk backups

I dont understand you my friend?

(I use Fbackup too)



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Posted 23 March 2014 - 07:15 AM

Regular backups is one of the most important things folks can do in regards to safety. Unfortunately, backing up data is commonly overlooked or not performed by many users.
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Posted 23 March 2014 - 05:39 PM

 

Looks like FBackup is a file backup tool.

 

I also do monthly full disk backups

I dont understand you my friend?

(I use Fbackup too)

 

 

Well, say you have to reinstall your system.

 

If you do a full disk backup (i.e. image your drive), you just have to restore that backup.

 

If you do file backups, for example your data, you'll need to reinstall Windows and your programs, and then restore your data.

Much more work.


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