Active@ Boot Disk
Boot disk recovery and repair toolkits don't get any better than this Windows-based environment.
Based on Windows PE, LSoft Technologies' Active@ Boot Disk offers a well-chosen collection of utilities, including Image backup and recovery, a CD/DVD-based data backup program (Windows PE and Active@ load entirely into RAM, making the disc drive available for other uses), and a tool for recovering deleted partitions and files. You can change Windows passwords, wipe your hard drive, and choose between three partition managers. A Windows Explorer clone lets you copy files off of the hard drive.
You can even bring up Windows' Task Manager, although I'm not sure why you'd want to. And if you're feeling really geeky, there's even a HEX editor.
Boot disk recovery and repair toolkits don't get any better than this Windows-based environment. Read the full review
MSRP: $80 for Windows edition, $70 for DOS edition, $110 for both
- Recovers just about anything
- Works with the latest technology
- Resets Windows passwords
- Somewhat pricey