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Hiren's BootCD (HBCD) is a completely free bootable CD that contains a load of useful tools you can make use of in a variety of situations like analyzing, recovering and fixing your computer even if the primary operating system can not be booted.
It is a great resource for anyone with computer problems who is having trouble accessing the internet to download programs in an attempt to fix it. It has a multitude of tools divided into a number of categories like partitioning tools, backup, recovery and BIOS/CMOS tools to name a few.
With some simple knowledge about what is contained on the CD, you can use it to repair many problems computer like hard drive failure, virus infections, partitioning, password recovery and data recovery.
We may call it as an emergency CD which every computer technician or home user must have.
One time purchase (perpetual license)
analyzer bios bootable-cd cmos data-recovery fix-error fixes hard-drive hard-drive-recovery ntfs-partition-recovery partitioning repair-harddisk repairing virus-cleaner virus-scanner
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very useful when I still have to debug my PC and half the things on my PC don't work and need diagnosing (MEMTEST, etc)
Hiren's has saved my bacon endless number of times. I used to do a lot of software testing on my PC (moved on to testing in virtual machines) and would get into a lot of problems undoing the damages. Although discontinued, it is highly recommended for any mess up you might encounter on Windows, even if you are not into too much messing around with your PC. Viruses, adware, bad turn offs, all can cause your PC to go down when you least expect it.
Always manage to aid me during recovery of my PC and made it quicker and easier.
DLCboot.com is the best alternative to Hirens boot in my opinion.