GammaTech Utilities

Version: 
4.02
Release date: 
Thursday, 14 January, 1999

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The GamaTech Utilities are a set of professional tools to manage your disks and files:

  • ANALYZE: Provides information on volume capacity, drive specifications, available memory, free sectors, bad sectors, hot fixed and hot fixes in use, total cylinders, free space extents and free space, volume label, total sectors, percent in use, and sector size.
  • BEEP: Allows you to specify sound.  Options to specify frequency and duration one or more beeps.  You may also specify a file containing a list of frequency/duration pairs which will play musical tunes.
  • DISKMAP: This utility provides a graphical display of the layout of FAT or HPFS volumes. The DiskMap's color coded display identifies system areas, file areas, bad sectors and free space.
  • FATOPT: Defragments FAT volumes under OS/2, maintaining important extended attributes (EA) associations that may be lost by using a DOS based optimization utility. You can view the optimization process graphically, sector by sector, as the optimizer is working.  In addition to defragmentation, FATOpt cleans up directory structures, optimizes free space on the volume and allows the user to specify parameters to optimize if fragmentation exceeds a certain level. The user can also specify optimization of the EA_DATA._SF file. A command line version is included for offline optimization.
  • FATSORT: The FATSort utility sorts FAT file system directories by name, file extension, datestamp or filesize.
  • FILES UTILITY: Provides file maintenance. Extensive file selection criteria permit delete, move, copy, set or alter time stamps and attributes functions on multiple files.  Using the Wipe Files feature ensures sensitive data can not be recovered.
  • FILEREC: Recovers damaged FAT files, replacing bad sectors. The data in the sector is lost, but the space is reserved and the user may be able to reconstruct the sectors manually.
  • FILEJOIN: Provides a method of rejoining multiple floppies separated in the recovery process.
  • GTDISK: A suite of six utilities in a text mode shell, which allows you to perform recovery operations from a floppy or hard drive
  1. BADSECTR - Marks bad sectors on a disk.
  2. UNDELETE - Undeletes files when the Presentation Manager is unavailable.
  3. DIRTY - Toggles the dirty flag on and off to allow access to a 'dirty' volume. The dirty flag tells OS/2 that the volume may need clean up action. Normally this is done by running CHKDSK; the Dirty utility allows you to toggle the flag when CHKDSK is not available or ineffective.
  4. HPFS RECOVER - Recovers files from a damaged HPFS volume. Low sector corruption of an HPFS volume will result in total data loss; this utility locates files on the HPFS volume without the need to access the low sector structures, allowing recovery of most files on the volume.
  5. PARTITION FIXUP - Recreates a usable logical boot sector on a partition which has been deleted or redefined.
  6. BOOT SECTOR BACKUP/RESTORE - Backs up the boot sectors of all physical and logical disks.
  • HEXDUMP: Permits the user to convert binary files to ASCII readable text, which can then be viewed or edited by any standard text editor and converted back to binary format.
  • HPFSOPT: Optimizes HPFS formats, defragmenting files and maximizing free space. Individual files may be selected for optimization based on file size limits. Optimization may be performed automatically at specified intervals.
  • LD: The List Directory utility is an enhanced DIR command. You may even sort directories and add comments to your files.
  • MKPATH: Make Directory Path creates a multi-level path with one command.
  • REBOOT: Equivalent to performing a Ctrl+ALT+Delete key sequence. Additionally, options to shut down the Presentation Manager applications and to request the settings be saved prior to reboot are available.
  • SEDIT: The SEdit utility allows the user to view formatted displays of hex data for file structures, including the boot sector, HPFS Super and Spare Blocks, FAT file allocation tables and the partition table. The sector editor also enables the user read or write multiple sectors from external files.
  • SENTRY: Monitors boot sectors, locks files, and backs up the Desktop and OS/2.INI and OS2SYS.INI files at specified intervals.
  • SYSINFO: General system information, hardware information, and Presentation Manager information.
  • UNDELETE: Scans HPFS or FAT partitions for recoverable files. You may combine the capabilities of both the OS/2 and GammaTech Undelete features.
  • WHERE: Command line utility to locate files on hard drives. It functions on HPFS or FAT volumes and supports long file names.  Hidden and system files are included in the search.
  • WIPEFREE: The WipeFree utility allows wiping of all freespace. The option to perform secure wiping in conformance with the U.S. Department of Defense specifications is included, as well as an option to erase freespace on volumes which have been fast formatted is included.

WARNING: The features offered by some of these programs are extremely powerful, and if used improperly, even inadvertently, they could result in data loss, program malfunctions, unexpected results, or even system locks. Although you are advised to use it only to professional or very experted users, it is recommended that you always read carefully the description of all the parameters you plan for each program you want to use.

This software is distributed as compressed package. You have to download and manually install it; if prerequisites are required, you will have to manually install them too.

Manual installation

Self-installing package. Run GTINST.EXE. See below for download link(s).

Following ones are the download links for manual installation:

GammaTech Utilities v. 4.02 (GammaTech Utilities corrective service 4.02, 14/1/1999, GammaTech Inc.)
 www.gt-online.com/gtu/gtu99014.zip  local copy
GammaTech Utilities v. 3.0 (15/7/1996, GammaTech Inc.) Readme/What's new
╔═══════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════ ║ ║ GAMMATECH UTILITIES FOR OS/2 3.0 ║ Demonstration Version ║ ║ SofTouch Systems, Inc. ║ 1300 S. Meridan, Suite 600 ║ Oklahoma City, OK 73108 ║ Phone: (405) 947-8085 Fax: (405) 947-8169 ║ Internet: www.softouch.com CompuServe: GO SOFTOUCH ╚════════ This demonstration version of the GammaTech Utilities includes the Analyze utility, which will scan your drive for media errors and automatically mark bad sectors. The GammaTech Utilities Information object, also included, describes the use of the Analyze utility in addition to the 24 other utilities which comprise the GammaTech Utilities. To install the GammaTech Utilities demo, simply select the Install button at the right. This will launch the GTINST program which will install files on your hard drive, update the CONFIG.SYS, and create an object on your Desktop. The install program will give you an opportunity to select the drive and directory in which to install the program files, and will create the directory automatically if it does not exist. The install program will guide you through each step of the process. Since the CONFIG.SYS must be updated, you will need to reboot your machine once the installation is complete. To remove the demo, drop the folder object containing the GammaTech Utilities on the shredder, then drop the Desktop program object on the shredder.
 www.gt-online.com/gtu/g30demo1.zip  local copy
GammaTech Utilities v. 3.02 (GammaTech Utilities corrective service 3.02, 30/5/1995, GammaTech Inc.) Readme/What's new
GammaTech Utilities - 32 Bit - Version 3.02 ReadMe.Csd CSD 1995275 05/30/95 This diskette contains corrective service for the GammaTech Utilities Version 3.00. To install the corrective service, follow the procedure described on page 11 of the GammaTech Technical Reference manual. This corrective service has no prerequisite. It contains all fixes since the original base release. However, this csd will be a prerequisite for future corrective service releases. To determine if you need to apply this CSD, execute the GtLevel command from an OS/2 command prompt. If the CSD level shown there is less than this CSD level there are fixes here you may wish to install. A list of fixes and their dates are shown below. If while attempting to apply this CSD you encounter the error message pop-up with the title which reads "Base Level Invalid", it means that the version information stored in the INI files could not be found. This information was placed there during the installation of the base product, but is no longer there. You must reinstall the base product and then apply this CSD. Boot diskettes for maintenence mode may be created by making copies of the OS/2 Installation diskette and OS/2 diskette 1. You may also create them using the "Create Utility Diskettes" feature found in the "System Setup" folder. If you choose this option, you must also copy the following files to your working diskette from the \OS2\DLL directory on the boot drive: VIOCALLS.DLL and NLS.DLL These DLL's are required but not copied by the "Create Utility Diskettes" feature. Note that the SysInfo utility has a new command line switch which when used will display additional hardware information. This feature may not work properly on all hardware configurations as a result of a problem with the OS/2 Resource Manager. For more information see the documentation errata below, page 35 or the online documentation. Documentation Errata Page 25 - The Optimize HPFS utility has a new option on the dialog for "Optimization Level nn Passes". Refer to the online help for a full description of this option and when to use it. Page 35 - The customer must specifically specify that IRQ and port assignment information be displayed using the /rm switch. This feature may not function properly on all hardware configurations. To enable this feature, bring up the Settings page for the SysInfo program object and enter /rm in the Parameters section. If problems occur with this feature enabled, such as traps or system lockups, remove the /rm parameter from the Settings. Page 41 - The frequency for note C5 should be 523 instead of 423. Page 46 - The example for FatSort is in error. The starting directory must always be specified, even for the root. The example should read as follows: FATSORT D:\ -b- Page 63 - The HpfsOpt utility has several new options which may be specified on the command line or entered in the input panel. These options are described below: -px Set the maximum number of optimization passes to "x". If this parameter is not specified the maximum number of passes is determined dynamically at run time based on various volume statistics. Example: -p5 The maximum number of optimization passes is limited to 5. -xn Only those files which have file sizes greater than "n" will be selected for optimization. The default is to select files greater than 0 length for optimization. Example -x50000 -yn Only those files which have file sizes less than or equal to "n" will be selected for optimization. The default is to select files with no upper file size limit. Example -y2000000 Corrective Service List --Date-- --CSD-- Filename Description 11/26/94 1994330 n/a Base release 12/15/94 1994349 GTU349.CSD Service items on or before this date. 12/28/94 1994362 GTU362.CSD Service items on or before this date. 01/25/95 1995025 GTU512.CSD Service items on or before this date. 03/07/95 1995066 GTU513.CSD Service items on or before this date. 03/11/95 1995070 GTU514.CSD Service items on or before this date. 04/12/95 1995102 GTU515.CSD Service items on or before this date. 05/30/95 1995150 GTU516.CSD Service items on or before this date. 10/02/95 1995275 GTU95275.CSD Service items on or before this date. General 04/26/95 Enabled stack probes for all utilities. This may correct a number of intermittant and nonreproducable problems in some of the PM apps. 04/26/95 Increased the PM message que of all PM utilities from the default of 10 to 50. Reports from other developers seem to indicate that the default of 10 is not adequate and can result in a number of unusual problems. Analyze 12/14/94 Increased stack size from 16384 to 49152 to correct SYS3171 on large FAT volumes. 01/02/95 Correct "Help Not Available" error on initialization when the source directory name contains embedded blanks. 03/11/95 Increase stack space for threads from 32768 to 49152 to correct trap due to insufficient stack space. 08/31/95 Utilize new GammaTech library routines. Beep 08/31/95 Utilize new GammaTech library routines. DiskMap 01/02/95 Correct "Help Not Available" error on initialization when the source directory name contains embedded blanks. 03/11/95 Increase stack space from 16384 to 32768 to correct trap due to insufficient stack space. 04/08/95 Made various changes to support HPFS volumes converted from FAT by Partition Magic. 08/31/95 Utilize new GammaTech library routines. FatOpt 12/09/94 Sector numbers in message text were decimal and are now hex. 12/14/94 Increased stack size from 8192 to 49152 as a preventive measure. 12/28/94 Added debug trace options to isolate and correct a trap occuring on a small number of customer systems. This trap appeared to be occuring in the directory sort logic and may have been a result of a compiler inconsistancy. 12/28/94 The beeps sounded when the optimizer completes will no longer be performed when the unattended switch is used. 03/11/95 Added additional debug logic for Redetermine Media. 03/11/95 Corrected problem where Redetermine Media was not being called at end of optimization. This is a serious error. It can result in loss of data or corrupted volumes if reboot is not done prior to writing to the optimized volume. 04/08/95 Recompiled and linked using the Warp toolkit which apparantly corrects a trap during directory processing. 05/29/95 Corrected defect where FatOpt could lockup processing volumes with near 64K clusters due to an error in the screen display routine. This error would not cause data loss since it would occur in the analysis phase. 08/08/95 Increased stack size to 128K 08/31/95 Utilize new GammaTech library routines. FatSort 12/14/94 Increased stack size from 8192 to 49152 as a preventive measure. 08/31/95 Utilize new GammaTech library routines. FileJoin 08/31/95 Utilize new GammaTech library routines. FileRec 08/31/95 Utilize new GammaTech library routines. Files 01/02/95 Correct "Help Not Available" error on initialization when the source directory name contains embedded blanks. 08/31/95 Utilize new GammaTech library routines. 09/16/95 Corrected problem where the selected file count was not being decremented for attribute and timestamp functions. GtDisk 08/31/95 Utilize new GammaTech library routines. HexDump 08/31/95 Utilize new GammaTech library routines. HpfsOpt 03/25/95 Correct problem where archived attribute was being set on after a file was optimized which originally had its attribute bit off. 03/25/95 Correct problem where files which were optimized had their case forced to lower case. The optimized file now has the same filename case as the original file. 08/31/95 Utilize new GammaTech library routines. 08/31/95 Statistics on very large volumes regarding volume capacity and available space are now provided in sectors instead of bytes. This corrects the problem where these statistics were in error due to overflow. 08/31/95 Added parameters to allow specification of maximum number of optimization passes (-px); minimum file size of selected files (-xn); and maximum file size of selected files (-yn). LD 12/28/94 If comments are to be placed on a separate line (/DW) then the comments will be indented 3 spaces for readability. 08/31/95 Utilize new GammaTech library routines. Optimize 01/02/95 Correct "Help Not Available" error on initialization when the source directory name contains embedded blanks. 01/09/95 Correct problem where selected drives were not being saved across executions, making "timed defrag" pretty much useless across system boots. 01/09/95 Added feature to allow the "timed defrag" option to be set for execution at a specific time of day as well as on an interval basis. The Optimize help files have been updated for this feature also. 01/24/95 Added feature to save the current execution priority setting so that the customer selected priority will be the default on future executions. 02/16/95 Correct problem where, when multiple drives are selected, all drives are analyzed but only the last drive is optimized. Besides correcting this problem, this fix prevents the interactive analyze feature from being selected if more than one drive is selected. i.e. the customer can press the Optimize button but not the Analyze button if more than one drive is selected. If only one drive is selected, Analyze and Optimize are enabled. 03/25/95 Correct problem where archived attribute was being set on after a file was optimized which originally had its attribute bit off. 03/25/95 Correct problem where files which were optimized had their case forced to lower case. The optimized file now has the same filename case as the original file. 08/31/95 Utilize new GammaTech library routines. 08/31/95 Statistics on very large volumes regarding volume capacity and available space are now provided in sectors instead of bytes. This corrects the problem where these statistics were in error due to overflow. 09/01/95 Add option to dialog to permit limitation of the maximum number or optimization passes. SEdit 01/02/95 Correct problem where autoformat incorrectly identifies a Master Boot Record as a Logical Boot Record when no primary partition is defined on the physical disk. 08/31/95 Utilize new GammaTech library routines. Sentry 01/02/95 Correct "Help Not Available" error on initialization when the source directory name contains embedded blanks. 08/31/95 Utilize new GammaTech library routines. Sysinfo 01/02/95 Correct "Help Not Available" error on initialization when the source directory name contains embedded blanks. 08/31/95 Utilize new GammaTech library routines. 09/16/95 Enable resource manager logic via a new /rm switch. This allows the customer to obtain additional specific hardware information. Some systems may trap with this option as a result of a bug in the OS/2 resource manager. Undelete 01/02/95 Correct "Help Not Available" error on initialization when the source directory name contains embedded blanks. 04/08/95 Increased all stack sizes to 32K to eliminate traps. 08/31/95 Utilize new GammaTech library routines. Where 08/31/95 Utilize new GammaTech library routines. WipeFree 04/18/95 Additional messages are now displayed if the wipe operation fails due to a write or write verification error on FAT volumes. 04/26/95 Additional messages are now displayed if the wipe operation fails due to a write error on HPFS or FAT volumes. 08/31/95 Utilize new GammaTech library routines. 09/16/95 Correct problem where WipeFree could attempt to run past the end of the volume on HPFS drives.
 www.gt-online.com/gtu/gtu95275.zip  local copy
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