Hiren's Boot CD is a vast collection of bootable and portable
utilities for the management, diagnosis and repair of computer
problems, recover lost or deleted files or cracking passwords.
In addition, HBCD provides a means to take control of any
computer and communicate with other computers, surf the internet,
write documents or programs, without booting the installed
operating system. There are literally hundreds of utilities and
it is advised that you explore the contents before the need for
it arises. Hiren's Boot CD can be used in two ways:
the installed operating system so that we can do repairs or clone
the main disk, recover files, test the memory, clean severe
viral infections, et.c. To do any of these simply boot the
computer from the CD and select a utility from the menu.
Note that the options include a couple of Linux rescue environments
which provide many powerful tools for solving and repairing
Windows and Linux problems.
which can be run from within Windows without installation.
To do this insert the CD when Windows is running and
select a utility from the HBCD Program Launcher menu.
If the CD does not autorun you may start the menu by running
When the operating system not functional or unavailable the
portable utilities may be still be used if we boot the
Mini Windows XP environment included in the CD. (4th option of
the main boot menu).
For example Norton Ghost can be started in three ways:
(useful if we wish to clone or restore the main hard disk
and there is not enough memory to boot Mini Windows XP).
from the HBCD Program launcher menu.
select Ghost from the HBCD Program launcher menu.
This Restored DVD includes all the utilities found in the original
It is called Restored because it contains all the commercial
omitted from the official releases (since version 11.0.)
It also includes the Acronis True Image Home 2011 and other
useful software fully integrated within Hiren's menus.
Below are listed only the additional programmes and utilities
found in this DVD. The numbers in square brackets  are referring
to the URLs listed at the bottom of this file.
For the complete list of utilities in the official Hiren's
Restored DOS Menu utilities
These are found within the HBCD DOS menu.
Other included software
With the option to boot either in a DOS or Win7 environment.
Contains tools to image disks, data recovery, partition management,
password resetting, data erasure, network access and other system
A live Linux Gentoo based rescue CD.
It includes many tools for rescuing and managing
Linux and windows systems. Hundreds of utilities.
e.g. Clam antivirus, Gparted, ntfs-3g, wifi access,
syslinux, telnet, ssh, PXE boot, Firefox, vim, MC...
Proteus. August 2011
PS: his boot dvd (and original Hiren's boot cd) is NOT meant to be
used by amateurs or newbies. It is a set of tools for people who know
exactly what to do with it and have a lot of experience.
USE IT AT YOUR OWN RISK.