Emergency Boot CD.
You've probably been in situation when your computer doesn't boot because of software or hardware failure and you lost access to results of your work.
Emergency Boot CD (EBCD) is able to help you. It is a CD-ROM for booting PC and recovering data in emergency situations.
EBCD contains file manager, which is able to process files on FAT, NTFS, EXT3 volumes. All national characters in file names are displayed correctly and preserved when copied. Builtin editor and viewer allows you to work with files in any DOS/Windows encodings, and also UTF-8 and UTF-16.
Using EBCD you can backup your data from IDE, SCSI and SATA fixed disks to USB Flash, FireWire removable devices, or other fixed disks; and restore it when necessary.
EBCD includes Windows Password Wizard, which can be used to restore access to your PC when you forgot the password for Windows user account.
Download link: ebcd-1.1k-demo.iso (12 Mb)
Please check minimal system requirements:
- CD drive
- Motherboard/BIOS capable of booting CDs
- PS/2 or USB mouse and keyboard (legacy COM mice are not supported)
- 128 Mb of RAM
Limitations of demo version: Demo version can only read from fixed HDDs, it can't write to them. Althrough it can write to USB flash drives and other removable media.
FlashBoot: Install Windows XP/Vista/7 from USB and more
FlashBoot is a tool to convert Windows XP/Vista/7 installation CD/DVD to bootable USB disk, useful for Windows installation on netbooks and other devices without CD/DVD drive. FlashBoot supports USB flash thumbdrives and USB hard disks.
Also, using FlashBoot you can create blank bootable USB flash with minimal set of system files and then manually tune it for your needs, or convert a full-featured bootable CD-ROM or floppy disk to bootable USB Flash keeping all functionality. Different operating systems are supported: Windows 7/Vista, Windows XP, SysLinux-based disks, GRUB4DOS disks, Linux kernel etc.
Latest version of FlashBoot is 2.1c, released on March, 23 of 2011.
Recently "LBA/CHS not available" problem was finally fixed.
Download FlashBoot: flashboot-2.1c-setup.exe [31 Mb].
Limitations of demo version:
- USB disk or image file is bootable only for 30 days since the date of formatting
- Each distinct USB disk can be formatted by FlashBoot demo version no more than 16 times
Maximum time of use of demo version is not limited.
Demo version may be upgraded to full version later by copying license key file to FlashBoot folder, there's no need to download big files twice.
It is recommended to try out the demo before buying the full version to ensure that there are no hardware incompatibilities and product meets your particular needs.
System requirements for FlashBoot 2.x:
- BIOS which supports booting from USB devices
- Operating system: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, either x86 or x64 edition
- 256 Mbytes of RAM
- 30 Mbytes of disk space
Portable version for users who don't like installers or need to run FlashBoot from removable media on multiple computers: flashboot-2.1c-portable.zip [30 Mb].