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    Ultimate Boot CD for Windows

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    UBCD4Win is a bootable CD which contains software that allows you to repair/restore/diagnostic almost any computer problem. All software included in UBCD4Win are freeware utilities for Windows®. UBCD4Win uses Bart's PE© to boot into a Windows® "pre-install" environment, basically Windows® booted from CD. With network support, the ability to modify NTFS volumes, recover deleted files, create new NTFS volumes, scanning hard drives for viruses, etc. this project is almost everything you need to repair your system problems. There are many other types of utilities included to allow you to recover and/or repair a damaged system. Additional applications included are CD Burning, Backup/cloning, Defragmenter's, Password recovery and more.

    List of tools included with Ultimate Boot CD for Windows®
    AntiVirus Tools
    AVPersonal 6.30.0.17 Great full featured freeware AntiVirus solution
    McAfee Stinger 2.3.9 Scans for a limited number of viruses
    Trend Micro SysClean varies Scan your system for viruses
    Applications
    FireFox Update 1.0.4 Internet Browser

    Site:http://www.ubcd4win.com/index.htm
    PDF Reader 1.2 0201 PDF viewer
    Popcorn Update 1.74 Email Client
    Scribe 1.87 Email Client
    UltraReader 1.01 File reader, supports many formats
    CD Burning Applications
    DeepBurner Allows you to burn CD's in the BPE environment.
    Express Burn Update 1.07 CD Burning software
    SmallCD 1.12 CD Burning software
    Disk Tools
    -Backup/Cloning
    Disk Copy N/A Floppy disk copier
    Disk Image 1.15 Creates and restores images of disks to files
    DrvImagerXP 2.0 Lexun utility. No support on their new website and development has ceased. Please use at your own risk.
    DriveClonerXP 2.1 Lexun utility. No support on their new website and development has ceased. Please use at your own risk.
    ImgMaker 1.1
    -Defrag
    DefragNT 1.9 Hard disk defragmenter
    Dirms 1.2.20 Comand Line utility to defragement your entire drive
    -Diagnostic
    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 1.1 Allows you to monitor the SMART attributes of a hard drive
    Disk Check 1.0.57 Utility to check disks for errors and benchmarking
    HDTune 2.1 Hard disk utility that will: Benchmark, Error scan, display temperature, SMART heatlh information and provide other hard drive information
    MaxBlast 4.0 Maxtor MaxBlast for Win. Sorry, still trying to get it to work properly.
    WinDLG 1.02 Western Digital HDD diagnostic software for Windows
    -Partition
    MbrFix 1.0.0.4 Fix or create Master boot record
    MBRWiz 1.52 Master Boot Record Wizard
    TestDisk Update 5.8 Tool to check and undelete partitions
    -Security
    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
    HD Cleaner Update 2.361 Safely removes Web cookies, Web history, recent documents history, any hidden user traces and more
    File Management
    -Compression
    IZArc 3.4.1.6 Popular freeware compression tool.
    -Explorers
    a43 Update 2.44 File management
    Agent Ransack 1.73 File search
    ExplorerXP Update 1.06 File management
    WinDir Stat 1.1 Disk usage statistics viewer and cleanup tool.
    -Recovery
    Copy Handler 1.28 Small tool designed to copy/move files and folders between different storage medias
    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 Update 2.0 Backup and restore personal settings like emails, documents, internet browser bookmarks
    File Recovery Update 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
    SectorSpyXP 2.01 Lexun utility. No support on their new website and development has ceased. Please use at your own risk.
    Recovery Manager 1.0 Backup & Restore, Duplicate, Recover files accidentally deleted or from corrupted media, and Format Digital Flash Media
    Restoration 2.5.14 File Recovery, restore files that have been deleted from the Recycle Bin
    UnChk 3 Recover CHK files
    Unstop Copier 1.9 Recovers files from disks with physical damage
    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
    Malware Tools
    AdAware Update 1.06 SE Scans remote hard drives for spyware, etc.
    CWShredder Update 2.15
    EzPCFix ?? Helpful tool when trying to remove viruses, spyware, other troublesome advertising programs, and malware from your computer.
    Hijack This 1.99 General browser hijacker detector and remover
    Network Tools
    Cisco Cisco VPN Client. Still working on this. Further steps are necessary to complete plugin.
    FileZilla Update 2.2.1.3c FTP Client
    IPScan 2.21 Fast IP scanner for Windows
    NetStumbler 0.4 Find wireless networks
    nwdskpe Novell's NetWare Client to access NetWare servers by IP/IPX
    Putty .58 Implementation of Telnet and SSH for Win32 and Unix platforms, along with an xterm terminal emulator
    Real VNC Server 4.0 Remote control software which allows you to view and interact with one computer
    ShowTraf 1.4.1 Show Traffic, Monitors network traffic
    Tight VNC Viewer 1.2.9 Remote control software package
    UltraVNC 1 RC18 Remotely control a computer over any TCP/IP connection
    VNC Neighborhood 1.1.8 VNC server TCP scanner, uses Microsoft Windows Networking features to locate computers in Microsoft Windows domains and workgroups
    Password Tools
    cmos Update 4.6 Find your CMOS password and/or replace it
    InsidePro 1.0 Passwords recovery, encryption and cryptography
    KeyFinderPE 1.41 Will find your Windows installation key, the included version works in PE
    PasswordPro 1.3 MD5, MD4, MySQL, SHA-1 hashes password recovery, password keeper, password generator, hash generator, dictionary generator, etc
    Sala Password Renew 1.0 RC2 (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 1.1h Emergency Recovery Utility -Registry backup and restore
    RegBrws 1.2.2 Browses local/remote system registry using a specified account
    RegCleaner 4.3 Remove obsolete registry entries from software that you may have deleted
    RegEditPE 0.9c Registry Editor for PE, SourceForge project
    XSP 6.6 X-Setup Pro PE version; Windows tweaker, allows you to change many Windows settings
    Shell Features
    ASPI N/A CD Support
    AutoRamSizer 1.9 Adjusts size by the amount of RAM installed on the system
    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
    BGInfo 4.05 System information
    dcomlaunch N/A Launch DComLaunch service first -for SP2
    Dialup 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 Keyboard mapper
    MMC 1.2 Microsoft Management Console
    mstsc N/A Remote desktop client
    nu2menu Menu system
    onscrkb N/A On Screen Keyboard tool
    peinst HD installation tool for PE
    penetcfg PE Network Configurator
    PeLoader Removes several restrictions set in Bart's PE such as 6 app.'s & 24hr limit
    PPOE2k3 PPPOE dialup network support for Win 2k3
    PPOEXP PPPOE dialup network support for XP
    ramdisk Creates a RAM drive in the PE environment , Bart's new version included in his latest BETA
    sermouse Serial mouse support
    UnxUtils GNU utilities for Win32
    USB 1.0 My USB plugin, tested on a few simple devices. Not completely plug and play but I'm working on it.
    VBdlls 5.0&6.0 Visual Basic DLL's, makes these runtime dll's available in PE
    ViewChmHlp N/A My help and CHM file plugin, adds support so these files can be viewed
    WSHSupport Windows scripting host support which allows VBScript and JScript to run
    System Information Tools
    -Information & Diagnostic Tools
    IDE Drive 2.0 IDE drive information, very extensive
    Nero InfoTool 3.0 Detailed drive and system information for your CD/DVD drives
    QuickBench 1.1 Benchmarking application
    System Info 1.48 Provides detailed system information, network info., etc.
    Unknown 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 1.1 Windows Update list, lists updates and patches installed on a system
    - Stress Test/Benchmark Tools
    CPU Bench 4.0.06 CPU benchmarking software
    MemTest Update 3.2 Memory tester for Windows, please read manual.htm for instructions and advice
    P95 23.8 Prime95, stress tester, popular with overclockers
    StraightMark 1.2.1 System benchmarking tool
    Other Fixes
    DellFix N/A Disabled by default -this plugin is available for Dell systems that require additional driver files from their "Dell" XP CD, only enable if you receive the "aarich.sys file is missing" error message
    RunScanner ? Registry redirector plugin developed by Paraglider. Used for launching spyware detector programs and has been tested with SpySweeper and Ad-Aware


    Site:http://www.ubcd4win.com/index.htm

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    I've used the UBCD several times in the past - extremely handy disc to have in the toolkit....
    - Maverick

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    Question Its ok...

    UBCD sounds great but..... Has anyone had any luck with the UBCD... i found it complicated to burn... maybe i had the wrong iso or something?..... But to give a good example of a boot cd.... i prefer to download a 98/me floppy .img file... if you find an .ima file try you can convert it to a .img file. Im sure a good program like nero burns boot cds with an .img file.... put all the tools you use on a regular basis for repairs or whatever your purpose is.... but I actually ran into a problem with the 98/me boot cds because they aren't ntfs compatible without some difficult to locate freeware.... so i would almost recommend like the suse 9.3 live edition..... just depends on what ur doing i guess?

    Does anyone know if there is a windows xp live cd or something that would be very compatible with NT environment? I really don't have time to look it up but sounds like it would be cool.....


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    Looks like they have made some recent improvements. I'll get a fresh version. I have used previous editions of it with some success.

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    UBCD is awesome...but keep in mind, he's discussing UBCD-WIN, an entirely different product and group. It seem's to have a lot of good stuff as well; I've never bothered with it, because I didn't need to. UBCD did what I needed, or I had other means to fix things.

    It does sound like a good tool to keep handy though, 'specially in a Microsoft shop.

    Since he didn't give it...
    http://www.ubcd4win.com/ for Ultimate Boot CD Win

    http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/ for classic Ultimate Boot CD

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    Whups, looks like he did give the link, after that super-long-assed post listing all the app's. My bad. (See what having good 'Memory' will do for you?)
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    Originally posted here by zencoder
    Whups, looks like he did give the link, after that super-long-assed post listing all the app's. My bad. (See what having good 'Memory' will do for you?)
    No such thing as a good "MemorY". You just have to ban 'em all.
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    Does anyone know if there is a windows xp live cd or something that would be very compatible with NT environment? I really don't have time to look it up but sounds like it would be cool.....
    Yea I know of a real good one. Its called bartpe. It can be found at www.nu2nu/pebuilder Also the cd being discussed in this thread is based off of bart so it should be just as good if not better. I am planning on playing around with it when I get to work. Might as well do it when I am on the clock

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    It depends on what you are doing for whether or not these "ultimate" boot cds work for example I accidentally corrupted my ntoskrnl.exe in windows2000 the other day. Booting with the ultimate boot cd didnt work as I could not access any windows partitions. I had to use the recovery console in the end. This is to do with the administrator having to be logged into the system to be able to do anything to the comp. I mean well... duh. So don't waste a CD-R on the boot cd unless you are certain you can use it effectively. Ultimate boot cd is now my new coaster. Alongside windows ME.

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    How did you manage to corrupt the ntoskrnl with a live cd? Hacking at the bits? As for reading partitions...I'm not sure about that. Usually, for windows all I do with UBCD is clear the admin password, then I boot into windows. Physical access == Pwn the box.
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    It depends on what you are doing for whether or not these "ultimate" boot cds work for example I accidentally corrupted my ntoskrnl.exe in windows2000 the other day. Booting with the ultimate boot cd didnt work as I could not access any windows partitions. I had to use the recovery console in the end. This is to do with the administrator having to be logged into the system to be able to do anything to the comp. I mean well... duh. So don't waste a CD-R on the boot cd unless you are certain you can use it effectively. Ultimate boot cd is now my new coaster. Alongside windows ME.

    Actualy you can acsess the windows partitons with it if you know what you are doing. At least you can with bart pe which it is based off of. And looking at the list of included aplications I see at least one that I use to acsess windows partitions on a daily basis. I work for a very large retail chain as a member of thier pc repair/upgrade staff. 7 out of every 10 computers we repair are due to virii. One of the first things I do on a virus laden computer is to run scans and cleaners from a bootable CD such as this. Before I do that though i use the same boot cd to erase temporary files and system restore information that is stored by windows xp. So you might want to sit back and actualy mess around with it on a system that you arent feeling the preasure of trying to repair to get a feel for what exactly you can do with it.

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