Sector Inspector (SecInspect.exe)

SecInspect.exe is a command-line diagnostics tool that allows administrators to view the contents of master boot records, boot sectors, and IA64 GUID partition tables. Additional features include creating hex dumps of binary files and backup/restore of sector ranges.
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    354 KB

      Sector Inspector is a flexible diagnostics tool for safely collecting disk and file system-related data for offline analysis. Sector Inspector has additional features that allow backup and restore of sector ranges for use with other disk editing tools. Because low-level disk access is performed, administrator privileges are required to use most features of Sector Inspector.
  • Supported Operating System

    Windows 2000, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP

      You can download and use SecInspect.exe on any of the following platforms:
      • Windows NT 4.0
      • Windows 2000
      • Windows XP
      • Windows Server 2003

      SecInspect.exe supports the following hardware platforms:
      • Intel x86
      • Intel Itanium IA-64
      1. Click the Download link to start the download.
      2. In the File Download dialog box, select Save this program to disk.
      3. Select a location on your computer to save the file, and then click Save.
      4. In Windows Explorer, go to the location where you saved the downloaded file, double-click the file to start the installation process, and then follow the instructions.
      The downloaded file is a Microsoft Software Installer (.msi) file. By running the file, you install the tool and documentation on your computer.

      When you install a tool, you are prompted to choose an install directory. If the Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit is installed, install the tool in the Resource Kit directory to avoid an overly large system path and to ensure more reliable upgrades. When you install the Resource Kit, the recommended directory is C:\Program Files\Windows Resource Kits\Tools.
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