This is a multi-bootable CD which put a large varieties of powerful, intuitive tools and utilities together to allow you to perform repair and recovery operations on dead or damaged Windows 9x/NT/2000/XP. These utilities mainly come from 3 famous sources: Winternals Administrator's Pak, Forensic Utility Suite and Norton SystemWorks 2003. Other than multi-bootable, the CD is equipped with an Autorun CD-Menu to make it more user-friendly under win32 environment.
Microsoft Windows Preinstallation Environment (WinPE) is provided as one of the Boot Options of this CD. WinPE is a minimal operating system based on the Windows XP kernel. It will give you a complete Win32 environment with network support, a graphical user interface (GUI, 800x600) and FAT/FAT32/NTFS/CDFS file-system support. A Ramdrive System has been added into our WinPE, its Drive Letter is configured at R: and the Disk Size is set at 4MB. By booting the CD into WinPE, it is very handy for us to test system with no OS, rescuing files to a network share, performing virus scan and so on. WinPE will replace our DOS bootdisk experience in no time! (More information on building a Windows Preinstallation Environment can be found from Bart Lagerweij's site at http://www.nu2.nu/pebuilder/).
Instead of using the Windows Explorer which is too big to be set as the default shell, Bluebox is choosed as our replacement Windows Manager. Bluebox provides us a right-click pop-up menu, a multi-function tool bar, and a place for dockable applets, which is called the slit. You can also switch to the other 2 provided shells: ERD Commander 2002 or the Total Commander. The CD has a Program Files Folder which contains tiny but userful tools and utilities to be used with the WinPE, it is just like we are running a mini-XP system on CD with programs such as Explorer, File Search, RegEdit, Notepad, Console, XVI32 HexEdit, IrfanView, Winimage, OffByOne Browser, FileZilla FTP, Task Manager, TcpCfg, Logon, Bluebox, ERDC Commander, and Total Commander etc.
ERD Commander 2002 from Winternals is used as the skeleton of this CD. When your server or workstation won't boot, you need ERD Commander 2002. ERD Commander 2002 boots dead system directly from CD into a Windows-like environment. You'll have full access to the dead system's volumes, so you can diagnose and repair problems using tools located on the ERD Commander 2002 Start menu. And you'll have built-in network access to safely move data off of, or on to, the dead system. With ERD Commander 2002 you can repair a system quickly and easily, saving you time and rescuing your critical data.
The ERD Commander 2002 is one of five powerful tools included in the Administrator's Pak which is also provided on the CD. The Administrator's Pak combines five powerful tools (ERD Commander 2002, Disk Commander, NTFSDOS Professional, Remote Recover, and Monitoring Tools) that allow you to repair crashed Windows XP/2000/NT systems, restore lost data, and perform diagnostics.
FAT32 for Windows NT 4.0 and NTFS for Win98 are included. These versatile, powerful file system tools allow you to seamlessly share and access data in a multiple operating system environment. You will be able to read and write to FAT, FAT32, and NTFS volumes transparently across any Microsoft operating system, including MS-DOS, Windows 95/98/Me, Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000 and Windows XP.
Forensic Utility Suite is the another major component of this CD which can be run or installed from the Autorun CD-Menu under Win32 environment. The Forensic Utility Suite is the first of its kind allowing forensic and computer crime professionals to effectively recover data on all Microsoft operating systems. The suite is a compilation of the award winning RecoverNT, Recover98 EXPRESS and FILERECOVERY for Windows. All of these utilities are unique in their own way providing multiple recovery options on IBM compatible Intel based computers with the Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP operating system. For the first time a total solution is available for all Microsoft file systems, allowing for fast, safe, and reliable file recovery with the ease of use of the Windows environment.
RecoverNT runs natively under the Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP operating system and supports multi-boot, striped, spanned and mirrored drives as well as all versions of RAID. RecoverNT is the most powerful and intensive part of the suite and can scan and recover any files that have been destroyed by an accidental format, accidental deletion or any other unexplained reason. RecoverNT is compatible with FAT12, 16, 32 and NTFS file systems and IDE/ATA, SCSI, RAID and removable media. Once the drive is scanned, you can save the recovered files to any mounted drives including network drives. RecoverNT will not allow you to save the files to the work drive and makes no changes to the work drive. Recover NT also gives you the ability to recover remotely. The Forensic Suite comes with remote clients to do recovery across a network as well as a DOS client that allows you to recover through DOS on un-bootable machines.
FILERECOVERY for Windows is a cross platform undelete for Windows?/font> 95/98/Me/NT/2000 and XP. That's right...one solution for all operating systems. FILERECOVERY for Windows?/font> supports FAT12, FAT16, FAT32 and NTFS Formats. The new Search and Filter options make recovering files fast and easy with full preservation of the directory structure. This is the easiest most flexible undelete product ever.
Norton SystemWorks Professional Edition is a utility suite that protects your data from viruses, finds and fixes problems, removes unneeded files, helps you back up your data, and keeps its program files up-to-date. Its programs include One Button Checkup, Web Tools, Norton Utilities, Norton AntiVirus, Norton CleanSweep, Norton Ghost, and their related tools and components. Norton SystemWorks Professional Edition also includes versions of Roxio GoBack 3 Personal Edition, Performance Test, Process Viewer, and Web-based services in Symantec Web.
Using Boot Scriptor Version 1.2.18, the CD is now able to display BSI & BMP images during the booting time.
The CD is bootable directly into a Main Menu from which you can choose to boot WinPE (Windows Preinstallation Environment), Winternals ERD Commander 2002 or Disk Commander 1.1. The Multi-Bootable CD is also capable to boot the Rescue Menu from which it can boot MS-DOS 6.22, PC-DOS 7.0, Win98 + CMD Support, Win98 + NTFS Support, Partition Magic 8, Partition Recovery, NAV & Ghost 2003, Bart's Network, SCSI-Tools & CDROM Boot-Disk , EZRecovery, Drive Image 6, SpinRite 5, GNU/Linux & NT-Password Administration
Under Win32 environment, the Autorun CD-Menu will allow access of different contents of the CD in a user friendly manner:
© 2003 Michael K.H. Au-Yeung, on May 1, 2003