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Packard Bell ImageWriter

What is Packard Bell ImageWriter?

The Packard Bell ImageWriter will create a bootable CD to test the hard drive and RAM memory of your system.


Packard Bell ImageWriter is a software program developed by Packard Bell. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The primary executable is named SmartRestore.exe. The setup package generally installs about 3 files and is usually about 2.47 MB (2,594,178 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows Vista (SP2) and Windows Vista (SP1). While about 33% of users of Packard Bell ImageWriter come from France, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.packardbell.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\packard bell\smart restore
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Packard Bell\Smart Restore\SmartRestore.exe" /MSADDREM *ImageWriter*
Estimated size: 2.47 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by Packard Bell ImageWriter

Program executable:SmartRestore.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\packard bell\smart restore\SmartRestore.exe
Additional files:
  • SmartRestore.exe - SmartRestore
  • Cristaline.dll - Cristaline

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • SmartRestore.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{20CF1A10-B487-4524-805F-4A5DEE65CDDF}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove Packard Bell ImageWriter?

You can uninstall Packard Bell ImageWriter from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Packard Bell ImageWriter, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Packard Bell ImageWriter.

Win Vista (SP2) 76%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 10%
Keep it 90%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 92.71%
Windows 7 6.59%
Windows 10 0.71%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 68.29%
Windows Vista Home Basic 24.29%
Windows 7 Home Premium 5.08%
Windows 7 Ultimate 1.42%
Windows 10 Pro 0.41%
Windows 8 Pro 0.20%

Distribution by countryGeography

32.96% of installs come from France
Which countries install it?
  France 32.96%
  United Kingdom 16.58%
  Germany 13.33%
  Italy 9.77%
  Netherlands 6.92%
  Belgium 5.29%
  Spain 4.78%
  Sweden 2.44%
  United States 2.34%
  Norway 0.92%
  DK 0.92%
  Finland 0.61%
  Ireland 0.51%
  MA 0.31%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Packard Bell 97.06%
Acer 2.94%
Common models
Packard Bell BV EasyNote ... 16.44%
PACKARD BELL BV EasyNote ... 7.63%
Packard Bell BV EASYNOTE ... 5.42%
Packard Bell BV EASYNOTE ... 4.24%
PACKARD BELL BV EasyNote ... 2.88%
Packard Bell BV EASYNOTE ... 2.88%

About Packard Bell

Packard Bell is a computer manufacturer and a subsidiary of Acer. Packard Bell shares products with Gateway, both owned by Acer.
Publisher URL: www.packardbell.com


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