A Boot CD is a CD-ROM that contains a working copy of an operating system or other application that is run without installing it. Used for demonstration and evaluation as well as system recovery, the software runs intact from the CD.
An emergency Boot CD contains a collection of software that you can use to troubleshoot and repair a wide range of computer problems like viruses, boot problems, disk problems, memory problems and more.
Hiren’s BootCD (HBCD) is a set of applications that provides advanced tools for analyzing, recovering and fixing your computer. It is an all-in-one bootable CD solution that contains a load of useful tools you can make use of in a variety of situations.
If you need to make changes to the partitions on your computer, there are several applications that provides various levels of functionality for accomplishing this goal. You can both create and delete partitions from your computer, even while there are other partitions on the hard drive you are modifying. You can also resize partitions if needed, to change how much space is allocated to them.
Backup and Recovery
There are several backup and recovery tools on Hiren’s BootCD. Backup tools like GetDataBack, HDD Scan, Partition Find and Mount, PhotoRec, Recuva, Undelete… let you copy data off of your hard drive and schedule automatic backups to ensure your data is saved to another location. You can also recover deleted data, whether that data was deleted intentionally or accidentally. There are also a few tools that will help you recover data from damaged or corrupted portions of your hard drive if you are unable to recover them through other methods.
Hiren’s BootCD provides a variety of tools for testing different aspects of your computer. If you suspect that your RAM is corrupted or that a piece of hardware on your machine is not functioning properly, there are several applications you can run to determine the problems. You can also perform hard drive tests to see whether your hard drive is physically damaged, and get a report on how much longer your hard drive is expected to work.
Password recovery and modification tools are also provided on Hiren’s BootCD. You can change the administrator password on Windows machines, and there are utilities for saving passwords for your online accounts in an encrypted format. You can also encrypt your entire hard drive with Hiren’s BootCD so that a password is required to read or write any data from or to your hard drive.