Linux has always had the luxury of comunity tools that allow you to recover the system from problems including the famous live CDs like Knopix. It’s time we all beleive Windows has one. UBCD4Win is a bootable recovery CD that contains software used for repairing, restoring, or diagnosing almost any computer problem.
Almost all software included in UBCD4Win are freeware utilities for Windows®. UBCD4Win is based on Bart’s PE©. Bart’s PE© builds a Windows® “pre-install” environment CD, basically a simple Windows® XP booted from CD. UBCD4Win includes network support and allows you the ability to modify NTFS volumes, recover deleted files, create new NTFS volumes, scan hard drives for viruses, etc. Our download includes almost everything you need to repair your system problems.
The tools included in UBCD4WIN are
Firefox & opera internet browsers
Applications like Irfanview, Notepad++,PDF Reader
Scribe and popcorn email clients
XP Setup launcher
CD Burning applications
Disk utilities for Backup,Cloning, Defrag, Diagnostics, Parition Management, Security
File Management tools like File Compression, Explorer and Recovery utilities
Linux Tools, Multiboot tools
Network tools, password tools, registry tools
Shell & System information tools
For a detailed list of applications click here
A step by step procedure to build a recovery cd using UBCD4WIN is here
Some screenshots of potentialy what it can do is here