today's date is Saturday, November 26, 2005
 
i know i should have mentioned this a couple of months ago, but don't hold your breathe waiting for this page to get updates. [[ though this page will always be here in its current form ]]
 
i have completely moved my personal computing life over to the apple macintosh platform.
 
the first week of july 2005, i made this bart's pe page. then during the first week of august 2005, my windows computer had a complete meltdown ( software that is, not hardware ).
 
so instead of rebuilding my windows computer, i just moved it all over to my iMac, which is something that i had been wanting to do anyway for a year or so. the ms windows meltdown was the last straw and provided the impetus for me to finally get off my duff and make the switch to apple.
 
and you know, i have no regrets. i should have done this years ago. osX is a great operating system, simple, easy, robust. i highly recommend apple to anyone who wants to simplify their computer life.
 
thanks, and may peace doggedly follow you.
mikey{:-)
 
 
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Bart's PE Plugins and Information

most plugins on this page are complete plugins.
plugins that need files will be so designated.
otherwise, no other file or download is needed.
 
now this might seem painfully obvious to some,
but my plugins already come in their proper folder,
you don't need to unzip it to its own folder,
you just need to unzip it.
if the plugin folder is inside of another folder
it won't be accessible from the start menu
pretty simple really
 
so to use my plugins
download it
unzip it
copy the plugin folder to the Bart PE "plugin" folder
make sure the pe builder program has it listed as enabled
and that's all you need to do.
 

 
the following plugins do not require a ram disk, and run just fine off the cd.

 
The Plugin Description: Download the plugin Download the original program
Description: 2xExplorer vZ1
2xEplorer is a dual pane file manager, that works well and makes working with files extremely easy.
Download the plugin
2xExplorer-vZ1.zip 332KB
this is a complete plugin, no other files are needed.
Download the original program
2xexplorer-vZ1_prog.zip 329KB
Description: AlphaClock
hey, it tells you the time on your desktop, and it can be configured to use different formats and themes. and yes, someone else had made a plugin for it, but i could not get it to work, so i made one for myself.
Download the plugin
AlphaClock.zip 40.5KB
this is a complete plugin, no other files are needed.
Download the original program
AlphaClock_prog.zip 38.6KB
Description: FileManagers
this plugin has 3 dual pane files managers, 2xExplorer vR7, Servant Salamander v1.5.2, and Turbo Navigator v1.2.2. take your pick and use which ever one you like, choice is always a good thing.
Download the plugin
FileManagers.zip 1.05MB
this is a complete plugin, no other files are needed.
Download the original program
FileManagers_prog.zip 1.05MB
Description: Foxit PDF Reader
it's a small, standalone PDF reader, and it seems to work pretty well. i had some refresh issues with it, but minimizing the program, and then maximizing it fixed it up. and yes, someone else had made a plugin for it, but i could not get it to work, so i made one for myself.
Download the plugin
Foxit-PDF-Reader.zip 1.93MB
this is a complete plugin, no other files are needed.
Download the original program
Foxit-PDF-Reader_prog.zip 1.93MB
Description: More Stuff
this is a collection of small freeware programs that might prove useful to someone. there is a 3 month calender, a unit conversion program, a stop watch for timing things, 2 screen capture programs, and a small program that converts decimal numbers to roman numbers.
Download the plugin
More-Stuff.zip 608KB
this is a complete plugin, no other files are needed.
Download the original program
More-Stuff_prog.zip 611KB
Description: PC Wizard 2004
it's a diagnostic tool for finding out what is on your computer. pretty darn cool if you ask me. and yes, someone else had made a plugin for it, but i could not get it to work, so i made one for myself.
Download the plugin
PC-Wizard-2004.zip 836KB
this is a complete plugin, no other files are needed.
Download the original program
PC-Wizard-2004_prog.zip 834KB
Description: RecoverFiles
3 small utilities for recovering deleted files, Restoration, HandyRecovery, and FileRecovery. FloboFloppyRepair is also thrown in for good measure. May they work for you as intended.
Download the plugin
RecoverFiles.zip 3.48MB
this is a complete plugin, no other files are needed.
Download the original program
RecoverFiles_prog.zip 3.48MB
Description: Turbo Navigator v1.4.6
it's a dual pane file manager that works pretty darn good. use it and free yourself from the shackles of the normal windows explorer.
Download the plugin
TurboNavigator-v146.zip 592KB
this is a complete plugin, no other files are needed.
Download the original program
TurboNavigator-v146_prog.zip 589KB
Description: ZipUnZip Programs
there are 4 zip unzip programs here. mini-unzip does nothing but unzip files. HJzip and FBzip are full featured zip programs, which allow you to associate zip files with them easily. and, of course, 7zip is here. the 7zip file manager opens up when you run the program; and from there, you can work with and associate with compressed file formats to your heart's content.
Download the plugin
ZipUnzip.zip 2.27MB
this is a complete plugin, no other files are needed.
Download the original program
ZipUnzip_prog.zip 2.27MB
 
 
 
dr who before i go any further, i should mention a few things. forgive me if i tend to ramble, but that is what i do best. i'm fairly new to Bart's PE, which you can find here. it's a wonderful piece of software engineering that enables one to boot a computer, from a cd, into a windows environment. Bart Lagerweij is a genius, and i hope that someday he will be richly rewarded. that being said, if all you do is download the pe builder program from bart's site, and use it, as is, to burn a bootable cd, all one really gets is a beautiful windows environment, but you can not really do much with it; just like installing windows on a computer for the first time, sure you can boot the computer, but until you spend the next 3 hours installing all of the drivers and other programs, it's not really useful for much. it's the same thing with bart's pe, and that's where all these plugins come in. they allow one to make a bootable cd that is truly useful, from running antivirus software to rescuing data off of dead pc's when windows has crashed and burned.
dr who my plugins are pretty simple and basic. when the word "registry" is mentioned, i break out in hives and my brain freezes up hard. i know i should seek medical help of some form, but therapy causes my brain to catch on fire, which does help to thaw it out, but bandages can get rather expensive after a while. so i like to keep things simple.
dr who my main reason, for using bart's pe, is to disinfect family and friends' computers from all the malware that exists. if they can not be disinfected and cleaned up, then i need to be able to rescue data off of them. to that end, there are a few plugins made by other people, that i would consider essential. they add basic functionality to the core pe program and give you a more natural windows experience.
dr who my disclaimer and due credit... unless otherwise noted, the list below represents plugins that other people made, who are smarter and more talented than me. i liked them, they seemed useful, so i listed them here. before i made this web page, i went on a 3 week rampage and downloaded a ton of plugins and tried them out, and burned a whole lot of cd's in the process. it is all rather a blur right now. middle age is catching up on me. i need a nap.
dr who the download is their complete plugin, so the author will be listed in them. i thank them all for their work! as always, it only makes common sense to check with the author's web site to see if newer versions exist, that information should also be in the download. if the plugin needed files added, to make them functional, then all i did was follow their directions to add the necessary program files. i will make a note of this to the plugins where i added the files. since i like simple, i am offering the complete plugin for download, so no other files or download is needed. for reference, today's date is Saturday, June 25, 2005.
 
 
computer specs hah, and you thought you were done reading!! well i'm not done rambling yet! this screenshot is my computer specifications. that's right, every time i made a bart cd, i would go upstairs and test it out on my windows98se computer with an AMD K6-2 500MHz with only 192MB RAM. why do you care? well, right below, i highly recommend using at least 3 plugins, the ramsize plugin, the setpagefile plugin, and the vbrun plugin. with ramsize, you can create a RAM disk that is larger than the default of 32MB. i always created a RAM disk that was 128MB in size. that's 2/3 of my available RAM. i needed to use the RAM disk a lot, and with 128MB, i never worried about running out of room on it. to compensate for using up so much available RAM, the first thing that i would always do is set the pagefiles.sys to my C: drive, using the setpagefile plugin. since this created a swap file on the C: drive, i never had any problems using two-thrids of my RAM for a RAM disk, and no program ever complained about low virtual memory. it's just very cool is all. the other thing i would like to note is that, for the most part, bart's pe ran pretty smoothly on this computer. with the larger programs, there would be some seconds before the program did load. but on the whole, the perceived experience, of using a bart's pe bootable disk on this computer, was ok. it did take a while to boot up initially and configure networking, but running the programs was decent and overall not too bad. so what is the moral of the story... give yourself a heaping big RAM drive, and the first thing that you should do, after bart's pe has finished booting, is to create a swap file ( aka the pagefile.sys ) on the C: drive.
 
 
 
sunny ok boys and girls, here is a plugin for something that i had totally forgot about, but you should be aware of it nonetheless.... XP and XPsp1 will not play nicely with hard drives over 137GB in size. The ATAPI driver, for Windows XP Service Pack 1, aka SP1, (and earlier) does not use 48-bit Logical Block Addressing (LBA).
sunny with XP sp2, this was fixed. but if you are using XP sp1 to build your bart's pe iso's... then you need the atapi_331958 plugin. this plugin makes a registry entry to EnableBigLba. this plugin also contains a hotfix to fix XP when Entering Standby or Hibernation or When Writing a Memory Dump (331958) to hard drives larger than 137GB. the hotfix program files have been added. i don't have any of these huge hard drives, but this plugin is a good idea if you only use XP sp1.
sunny download the atapi_331958 plugin - 396KB
sunny
 
dr who there are a ton of other plugins out there, the best place to find them is from bart's pe website, towards the bottom of the page; or at the official forum for bart's pe: http://www.911cd.net/forums/
dr who yup, i spent 2 whole nights checking every link on bart's site that offered plugins. i downloaded most of them, looked at the instructions, but i did not end up testing a lot of them. and i did not keep them seperated very well either, they all just ended up in a couple of folders. during all of this is when i found royalbox's barts pe plugin creator. a very cool program indeed. this is what i used to make my own plugins. it is a simple and completely painless way to make plugins. my brain freezes up and catches on fire too many times, so go download royalbox's barts pe plugin creator and save yourself, it's already too late for me.
 
§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§ this little bit added on Sunday, July 30, 2006: it has come to my attention that the home page for the plugin creator is gone. that's a shame really, but don't despair. you can download it from me. it's a whole 118KB :   download royalbox's barts pe plugin creator    take care and good luck with it all. right now, i'm looking at buying me one of them shiny new intel macs. my current imac is getting a little on the old side (it's a G3 imac 700MHz) i couldn't ask for a more reliable computer, but it is not exactly a speed demon. §§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§
 
dr who now on to more of my plugins.....
 
 
the following plugins require a ram disk.
  • The next few lines are paraphrased from the bart's pe changes.txt file:
  • Starting with PE Builder v3.0.12-BETA
  • Added a ramdisk plugin, default drive is B: , default size 32MB.
  • QSoft's ramdisk is being used, with permission from the author.
  • This version has "popups", but keeping the size small, the popups never show.
So all current versions of Bart's PE include a ram disk and it is enabled by default. However, if you use the ram disk a lot, and you find that you are running out of space on it, just use the ramsize plugin. Upon first boot, it allows you to set the size of the ram disk much higher, so you can make more use of it. The popups are infrequent and easily dismissed. ramsize can be downloaded here.
 
The Plugin Description: Download the plugin Download the original program
Description: DeepBurner
well, it's a cd burner. it's full featured and one can do pretty much whatever one needs for your cd burning purposes with it.
Download the plugin
DeepBurner.zip 2.95MB
this is a complete plugin, no other files are needed.
Download the original program
well, you should really go to the website and get it there.
Description: ExpressBurn
it is a small and easy to use cd burning program. one can never have to many of them. if you want to add folders, just drag and drop them onto its window.
Download the plugin
ExpressBurn.zip 247KB
this is a complete plugin, no other files are needed.
Download the original program
ExpressBurn_prog.zip 237KB
Description: Free-AV Anti-Vir
it's a pretty good antivirus program and does a swell job or rooting out all of that evil malware that can infest a computer system. Instructions for updating the plugin are included.
  Download the plugin
FreeAV-AntiVir.zip 6.38MB
this is a complete plugin, no other files are needed.
Download the original program
well, you should really go to the website and get it there
Description: FreeCommander
it is a dual pane file manager, just like all the other ones. fortunately, each file manager does things a little bit different, so you need to try them all and figure out which one you suits your preferences the best.
Download the plugin
FreeCommander.zip 1MB
this is a complete plugin, no other files are needed.
Download the original program
freeCommander_prog.zip 1MB
Description: Misc-Stuff
9 nice freeware programs. the programs are: AutoReplace - search for and replace text in files, bobbo-ip tells you what you IP address is, CKRename is a mass file renaming program, Code V Ruler is a screen ruler - run it twice and you can have one horizontal and one vertical, HJsplit is a file splitter and merger, IconSucker will suck icons out of binary files, INIFileEditor is an easy way to edit .ini files, Splitter is another file splitter and merger, and Visua is an image viewer and an image editor.
Download the plugin
Misc-Stuff.zip 1.79MB
this is a complete plugin, no other files are needed.
Download the original program
Misc-Stuff_prog.zip 1.78MB
Description: Opera8
the Opera www browser, version 8, full generic install, browser plugins, everything. it will occupy about 40MB of your RamDisk. the cache has been set to 5MB.
Download the plugin
Opera8.zip 20MB
this is a complete plugin, no other files are needed.
Download the original program
well, you should really go to the website and get it there.
Description: Small CD Writer
it's a small and very functional cd writing program. it works well for me.
Download the plugin
SmallCDwriter.zip 312KB
this is a complete plugin, no other files are needed.
Download the original program
SmallCDwriter_prog.zip 309KB
Description: Text Editors
9 freeware text editors. 2xEditor, EditPad, NotePad2, NotePad+, PFE32 aka Programmer's File Editor, Prolix, PSPad, SuperEditor, and TextView. TextView is not really an editor per-se, but allows one to view large quantities of text files quickly and efficiently.
Download the plugin
Text-Editors.zip 5.15MB
this is a complete plugin, no other files are needed.
Download the original program
Text-Editors_prog.zip 5.22MB
Description: Time
this program will tell you the date and time on your desktop.
Download the plugin
Time.zip 596KB
this is a complete plugin, no other files are needed.
Download the original program
Time_prog.zip 593KB
 
 
sunny       winroids       spider       joinem       jezz       sunny
 
 
 
the following plugins are games.
they do not require a ram disk, and run just fine off the cd.
if you are sitting at a computer running antivirus programs, that can take a long time.
same thing with anti spyware programs... to do their job properly, it just takes time.
so download these game plugins, and have a little fun in the middle of the drudgery.
also, the games run just fine without having sound enabled.

 
The Plugin Description: Download the plugin Download the original program
Description: Games1
Download the plugin
Games1.zip 1.22MB
this is a complete plugin, no other files are needed.
Download the original program
Games1_prog.zip 1.22MB
Description: Games2
Download the plugin
Games2.zip 1.21MB
this is a complete plugin, no other files are needed.
Download the original program
Games2_prog.zip 803 KB
Description: Games3
Download the plugin
Games3.zip 386KB
this is a complete plugin, no other files are needed.
Download the original program
Games3_prog.zip 414KB
Description: BOE1
Download the plugin
BOE1.zip 906KB
this is a complete plugin, no other files are needed.
Download the original program
BOE_prog.zip 1.07MB
includes both BOE1 and 2
Description: BOE2
Download the plugin
BOE2.zip 856KB
this is a complete plugin, no other files are needed.
Download the original program
BOE_prog.zip 1.07MB
includes both BOE1 and 2
 
 
 
 
 
 
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mikey{:-)
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