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System rescue

by Pierre-Yves Landuré last modified Oct 17, 2012 10:37

Tools for system recovery. These tools are, mostly, Live CDs.


Backup and restore partitions and hard drives. Free software alternative to Norton Ghost and Drive Image.

GParted Live CD

Tool for hard disk partitioning. Supports resizing partitions.


Bootable system recovery CD based on GNU / Linux. Contains a multitude of tools, including Parted.

Ultimate Boot CD

Bootable system restoration CD. Enable to recover a hard disk with bad sectors (low level format).

Super Grub Disk

Recover a damaged MBR. Must-have tool to boot a GNU/Linux system after installing Windows.

Windows Defender Offline (beta)

Scan a computer with Microsoft Windows Defender without booting the operating system.

Kaspersky WindowsUnlocker

Recover a Windows computer totally trashed by a virus.