Date Added:Apr. 28, 2003
Downloads Last Week:2
Does nothing. won't work, won't remove
It's just like a virus: once you get it in your computer, it doesn't come out. It doesn't do anything when you activate it but sit there, so it must be a virus in disguise. SHAME ON YOU C-Net: you let a virus in.
Reply by on December 9, 2010
You didn't see anything because it was working in the background. I've used this program for several years on several different computers, and it kept it very nicely defragged... and you never notice its even running!
I've been using this for a while now and it seems good.
I recently updated to the latest version, but it seems there is adware in it.
You don't have to stop what your doing so you can just leave it running in the background.
Very basic. No visual representation of the hard disks.
This is very old version
The defragmentation process is effective and really on-the-fly.
The installation instructions are not very clear and at times, having dificulties installing the program.
Reply by satyr on October 22, 2006
.. how is it possible that you're "having dificulties installing the program" if it's the kind of a program that REQUIRES NO INSTALLATION at all?? I mean, it is a "non-setup" program (as I call these type), i.e. only a .zip archive and no installation required. Regards, satyr/wayfarer
On the fly defragmenting can be very dangerous, i mean, if the computer suddenly crashes, a file could be lost the program was actually working on. But i will take that risk because this program is DEFINITELY doing something useful. :)
I miss a logfile. The changes should be logged, and i would like to see the filename, the program is actually working on.
Shows you whats being done on screen, the Buzzsaw home site has a DirMS to go with buzzsaw this is even better. On my xp defragmenter I stiil had those white lines(free space not defragmented) on the analisys with these programs everything was one single blue then green section.
Messed up my registry by adding like 2000 entries. Hard to clean them up.
I actually did not use buzzsaw, but instead went to the authors site and downloaded DIRMS.EXE 1,2,2,0. Extracted it to c:\ went to start, run, typed cmd, DOS screen opened, changed directory to c:\, typed in "dirms c -q", and it ran like a charm. Did have to let it run overnight since I have a 60Gig drive. The next day, programs loaded faster and IE screens popped up instantly. Even fixed a sound problem I had on one program. As stated in the help file on the website, This is NOT for Win98. If you can read, you can run this program!
This nifty little program helped my files from getting fragmented, and helped improve the read-and-write speed of my hard disk. Overall, it speeded up my computer. I tend to delete and install new stuff everytime (especially from Download.com!), so this helps keep my disk neat and tidy.
Most ppl don't understand the need for defragging, and these ppl are also the ones who are just basic PC end-users. DIRMs is not for those who love eye-candy and Buzzsaw is not much to look at either, despite being DIRMs' GUI. Needs a healthy amount of experience in DOS environments (for DIRMS), so this is strictly for the pros and computer junkies only. Noobies keep out!
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|Publisher||Mind Array Technology|
|Publisher web site||http://www.dirms.com/|
|Release Date||April 28, 2003|
|Date Added||April 28, 2003|
|Category||Utilities & Operating Systems|
|Operating Systems||Windows NT/2000/XP|
|Additional Requirements||Windows NT/2000/XP|
|Downloads Last Week||2|