As you can tell by the title this isn't really software, but I made this batch file in hopes that it might possibly be even a little bit useful to any of the people here at whatthetech.
My program (System Scanner.bat) is a 8kb batch file that runs a scan to find the most important pieces of information on a computer. The point of this program would be to give it to people who don't know how to find this info themselves, also this program makes it quicker and easier to collect it. So instead of asking people to find all their system information when you need to help them fix something. You can just tell them to use this program and with the 7 different parameters it has, they can run a scan, give you the log file, and it should have all the info you need.
The 7 things this program can currently scan for are:
Windows Version and Service Pack
System Drive Files and Directories (whats on your C: drive)
System Drive Space (total directories on your C: drive, files, and amount of free space)
Currently Running Processes
Program Files (all the directories found in your root Program Files folders, basically installed programs)
Built into the program is a EDIT option where the user can set each of those parameters to ON or OFF. The program even saves them after you exit.
This program is not capable of doing damage as it only deletes temp files made by itself and only records data so it shouldn't cause crashes or delete important things. Even if no one wants to use it I'd still like to post it for fellow batch programmers to view as it has a lot of interesting and useful code.
Some other features of it are:
Automatically detects the System Drive to avoid errors caused by directly using C:\
Automatically detects the Program Files drive to avoid errors by directly using C:\Program Files
Runs in less than 20 seconds even with all scans on
Auto-saves log to desktop, opens, and has simple instructions on how to post the log on WTT Forums
Edits out personal information such as Names and Serial Numbers from the logs
Also if an admin or mod needs to see this program before allowing me to post it (if they will allow me to post it), then I'll gladly oblige to send it to the proper person first.
Edited by Vectris, 05 September 2008 - 08:21 PM.