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Old 04-17-2008, 06:06 AM   #1
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Default A great bootable recovery cd


Ive been browsing the net looking for a way to run an antivirus before windows starts up and i ran across this program. This program has a wide variety of different things it can do. And you can choose what programs you want to add to the bootable cd or use it as a OS. Anyways I thought this was a nice free program and thought id share my findings.

Heres a list of the programs it offers

Anti-Spyware Tools
aSquared Free Scans remote hard drives for spyware, etc.
AdAware 1.06 SE Scans remote hard drives for spyware, etc.
AVG AntiSpyware
CWShredder 2.16 Finds and removes traces of CoolWebSearch hijacker.
EzPCFix ?? Helpful tool when trying to remove viruses, spyware, other troublesome advertising programs, and malware from your computer.
HiJackThis 2 Helpful tool when trying to remove viruses, spyware, other troublesome advertising programs, and malware. Not as good as EzPCFix.
Rootkitty ? Very new tool in development, searches a system for rootkits
Spy Bot 1.5.2 Effectively scans remote hard drives for spyware/malware!
Super AntiSpyware Effectively scans remote hard drives for spyware/malware!
WinSock Fix 1.2 Used to repair WinSock errors
AntiVirus Tools
AVG Free 7.5.503 Excellent full featured freeware AntiVirus software
AVPersonal 7.04 Good full featured freeware AntiVirus software
Avast! Tool 1.0.211 Scans for a limited number of viruses
Kaspersky VRT Free virus Removal Tool from Kaspersky
McAfee Stinger 2.6.0 Scans for a limited number of viruses
FireFox Internet Browser
Irfanview 3.98 Compact image viewer
NotePad++ 4.7.5 Powerful notepad replacement
Opera 9.25 Internet Browser
PDF Reader 1.3 B519 PDF viewer
Popcorn 1.74 Email Client
Scribe 1.87 Email Client
XPSetupLauncher 1.4 Allows you to perform unattended installs of XP from within BPE
CD Burning Applications
DeepBurner Allows you to burn CD's in the BPE environment.
DVD RAM 4.2.2 DVD Burning software
Express Burn 1.08 CD Burning software
SmallCD 1.12 CD Burning software
Commercial software Plugins -note-:requires license and files to build
Ghost 8 Excellent imaging software
Kaspersky AV 6 Awesome AV software <Plugins for Version 6 and 7>
Disk Tools
CopyWipe 1.14 Copies and/or securely erases hard drives
Disk Copy N/A Floppy disk copier
Disk Image 1.15 Creates and restores images of disks to files
DriveImage XML 1.18 Hard drive backup and cloning
ImgMaker 1.1 Create backup images of your Hard drive, no longer supported?
RawCopy 1.0 Used to transfer data directly to another drive when the original is faulty
SelfImage 1.1 Hard drive backup and cloning
AusLogics Defrag Hard disk defragmenter
Defraggler Hard drive defragmenter
Dirms 1.2.20 Comand Line utility to defragement your entire drive
Bst5 5.1.4 Bart's Stuff test. Small Win32 application for long time heavily stress testing storage devices. Supports testing at file and device levels.
chkdsk N/A
DskChkup 1.1B1005 Allows you to monitor the SMART attributes of a hard drive
Disk Check 1.0.75 Utility to check disks for errors and benchmarking
HDTune 2.5 Hard disk utility that will: Benchmark, Error scan, display temperature, SMART heatlh information and provide other hard drive information
WinDLG 1.02 Western Digital HDD diagnostic software for Windows
Boot Build 1.0 Create, import, or export your boot sector, useful when damaged by viruses or physical damage
MbrFix Fix or create Master boot record
MBRWiz 1.52 Master Boot Record Wizard
TestDisk 6.9 Tool to check and undelete partitions
CCleaner 2.03.543
Drive Erase 1.02 Permanently erases data from hard disks, removable media, partitions, files and folders.
Disk Wipe 1.1 Securely wipes data from discs
Eraser 5.7 Completely remove sensitive data from your hard drive by overwriting it several times with carefully selected patterns
Index.dat Suite 2.8.6 A unique program that allows you not only to delete the index.dat files, temporary internet files, temp files, cookies and history, but it also allows you to view the index.dat files on your system.
File Management
IZArc 3.5 B3 Popular freeware compression tool.
7-Zip 4.57 Popular freeware compression tool.
a43 2.45 File management
Agent Ransack 1.73 File search
freeCommander 2007.10a File management
Space Monger 1.4 Graphical disk usage viewer tool.
Tiny Hexer Hex editor
WinDir Stat 1.1 Disk usage statistics viewer and cleanup tool
xplorer2 Lite EXCELLENT File management tool!!

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Old 04-17-2008, 06:06 AM   #2
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DBXtract 4.5 Repairs PST files for Outlook express
Disk Investigator 1.31 Display the true drive contents by bypassing the operating system and directly reading the raw drive sectors. View and search raw directories, files, clusters, and system sectors. Verify the effectiveness of file and disk wiping programs. Undelete previously deleted files
Fab's AutoBackup 1.2 Backup and restore personal settings like emails, documents, internet browser bookmarks
File Recovery 4.0 Data recovery for damaged files and erased partitions
Floppy Repair 1.0 Eliminates bad sectors of Floppy disk surface, does not hide bad sectors in the file system, as Scandisk like utilities, it really restores them
Free Undelete 1.0 Data recovery program for deleted files
Handy Recovery 1.0 Designed to restore files accidentally deleted from hard disks and floppy drives
Recovery Manager 1.5 Backup & Restore, Duplicate, Recover files accidentally deleted or from corrupted media, and Format Digital Flash Media
Recuva 1.10.223 File recovery program
Restoration 2.5.14 File Recovery, restore files that have been deleted from the Recycle Bin
UnChk 3 Recover CHK files
Swiss Knife 3.21 Useful tool to create, delete, and format partitions
Unstop Copier 1.9 Recovers files from disks with physical damage
Games sorry, no sound
Arcade! PacMan, Pong, Snake, Space Invaders, Tetris
MS Games n/a Freecell, Hearts, Minesweeper, Pinball, Spider
Same Game Puzzle game
Linux Tools
Explore2fs 1.00 Allows exploration of Linux partitions in the Windows environment
R-Linux 1.0 Recovery utility for the Ext2FS file system
MultiBoot Tools
MemTest86+ 2.0 Memory tester
Vista Recovery Console n/a Recovery console for Windows Vista
Network Tools
FileZilla FTP Client
IP Sniffer 1.91.6 Fast IP scanner for Windows
IPScan 2.21 Fast IP scanner for Windows
LAN Monitor 1.3.5 Karen's
NetStumbler 0.4 Find wireless networks
Network ConfigTool n/a Tom's Network ConfigTool, to help setup network configuration settings before building UBCD4Win
NIC Speed 1.3 Bart's
nwdskpe Novell's NetWare Client to access NetWare servers by IP/IPX
Putty .60 Implementation of Telnet and SSH for Win32 and Unix platforms, along with an xterm terminal emulator
Real VNC Server 4.1.2 Remote control software which allows you to view and interact with one computer
Quick 'n Easy FTP Server 3.1 Easy FTP Server
Tight VNC Viewer 1.2.9 Remote control software package
UltraVNC 1 RC18 Remotely control a computer over any TCP/IP connection
VNC Neighborhood 1.1.9 VNC server TCP scanner, uses Microsoft Windows Networking features to locate computers in Microsoft Windows domains and workgroups
Password Tools
cmos 4.6 Find your CMOS password and/or replace it
PasswordPro MD5, MD4, MySQL, SHA-1 hashes password recovery, password keeper, password generator, hash generator, dictionary generator, etc
Sala Password Renew 1.1 B (re)set the passwords of any user that has a valid local account, create a new local user with administrator rights, and set administrator rights to existing user on your NT system
Registry Tools
Erunt 1.1i Emergency Recovery Utility -Registry backup and restore
Fix HDC n/a Fix the Hard Drive Controller when replacing your motherboard on an XP system, possible replacement for Fix IDE?
Fix IDE n/a Fix the IDE Controller when replacing your motherboard on an XP system
RegBrws 1.2.2 Browses local/remote system registry using a specified account
RegResWiz Wizard that restores the registry to previous saved states
Windows Registry Analyzer
Shell Features
ASPI N/A CD Support
AutoRun N/A BPE functionality
atapi_824146 N/A XP Patch
BartPE 5.1.4 small win32 application for long term heavy stress testing storage devices at the file and device level
CHM, HLP, WSH, USB Support n/a All features are supported/available thanks to the "core" of UBCD4Win
dcomlaunch n/a Launch DComLaunch service first -for SP2
Dialup n/a Ability to use your modem, you will need to create a modem driver plugin for your particular model. Email me for support, I will try to help
DosPE 1.0.6 DOS 16-bit support
GeoShell N/A Adds more "XP" feel, enhanced startbutton, quicklaunch, taskbar, etc.
Keyboard support Keyboard mapping and "Onscreen keyboard"
MMC Update 2.0 Microsoft Management Console
mstsc N/A Remote desktop client
Mouse support PS/2, Serial, and USB mouse support
nu2menu Menu system
peinst HD installation tool for PE
penetcfg PE Network Configurator
PPOE2k3 PPPOE dialup network support for Win 2k3
PPOEXP PPPOE dialup network support for XP
RAM Profiles 1.0 Creates a profiles in the RAM drive which allows several tools to work properly
UnxUtils GNU utilities for Win32
VBdlls 5.0&6.0 Visual Basic DLL's, makes these runtime dll's available in PE
System Information Tools
- Benchmark Tools
CPU Bench 4.0.06 CPU benchmarking software
Dead Pixel Tester 2.30 Used to help dead pixels on your LCD/TFT monitor
MemTest 3.2 Memory tester, please read manual.htm for instructions and advice
P95 23.8 Prime95, stress tester, popular with overclockers
Quick Bench
StraightMark 1.2.1 System benchmarking tool
-Information & Diagnostic Tools
CPUz 2.44 Gathers information on some of the main devices in a system
Driver Wizard
KeyFinder 1.41 Will find your Windows installation key, both the PE and Windows versions are included
Nero InfoTool 3.0 Detailed drive and system information for your CD/DVD drives
System Info 1.73 Provides detailed system information, network info., etc.
Unknown Devices 1.2 Helps discover what unknown devices in Device Manager really are
WinAudit 1.3 Audits your software and hardware configurations
WinCPUID 3.3 Displays the CPU information: Shows Frequency, Multiplier, Chipset Info. etc
WUL 1.21 Windows Update list, lists updates and patches installed on a system
UBCD4Win Exclusive Tools
The "Core" n/a An extremely complex "plugin" that provides a lot of additional XP functionality to UBCD4Win. Many of the "old" plugins have been consolidated into this "core" such as keyboard, onscreen keyboard, USB support, WSH support, and so much more!!
RamDrive Purchased OEM license for the RamDrive driver. Provides up to a 2 Gigabyte RAM drive for UBCD4Win
Tom's MyInfo n/a Similar to BGInfo in the fact that it displays system information on the desktop
RunScanner Registry redirector plugin developed by Paraglider. Used for launching spyware detector programs and has been tested with SpySweeper and Ad-Aware
Joshua's Localization n/a German language support and an easy way to change almost all dialogue to your native language

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Old 04-17-2008, 08:58 AM   #3
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Shameless plug? I've used better boot CDs than UBCD4win.
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Old 04-17-2008, 09:13 AM   #4
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Its not the best, but its all free. Its a bootable OS with networking and plenty of programs that you can use to help fix your pc if anything happens to it or you can just use it as a OS if you need one in a hurry.

I like it and it did what I needed it to do. :P

What other bootable recovery cd have you used then?
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Old 04-17-2008, 09:19 AM   #5
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what's wrong with using the the xp discs recovery console or making a MS DOS floppy? you can run an AV from safe mode so do you really need all that?, Imaging software is always good to have as it makes good back ups, Il look into the disc a bit more and see what I think.
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