ToolBox Hiren S Boot Cd
What if you lost your Windows 10 password? Password is not accepted after upgrading to Windows 10? In this tutorial we'll show you how to reset forgotten Windows 10 password using the Swiss army knife toolbox - Hiren's BootCD. Hiren's Boot CD puts all the diagnostic, repair, and recovery tools you need on one convenient bootable disc.
ToolBox Hiren s boot cd
Since Hiren's Boot CD (hereafter abbreviated as HBCD) works as a bootable utility, you can't just install it like a standard program. Instead, you have to burn it to a CD or a USB device if you don't have any blank CDs around.
If you're burning the tool to a CD, insert a blank disc into your computer. Then, you can use a free CD burning software to create a bootable disc, or just use the basic one included in the ZIP folder.
First, download a copy of Rufus, a simple and free tool for creating bootable USB drives. Insert your USB device and run the app -- it's portable so you don't have to install anything. Select its name from the Device drop-down box. Make sure to choose the correct one so you don't accidentally delete another.
The default option of MBR partition scheme for BIOS or UEFI is fine. Select FAT32 for the file system. Check the Quick Format box, then change the option next to Create a bootable disk using to ISO Image. Select the little CD icon next to this box and browse to the location of the ISO file in the HBCD folder. Give it a new name if you like, and click Start when ready.
Now that you've created your disk, it's time to boot into it on your computer. Chances are, your computer is set to boot from your hard drive first, so you'll need to manually tell it to load your CD or USB drive.
As soon as you turn on your computer, look for a prompt such as Press ESC for boot options or Press F12 to boot from USB device. It's different for every computer, so you may have to try a few times to catch it. When you find out what button loads the boot menu, continually tap it as soon as your computer turns on until you see a menu that lets you select from a list of devices.
Here, look for your CD or USB device. It should be fairly obvious which one is the right choice -- don't boot from your hard drive or any network option. Use the arrow keys to select a device and Enter to select it. After a few moments, you'll see the main screen of HBCD appear.
Boot from Hard Drive will simply boot your computer as normal. Mini Windows Xp launches a lightweight copy of Windows XP that you can use to browse files on the host machine, access a Command Prompt, and more.
Windows XP's age means it obviously isn't ideal, but it's understandable since HBCD hasn't seen an update in a few years. Still, this is an easy way to recover files from a computer that won't boot if you'd rather use Windows than a Linux disc to do so.
If you can't find the tool you need inside one of the above buckets, HBCD includes tons of additional tools on its main menu. Try the Windows Memory Diagnostic and/or MemTest86+ to check for problems with your RAM. If you've forgotten a password, the Offline Password Changer might be your ticket back into an account. Kon-Boot is supposed to help you bypass the login screen but it just booted into Windows in my testing.
Seagate DiscWizard encountered an error upon opening. PLoP Boot Manager and Smart Boot Manager let you select a device to boot from if your PC isn't doing so properly. Fix "NTLDR is Missing" is a self-explanatory utility to fix this booting issue. Darik's Boot and Nuke is a powerful tool for irrecoverably obliterating everything on a hard drive.
The utilities we discussed above are the most important. Below these is a page of options for booting specific hard drive partitions. This is useful if you've set up separate sets of data or operating systems on different partitions, but the average user won't need them. The end of the list contains Reboot and Shutdown commands.
Consolidate as many diagnostic tools as possible into one bootable CD. Wouldn't you like to avoid digging into the dusty box to look for the right floppy disk, but simply run them all from a single CD? Then the Ultimate Boot CD is for you!
Run Ultimate Boot CD from your USB memory stick. A script on the CD prepares your USB memory stick so that it can be used on newer machines that supports booting from USB devices. You can access the same tools as you would from the CD version.
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System Stability Tester1.5.1GPLIncluded in CPUstress. x86test0.10aGPL /HDD/Boot Management BOOTMGR05-AUG-2012Freeware Boot Partition2.60Freeware EditBINI1.01.1Freeware GAG (Graphical Boot Manager)4.10GPL Gujin2.8.7GPL MBRtool2.3.200Freeware MBRWork1.08Freeware PLoP Boot Manager5.0.15Free for personal use Smart BootManager3.7.1GPL SPFDISK (Special FDISK)2000-03vFreeware Super Grub Disk0.9799GPL Super Grub2 Disk2.00s8GPL XFDISK (Extended FDISK)0.9.3 betaFreeware XOSL (Extended Operating System Loader)1.1.5GPL XOSL-OW (Extended Operating System Loader)1.1.6GPL /HDD/Data Recovery Q&D Unit/Track/Head/Sector1.3jFreeware Offline NT Password & Registry Editor140201 n/a PCLoginNow2.0FreewareIncluded as module in Parted Magic. PCRegEdit1.0FreewareIncluded as module in Parted Magic. PhotoRec7.1GPLIncluded in Parted Magic. TestDisk7.1GPLIncluded in Parted Magic. /HDD/Device Info and Management AMSET (Maxtor)4.00Freeware ATAINF1.3Freeware ATA Password Tool1.1Freeware Change Definition Utility (for Fujitsu M16xx/M2915 HDDs)n/aFreeware DiskCheck4.3.0Freeware DISKINFO1.02Freeware ESFeat (ExcelStor)2.30Freeware Feature Tool (IBM/Hitachi)2.15Freeware GSmartControl0.8.6GPLIncluded in Parted Magic. SMARTUDM2.00Freeware UATA100 (Seagate)3.06Freeware UDMA Utility (for Fujitsu MPD/MPE/MPF series HDDs)1.13Freeware UDMA Utility (for Fujitsu MPG series HDDs)1.17Freeware Ultra ATA Manager (Western Digital)June, 2003Freeware WDIDLE3 (Western Digital)1.05Freeware /HDD/Diagnosis ATA Diagnostic Tool (Fujitsu)7.0Freeware Data Lifeguard Diagnostic for DOS (Western Digital)5.27Freeware Data Lifeguard Diagnostic for DOS (Western Digital)5.21FreewareLatest V5.22 has the note in version history "Removed missing test tracks check". Since we are uncertain of the impact of this change, older version has been included just in case. Data Lifeguard Diagnostic for DOS (Western Digital)4.15FreewareV5.x has been reported not to work on some older machines, so V4.15 has been included as a backup. Drive Fitness Test (IBM/Hitachi)4.16Freeware ES-Tool (Samsung)3.01vFreeware ESTest (ExcelStor)4.50Freeware GWSCAN (Gateway)3.15FreewareFor IDE hard drives 10GB or smaller. GWSCAN (Gateway)5.12FreewareFor IDE hard drives larger than 10GB. HDAT25.3FreewareLatest stable release, but with device-level testing disabled. HUTIL (Samsung)1.21FreewareFrom soeren: "HUTIL 2.00 lacks the possibility to view the SMART values and it appears to be a lot slower than 1.21. It's only needed for the newest Samsung drives, the "older" ones still work with 1.21." HUTIL (Samsung)2.10Freeware MHDD324.5FreewareOlder version included because it supports ATA/SCSI Terminal for scripting, which was removed in the new version. MHDD324.6Freeware PowerMax (Maxtor/Quantum)4.09FreewareOlder version included because this is an uncripppled version that works with non-Maxtor HDDs. PowerMax (Maxtor/Quantum)4.23Freeware SCSIMax (Maxtor/Quantum)1.21Freeware SeaTools for DOS (Seagate/Maxtor)2.22FreewareVersion included is 2.22 instead of 2.23 at Kaur Kuut's recommendation. Apparently the only feature introduced in V2.23 was "Long Test time out failure for drives that take too long to complete the Long Test", but that prevents large capacity HDDs from completing the long generic test because all modern HDDs time out by default. Seagate subsequently removed this feature in SeaTools for Windows V126.96.36.199, but never did for SeaTools for DOS V2.23. SeaTools for DOS (Seagate/Maxtor)1.12Freeware SHDIAG (Samsung)1.25Freeware TAFT (The ATA Forensics Tool)1.2Freeware ViVARD0.4FreewareThe official website is down. 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HDShredder (Free Edition)4.0.1Freeware MAXLLF (Maxtor)1.1Freeware PC Disk Eraser5.0FreewareIncluded in Parted Magic. PC INSPECTOR e-maxx0.95FreewareActual version is 0.95 Build 775, but is referred to as 1.0 on product website. SUTIL (Samsung)1.01Freeware /HDD/Installation Data Lifeguard Tools (Western Digital)11.2Freeware DiscWizard 2003 (Seagate)10.45.06Freeware DiscWizard (Seagate/Maxtor)11.0.8326FreewareMaxBlast V5.0 is essentially the same thing i.e. OEM version of Acronis TrueImage. Startup Recovery Manager not included. Didn't see much use for it on the bootable CD, plus it can be activated in the Win32 program itself if required, or you can copy over the "Recovery Manager" folder youself. Disk Manager (IBM)9.61Freeware Disk Manager (Samsung)10.42Freeware MaxBlast (Maxtor)4.0Freeware /HDD/Partition Management Cute Partition Manager0.9.8Freeware Dsrfix3.12Freeware FIPS2.0GPL Free FDISK1.3.1GPL GParted0.13.1-gitGPLIncluded in Parted Magic. 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Kon-Boot1.0Free for personal use netboot.xyzn/aFreeware Parted Magic2013_08_10_i586GPLFull list of programs can be found here. Parted Magic is now payware and can no longer be updated to the latest version. Last free version (2013_08_10) was obtained from this website UBCD FreeDOS (Based on NwDsk V3.40)R1.53 n/a Based on NwDsk V3.40. /Peripherals ATAPI CDROM Identification2.22Freeware CHZ Monitor-Test2.0Freeware Parallel Port Information System1.45Freeware Video Memory Stress Test1.7GPL Enhanced Keyboard Checkern/aFreeware AT-Keyboard Testern/aFreeware /System AIDA162.14 n/a Discontinued ASTRA (Demo version)6.5014-day Demo Hardware Detection Tool0.5.2GPLpci.ids.gz: 20/02/2013 HWiNFO5.5.5Freeware NSSI0.60.45Freeware PC-Config9.33FreewareDiscontinued PCI1.1Freewarepcidevs.txt: Ver 671 (22-01-2008) PCISniffer3.0.0Freeware System Speed Test 324.78Freeware 350c69d7ab