Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Large List of Downloadable Computer Repair CDs

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 SystemDownload
BitDefender Rescue CDDownload
Dr Web LIVE CDDownload
Fsecure Live CdDownload
Kaspersky Antivirus Live CDDownload
VBA32 VirusBlokAda (Russian)Download
PcTools Alternate Operating System Scanner (AOSS)Download
Avast BART CDDownload
GData (British)Download
AVG Rescue CDDownload
ClamAV Live CD Open Diagnostics Live CDDownload

General Purpose Recovery Disks

FREE UBCD4win Ultimate Boot CD for WindowsDownload
FREE UBCD Ultimate Boot CDDownload
FREE Trinity Rescue CDDownload
FREE System Rescue CD x86Download
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 2009Download
FREE Bootzilla for WindowsDownload

Hardware Diagnostic Boot CD’s

FREE Inquisitor (hardware testing software)Download
FREE Inquisitor 64Download
FREE Microsoft Memory DiagnosticDownload

Network Security Testing / Monitoring

FREE Network Security ToolkitDownload
FREE BackTrack network penetration testingDownload
FREE Knoppix STD (security tools distribution)Download
FREE nUbuntu network penetration testingDownload

Data Recovery Boot CD’s

FREE RIP (Recovery Is Possible)Download
Helix (computer forensics / electronic discovery / incident response)Download
Caine Computer Aided Investigative EnvironmentDownload
Macquisition CF forensics for macsDownload
The Farmer’s Boot CDDownload
Puppy LinuxDownload

Special Purpose Boot CD’s

FREE Samurai Web Application TestingDownload
FREE Offline NT Password & Registry EditorDownload
FREE PC CMOS CleanerDownload
FREE Parted MagicDownload
FREE Partition Wizard contrib IISJMANDownload
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.