HOW TO USE HIREN’S BOOT CD TO SOLVE NUMEROUS PC PROBLEMS

Hiren’s Boot CD is a Windows rescue utility that boots from CD or USB. … Hiren’s Boot CD is an all-in-one bootable rescue disc solution that contains a load of useful Windows repair tools you’ll want to have when you can no longer boot into your PC.

Imagine issues like hard drive failure, virus infections, partitioning, password recovery, and data recovery. Hiren’s Boot CD is a Godsend in situations like these. It has a multitude of tools divided into a number of categories like partitioning tools, backup, recovery, and BIOS/CMOS tools to name a few.

HIREN’S BOOT CD FEATURES AND TOOLS

Hiren’s BootCD PE (16.2) DVD / USB Flash Drive Containing Following Tools  –

BCD-MBR Tools

  • BootIce v1.3.3
  • EasyBCD v2.3

Hard Disk Tools – Data Recovery

  • CheckDisk GUI v1.2.0
  • Lazesoft Data Recovery v4.0.0.1
  • Puran Data Recovery v1.2.0
  • Puran File Recovery v1.2.0
  • Recuva v1.53.0.1087
  • Runtime GetDataBack for FAT v4.3.3
  • Runtime GetDataBack for NTFS v4.3.3
  • Runtime GetDataBack Simple v5.0.0
  • Runtime NAS Data Recovery v4.0.0
  • Runtime RAID Reconstructor v4.4.0
  • Runtime RAID Recovery for Windows v4.0.0

Hard Disk Tools – Defrag

  • Defraggler v2.22.33.995

Hard Disk Tools – Diagnostic

  • GSmartControl v1.1.3
  • HDDScan v4.0
  • HDTune v2.55
  • WD Data Lifeguard Diagnostics v1.31

Hard Disk Tools – Disk Explorer

  • Runtime Captain Nemo v7.0.0
  • Runtime DiskExplorer for FAT v4.3.2
  • Runtime DiskExplorer for Linux v4.3.6
  • Runtime DiskExplorer for NTFS v4.3.2

Hard Disk Tools – Imaging

  • Acronis TrueImage 2018 build 11530
  • AOMEI Backupper v4.1.0
  • Lazesoft Disk Image & Clone v4.0.0.1
  • Macrium Reflect PE v7.1.3196
  • Runtime DriveImage XML v2.6.0

Hard Disk Tools – Partition Tools

  • AOMEI Partition Assistant v7.0.1
  • Macrorit Partition Extender v4.9.3

Hard Disk Tools – Security

  • HDD Low Level Format Tool v4.40

Windows Recovery

  • Lazesoft Windows Recovery v4.0.0.1

Other Tools

  • FSViewer v6.5.0
  • Free Office rev 703
  • Sumatra PDF v3.1.2
  • 7-Zip v18.05
  • ExamDiff Pro v10.0.0.6
  • HxD v2.0.0
  • Notepad++ v7.5.6
  • WinMerge v2.14

Removable Drive Tools

  • CDBurnerXP v4.5.8.6795
  • Rufus v3.0.1304

Security – AntiVirus

  • ESET Online Scanner v2.0.22
  • Malwarebytes Anti-Malware v2.2.1.1043

Security – KeyFinders

  • ProduKey v1.92
  • ShowKeyPlus v1.0.6610

Security – Passwords

  • Lazesoft Password Recovery v4.0.0.1
  • NT Password Edit v0.7

System Tools

  • CPU-Z v1.85.0
  • GPU-Z v2.9.0
  • HWInfo v5.84-3450
  • Speccy v1.32.740
  • TechBench ISO Downloader v4.13
  • WinNTSetup v3.9.0
  • Attribute Changer v9.0
  • CCleaner v5.43.6522
  • Change Keyboard Layout v1.0.0
  • Dependency Walker v2.2.6
  • Registry Backup v3.5.3
  • Regshot v2.0.1.70
  • SysInternals Suite
  • Windows PowerShell v1.0

Network

  • Aero Admin v4.5
  • Teamviewer v6.0.10511
  • Acrylic Wi-Fi Home v3.3.0
  • Chrome v67.0.3396.62
  • Mozilla Firefox v60.0.1.6710
  • PENetwork v0.59.0.4

Hiren’s BootCD PE (16.2) DVD / USB Flash Drive Containing Following Tools  –

BCD-MBR Tools

  • BootIce v1.3.3
  • EasyBCD v2.3

Hard Disk Tools – Data Recovery

  • CheckDisk GUI v1.2.0
  • Lazesoft Data Recovery v4.0.0.1
  • Puran Data Recovery v1.2.0
  • Puran File Recovery v1.2.0
  • Recuva v1.53.0.1087
  • Runtime GetDataBack for FAT v4.3.3
  • Runtime GetDataBack for NTFS v4.3.3
  • Runtime GetDataBack Simple v5.0.0
  • Runtime NAS Data Recovery v4.0.0
  • Runtime RAID Reconstructor v4.4.0
  • Runtime RAID Recovery for Windows v4.0.0

Hard Disk Tools – Defrag

  • Defraggler v2.22.33.995

Hard Disk Tools – Diagnostic

  • GSmartControl v1.1.3
  • HDDScan v4.0
  • HDTune v2.55
  • WD Data Lifeguard Diagnostics v1.31

Hard Disk Tools – Disk Explorer

  • Runtime Captain Nemo v7.0.0
  • Runtime DiskExplorer for FAT v4.3.2
  • Runtime DiskExplorer for Linux v4.3.6
  • Runtime DiskExplorer for NTFS v4.3.2

Hard Disk Tools – Imaging

  • Acronis TrueImage 2018 build 11530
  • AOMEI Backupper v4.1.0
  • Lazesoft Disk Image & Clone v4.0.0.1
  • Macrium Reflect PE v7.1.3196
  • Runtime DriveImage XML v2.6.0

Hard Disk Tools – Partition Tools

  • AOMEI Partition Assistant v7.0.1
  • Macrorit Partition Extender v4.9.3

Hard Disk Tools – Security

  • HDD Low Level Format Tool v4.40

Windows Recovery

  • Lazesoft Windows Recovery v4.0.0.1

Other Tools

  • FSViewer v6.5.0
  • Free Office rev 703
  • Sumatra PDF v3.1.2
  • 7-Zip v18.05
  • ExamDiff Pro v10.0.0.6
  • HxD v2.0.0
  • Notepad++ v7.5.6
  • WinMerge v2.14

Removable Drive Tools

  • CDBurnerXP v4.5.8.6795
  • Rufus v3.0.1304

Security – AntiVirus

  • ESET Online Scanner v2.0.22
  • Malwarebytes Anti-Malware v2.2.1.1043

Security – KeyFinders

  • ProduKey v1.92
  • ShowKeyPlus v1.0.6610

Security – Passwords

  • Lazesoft Password Recovery v4.0.0.1
  • NT Password Edit v0.7

System Tools

  • CPU-Z v1.85.0
  • GPU-Z v2.9.0
  • HWInfo v5.84-3450
  • Speccy v1.32.740
  • TechBench ISO Downloader v4.13
  • WinNTSetup v3.9.0
  • Attribute Changer v9.0
  • CCleaner v5.43.6522
  • Change Keyboard Layout v1.0.0
  • Dependency Walker v2.2.6
  • Registry Backup v3.5.3
  • Regshot v2.0.1.70
  • SysInternals Suite
  • Windows PowerShell v1.0

Network

  • Aero Admin v4.5
  • Teamviewer v6.0.10511
  • Acrylic Wi-Fi Home v3.3.0
  • Chrome v67.0.3396.62
  • Mozilla Firefox v60.0.1.6710
  • PENetwork v0.59.0.4

Download and Burn Hiren’s Boot CD

Since Hiren’s Boot CD (hereafter abbreviated as HBCD) works as a bootable utility, you can’t just install it like a standard program. Instead, you have to burn it to a CD or a USB device if you don’t have any blank CDs around.

Get started by visiting HBCD Download page. Scroll down to the yellow-shaded box near the bottom of the page and click the link next to Filename. You’ll start downloading a large ZIP file (about 600MB). When it’s done, extract the contents

If you’re burning the tool to a CD, insert a blank disc into your computer. Then, you can use power iso burning software to create a bootable disc, or just use the basic one included in the ZIP folder.

To use the included tool, open the BurnCDCC.exe file. Click Browse next to the File Image box and browse to the ISO file from the HBCD folder. Make sure Device lists your CD/DVD drive. You don’t have to check any of the other available options, and leaving the speed as Optimal is fine. Click Start, and when the burner is done you’ll have a ready-to-use copy of HBCD.

The default option of MBR partition scheme for BIOS or UEFI is fine. Select FAT32 for the file system. Check the Quick Format box, then change the option next to Create a bootable disk using to ISO Image. Select the little CD icon next to this box and browse to the location of the ISO file in the HBCD folder. Give it a new name if you like, and click Start when ready.

When the process completes, you’ll see DONE in the bottom-left corner of the window. Click Close and you’re done — you’ve installed HBCD on your flash drive.

Booting From Your CD or USB

Now that you’ve created your disk, it’s time to boot into it on your computer. Chances are, your computer is set to boot from your hard drive first, so you’ll need to manually tell it to load your CD or a usb drive

As soon as you turn on your computer, look for a prompt such as Press ESC for boot options or Press F12 to boot from USB device. It’s different for every computer, so you may have to try a few times to catch it. When you find out what button loads the boot menu, continually tap it as soon as your computer turns on until you see a menu that lets you select from a list of devices.

Here, look for your CD or USB device. It should be fairly obvious which one is the right choice — don’t boot from your hard drive or any network option. Use the arrow keys to select a device and Enter to select it. After a few moments, you’ll see the main screen of HBCD appear.https://38b56fba80f5c79c44db00597a322a44.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-37/html/container.html

Booting Into an Operating System

Back on the main menu, select Dos Programs to load up some command line utilities. You’ll see a list including Partition ToolsRecovery Tools, and more. Choosing the Linux based rescue environment option will provide many options; you can just select Start to load it up.

Recovery Utilities

Seagate DiscWizard encountered an error upon opening. PLoP Boot Manager and Smart Boot Manager let you select a device to boot from if your PC isn’t doing so properly. Fix “NTLDR is Missing” is a self-explanatory utility to fix this booting issue. Darik’s Boot and Nuke is a powerful tool for irrecoverably cleaning everything on a hard drive

Use this with caution!

Custom Menu

The item labeled Custom Menu says that you can use HBCDCustomizer to add your own files, but it contains a huge helping of tools on its own. You’ll find rescue CDs from several different antivirus providers, Clonezilla for cloning disks, partition tools,

multiple distributions of Linux, drive wipers, and more. If something isn’t in here, chances are you don’t need it!

What is Hiren’s Boot CD capable of doing?

Congrats! You’ve booted the Hiren’s software! Now that you are done with that, let’s take a closer look at all the fascinating features HBCD has to offer.

It can boot into an operating system

If you boot from your hard drive, your computer will simply be booted as normal. There is a thing called a Mini Windows XP, which is able to launch a very light copy of Windows XP that can be used to browse through files on a host machine, for example.

Open the Hiren’s Boot CD app on your PC and you will then see all the different tools you can use. There you can see some of the command line versions of apps like CCleaner and loads more.

WindowsXP is very old and no longer officially supported by Microsoft. However, it works just fine for this purpose and allows you to easily manage the file recovery process.

The wonderful recovery utilities

But that’s not all—there are still a lot more tools available on the main menu of Hiren’s Boot. The ones you see in the buckets are obviously not all that the Hiren’s developers offer you.

You can try out tools like the Windows Memory Diagnostic utility, for example. There is also a way for you to restore a password you might have forgotten. For that, you should use the Offline Password Changer.

There are also things like PLoP Boot Manager and Smart Boot Manager that allow you to pick a device you want to boot from in case your computer is not performing properly. You can click “NTLDR is Missing” and that should solve your booting issue.

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