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Giveaway of the day — Data Recovery & Security Suite

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$99.95 EXPIRED
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Data Recovery & Security Suite was available as a giveaway on April 15, 2008!

Today Giveaway of the Day
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A light and powerful software that can change your voice in real time.

EASEUS Data Recovery & Security Suite which consists of Data Recovery Wizard Professional, Data Security Wizard and Partition Table Doctor is a powerful one-stop solution for computer data loss and safety. It brings together data recovery, partition repair and data security for Windows system.

Common encrypt software can just encrypt file/folder by adding limit or hiding. All these are not essential meaning for encrypting data, the illegal user can access the encrypted data by some simple ways, such as "Modify Registry", "Data recovery software" etc. so your important data is not secure under this situation.

As well as recover all your data loss, you can also protect any of your file, folder, partition and hard disk without any chances of recovery with our special Data Recovery & Security Suite solution. Data Security Wizard, using the best encrypt algorithm for encrypting every byte of your data, is an innovative tool to encrypt and wipe data securely.

System Requirements:

Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista

Publisher:

CHENGDU YIWO Tech Development

Homepage:

http://www.easeus.com/solution/data-recovery-and-security-suite/index.htm

File Size:

14.6 MB

Price:

$99.95

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#66

I guess that I am in the minority, but I give this a thumbs up!! I tried Vista, was not impressed as many of the apps that I use regularly have not been updated to run on it. So I went back to XP. While working on a 250 GB drive, I inadvertently deleted a 167 GB backup data partition. I have tried several recovery packages and none of them could restore the entire partition. This one quickly recovered the partition, re-wrote the MBR and created a recovery disk. It will be a very handy additon to my tool box. It's GREAT!!

Reply   |   Comment by Barry  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#65

in RE: to 63 & 11,
While [data loss] and [lost data] maybe very different, it's not hard to interpret the "Recover" is to "get back something", not "throw away something". On the other hand, for s/w priced $99, it should get those stuff polished. We don't see it primary sell with native language--Chinese, so #11's comment can help author to clean it up and make it better.

as far as #63, you can just state the fact without name calling, drag political and racism into discussion of s/w function is way out of line, it shows your mindset need some polish as well, while one finger laughing Bob narrow minded, four fingers point yourself hatred alike.

Reply   |   Comment by MakeUrselfUseful  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#64

in RE to #11:

EXCUSE ME? Just because a person doesn't write in picture perfect English does not reflect badly on who they are. Do you expect everyone on the internet to speak/write English? Are you really that narrow minded that you can't see that some people IN THE WORLD speak a different language or *OMG* might have problems with writing/reading their own language?

Reply   |   Comment by mary ellen sager  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#63

confused bob writes:

>I’m sorry but the description needs to be written be someone who >UNDERSTANDS the English language.

>> Common encrypt software

> recover all your data loss

>Bleh? Now I am confused. Do you save my data, or my ‘data loss’? >Because I’m sure I don’t want the product if it helps me LOSE data!

>Illegal user?! That just cracks me up! What, nobody in their right >minds would call them ‘illegal’!

I'm not english speaker and I well known how to use that software without complaying of mangled english. But you, confused Bob should think twice before says something stupid:

1. illegal = non legitimate :-) what's matter. Say: Thanks God and Iraq blessed America that somebody tried to write something what is similar as latin letters language. Be thankfull that people which are the most counted nation have the motivation to use someting that primitive/simple as West language.

2. Next time when you were on Chinese website and download something what migth be useful. And next time when you spend yours hard earned or robbed $$$$$ for product that comes from happy Peoples Republic of China - think that your world ends. E.N.D.S. /that means that be wiped out!/. Soon your country economic will be dead and you and your family will eat the worsest kind of rise which will be humble sold by Chinese to yours 'world'.

3. Next time when somebody of you tried to complain about something and say something stupid about bizzare support and wrong answers - THINK that all the sh!t like Public Relations, marketing and advertisiting companies comes from you.

We don't needs them, but you and your business habit likes that. That everybody are pleased to serve you the same (sh!t by default meaning :D).

Don't cry poor Bob. Your suffering will be gone, shortly.

Reply   |   Comment by bob's phucker :-)  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#62

@Stephen Cohen
That´s what I meant: you copied it - but it can last a long time (at least several minutes) until this file is REALLY written to the DRIVE. If ou delete this file BEFORE it was REALLY written, you can not recover it: thats an Windows item. OR you must switch off windows caching abilities for this drive and FORCE windows to always really write files to disk at once. TEST IT!

kind regards

Reply   |   Comment by (german)werwölfchen  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#61

I can't believe how people will complain that it won't work on vista. If everyone hasn't caught on, keep with the latest "good version". When windows ME and windows 2000 came out, I was still on 98. When windows ME turned out to be a colossal failure, I was glad I never purchased it. When windows XP came out, it was also hard to keep it running smooth. About 1-2 years, and XP turned out good. Since XP became the next "Stable release", that's when I switched. I'm still running on XP, and will probably skip vista all-together. Everything that I do runs much better on XP, and so until I must actually get a new operating system to improve performance, I might then consider Vista.
As for this software, it's great. The file encryption is nice and strong, but I feel that the encryption might somehow screw me over later in case I can't decrypt it.

Reply   |   Comment by Mike  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#60

More dangerous software! You have been warned! After the last fiasco from these people, I am avoiding anything that sounds even close to "data recovery!"

Reply   |   Comment by Steve  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#59

It wouldn't install for me. Installshield gave errors for all 3 "products". XP Home.

Reply   |   Comment by Disappointed  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#58

Data Recovery Wizard recovered over 120 gigs of family pics from a USB drive that had a corrupted partition table. Found every picture. Thumbs up from me. Thankyou.

Reply   |   Comment by cwb  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#57

@36 william:

So vista is fine and only the software to blame.
XP is obsolete but it isn't bothering about blameful software and runs fine.
Hard choice to make now. I'll go for the obsolete XP merely because is doesn't give that much trouble as vista.
When buying a new pc, it's your choice what OS you will be running.
Any dealer keeping you from just that should be ignored (I know they sometimes try).
I keep the software offered today, it runs fine on my XP and have use for it. Thanks Gaotd.

Reply   |   Comment by Funkster  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#56

To #42, werwölfchen.

I copied the file to another folder on the hard drive, then I deleted it. Bitte, lesen Sie was ich geschrieben habe.

Reply   |   Comment by Stephen Cohen  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#55

I have it working , i think on vista. All you need to do is change it to the older format mode under the Compatibility tab. I think it's a good program, there are fuller like suites out there, and the website "STATES" that it should work on vista, but it really doesn't, unless you change it, which doesn't allow some features to work. That is kind of false advertising now... I wonder if it could of been since I updated to windows vista home premium SP1??

Reply   |   Comment by Dan  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#54

I'm bored with partition tools still tied to the antiquated CHS dimensions when LBA has been the way of mass storage for best part of a decade. Even to this day comercial tools still insist on partitioning from cylinder boundries when most operating systems are LBA addressing based and the concept of CHS is purely a mathematical exercise totally unrelated to the native layout of any modern drive.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#53

My HDD is toast. I tried many different “tools” to recover the data and nothing worked until the Easus Data Recovery Wizard I got here.

Overall, I have to give this a thumbs down. If you are really worried about security, back up your data, get a good firewall, and don’t visit questionable sites or Cyber Cafe’s.

Too many data recovery programs, GAOTD.

Reply   |   Comment by jack  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#52

#2: To all those concerned that When their computer crashes they will lose their data and this program.

INSTALL THIS SOFTWARE ON A PEN DRIVE

It amkes alot of sense to do so, I have done this in the past with data recovery pro.
It is very useful.

thanks to the GOTD team

Reply   |   Comment by D.W  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#51

The Partition Table Doctor refuses to launch in XP Pro. Maybe others will have better luck. The recovery software posted earlier this week worked great though, and it is included in this package.

Much love to GAOTD regardless.

Wojo

Reply   |   Comment by Wojo  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#50

I had an external HD crash, corrupted partition. I tried many different "tools" to recover the data and nothing worked until the Easus Data Recovery Wizard I got here. Worked perfectly! Then, a couple of weeks later I got the Partition Table Doctor by these same guys (here also - thanks GAOTD), it completely and perfectly restored the corrupted partition. A task that many other tools had been unable to do.

Now, I don't know much about their forums, or tech support, but their software works!

Reply   |   Comment by Ibssguy  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#49

This product DOES WORK ON VISTA! It says it right on the main page and it works on my VISTA machine.

Reply   |   Comment by Joe  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#48

well... the installation wizard gives the option to select which of the three programs you want to install... very handy, since the only thing I wanted from this GAOTD was the Data Recovery Wizard. Yay! I missed that one a few days ago. Now I can also uninstall my EASUS Photo Recovery Wizard, which was only a variation on the theme anyway ;-)

Reply   |   Comment by jackie_elisabeth  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#47

Thanks GAOTD.

The fact that this doesn't support Vista doesn't matter to me.

Just like a fair amount of the corporate world skipped over Windows 2000 workstation (and went from NT4 to XP), the enterprise entity I work with is "scrubbing" all new boxes of Vista and installing our corporate license of XP.

[Or would a more accurate comparison be one of comparing Vista to that highly coveted OS of old; Windows ME?]

Not every entity can afford to let the "tail wag the dog".

When a crappy OS (Vista) dictates massive hardware upgrades (cost expenditures) to the end-user, it's the end-user's right to
"Just say NO" to that OS.

We're waiting on Microsoft's next attempt at an OS.

Reply   |   Comment by Mr Helpdesk  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#46

From what I have heard Vista will be replaced in the not too distant future. All change once more!

Reply   |   Comment by fred jones  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#45

XP - vs - Vista
DELL ?!
Downgrading is ONLY possible with business version(s) of Vista - but than defenitly possible not matter what machine you have. But beside: with DELL on almost(!) all computers you can choose in advance, wether to have Vista or XP pre-installed!

Reply   |   Comment by (german)werwölfchen  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#44

I do not understand the discussion about XP vs. Vista.
Just use a dual boot system. Then you will have the best of 2 worlds: choose the system that is best for a particular program or at a particular.
I myself am gratefull that GOTD helps us to try certain software for an extended period in order to see how usefull it is without any time constraints.

Reply   |   Comment by Bempie  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#43

For all those who love to bash Vista, for some of us there is no choice but to get a Vista machine and that's what we have. It's not a matter of one OS being better than the other - the point is that manufacturers should make their software Vista-capable whether they like the OS or not. The decision regarding what OS to use is the customers, not theirs, and to cut themselves off from any potential part of their market is foolhardy.

That being said, the software's description way up above there does show that Vista is one of the supported OS's. Some folks here always seem to be a little too quick to comment before doing a thorough read-through of both the software's description and its installation instructions. The point here is to TRY the product, THEN comment on its efficacy.

Reply   |   Comment by DownTheShore  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#42

A correction to 'Uncle Fungus's' comments. A friend of mine just bought a Dell computer and they said "absolutely not" when she requested XP be the OS put on her new puter. It was delivered with Vista, so she had a computer friend wipe the HD clean and install XP.

Reply   |   Comment by Barbara Fuller  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#41

@Stephen Cohen: (et others)

If you delete a freshly created (or copied) file, you can´t recovery it (- with NO program): it is not really written to the hard disk, but just was stored in virtual memory!!!
Thus, if you REALLY want to compare undelete tools, you MUST EXACTLY CLONE a drive and test under these identical(!) circumstances. (BTW: that is sometimes even wrong in testing done by pc magazines... it´s a real shame!)
believe me: this programm IS worth keeping!

Reply   |   Comment by (german)werwölfchen  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#40

I swear we've had like 10 data recovery suites in the last month or two. I'm not denying that GOTD do a great job but maybe a bit more variation? Please?

Reply   |   Comment by Mike  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#39

Thanks, but I'll skip it.

A "suite" is supposed to be coordinated between segments, this isn't.

The statement "Common encrypt software can just encrypt file/folder by adding limit or hiding. " Is horribly out of date, I know of no single currently supported encryption program which doesn't actually encrypt the data. This statement alone makes me wonder about the developer. (Although the data recover Pro given away recently is fairly decent.)

Finally, why in the world would anyone decide that data recovery and encryption belonged in a common 'suite?'

To those who seem to feel that Vista is now the preeminent OS, you are paying too much attention to MS self-profession and not enough to what is actually out there. There is more competition for OS's now than ever before--and whether Windows is good or bad, they are on top right now mostly due to marketing their OS at the OEM level--it's actually more expensive to purchase a new machine w/o Vista in many places--so I end up reformatting drives to install either XP or Linux.

Reply   |   Comment by Charles M. Barnard  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#38

#2 justin I agree with you everything in the future will be based on vista. when microsoft next year stops supporting windows xp then those people how use xp will see. microsoft is already working on a new operating system and is based on vista. At this stage of the game all software whould work with vista now sp1 is out and if it dont then it's there lose.I have both xp and vista and like vista way better. If you take to time to see and understand vista it can be powerfull as in any software.

Reply   |   Comment by damo  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#37

1. The first Easeus offered here (file recovery) could not find a small file I had deleted specifically to test the software. It could not find it. Do you really want to encrypt, vital data using this firm's software?

2. May I note that some Chinese software firms produce excellent software, have excellent technical support, and their personnel speak/write better English than do most Americans(example: wjjsoft).

3. GotD Comments are worth reading: Just four days ago I learned about the free file recovery utility "Restoration." Sunday night, my adult daughter managed to "delete" 60 gb of media files. They appeared to be GONE--neither GoBack or the Recycle Bin could restore them. I used Restoration to restore them to an external hard drive. It took a while, but at this point it appears that I was able to recover all of the files. At least, that is what she tells me. (Note: Restoration has no help file, and restoring a folder appears to also restore all of its contents.)

Reply   |   Comment by Stephen Cohen  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#36

#4 the reason you are rolling back so many machines to xp is because you dont have a clue what you are doing.
there is nothing wrong with vista.
the problem is with the third party developers-like with ME- they don't want to spend the $ creating drivers when they won't get paid for it. its more profitable for them to get you to buy new equipment. Anyone with half a brain knows vista is fine. Anyone who reccommends rolling back to xp is either incompetent or lazy.

Also I have found that when a program crashes for a few and not the rest- its the installer/computer that is the problem NOT the software. However when a LARGE majority have a problem it is because something is missing - a non common driver/dll etc.

In the future people when you have a problem with the software, lets see the stats ie:
os version
were latest updates done
AV/Firewall
what was running at same time as install
on network/off network
I think we will find that more often than not it was something there.
And if it is the developers fault lets try to help them fix the problem instead of tearing them apart. Yes this sounds like beta testing but OK if done right, the freebies possabilities are endless. Remember MS gives their stuff away all the time and look how successful they are. I for one enjoy all the free stuff.
if its free
it's for me
i'll take three : )

Reply   |   Comment by william  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#35

I just had to chime in on the Vista haters comments--get over yourselves!! I have been using and abusing a system with Vista Ultimate for almost a year now. It has performed better than any of my XP systems ever did. Yes I did have to upgrade my hardware to meet the Vista standards. Yes I have to have competently written software to run well. These issues have been a problem for Windows all along--poorly written device drivers and poorly written software. The alternative as I see it is to be a slave to Apple and pay huge prices or do it the right way with Windows (by this I mean use approved/tested drivers). Have you priced a Mac laptop lately? I can be 3 loaded Windows systems for the price of one Mac!!
It all comes down to user competence and much like the rest of our (US) society in other areas most users aren't qualified to turn on a PC.

Reply   |   Comment by Mike Schore  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#34

To ALL:
Partition numbering sometimes get a litlle odd; depending on whatever partition tool you use(d), you might get a different numbering.
it is NOT NECCESSARY that the 1st physical partition get the number "1" (and so on)!!!
But what you WILL get, without any physical changings beside the numbering (e.g. physical partitions 1,2,3,4 get numbered 3,1,2,4) is, that the somewaht stupid windows will NOT start but search its files on the wrong partition (you must than correct the file "boot.ini"); BTW, thats similar to the reason, why its might become hard too clone a HD: if the cloned partition was at least plugged once in Windows, this OS assiggns letters to all its known partitions: when booting from such a drive Win will try to assign the System-drive to, lets say the letter G: instead of C:; The only solution than is too first manually delete at least the letter of the cloned system partition in the registry! ELSE YOU GET A BLACk SCREEN!

Conclusion: be always!!! cautious when working with tools like PartitionDoctor... (But what will help after such bad cases is, to run a recovery installation.)
Hope this helps to understand a little bit better how delicate and tricky some situations are; But ins such cases the MAIN problem is always windows itself!
To the Developers: perhaps you should inplement better and more descrptful warnings for some actions and auto-modes.

Nevertheless: this software works great as I had the chance to verify on a 40G HD with destroyed MBR and some other faults

Reply   |   Comment by (german)werwölfchen  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#33

no Vista support .. . .
wonderfull. If it wasn't for all the great software I've gotten from GOTD before, I would de-install Vista in a heart-beat and install Win XP. I loved it when MS came out with a press release stating that they had sold almost 1 M copies within a two month timeframe, yeah to the computer makers, who the pushed it to the customers . . . I have an acquaintance a the local Walmart here and she tells me she can not remember how many customers brought back their machines because they could not stand/work with Vista.
As far as today's software - I think I'll pass
looking forward to tomorrow's givewaway

Reply   |   Comment by MfMariani  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#32

I'm sorry to disapoint you #2 but but most Internet users have Windows XP!!
http://www.thecounter.com/stats/2008/March/os.php
http://www.w3schools.com/browsers/browsers_os.asp

You say:
Pardon my bluntness, but we’re now living in a world that will soon be dominated by Vista.

My answer to you is this:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usage_share_of_desktop_operating_systems
http://windows7news.com/
But this is not going to happen man!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_7

There are some of us out there that don't like to be "dominated" by nobody and nothing

Save Windows XP guys!
http://weblog.infoworld.com/save-xp/
http://vistasucks.wordpress.com/

Reply   |   Comment by NoVista  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#31

The world is NOT Vista dependent and never will be. Look up Microsoft's or other reviews of Vista, all of the problems it has, the size that it is and how much memory it takes, no one that I know will even try Vista. My husband's company handles the computers, networks for many, many companies and people, one of the biggest Corporations that they maintain and upgrade the computers and Network for, just upgraded all of their computers TO Windows XP. I was surprised and he said for the cost of so many compters and licenses, it's very common for alot of the OS that people use to be older because they are sufficient for what many of the employees do. My daughter also handles the programming and other things in a large IT department for a large corporation and they have not and are not going to upgrade to Vista also. Everyone wants to wait and see what Windows 7, I think? the name is that they are supposed to be coming out with next years. It is supposed to be a huge improvement over Vista, but then again Microsoft would say that and they lowered the price of Vista OS and say that it did not "catch on". It's no wonder.

Reply   |   Comment by bd9598  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#30

Vista a problem? LOL. Vista = ME, I'm waiting for the next version. Way too many clients are ditching Vista for a return to XP if the drivers are available. The only good thing I have to say about Vista is that it generates immense business for me.....

Reply   |   Comment by Kasey  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#29

(To #24) Has it ever occurred to you that those Tibetans you thank here may not be such genuine "Freedom Fighters" as they are suppose to appear to the (so called western) world. On the few video excerpts I watched over here (Europe) I noticed very professional rioters leading the mob, certainly not genuine "Buddhist" Tibetans. I would not expect those people, usually known as quite peaceful, to act like that...

It has however occurred to me that the timing was perfect fore those who want to put China in a bad position. Not that I approve their approach of "human/civil rights".

When it was agreed that the Olympic games would be held in Peking, the situation in that country (and Tibet of course) was quite the same as it is nowadays, except for the rioters of course. In the better whodunits, one of the most obvious questions usually is "To whom does this crime profit?"...
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And about today's offer, I wonder what's the pertinence of the usual XP/Vista mumbo jumbo? Anyway, if you want to know, I'm still sticking with the former, but will probably opt for Vista SP1 on a completely new machine, installed from scratch. I would certainly steer away from any upgrade, because I am convinced that this is where things usually go wrong.

But all this (Tibet and Vista) doesn't tell me wether today's offer is a good one. So, I'll try it out, as one always should before emitting any criticism...

Reply   |   Comment by Francis  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#28

UGH Vista! I hate Vista, it is merely a dressed up version of every operating system that came before it. Uses too much RAM and the new features are merely toys not useful for everyday life. Not that it cannot be fun to play with new toys, but it is getting old listening to everyone complain about things not being Vista compatible. It always takes a couple years for all the bugs of a new OS to be worked out which is part of the reason why many developers do not mess with it. As to this site and the developers who offer up thier hard work for us for free....Thank you!

Reply   |   Comment by Jennifer  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#27

My pc has a blue screen with "unmountable boot volumn error" and chkdsk and fixboot commands didn't fix it. Will this retreive the data from my hard disk?

Reply   |   Comment by KBH  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#26

This quickly became a user discussion on XP / Vista. So I'd like to chime in with my XP / Vista story.
I signed up with Microsoft and became a beta tester of Windows Vista in 2006. At the time, my computer was lacking the hardware neded by Vista to run properly. It didn't work for me at all. The next desktop PC, I went back to Windows XP and decided on the MCE version. We never did get along. It or myself corrupted the OS without warning many times. Things like sys restore disappearing or NTLDR missing. Well, at least I learned how to format a drive and install Windows so, it's all good. After more garbage with hardware and softwrae failures Dell replaced the machine under service contract.
Now, this was my first Vista machine and it was a joke! My Windows Experience was 4.2 out of a possible 5.9 which is the highest it goes under Vista. This was the worst PC nightmare I ever had. After 8 months of fighting with it, I installed XP Pro on it and sold it in February of this year. By now, after more then a yaer of trying and failing with Vista I got it! So, in February I ordered a Dell XPS gaming Desktop. This one has a quad core chip, a 512 MB G-force Video card and 4GB ram which I know now was over kill. Everything was fine until Microsoft release SP 1 for Vista way to early. It destroyed the system with a blue screen, memory dump that killed system restore (twice).
This time after I re-formatted and installed Vista Ultimate, I quickly changed the update settings to notify me but let me choose. I hid the SP 1 update and a few others, changed the way the security center alerts me and now it's all good.
Two things to make the story have a ending are:
1) I keep an XP Pro system on a hard drive parked in the slave spot on
this computer.
2) Vista is a system you can't just jump right into. It takes time,
learning and some suffering to get it right. Or doesn't anybody here
remember when XP was first released to take the place of Windows
2000?
Now, for todays offer! What a disaster with a terribly confusing description some apparently can't or didn't read. This company is taking it way to far. Offering so many similar, like, or combination of these programs that I for one gave up on EASUES all together. I don't care which of their programs runs or won't run on which system, which work or don't or, even if any are good. I'm over EASUES all together and switched to Active@ which is a far more professional software vendor whose programs run on any Windows system I'm using.

Reply   |   Comment by ww2vet56  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#25

I just wanted to send out another very strong caution about this partition table doctor. When I ran it 3-4 weeks ago, it suggested I let it fix some errors for me, which I did. It then told me I needed to restart to let the changes take effect, and when I did all I got was a black screen with one short line of text at the top. OS not found or something like that. Completely fatal!

If I had put the word out, maybe one of you wizards out there could have helped me through a command line fix, but I didn't have the presence of mind at the time, and blundered into a restore, which screwed it up even more, and ended up with a complete reinstall.

It is so ironic that one of my favorite giveaways, the Data Recovery, and the "doctor" were from the same company. Now here they are together in one suite!

I'm not saying that the partition table doctor isn't good, but don't underestimate how powerfully destructive it can be if you don't know what to NOT let it do.

By the way - Almost every time I write a comment, just as I am almost ready to send it , just cleaning up a little, I will hit a backspace or something and the whole thing disappears! I know the answer is to use evernote or wordpad and then copy and paste, but somehow it always seems like it isn't going to be necessary, until it's too late. Does this happen to anyone else?

Reply   |   Comment by johnpeter  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#24

The second break of Marcel Wave's comment (#13) is very well worth reading!
In these pre-olympic days when China is more than ever trying to trick the world by showing us a friendly face (thanks to the Tibetians it isn't much of a success) we have to continously make ourselves aware of the fact that despite of economic liberalization towards capitalism the Chinese industry incl. the IT sector holds on to its dirty methods and unlawful activities of which there are many.
That's not a clichee, it's simply the truth. So, think it over twice before - in these days - you install any Chinese software.

I'd like to add to Steph's comment (#16) that the entire package ("suite") has been given away on GOTD since the end of last year, two of them only recently:
Data Security Wizard on Dec 28 2007, voted 30% pos / 70% neg,
Partition Table Doctor on Mar 25 2008, voted 60% pos / 40% neg,
Data Recovery Wizard Professional on Apr 10 2008, voted 59% pos / 41% neg

Reply   |   Comment by Betti  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#23

#2 a possible solution for your problem with "But……what if the machine crashes and recovered files are useless without the program? You would have to spend $100 in order to get back your files." Install the program on an external hard drive ;D

Reply   |   Comment by Jordan T  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#22

Well, this just goes to tell that not all Chinese products are cheep crap - They can also be expensive ;)

No, seriously!
If you need encryption software, opt for an open-source program like TrueCrypt, where experts can ensure that there is no backdoor,
http://www.truecrypt.org/
or buy a program like DriveCrypt that has an extensive and excellent track record - and furthermore is produced in a country where the government is banned from demanding access to a backdoor.
http://www.securstar.com/faq_drivecrypt.php

Reply   |   Comment by js  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#21

whats all the panic whining hollering franticness about Vista, works well on my pcs as does Xp is it all just to cause an uproar i think it is, which is rather stupid and silly.

Reply   |   Comment by StanP.  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#20

I'm glad I do not listen to the 'wisdom' of the naysayers, who it appears often cannot read or are put off by the improper grammar of people whose native tongue is not English. This DOES support Vista as I can attest. I, who have at least installed and tried this software, as many commenters before me seem to have not, can say that this is a gem. It healed my hard disk of errors immediately and without problems. You can choose which software packages to install- I already have the Data Recovery module installed from a previous GiveAway. I do not need the encryption module and installed only the Partition Table Doctor. I cannot say if the partition restore function will work, but already it healed my hard drive of known problems on Vista HP.

Reply   |   Comment by testerx  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#19

To all out there.
I paid for this as when my HDD crashed,looked at all others out there.
This was the only one that would recover the HDD as it was. Its easy to use and I was happy to pay the US$99.00 to have my data back. Why is it you folk are always so disrespectful to them that give freely. Yes they are behind but it works and works well. So get over the bitchy comments and either use or don't try to talk down something you haven't tried.

Reply   |   Comment by Jeff Nield  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#18

There is certainly something amiss with the system requirements for this package. I own two PCs, running Windows XP Pro and Windows 98SE respectively. I started off by installing this software on my old Win98 box, and in the process discovered that its claim to be a "security suite" is unsupported. This software actually consists of three entirely independent products, each with different stated system requirements!

Data Recovery Wizard Professional 4.3.6 - Windows 2000/XP/2003/VISTA

Partition Table Doctor 3.5 - DOS/Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP/2003

Data Security Wizard 2.0 - Windows 2000/XP/2003

The second two applications are obviously elderly, and IMO really don't belong in a package with DRW Professional, let alone at a $99 price tag.

What is really odd is that although EASEUS product page for Data Security Wizard V2.0 doesn't state that it supports Win98, it actually does. I've installed and run it successfully on my Win98 box - unlike Data Recovery Wizard Professional, which installed on Win98 without complaint, but then said that it couldn't run on Win98!

I gave Data Security Wizard a trial run on my Win98 box and found that it was able to encrypt, decrypt and wipe text files. But the terse UI and uninformative documentation did not fill me with much confidence. For example, the choice of encryption algorithms is given as 'normal' and 'professional'. Eh? I also think that the use of the 'account' vs individual file passwords during encryption could be made considerably clearer.

For what it's worth, I also tried out Partition Table Doctor on Win98. It immediately offered to make me a bootable emergency floppy disk. It did this successfully, but because it was unable to verify the disk instantly after writing to it, rather than trying again, it reported "ERROR: EMERGENCY DISK CREATED UNSUCCESSFULLY!!" I went through the process twice with the same result. Again, this doesn't inspire much confidence, even though I've booted from the emergency disk successfully and used it to scan my hard drive.

Since this 'suite' isn't really a suite at all, I've decided I have no real use for it. I already own an acceptable alternative to Partition Table Doctor, and I think Data Security Wizard is just too fiddly and uninformative. I'll stick with Data Recovery Wizard Professional, which I installed during the previous giveaway a few days ago, and which seems to be a modern and well documented product.

Thanks anyway, EASUS and GotD.

PS #2 Justin, in relation to your comment "we’re now living in a world that will soon be dominated by Vista" - I think you'd have a hard time finding an IT industry analyst who'd agree with you. The business world has virtually ignored it, and it's been heavily criticised as being bloated, slow, crippled by DRM and pretty well devoid of any real benefits. It looks as though Windows 7 will be rolled out in 2009, so I very much doubt that most of us XP users will ever have to worry about Vista at all.

Reply   |   Comment by Steph  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#17

@2 Justin:
see also #29 april 13th
Vista is just not enough downward compatible. Solve your problem and use XP.
GAotD supplies free software. It's your job to try it .. or.. not, and always inform yourself (requirements) if you can run it (don't complain about it).

@6 jjs:
Data Recovery Wizard Pro (GAotD april 10th)is part of this deal, don't worry, check http://www.easeus.com/product.htm

Reply   |   Comment by BrainGel  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
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