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Topic # 150363 20-Jul-2014 10:06
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I am looking for a boot disk whereby I can boot up an unbootable Windows partition and utilise gui or commandline tools similar to chkdsk and gparted (partition manager)

I am guessing this would likely be linux based, but not looking for a full linux live cd (such as Knoppix, Debian, or Gentoo etc)

Any recommendations?

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  Reply # 1092328 20-Jul-2014 10:16
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The ultimate boot CD for windows sounds like it would fit the bill.
I think it's like a winPE environment.

This plus Gparted live CD can do almost everything for windows pcs

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  Reply # 1092586 20-Jul-2014 18:05
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Hirens Boot DVD. Contain all the old tools from the Hirens Boot "CD" versions and also has a "Live" windows XP and Windows 7 environment you can boot to. contains Gparted, cloning tools and a whole lot more.





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  Reply # 1092589 20-Jul-2014 18:19
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UrbanMyth: I am looking for a boot disk whereby I can boot up an unbootable Windows partition and utilise gui or commandline tools similar to chkdsk and gparted (partition manager)

I am guessing this would likely be linux based, but not looking for a full linux live cd (such as Knoppix, Debian, or Gentoo etc)

Any recommendations?


Any live disk should do it.  But use a USB drive and create a persistent drive to copy data to.  I'd also start by checking the drive for SMART errors before you start doing anything with the partition.  I've deal with a couple of drives where we only just go the critical stuff off before the drive died.

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  Reply # 1103742 7-Aug-2014 00:41
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I also suggest hirens boot cd.  Also, don't mess with the drive until you've copied data off.

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  Reply # 1103757 7-Aug-2014 01:21
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Hirens BootCD/DVD is the best one out 

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