The BootMed Live CD is an Ubuntu Remix for those new to Linux. It's main goal is to help the average Windows user to recover a computer that will not boot. BootMed can help you remove viruses from a computer that will not boot, recover deleted files and partitions. It will also guide you through imaging a damaged drive and also shows you how to create a virtual computer out of a physical computer. All of the BootMed tutorials are written in plain language that the average computer user can understand. ... More Info »
The first thing you need to know about BootMed is that it is a live cd. A live cd is basically a boot disk on a cd. You put BootMed cd in your computer, turn it on, and the computer will load an operating system from the cd. The operating system on the cd is completely independent of your hard drive, meaning that it will boot up even if Windows cannot. BootMed comes with antivirus programs, ddrescue, Foremost, GParted, NTFSProgs, PhotoRec, Scalpel, Stinger, TestDisk, etc.