All the latest UK technology news, reviews and analysis


Ultimate Boot CD 5.2.4

More from this author

30 May 2013

View Comments

  • Tweet this
ultimate-boot-cd

Verdict

Collection of free tools that will enable you to create a bootable recovery CD

Review Rating: rating

Type: Open source

Platform: Windows 8 compatible, Windows Vista 64-bit, Windows 7, Windows 7 64-bit, Windows Vista, Windows XP

Manufacturer: Benjamin Burrows

Size: 256MB

Number of Downloads: 10093

Price: Free

The problem with any system is that, if you suffer virus attack or similar cannot boot your computer, you might not be able to get in to Windows to salvage your important data. Sometimes the ‘safe mode’ will fail to operate and, even with safe mode, you might not be able to connect to another computer on your network, to move the files across to another machine. Indeed, you might end up moving across files with a virus, which isn’t the wisest idea.

With Windows, you can create your own bootable recovery disc. We’re not going to show how to do this here, but it’s possible. The Windows recovery disc is both limited and doesn’t ship with any anti-virus or other security tools, which will examine your system and remove problematic files that are preventing your system from starting in the first place.

The Ultimate Boot CD is a collection of free tools put on to a bootable recovery disc, which will enable you to boot in to an operating system outside of your regular Windows, so you can test, scan and remove problematic files.

Note you should always make sure you have the latest Ultimate Boot CD in your collection, as the included security tools will soon be out-of-date and may not be able to fix the issues on your machine. You’ll need a disc burning tool that can burn an ISO image to disc.

What do you think?
blog comments powered by Disqus

Popular Threads

Powered by Disqus
Galaxy S5 vs Xperia Z2 home screen

Xperia Z2 vs Galaxy S5

We break down the strengths and weaknesses of the two Android heavyweights

Updating your subscription status Loading

hpv33

Data protection: the key challenges

Deduplication is a foundational technology for efficient backup and recovery

rdc2

iPad makes its mark in the enterprise

The iPad can become a supercharged unified communications endpoint, allowing users to enhance their productivity

To send to more than one email address, simply separate each address with a comma.