by Willy - 2/11/13 9:53 AM
Useful RESCUE discs
Many users want to know what I have in my tech kit in order to help them. The following is a list that once gotten becomes self-explantory. The user needs to familiarize the operations related to thier problem.
1) Windows(OS) repair disc
2) UBCD = Ulitmate Boot CD w/pgms.
3_ Hiren's BootCD = various helpful pgms.
4) Ubuntu CD = Linux live version bootable disc
5) Actual OEM or Windows install recovery/restore disc = make or request one
One or the other discs will provide some recovery method to help an user get back to working conditon. Provided the user's hard drive is up and running to include the CD/DVD drive and there are no h/w faults known. In other words, what the user believes are s/w related problems or firmly confirm a h/w one. All of the above discs are bootable and once gotten via googling a source, usually provide a .ISO file that then is burned to disc. The only disc that maybe initially supplied to users are what is generated when they first get thier PCs(user made) or request from the vendor that same disc for thier model#. Most are free or freeware, though some small cost maybe found for "OS repair disc" just be keen on where you buy from. It's best to request a OS recovery disc when PC is new as vendors wares will have them stocked or complain and have it shipped(small cost or free).
FYI- An OS repair disc is NOT a recovery/restore disc. However, an OS recovery/restore disc may provide a "repair option" from a menu. Full retail or upgrade install disc usually have a repair option, that isn't always the case for OEM supplied discs.
*NOTE* Please print and/or save the above. I request this info be a candidate for a "sticky post or added to one". -----Willy