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Ultimate Boot CD [UBCD]

UBCD is a tool I’ve used for years and its free! With dozens upon dozens of tools you rarely need anything else. It includes but not limited to hard drive testers, memory diagnostics, password resets, virus removals, and tons more! Its primary a collection of tools used to repair a computer that won’t boot.

You need the Ultimate Boot CD if you want to:

    • Run floppy-based diagnostic tools from CDROM drives. More and more PCs are shipped without floppy drives these days, and it is such a royal pain when you need to run diagnostic tools on them Free yourself from the slow loading speed of the floppy drive. Even if you do have a floppy drive, it is still much much faster to run your diagnostic tools from the CDROM drive, rather than wait for the tool to load from the floppy drive.
    • 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.

New features in UBCD V5.x include:

    • New! The Linux-based distro Parted Magic is now included with UBCD V5.0. This should be the method of choice when you need to resize/rescue partitions, access NTFS file systems or work with USB storage devices.
    • New! UBCD V5.x now supports both syslinux/isolinux and grub4dos. This helps improve the chances that UBCD will boot on any particular machine.

When you boot up from the CD, a text-based menu will be displayed, and you will be able to select the tool you want to run. The selected tool actually boots off a virtual floppy disk created in memory.

Tools currently included with the Ultimate Boot CD are:

Name of Tool Version License Notes
BIOS
!BIOS 3.20 Freeware  
BIOS 1.35.0 Freeware Website says V1.35.1, but program displays V1.35.0.
CMOSPWD 5.0 GPL  
KEYDisk n/a GPL  
WipeCMOS 1.2 Freeware  
CPU
CPU Burn-in 1.00 Freeware The Linux version which is included in UBCD is at V1.00. V1.01 applies to Windows only.
CPUinfo n/a GPL  
Intel Processor Frequency ID (P3 and below) 7.2 Freeware  
Intel Processor Identification Utility (P4 and above) 4.32 Freeware  
Mersenne Prime Test 24.14 Public domain  
Stress 1.00 GPL  
StressCPU (requires CPU with SSE) 2.0 Freeware  
x86test 0.10a GPL  
Boot Management
Boot Partition 2.60 Freeware  
boot.kernel.org (BKO) n/a Freeware  
EditBINI 1.01.1 Freeware  
GAG (Graphical Boot Manager) 4.10 GPL  
Gujin 2.8.4 GPL  
MBRtool 2.3.200 Freeware  
MBRWork 1.08 Freeware  
netboot.me n/a Freeware  
PLoP Boot Manager 5.0.12 Free for personal use  
Smart BootManager 3.7.1 GPL  
SPFDISK (Special FDISK) 2000-03v Freeware  
Super Grub Disk 0.9799 GPL  
Super Grub2 Disk 1.98s1 GPL  
XFDISK (Extended FDISK) 0.9.3 beta Freeware  
XOSL (Extended Operating System Loader) 1.1.5 GPL  
Data Recovery
Offline NT Password & Registry Editor 110511 n/a  
PhotoRec 6.12 GPL Included in Parted Magic.
TestDisk 6.12 GPL Included in Parted Magic.
Hard Disk Information & Management
AMSET (Maxtor) 4.00 Freeware  
ATAINF 1.3 Freeware  
ATA Password Tool 1.1 Freeware  
Change Definition Utility (for Fujitsu M16xx/M2915 HDDs) n/a Freeware  
DiskCheck 4.0.6 Freeware  
DISKINFO 1.02 Freeware  
ESFeat (ExcelStor) 2.30 Freeware  
Feature Tool (IBM/Hitachi) 2.15 Freeware  
GSmartControl 0.8.6 GPL Included in Parted Magic.
SMARTUDM 2.00 Freeware  
UATA100 (Seagate) 3.06 Freeware  
UDMA Utility (for Fujitsu MPD/MPE/MPF series HDDs) n/a Freeware  
UDMA Utility (for Fujitsu MPG series HDDs) n/a Freeware  
Ultra ATA Manager (Western Digital) June, 2003 Freeware  
WDIDLE3 (Western Digital) 1.05 Freeware  
Hard Disk Diagnosis
ATA Diagnostic Tool (Fujitsu) 7.0 Freeware  
DLG Diagnostic (Western Digital) 5.19 Freeware  
DLG Diagnostic (Western Digital) 4.15 Freeware V5.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) 4.16 Freeware  
ES-Tool (Samsung) 3.01v Freeware  
ESTest (ExcelStor) 4.50 Freeware  
GWSCAN (Gateway) 3.15 Freeware For IDE hard drives 10GB or smaller.
GWSCAN (Gateway) 5.12 Freeware For IDE hard drives larger than 10GB.
HDAT2 4.5.3 Freeware  
HDAT2 4.8.1 Freeware  
HUTIL (Samsung) 1.21 Freeware From 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) 2.10 Freeware  
MHDD32 4.5 Freeware  
MHDD32 4.6 Freeware  
PowerMax (Maxtor/Quantum) 4.09 Freeware  
PowerMax (Maxtor/Quantum) 4.23 Freeware  
SCSIMax (Maxtor/Quantum) 1.21 Freeware  
SeaTools for DOS (Seagate/Maxtor) 2.23 Freeware  
SeaTools for DOS (Seagate/Maxtor) 1.10 Freeware  
SHDIAG (Samsung) 1.25 Freeware  
ViVARD 0.4 Freeware The official website is down. Various third party websites claim to have V1.0, but is actually V0.4.
Hard Disk Cloning
CopyWipe 1.14 Freeware  
EaseUs Disk Copy 2.3.1 Freeware  
g4u 2.4 BSD  
HDClone (Free Edition) 4.0.6 Freeware  
partimage 0.6.9 GPL Included in Parted Magic.
Partition Saving 3.90 Freeware  
PC INSPECTOR clone-maxx 1.0 Freeware Actual version is 0.95 Build 769, but is referred to as 1.0 on product website.
Hard Disk Low-Level Editing
Disk Editor 3.0 Freeware  
DISKMAN4 4.01 Freeware  
DiskSpy Free Edition (Personal use only) 2.0 Freeware  
PTS DiskEditor 1.04 Freeware  
Hard Disk Wiping
Active@ KillDisk Free Edition 4.1.2393 Freeware Free Edition. Supports “One Pass Zeros” method only. Note that KillDisk V5.x is Windows only.
CopyWipe 1.14 Freeware  
Darik’s Boot and Nuke 2.2.6 Beta GPL  
Fujitsu Erase Utility 1.00 Freeware  
HDDErase 4.0 Freeware  
HDShredder (Free Edition) 3.8.1 Freeware  
MAXLLF (Maxtor) 1.1 Freeware  
PC INSPECTOR e-maxx 0.95 Freeware Actual version is 0.95 Build 775, but is referred to as 1.0 on product website.
SUTIL (Samsung) 1.01 Freeware  
Hard Disk Installation
Data Lifeguard Tools (Western Digital) 11.2 Freeware  
DiscWizard 2003 (Seagate) 10.45.06 Freeware  
DiscWizard (Seagate/Maxtor) 11.0.8326 Freeware MaxBlast 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) 9.57 Freeware  
Disk Manager (Samsung) 10.42 Freeware  
MaxBlast (Maxtor) 4.0 Freeware  
Partition Management
Cute Partition Manager 0.9.8 Freeware  
Dsrfix 3.12 Freeware  
FIPS 2.0 GPL  
Free FDISK 1.3.1 GPL  
GParted 0.8.1 GPL Included in Parted Magic.
Partinfo 1.11 Freeware  
Partition Resizer 1.3.4 Freeware  
Partition Saving 3.90 Freeware  
PTDD Super Fdisk 1.0 Freeware  
Ranish Partition Manager 2.40 Freeware Using stable version because V2.44 is beta and reported to be buggy.
SPFDISK (Special FDISK) 2000-03v Freeware  
XFDISK (Extended FDISK) 0.9.3 beta Freeware  
Memory
AleGr MEMTEST 2.00 Free for personal use  
DIMM_ID 3.57 GPL  
Memtest86 4.0 GPL  
Memtest86 3.5b GPL  
Memtest86+ 4.20 GPL  
TestMemIV n/a Freeware  
Windows Memory Diagnostic n/a UBCD Only  
Others
FileLink 3.01 Freeware This program is part of Caldera OpenDOS V7.03.
Kon-Boot 1.0 Free for personal use  
Parted Magic 6.6 GPL Full list of programs can be found here
UBCD FreeDOS R1.44 n/a Based on NwDsk V3.40.
Peripherals
ATAPI CDROM Identification 2.22 Freeware  
CD Index 1.1 Freeware  
CHZ Monitor-Test 2.0 Freeware  
Parallel Port Information System 1.45 Freeware  
Video Memory Stress Test 1.7 GPL  
System
AIDA16 2.14 n/a Discontinued
ASTRA (Demo version) 5.50 14-day Demo  
Hardware Detection Tool 0.5.0 GPL  
HWiNFO 5.5.2 Freeware  
NSSI 0.60.45 Freeware  
PC-Config 9.33 Freeware Discontinued
PCI 1.1 Freeware pcidevs.txt: 22-01-2008
PCISniffer 1.5 Freeware  
System Speed Test 32 4.78 Freeware  

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Cory Fiala

Technology and outdoor enthusiast. Anything from desktops to servers with a side of mountain biking and skiing. Life is good!

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