Current Version: v2.0.12
Disk Health Monitor is a real-time NT Event log monitor which scans for disk/controller errors of many types, and alerts you when a relevant event is generated.
Alerts types are configurable, and there are two options:
- A balloon pop-up from the system tray.
- An email notification to a predefined address.
Supported Operating Systems: Windows 2000 – Windows 7, or Windows Server 2000* – Windows Server 2008 R2*
* Usage on Server operating systems constitutes commercial use, and requires registration.
How it works:
- A Windows Service is installed to monitor for errors.
- The Desktop Monitor application can be configured to start with Windows automatically (recommended!) or not to run at all…
- Since disk errors may occur before the Desktop Monitor can start, the event log is scanned up to the last system startup and an alert is given if one or more disk errors were detected. (This happens only when you configure the app to start automatically with Windows)
- Double-click the tray icon to pause monitoring and access event history, configuration, and exit the monitor.
Which events trigger the alert:
- Event Sources: Disk, DMIO, or chkdsk with the words “harddisk” and either “error”, “corrupt”, or “bad block” in the Event Description
- Event Source: NTFS with the words “corrupt” in the Event Description
- For testing purposes, any event with the text “fake disk alert” in the description.
Testing: As I described the last bullet point on what triggers the alert, I have designed it to also alert you when it detects “fake disk alert” in any event description. To test, (I know you are a D7 user, right?) you can fire up D7’s Internal Event Viewer (click D7 button > D7 Event Viewer) and write a test message with that event description. This way you will be able to see the balloon pop-up from the system tray and test your email settings, while seeing the sample email.
Known Issues: On some systems, the monitor may fail to trigger alerts. Please test to confirm that it works on your system prior to use. Cause is unknown and currently there is no resolution.
Installation: To install, simply run the installer! Be sure and configure after install!
Configuration: Run DiskHealthMonitor.exe /config (or use the Start Menu shortcut).
Uninstallation: To uninstall, use the shortcut in the start menu, or run the uninst000.exe from the installation directory.
- Personal use: Disk Health Monitor is FREE for personal use only if you acknowledge that this program is provided with no warranties or guarantees of any kind, and that you (not John N. Shaw, not Foolish IT, LLC, not my web host, not your ISP, not your mother) and only you are held as the bearer of sole responsibility for any use or misuse of this software and any resulting damages in any form, monetary or otherwise. If you do not accept this policy but are still compelled to use the software, there is a small one-time licensing fee of 10 million dollars.
- Commercial use: Disk Health Monitor cannot be used commercially, period.
- See dSupportSuite for commercial functionality.