Classic Computer Magazine Archive COMPUTE! ISSUE 137 / JANUARY 1992 / PAGE 124

Mace Express Recovery. (utility program) (Evaluation)
by Richard Rapp

In spite of the many advances PCs have made over the years in the areas of power and reliability, they still have an Achilles heel: the disk drive.

Because of head crashes, mechanical wear and tear, or just plain rough handling, disks fail, leaving you unable to boot from your hard drive or staring at the dreaded File Not Found message.

Nowthere's help. Fifth Generation Systems' Mace Express Recovery package, with its powerful utility Emergency Room, can detect and correct many drive-related problems.

This powerful program can correct such problems as damaged boot sectors, partitions, file allocation tables, and directories. It doesn't require any technical knowledge to use, and calling Mace Recovery easy-to-use is something of an understatement.

To check or repair a disk, simply type ER, indicate the drive you wish to repair, and the recovery proceeds automatically. In the unlikely event that the recovery fails, you can completely undo any changes that were made to the disk.

In such cases, Fifth Generation Systems' technical support line can probably offer advice on further steps you can take to successfully recover the disk.

Mace Recovery doesn't succumb to "feature-itis"; it performs one function, and it performs it well. Installing and using it couldnt' be simpler; the manual tells your everything you need to know in just 21 pages. Owning Mace Recovery is like having an insurance policy for your PC; it's something you hope you never need, but if you do, it can be a lifesaver.