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Hiren’s BootCD Alternatives for Linux

There are many alternatives to Hiren’s BootCD for Linux if you are looking for a replacement. The best Linux alternative is MediCat USB, which is free. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to Hiren’s BootCD and 14 are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Hiren’s BootCD are SystemRescue, Hiren’s BootCD PE, Ultimate Boot CD and All in One – System Rescue Toolkit.

Hiren’s BootCD alternatives are mainly File Recovery Tools but may also be Partition Managers or Linux Distros. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Hiren’s BootCD.
This page was last updated Jun 22, 2022
  • Free PersonalProprietary
  • Windows
  • Linux

Not to be confused with the newer Hiren’s BootCD PE

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  1. MediCat USB

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    • Linux

    A highly-customizable multiboot USB stick for modern PC Repair. Supports both Legacy BIOS and UEFI. Based on Ventoy.

    MediCat USB vs Hiren’s BootCD opinions
    Almost everyone thinks MediCat USB is a great alternative to Hiren’s BootCD.

    good tools, boot usb (dvd)

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    More complete, versatile and updated to the time this was written

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  2. SystemRescue

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted

    SystemRescue is a Linux system rescue toolkit available as a bootable medium for administrating or repairing your system and data after a crash. It aims to provide an easy way to carry out admin tasks on your computer, such as creating and editing the hard disk partitions.

    Most users think SystemRescue is a great alternative to Hiren’s BootCD.


  3. Hiren’s BootCD PE (Preinstallation Environment) is a restored edition of Hiren’s BootCD based on Windows 10 PE x64. PE version is being developed by Hiren’s BootCD fans. it supports UEFI booting and requires minimum 2 GB RAM.

    Hiren’s BootCD PE vs Hiren’s BootCD opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Hiren’s BootCD PE is a great alternative to Hiren’s BootCD.

    It is a “renewed” version of the old tool based on an updated version of Windows PE (based on Windows 10) and comes with many tools. However it does not contain ‘every’ option from the old one, the linux encironment is missing for example. It has worked wonderfully in the vast majority of systems I have booted it to.

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  4. Ultimate Boot CD

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Live/Bootable CD with network support containing tools for file and system recovery, virus scans and more.

    Most users think Ultimate Boot CD is a great alternative to Hiren’s BootCD.
  5. From the site: "I have been a field service technician for many years, which means that I am out on my own fixing computers on-site and don’t always have the support of a shop or colleagues to help.

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    Download reportedly includes a cryptominer and VirusTotal seem to corroborate that. See https://www.virustotal.com/gui/file/48d8212a2e7df3fc882eef5a222899c4c8a0dbcab110d29a4eece0f12a903bf0/detection

    All in One – System Rescue Toolkit vs Hiren’s BootCD opinions
    Almost everyone thinks All in One – System Rescue Toolkit is a great alternative to Hiren’s BootCD.

    It has an all in one toolkit running on Linux and another great tool running under windows as well. Moreover, all this stuff is up to date on May 2017 unlike HBCD !

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    Doesn't boot into Windows

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  6. Trinity Rescue Kit

    • FreeProprietary
    • Linux

    Trinity Rescue Kit or TRK is a free live Linux distribution that aims specifically at recovery and repair operations on Windows machines, but is equally usable for Linux recovery issues. Since version 3.

  7. ALT Linux is a set of RPM-based, APT-managed operating systems built on top of the Linux kernel and Sisyphus package repository branches. ALT Linux Rescue is, well, the disaster recovery tool.

  8. Grml

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    Grml provides an excellent selection of software packages for installation, deployment and system rescue. You'll get sysadmin's favourite tools.

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  9. Direction & Direction Lite

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • Linux Mint
    • Windows Preinstallation Environment
    • Kali Linux

    This is a modern alternative version to Falcon 4's Ultimate Boot CD and a alternative to Legacy GeGeek Toolkit. This had over 100+ Tools and over 3+ Bootable OSs.

  10. Ikki Boot

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Ikki Boot is a multiboot live DVD/USB that aims at troubleshooting, disk partitioning, backup and data recovery.

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