Originally posted here by phishphreek80
Hirens is up to 7.4 now...

Its a GREAT tool... and very nice in case of emergency! I have a copy in my "toolkit".
Too bad *most* of that is not legal. Well... unless you have a legit copy of all the tools on there.
Check out Bart's PE to make yourself a "legal" CD. all you need is a Windows XP install disk. Here is the link to Bart's PE: http://www.nu2.nu/pebuilder/

Check out the site because you can also install plugins onto the CD, such as McAfee AVERT stinger and a whole bunch of other stuff. All of which are legal or legalish anyway. Here's a link to the Bart's PE plugin section : http://www.nu2.nu/pebuilder/#plugins

There's your "legal" collection of tools. I'm surprised a Bart's PE disk wasn't the first thing recommended. Hell, you can start up a copy of Bart's PE on the infected laptop, set up a C drive file share and then scan it with your regular tools on your laptop. You have to be creative, since you don't really want to chop open your buddies laptop to pull the drive out. You look at the guts of a laptop wrong and it breaks, nonetheless ripping hard drives out.

Good Luck.