One of our Technibble forum members, PcTek9, and a handful of other Technibble members have compiled a large list of CDs for various computer repair tasks. In this list, the following types of CD are available for download: Antivirus Boot CDs, Recovery Disks, Hardware Diagnostic Boot CDs, Network Testing/Monitoring, Data Recovery Boot CDs and Special Purpose CDs.
Some of these are free to download, some are not. Be sure to read the EULA for the CD’s you download and the applications you use to make sure you are allowed to use them in the manner you plan to use them in. Many of the CDs contain a variety of different programs and some of the applications are free to use as you please, but some of them disallow commercial use. So be sure to read and abide by the EULA for whatever you use.
Also, some of these CD’s may set off an antivirus false positive due to their virus removal, password cracking, system file changing nature. Konboot is one such CD that will set off antivirus software. Its best to scan the CDs that are setting off your antivirus using a site like Virustotal.com and make your own decisions.
Antivirus Boot Disks
|Avira AntiVir Rescue System||Download|
|BitDefender Rescue CD||Download|
|Dr Web LIVE CD||Download|
|Fsecure Live Cd||Download|
|Kaspersky Antivirus Live CD||Download|
|VBA32 VirusBlokAda (Russian)||Download|
|PcTools Alternate Operating System Scanner (AOSS)||Download|
|Avast BART CD||Download|
|AVG Rescue CD||Download|
General Purpose Recovery Disks
|FREE UBCD4win Ultimate Boot CD for Windows||Download|
|FREE UBCD Ultimate Boot CD||Download|
|FREE Trinity Rescue CD||Download|
|FREE System Rescue CD x86||Download|
|FREE System Rescue CD (sun sparc)||Download|
|FREE System Rescue CD (power PC/mac)||Download|
|FREE Windows Vista Recovery Disk (32 bit/ Microsoft)||Download|
|FREE Windows Vista Recovery Disk (64 bit / Microsoft)||Download|
|FREE Windows 7 Recovery Disk (Microsoft)||Download|
|FREE INSERT (inside security rescue toolkit)||Download|
|FREE Microsoft ERD/DART 2009||Download|
|FREE Bootzilla for Windows||Download|
Hardware Diagnostic Boot CD’s
|FREE Inquisitor (hardware testing software)||Download|
|FREE Inquisitor 64||Download|
|FREE Microsoft Memory Diagnostic||Download|
Network Security Testing / Monitoring
|FREE Network Security Toolkit||Download|
|FREE BackTrack network penetration testing||Download|
|FREE Knoppix STD (security tools distribution)||Download|
|FREE nUbuntu network penetration testing||Download|
Data Recovery Boot CD’s
|FREE RIP (Recovery Is Possible)||Download|
|Helix (computer forensics / electronic discovery / incident response)||Download|
|Caine Computer Aided Investigative Environment||Download|
|Macquisition CF forensics for macs||Download|
|The Farmer’s Boot CD||Download|
Special Purpose Boot CD’s
|FREE Samurai Web Application Testing||Download|
|FREE Offline NT Password & Registry Editor||Download|
|FREE PC CMOS Cleaner||Download|
|FREE Parted Magic||Download|
|FREE Partition Wizard contrib IISJMAN||Download|
|FREE Ping (backup / restore hd images across network)||Download|
|FREE Incognito (completely anonymous web everything)||Download|
Other CD’s of Interest:
Some CDs have been purposely left out of this list as they contain illegal software.
Creating Multiboot CDs
Many people have expressed an interest in creating a multi-boot CD or USB stick. SARDU (Shardana Antivirus Rescue Utility) is a program that creates multiboot cd’s and usb sticks. Basically you download the ISO’s of bootable cd’s you want from this list that are supported by SARDU, then you download SARDU. When you extract SARDU there is an empty folder called ISO’s and you put the iso’s you download into that folder. When you run SARDU, it will find all the ISO’s that you downloaded and stuck in the folder, and offer to build you a cd or usb stick.
You can download SARDU Here. Thanks to Thor and AtYourService for contributing information about SARDU.
Special thanks to PcTek9, Methical, AtYourService, IISJMAN7, rusty.Nells, Thor999, Hyfidel, Studiot, Crash and other Technibble forum members who have contributed to this list.
Disclaimer: You use this software at your own risk. Technibble or its members cannot be held accountable for any damage to hardware, software, loss of data, or any other direct or indirect damage caused by using this software. Some of these CD’s contain cryptographic software which is illegal in some countries, so be sure to follow your local laws. Using any of this software is an agreement that you understand and acknowledge this.