PC Diagnostics - Bootable USB Flash Drive

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  1. TheKid7

    TheKid7 Registered Member

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    For troubleshooting PC's (hardware & software) and data recovery, what tools would you add to a bootable USB Flash Drive?

    Currently I have:

    1. Several Linux Distros (Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Puppy Linux, etc.)
    2. Parted Magic
    3. Memtest86+
    4. Western Digital Hard Drive Diagnositics
    5. Seagate SeaTools Hard Drive Diagnostics
    6. Hitachi Drive Fitness Test Hard Drive Diagnostics
    7. Antivirus Rescue CD's (Avira, Bitdefender, Dr.Web, Kaspersky)
    8. Partition Wizard bootable CD

    Thanks in Advanced.
     
  2. Brandonn2010

    Brandonn2010 Registered Member

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    Re: PC Diagnositcs - Bootable USB Flash Drive

    YUMI:
    - Universal Boot Disk (I think)
    - BitDefender Rescue CD, because of high detection rates, and it has the easiest to configure wireless network.
    - Kubuntu

    Then in a folder on the USB I have:
    - Emsisoft Emergency Kit
    - Rkill, .exe, .com, and .scr
    - UltraVirusKiller portable
    - CCleaner portable
    - Speccy portable
    - Tweaking.com Windows Repair All-in-One
    - System Explorer
    - X-Ray (for submitting malware)
     
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    Consider adding SliTaz, not many operating systems are 35MB size and boot so fast and have as many tools

    http://www.slitaz.org/en/get/
     
  5. treehouse786

    treehouse786 Registered Member

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    @TheKid7 Hirens boot disk would also make a fine addition, along with installers for windows 7 etc

    edit-the ophcrack live disks have proved handy in the past too.
     
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