TotalMounter

TotalMounter

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
1.9
out of 19 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.50
  • Total Downloads:
    24,720
  • Date Added:
    Sep. 14, 2011
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    2.5MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    126
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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Emulators are handy for duplicating disk drives or other storage devices, such a critical or frequently accessed CD-ROM that you'd rather copy to your hard drive so you don't have to reinsert the disk every time you need it. KernSafe's TotalMounter is a full-featured emulator that boasts the ability to create and mount most every kind of virtualized drive. It will mount CD and DVD images such as bin, ccd, cdi, iso, mdf, and nrg as virtualized drives that you can "write" to with disk burning software. It also has a full-featured iSCSI Initiator, virtual disk emulator, and INetDisk client. Its network-bridged method can even export entire existing partitions, disks, or CD/DVD-ROMs to clients as a virtual iSCSI device. It conforms fully to iSCSI Standard 1.0.

TotalMounter has a fairly plain interface with old-school text and graphics that recall the pre-GUI days of software. However, the dialog boxes for the program's settings are clear and self explanatory, and there's a good Help file. There's also an up-to-date Initialize and Convert Disk Wizard that you can use to initialize new disks and convert existing basic disks to dynamic disks. These can be used as software-based RAID volumes that can be mirrored, striped, or spanned across multiple disks. The Virtual Write feature is especially nice since it enables you to modify a rewriteable disk image after it's mounted instead of merely creating a static copy.

TotalMounter is freeware that is certified for all versions of Windows from 2000 to Vista, including both 32-bit and 64-bit editions.

 
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User Reviews
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3 stars

"No Crash and Burn, but No Burn Either..."

January 31, 2014  |  By ndm13

 |  Version: TotalMounter 1.50

Pros

First, people need to read the system requirements. This has been tested up to Windows Vista, so don't expect it to work right in 7 or 8. It installs a SCSI driver that isn't compatible with those systems.
Second, it DOES mount ISOs pretty well.

Cons

But it doesn't burn them. I tried to get it to work correctly with Windows Media Player but it didn't work right. It comes up that the disc is damaged, but it's just a blank ISO. I don't know what to do about that. I lowered the burn speed and that did nothing.

Summary

Get your OS straight before downloading it. Also don't expect it to burn ISOs for you. If it works on your system, consider it a perk.

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1 stars

"2 hrs of sys restore misery & I still may not be done"

January 01, 2014  |  By desert4000

 |  Version: TotalMounter 1.50

Pros

I cannot think of a single pro.

Cons

Blows a Windows 7 system to hell.
Multiple system repair/restore starts required to remove the software.

Summary

You will not just waste your time. You will possibly waste your computer, its programs and its data.

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5 stars

"Work Perfectly"

December 08, 2013  |  By Valus_Mckindley

 |  Version: TotalMounter 1.50

Pros

Using version 2.0 and it is simple perfect if you don't have a burner. In my case I needed to create a windows 7 system recovery disc and this program allow me to save it as a iso. This worked without issue on Windows 7 x64 well on my part.

Cons

Nothing so far.

Summary

Works as it should

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1 stars

"Amazing BSOD creator."

September 16, 2013  |  By nismo1968

 |  Version: TotalMounter 1.50

Pros

None available.

Cons

Well... Do install inside a VM to see how nice it will kill it. Windows 8 and 8.1 preview both BSODs. Recovery does not help. Need to roll back the snapshots on a VM.

Summary

Stay away from this company products. Drop it loke hot.

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1 stars

"Very good if was an HD destroyer"

July 26, 2013  |  By Cinicus

 |  Version: TotalMounter 1.50

Pros

lol, probably the fact that I do not have the money to bring this company in front of a judge

Cons

When you install this beautiful product under windows 8 you will END in an ENDless loop of reboots ENDING up shutting off your pc manually a lot of times and literally f...ing up your hard drive

Summary

my new alienware m17 (3000€ worth) it's in assistance, they will change the HD. compliments I hope someone will bring you to the court.

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1 stars

"Create a System Restore Point!!!"

April 13, 2013  |  By lllZlll

 |  Version: TotalMounter 1.50

Pros

Worked great, until my computer was turned off (that night) and back on again (the next morning). It allows you to emulate a blank DVD/CD, which is sooo useful, when creating/updating recovery or other discs for storage.

Cons

The KernSafe SCSI Controller Driver that installs with it has major issues initializing during PC Boot. One of two scenarios are nearly guaranteed for some OS's... The system won't start and requires a system recovery or the system hangs "trying to repair" for a long time and will finally boot with the KernSafe driver being removed and detected as an "unknown device". Reinstalling the driver for the "unknown device" repeats the problem. It, also, causes the computer to hang, when going into standby/suspend. Windows Vista Home Premium 64 bit "and" 32 bit (fully updated with no other issues) both had the identical problem. I attempted to register for their forum and notify them of the problem, but they took my information and never sent a confirmation email to activate the account(most likely why the only complaints listed are a couple years old). There is NO updated driver to resolve this issue.

Summary

Very disappointing; the ability to properly emulate a blank CD/DVD, that can be written to, was something I've been trying to hunt down for days. I suppose if you never turn your computer off or let it go into standby, you'll have a great product (until your CPU or hard drive burns out). Yet again, C-Net gives a raving review on a poor product... what are you guys doing over there? Bring a tech on board to do your app testing for Pete's sake.

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3 stars

"Powerful but quirky"

January 20, 2013  |  By zdnet2

 |  Version: TotalMounter 1.50

Pros

Lets you create CD/DVD image instead of using optical media.

Cons

Caused system problems under Windows 8

Summary

This product worked very well for me under Windows 7. The interface takes getting used to, and it's not something you can just drop in and use without making an effort to figure out how to create a drive, image, etc.

When I upgraded a computer to Windows 8, things fell apart. I got a BSOD whenever I tried to put the computer to sleep, meaning the laptop blew up whenever the lid was closed. Once I traced it to their driver by analyzing the dump, I tried to uninstall it. I got a BSOD each time shortly after the uninstall started. I then removed the devices using Device Manager and was able to do the uninstall. But the devices kept returning and showing up in Device Manager even if I uninstalled them again. Disabling them did the trick, and manually deleting the driver (once the product was uninstalled and disabled) and deleting the registry entries manually fixed the problem.

I hope they get this working under Windows 8 some day. If you want to do something such as create an image of a rescue disk, or something else that requires an actual optical drive, this works great. It even works on Windows 8, if you don't mind the rest of the system not working properly.

As with any software, it's always best to do a complete backup before installing it, or at least create a restore point. A restore point might have saved me, except it was already on the system from before the OS upgrade.

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1 stars

"Bricked my computer."

December 01, 2012  |  By AckaDemia

 |  Version: TotalMounter 1.50

Pros

Neat interface?

Cons

The guy below who claimed this gave his comp. BSOD was correct. The same thing happened to me; windows repair diagnostics confirmed that the problem came from the driver this program installs. Thank God for system restore.

Summary

This program is broken and WILL trash your computer.

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5 stars

"Really good."

November 09, 2012  |  By TomRBify

 |  Version: TotalMounter 1.50

Pros

Good interface.
Works as described.

Cons

Has some problems burning audio due to fact that is is just virtual and cd burning programs want writer details

Summary

A really good thing to use if you don't have cds/cd burners at hand.

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1 stars

"BSOD immediately on restart. Don't use it!"

February 09, 2012  |  By jamesbannon

 |  Version: TotalMounter 1.50

Pros

There are no Pros. I would give it zero stars if I could.

Cons

I am running Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium with all the up-to-date service packs etc. On installing this software, it reports success on installing the drivers. However, when I restarted my machine, I immediately got a BSOD. Couldn't see the details because it flashed by so quick, but I believe the SCSI emulation was to blame.

Summary

Don't use it, use Gizmo instead.

Updated on Feb 9, 2012

Two additional things:

1. IE9 screen filter reports the download as unsafe.

2. Avast Free doesn't recognise the vendor and suggests running the install in the Sandbox. Of course, I didn't so this as it wouldn't install correctly if I did.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.50
Add support for Windows 7 Add Versign signature, support for Vista 64bit and later OS Add 64 bit LBA support Add Virtual Hard Disk (.VHD) support Add support for Virtual DVD+RW emulation
General
Publisher KernSafe Technology
Publisher web site http://www.kernsafe.com
Release Date September 02, 2011
Date Added September 14, 2011
Version 1.50
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Management
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows, Windows 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 2.5MB
File Name TotalMounter1.50.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 24,720
Downloads Last Week 126
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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