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.
If you need to make changes to the partitions on your computer, there are several applications that provides various levels of functionality for accomplishing this goal. You can both create and delete partitions from your computer, even while there are other partitions on the hard drive you are modifying. You can also resize partitions if needed, to change how much space is allocated to them.
Backup and Recovery
There are several backup and recovery tools on Hiren's BootCD. Backup tools like GetDataBack, HDD Scan, Partition Find and Mount, PhotoRec, Recuva, Undelete... let you copy data off of your hard drive and schedule automatic backups to ensure your data is saved to another location. You can also recover deleted data, whether that data was deleted intentionally or accidentally. There are also a few tools that will help you recover data from damaged or corrupted portions of your hard drive if you are unable to recover them through other methods.
Hiren's BootCD provides a variety of tools for testing different aspects of your computer. If you suspect that your RAM is corrupted or that a piece of hardware on your machine is not functioning properly, there are several applications you can run to determine the problems. You can also perform hard drive tests to see whether your hard drive is physically damaged, and get a report on how much longer your hard drive is expected to work.
Password recovery and modification tools are also provided on Hiren's BootCD. You can change the administrator password on Windows machines, and there are utilities for saving passwords for your online accounts in an encrypted format. You can also encrypt your entire hard drive with Hiren's BootCD so that a password is required to read or write any data from or to your hard drive.
Mini Windows XP
To clear a virus and use a large collection of HBCD tools, choose the Mini Windows XP option. A simple version of Windows XP will load on the computer. It might take a few minutes to load everything because it processes files directly from the CD. Once it has loaded, wait for the Hiren's Boot disk menu to pop up. Select the "Menu" option and scroll through the programs. The disk features Windows password hackers, registry cleaners and a large collection of antivirus software.
Changes from Hiren's BootCD 11.0 to 11.1:
7-Zip 9.16b, BellaVista 126.96.36.199,
BlueScreenView 1.28, CCleaner 2.35.1223,
ComboFix (24-10-2010), CurrPorts 1.83,
Dr.Web CureIt! Antivirus (24-10-2010), EasyUHA 1.1,
FastCopy 2.03, GPU-Z 0.4.6,
grub4dos 2010-09-22, HBCDCustomizer 1.4,
InfraRecorder 0.51, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.46 (24-10-2010),
MemTest86+ 4.15b, MessenPass 1.35,
Navratil Software System Information 0.60.45, Network Password Recovery 1.30,
Partition Saving 3.90, Partition Wizard Home Edition 5.2,
PasswordFox 1.25, PC Wizard 2010.1.95,
PCI 32 Sniffer 1.4 (24-10-2010), PCI and AGP info Tool (24-10-2010),
Process Monitor 2.92, ProduKey 1.45,
Program Launcher 1.8, Remove Fake Antivirus 1.68,
SearchMyFiles 1.55, Silent Runners Revision 63,
Spybot - Search & Destroy 1.6.2 (24-10-2010),
SpywareBlaster 4.4 (24-10-2010),
SuperAntispyware 4.43.1000 (24-10-2010),
UnknownDevices 1.4.20 (24-10-2010),
Unstoppable Copier 5.2,
Update Checker 1.038,
Western Digital Data Lifeguard Tools 1.22 (Windows).
New added softwares:
+ Ammyy Admin 2.13: For remote computer access, desktop sharing, file transfer, voiceconnect remote computer. TeamViewer 5.1.9192: Access any remote computer via Internet just like sitting in front of it, even through firewalls (Windows Freeware).
+ DiskGenius 3.2: Restore deleted partition, Rebuild MBR, Rebuild partition table, Recover files, Restore formatted partition, Backup files by partition, Disk clone, Backup partition table, Create/Delete/Format Partitions etc. (Windows Shareware).
+ IsoBuster 2.8: CD/DVD/Blu-ray and Disk Image File data recovery tool that can read and extract files, tracks and sessions from CD-i, VCD, SVCD, CD-ROM, CD-ROM XA, DVD, DVCD BD and HD DVD and other media as well as a wide variety of disk image formats, it also has retry-mechanisms for damaged CD/DVD (Windows Shareware).
+ Seagate DiscWizard 11.8326: Backup drive/partition to an image file, for Seagate owners (Powered by Acronis TrueImage).
+ WinMerge 188.8.131.52: Differencing and merging tool which can compare both folders and files, presenting differences in a visual text format that is easy to understand and handle (Windows Freeware).
+ WinNTSetup 184.108.40.206: Install Windows 2k/XP/2003 x86/x64 from USB/CD under PE/LiveXp, allows you to apply tweaks and choose driveletter for the new Windows installation (Windows Freeware).
Download : Hiren's BootCD 11.1