What CD do you keep in your toolbox?

passcert23passcert23 Posts: 42Member ■■□□□□□□□□
Mine is Hiren and Vista Repair Disk. I manly use Hiren to reset pw and haven't really explore the other tools on there. What are some good prog to repair mbr, partition, and hd? I ran into several occasions where an XP will not boot due to boot manager issue. Sucks my company doesn't have a XP repair cd.

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  • SlowhandSlowhand MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure, MCSA: Windows Server 2003/2012/2016, CCNA Routing & Switchi Bay Area, CaliforniaPosts: 5,163Mod Mod
    passcert23 wrote: »
    Mine is Hiren and Vista Repair Disk. I manly use Hiren to reset pw and haven't really explore the other tools on there. What are some good prog to repair mbr, partition, and hd? I ran into several occasions where an XP will not boot due to boot manager issue. Sucks my company doesn't have a XP repair cd.

    I primarily use Hiren's Boot CD, myself. As for what's out there right now, I'm not sure, it's been a while since I did the kind of consulting that didn't allow me to simply re-image the machine and restore the data.

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  • Paul BozPaul Boz Posts: 2,621Member
    backtrack 4, a Ubuntu live CD, and Kon-boot. Between the first and last there really isn't a system you can't at least TRY to get in to with a relatively good chance of success.
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  • forkvoidforkvoid Posts: 317Member
    Flash Drive:
    UBCD
    UBCD4Win
    Ubuntu
    A custom setup for imaging via Ghost
    Windows 7 OEM installer (all versions)
    Windows Vista OEM installer (all versions)

    On CD:
    Windows XP Pro OEM installer
    Windows XP Home OEM installer
    ntpasswd
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  • NightShade03NightShade03 Posts: 1,383Member ■■■■■■■□□□
    Ophcrack is another good one to keep around
  • DevilsbaneDevilsbane Posts: 4,212Member
    Slowhand wrote: »
    I primarily use Hiren's Boot CD, myself.

    Same here
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  • jahsouljahsoul Posts: 453Member
    Thumb Drive 1
    Acronis
    Standard MPS XP Image

    CD 1
    Backtrack Linux 4R1 (now once I learn to use the tools..2 more years..lol)

    CD 2
    Hiren's

    CD 3
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  • Asif DaslAsif Dasl Posts: 2,116Member ■■■■■■■■□□
    Hiren's and a custom built BartPE disc with driver packs from driverpacks.net. The custom built CD allows me to clone on to different hardware using Acronis and it includes all the network drivers and video card drivers that you will ever find. It's very rare that I boot that CD and it doesn't find everything to clone over the network and have all my tools available too.

    On a flash drive I always carry driver packs from driverpacks.net, the latest NVidia & ATI drivers and use DriverForge to install drivers on a cloned image of Windows with all the latest updates. Also Memtest86+, HDAT2 & Truecrypt amongst other bits and bobs.

    That and a carry pouch with different versions of windows and windows server.
  • Unforg1venUnforg1ven Posts: 108Member
    Usually my Ubuntu USB w/ assorted tools stored. Hiren's Boot CD for all the 'goodies' and some of the basic W7/Vista Repair Disk for restores, startup repair etc...
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  • Mojo_666Mojo_666 Posts: 438Member
    I have the internet in my toolbox, I just download what I need.
  • earweedearweed Posts: 5,192Member ■■■■■■■■■□
    I have Hiren and UBCD. I also keep a copy of XP pro and home, Vista ultimate, and Windows 7 . The big items in my toolbag are my notebook which lets me dowload what I need and google what I don't know.
    No longer work in IT. Play around with stuff sometimes still and fix stuff for friends and relatives.
  • BradleyHUBradleyHU Posts: 912Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    UBCD
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  • DevilsbaneDevilsbane Posts: 4,212Member
    Mojo_666 wrote: »
    I have the internet in my toolbox, I just download what I need.

    You must have a pretty large toolbox if you can fit the entire interweb inside.
    Decide what to be and go be it.
  • CountryboiCountryboi Posts: 44Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    Ultimate Boot Cd it has serviced me well....i think Hiren maybe better but i was in a hurry at the time and it was a pain to find a link so I went the easy way out
  • networker050184networker050184 Posts: 11,962Mod Mod
    This one usually takes care of all my needs.
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  • Michael.J.PalmerMichael.J.Palmer Posts: 407Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    UBCD4Win
    Unbuntu CD
    Vista OEM Installations
    7 OEM Installations
    XP Pro and Home post SP3 OEM Installations
    Flash drive with assortment of anti-virus programs and stuff like Belarc Advisor and CPUZ.
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  • SlowhandSlowhand MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure, MCSA: Windows Server 2003/2012/2016, CCNA Routing & Switchi Bay Area, CaliforniaPosts: 5,163Mod Mod
    This one usually takes care of all my needs.

    Shhhh!!! That's supposed to be an insider-secret. icon_lol.gif

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  • Ivanr4g63Ivanr4g63 Posts: 77Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    Several windows OEM cd's
    A few flavors of Linux Live CD's
    NTFS on DOS boot loader utility

    and a 4GB flash drive with enough junk/utilities to help get the job done.

    I need to get me one of those CD's tho... icon_cheers.gif
    This one usually takes care of all my needs.
  • DoubleDDoubleD Posts: 273Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    does Hiren contain viruses?
    i just downloaded it and some times norton picks up a virus when i go to run certain progames. Looks like a great tool but not sure about the viruses it keeps getting picked up on
  • SlowhandSlowhand MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure, MCSA: Windows Server 2003/2012/2016, CCNA Routing & Switchi Bay Area, CaliforniaPosts: 5,163Mod Mod
    DoubleD wrote: »
    does Hiren contain viruses?
    i just downloaded it and some times norton picks up a virus when i go to run certain progames. Looks like a great tool but not sure about the viruses it keeps getting picked up on

    There aren't any known viruses on Hiren's Boot CD. Keep in mind, however, that many security-related tools, (read "cracking tools",) are considered by most AV programs as threats and will be flagged as such.

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  • Unforg1venUnforg1ven Posts: 108Member
    Devilsbane wrote: »
    You must have a pretty large toolbox if you can fit the entire interweb inside.

    basically a shortcut on a floppy pointing to Google.com ;)
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