Download.com
  • Navigation
  • open search
Close

PLATFORMS

POPULAR LINKS

CATEGORIES

HELP & SETTINGS

Editors' Review

by   / February 27, 2009

There's more than a little irony that this freeware is designed to scan and test your hard drive for errors, but proved to be a problem itself.

Ariolic Disk Scanner starts off well with a basic user interface and straightforward command buttons. A drop-down list lets you choose which hard drive to scan. The program reads your hard-drive sectors and displays them as green and red blocks. We clicked on the large, green Start Scan button and, lo and behold, nothing happened. Testers reported the same results regardless of which drive was selected. Even a reinstall didn't fix the issue. The Help file was useless, as it gives only a brief description of what the app does. Or what it's supposed to do.

Our first impression of Ariolic Disk Scanner was a positive one, but it quickly changed after trying to test it. We suggest you save the space this program takes up and find another way to check your PC.

What do you need to know about free software?

screenshots

User Reviews
  • All Versions

    3.2

    out of 6 votes

    • 5 star 2
    • 4 star 1
    • 3 star 1
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 2
 
show reviews

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.7.0.10

Version 1.7.0.10 fixed issues with scanning NTFS drives and improved file system detection.

General

Publisher Ariolic Software
Publisher web site http://www.ariolic.com/
Release Date February 12, 2018
Date Added February 12, 2018
Version 1.7.0.10

Category

Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Diagnostic Software

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8/10
Additional Requirements None

Download Information

File Size 1.16MB
File Name diskscanner17.exe

Popularity

Total Downloads 82,350
Downloads Last Week 94

Pricing

License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
Report a problem