Disk Heal

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Overview

Disk Heal is a utility that performs various tweaks to optimize your PC in terms of appearance, security and also performs tweaks for common applications as well. In addition it allows you to fix common errors which are caused by certain viruses as well.

Features

  • Fixes Disk Problems
  • Fixes Task Manager inaccessibility
  • Fixes Folder Options inaccessibility
  • Fixes Registry Editor inaccessibility
  • Can’t access any of the above three features, Disk Heal fixes this problem
  • Fixes File/Folder inaccessibility
  • Perform dozens of other tweaks

For a comprehensive list of features expanding on the above points, click here.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Features

  • Fixes Disk Problems

Can’t open your drive just by clicking it? Getting error messages like “Could not find something” or an Open With dialog? Disk Heal fixes these problems in just one click.

  • Fixes Task Manager inaccessibility
  • Fixes Folder Options inaccessibility
  • Fixes Registry Editor inaccessibility
  • Can’t access any of the above three features, Disk Heal fixes this problem
  • Fixes File/Folder inaccessibility:

Has a virus hidden your files/folders and you cannot unhide it? Use disk heal to fix this problem.

  • Perform Tweaks:

Performs various other tweaks to optimize your pc including:

  • Security Tweaks:

-Password protect these features
-Enable/Disable Task Manager
-Enable/Disable Folder options
-Enable/Disable the registry editor
-Lock the location of ‘My Documents’
-Enable/Disable Display Properties
-Enable/Disable ‘Search’
-Enable/Disable ‘Run’
-Enable/Disable Control Panel
-Enable/Disable Shutdown
-Enable/Disable CPU Beep
-Enable/Disable CD Auto-run
-Hide/unhide Start->(All) Programs menu
-Enable/Disable the Context menu in My Computer & Desktop
-Enable/Disable My Computer
-Hide/Show ‘Pinned’ items from the Start menu
-Remove ‘Manage’ in My Computer Context Menu

  • Appearance Tweaks:

-Change drive icon
-Enable/Disable Clear-Type (Also known as ‘Font smoothing’ Fonts)
-Enable/Disable smooth scrolling
-Hide/Show the left panel from My Computer
-Hide/Show the current user in the Start menu
-Hide/Show the windows version on the Desktop
-Hide/Show windows error messages on startup

  • Internet Explorer Tweaks:

-Enable/Disable Auto-complete
-Check if Default Browser
-Lock current home page
-Increase simultaneous downloads to 10

  • Control Panel Tweaks

-HideShow Accessibility Options
-HideShow AddRemove programs
-HideShow Console Options
-HideShow DateTime Options
-HideShow Display Options
-HideShow Fax Options
-HideShow Hardware Wizard
-HideShow IR Port Options
-HideShow Regional Options
-HideShow Internet Settings
-HideShow Joystick Options
-HideShow licensing programs
-HideShow KeyboardMouse Options
-HideShow mail Options
-HideShow sound Options
-HideShow dial-up Options
-HideShow network & connectivity Wizard
-HideShow modem Options
-HideShow Netware client Options
-HideShow ODBC options
-HideShow PC card Options
-HideShow port Options
-HideShow power Options
-HideShow scanner and camera Options
-HideShow server manager Wizard
-HideShow speech Options
-HideShow System Properties
-HideShow Telephone Properties
-HideShow TweakUI Properties
-HideShow User Manager Properties
-Hide/Show WSP client options
-Hide/Show Quicktime preferences
-Hide/show Norton Live update client
-Hide/Show Compaq Agent

Screenshots

For more visuals, download the application!

FAQ

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  • What is Disk Heal?

Disk Heal is a useful tool that tweaks your PC and fixes common computer problems. Initially it  was a program which fixed disk problems that occur after a virus has been removed with a few additional features like changing the icon of a drive. Currently it performs various other tweaks as well.

 

  • On what Operating Systems does Disk Heal function on?

 

The entire program was written and tested on Windows XP but based on user feedback and testing, it functions on the following Operating Systems:

 

Windows NT
Windows 2000
Windows XP
Windows Vista*
Windows 7*

System Requirements:

Windows NT, 2000, XP, Vista* or 7*.
32MB RAM
Administrator privileges

Troubleshoot

     

  • I fix the folder options/task manager/registry editor inaccessibility but once I restart the computer I still cannot access these features?
  •  

First check if you have administrator privileges and the restrictions weren’t made on purpose. If so your virus is still active, and it keeps recreating the restriction, so use an Anti Virus Program to eradicate the virus and retry the procedure.

 

  • I try restoring a folder/file I lost because of a virus and it says the path is invalid?

 

Make sure that the path has been typed correctly. If so, the file/folder may have been deleted instead of hidden.

 

  • I am unable to assign an icon to one of my drives, what do I do?

 

You are probably using the old version of Disk Heal. Download the latest version.

 

  • The tweaks do not work. Why?

 

Some anti virus or anti spyware programs prevent Disk Heal from performing its functions as a security measure. To make full use of Disk Heal permission should be granted by the anti spywareAnti Virus programs.

 

  • Some anti virus anti spyware programs flag Disk Heal as Risk Ware. Why?

 

Disk Heal makes changes to the registry, As a security measure these programs flag Disk Heal as Riskware as changes made to the registry could produce adverse results as well. Disk Heal guarantees though that changes made by Disk Heal are purely beneficial.

 

  • I forgot the Security Tweaks entry password. What do I do?

 

If you forget the password you can never recover it again.  The only option would be to format the drive to use the ‘Security Tweaks’ page again.

 

  • When I launch Disk Heal, I get a message saying that the TABCTL32 or COMDLG32 component is missing, what do I do?

Tabctl32.ocx and comdlg32.ocx are required components to run Disk Heal, this is generally installed into the system directory, however a security feature in your computer may prevent installation of the file. You can install it manually by downloading it from here(tabctl32.ocx, comdlg32.ocx) and copying it to your system directory (default: “C:/windows/system32″), Re-launch the application.

     

  • What compatibility issues may I run into when using Disk Heal on Windows Vista or 7?
  •  

Some of the tweaks may not work with Windows Vista/7. A future build is currently being developed for full Vista compatibility. If the application does not run entirely, do the following:

- Right click the Disk Heal EXE file and click ‘Properties’.
- Go to the ‘Compatibility’ tab.
- Check ‘Run this program in compatibility mode for’ and choose ‘Windows XP (Service Pack 2)’

 

Still can’t find the answer to your problem? Leave a comment below or Contact the author.


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    56 Comments so far
    1. System Vault | Computer Realm June 5, 2009 11:41 pm

      [...] will have to use Disk Heal for this. In the ‘fix’ tab, at the bottom you can type in the full path of the hidden [...]

    2. Dr. P.K.Chakraborty June 7, 2009 10:57 pm

      Recently our lab computer gotinfected withvirus proabaly thriugh pendrive of students
      we installed K7 Antivirus tool but after scanning C drive shows 0bytes space. we have tried to fix this by removing autorun.inf file in each drive . we ware successful to open the drives by doublr cliciking. But the ddisk shows 0 bytes and we can not write a single byte on cdrive. It seems Pc ware better with Virus ???

      Reply

        luq reply on June 8th, 2009 2:24 pm:

      the access issue is what disk heal fixes, on double clicking that is, for a good antivirus i’d recommend Kaspersky or NOD32, however in your case with the C drive read only it won’t be possible to even install it, i suggest you format your computer and purchase kaspersky or nod32 to protect the computers in your lab. thanks for the comment.

      Reply

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    4. Automation Guy July 14, 2009 8:56 pm

      looks like a good software, but I have 2 questions.

      What the * (Vista*) means in terms of compatibility ?
      It is free, open source ?

      Reply

        Luqmaan reply on July 14th, 2009 9:59 pm:

      Thanks for the comment, the * is explained below, it is to notify users that vista compatibility is limited to only some of the features and tweaks. The application is completely free, not open source however.

      Reply

    5. biswajit July 16, 2009 1:48 pm

      how to use diskheal after install,send me details ASAP IN MY MAIL WHAT I HAVE GIVEN

      Reply

    6. biswajit July 16, 2009 1:48 pm

      I COULN’T UNDERSTAND

      Reply

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    8. vino August 12, 2009 10:06 pm

      Thanks a lot for your post ,it helped a lot in resolving my External hard disk’s double click access problem.i recommend others to try it worked well on my Windows XP SPIII.

      Reply

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    10. design solar panel November 21, 2009 2:01 pm

      Thanks for taking the time to discuss this, I feel powerfully about it and love learning more on this subject. If viable, as you gain expertise, would you mind updating your Blog with more information? It is highly helpful for me.

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    11. Allan H. December 5, 2009 9:15 pm

      Hi Luqmaan, I tried your software and it literally fixes my drive and folder issues. Thanks a lot man!

      Here are my problems that has been fixed by Disk Heal:
      1. autorun problems on my hard drives (when clicked-it is asking for a program to open it)
      2. Hidden files and folders – it has been months since I have been infected by a virus that had stopped me from viewing all of my hidden files and folders on my drives.Eventhough the virus has been removed by the anti-virus software the problem stays. thanks to your software everything is now back to normal.

      Reply

        Luqmaan reply on December 8th, 2009 5:29 pm:

      Always a pleasure, thanks for visiting computer-realm.net.

      Reply

    12. Craig December 20, 2009 12:27 am

      This software was perfect, fixed my computer problems liek a charm. Thank you.
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      Reply

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    14. hinmo January 12, 2010 9:28 am

      best for me

      Reply

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    16. jmack February 26, 2010 10:17 am

      A great tool! The netbook of my niece was infected by a trojan which I cannot recall the name. After removing the virus using an antivirus, i cannot open the drives by double-clicking it. I came across this tool. When I used it, its like a miracle. the problems are gone. I can now open the drives by double-clicking.

      Thanks a lot for this tool.

      Reply

        Luqmaan reply on March 2nd, 2010 8:16 pm:

      always a pleasure to help, thanks for the feedback.

      Reply

    17. Eric@Computer Freezes March 5, 2010 7:27 pm

      Been using this utility regularly for a while now. It is lightweight and actually very extensive in its capacity. Not real user friendly, but once you get familiar with it, it is easy to use.
      .-= Eric@Computer Freezes´s last blog ..A 99% Effective Method To Remove Spyware And Malware For Free =-.

      Reply

    18. chandu March 19, 2010 8:33 pm

      thanks for your nice tool but let me explain my problem

      recently my pendrive got affected with virus from my friend’s system and avast is able to remove them but when i opened it my folders are disappeared and only files in root drive are visible. i checked memory used which is far greater than files that are present on pendrive so i thought they are hidden and tried to unhide them by using folder option but failed.

      your tool is just awesome and i was able to recover my folders whose names are known but there are number of folders which i don’t remember their names please help me to recover them

      thanks in advance

      Reply

    19. Lowr March 26, 2010 8:27 am

      Does this clean infected External Hard Disks/USBs too?

      Reply

        Luqmaan reply on March 26th, 2010 2:23 pm:

      if it has the ‘open with’ dialog or an error message when you try opening it, it should fix it.

      Reply

    20. Nawier June 13, 2010 4:25 pm

      mantap, programnya bermanfaat banget kalo lagi dapat masalah pada komputer

      terima kasih….

      Reply

    21. Viko July 27, 2010 9:27 am

      Hi guys,

      It worked grrreat!, I’ve tried some other tips that I googled but this one was the last one bc I needed no other, it fxed up fast.

      Good job guys

      Reply

    22. Viko July 27, 2010 9:29 am

      Hi guys,

      It worked grrreat!, I’ve tried some other tips that I googled but this one was the last one bc I needed no other, it fxed up fast.

      By the way, I have Windows 7 HP (Home Premuim, not Hewlett Packard!)

      Good job guys

      Reply

    23. cheap birkenstocks August 15, 2010 9:15 am

      Hi Luqmaan,

      This sounds like a very useful app. Will defo test it as my computer is becoming a nightmare to run, Do you think this will sort out Firefox as sometimes its using 400,000K for some reason, would you know why that is?

      Thanks

      Amir

      Reply

    24. alexwfix August 18, 2010 3:32 pm

      I have downloaded the Disk heal, it is very nice and useful.

      Reply

    25. Oscar August 31, 2010 12:19 am

      Hello thanks disk heal this solved my little problem with Activiything
      Great job guys

      BIG THANKS FROM SWEDEN

      Reply

    26. LamLoyada September 16, 2010 4:23 pm

      Привет всем! Форум просто супер =)
      :)

      Reply

    27. ankamma rao October 18, 2010 1:34 pm

      i have stored data in a external hard disc. now i am not able to open it. it is showing an error message that ” the drive is currupted” how get my stored data on this drive. kindly help

      ankamma rao

      Reply

        El_Rapero reply on December 18th, 2010 6:50 am:

      Hello, is well-read your case, to I was passing equally on an external hard disk, and I have solved it
      It tries this ke to I my me work
      It sees to the system symbol, bony I initiate -> accessories -> and system symbol

      When you enter put this, where X is the unit of your spoilt hard disk

      CHKDSK X: /F

      If for example, your external hard disk or the ke is it is the letter G, serious like that…

      CHKDSK G: /F

      With this I have arranged my external hard disk porke not podia to enter to and not reconocia the information as if estubieran damaged, I wait ke costs you and the problem is solved

      Reply

    28. raju October 23, 2010 9:29 am

      I need it

      Reply

    29. biswa November 6, 2010 1:09 pm

      Its good buddy,,,,,,

      Reply

    30. Didi Dagan November 8, 2010 11:19 pm
    31. angga November 10, 2010 6:24 am

      Obama say : TERIMA KASIH

      Reply

    32. javier November 10, 2010 10:07 pm

      podrias enviarme el manual en español porfavor,gracias y un saludo

      Reply

    33. reuben kyando November 18, 2010 12:25 pm

      hi can i give the instruction how to show folders on my external hdd

      Reply

    34. pavan December 15, 2010 2:59 pm

      wow its a nice app

      Reply

    35. saviour January 30, 2011 12:01 am

      my pendrive appears, ” disk protected” so i cant format nor copy anything onto it pls help me fix the error write protected problem

      Reply

    36. Ivaylo Kondaninsky February 9, 2011 6:36 pm

      Useful and easy to use application! :] Great work and 10x for the help!

      Reply

    37. myyearbooklayouts March 4, 2011 10:13 pm

      Thanks for the great software. Downloding….. :D

      Reply

    38. vidyas March 15, 2011 12:24 pm

      Thanks a lot!It worked for me.Disk heal is simply superb!
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      Reply

    39. Paul Omokhodion April 6, 2011 5:06 am

      Where do I download DISK HEAL please?

      Reply

    40. Web Guru April 7, 2011 7:19 pm

      Hello! Thanks a lot for disk heal software! I like it very much!

      Reply

    41. ryan April 19, 2011 3:03 pm

      I may request to portable diskheal…

      Please update the program because it is old and does not support newer os.

      Reply

    42. jurel April 30, 2011 10:27 pm

      totally useless

      how am I supose to repair an undetected disk? since it asks to select a letter?

      this comments here must be only bots….

      Reply

        Luke reply on May 1st, 2011 12:26 pm:

      If you go to the ‘features’ section you’ll see exactly what Disk Heal fixes, “Can’t open your drive just by clicking it? Getting error messages like “Could not find something” or an Open With dialog? Disk Heal fixes these problems in just one click.” Thanks for stopping by. Sorry Disk Heal couldn’t help you.

      Reply

    43. nagendra May 4, 2011 12:14 am

      THanks :) every necessary fixes from one place.

      Reply

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    45. Anh May 28, 2011 10:19 am

      dear expert,
      i like the “disk heal” software but unfortunately i can’t open it. the following warning just appeared when i opened it:

      Run-time error ’339′:
      Component ‘TABCTL32.OCX’ or one of its dependencies not correctly registered: a file is missing or invalid.

      pls help to fix it

      thanks

      Reply

        Luke reply on June 27th, 2011 1:15 pm:

      If you are using Windows vista or Windows 7, right click the Disk Heal short cut and change the compatibility mode to XP.

      Reply

    46. [...] well via a registry key so that the running virus process cannot be ended. This can be fixed using Disk Heal if the virus is no longer [...]

    47. carolina July 10, 2011 10:13 pm

      Hola, gracias por el aporte, pero no existe el programa en español, seria mas facil de usar, y un tutorial mas basico soy demaciado novata.

      Reply

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