At a Glance
- Recovers just about anything
- Works with the latest technology
- Resets Windows passwords
Boot disk recovery and repair toolkits don’t get any better than this Windows-based environment.
Finally, we come to a boot disc that offers useful tools, is easy
to use, and can be created from virtually any XP or Vista computer.
The catch? At $80, it costs $80 more than the other five options
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.