Hiren's BootCD is a wonderful live CD containing various programs such as Hard drive recovery, Hard Drive Partition, Hard Drive Backup, Hard Drive Testing, RAM (Memory) Testing, System Information, MBR (Master BootRecord), BIOS, MultiMedia, Password, NTFS (FileSystems), Antivirus, AntiSpy, Process, Windows Startup, Registry tools, Windows Cleaners, Optimizers, Tweakers, and many others...
As it is a bootable CD, it can be useful even if the primary operating system cannot be booted. We may call it as an emergency cd which every computer technician or home user must have.
In our mind, first read bootCD, we know that the media to use it with CD. Maybe this is not so comfortable for many people to borrow a CD anywhere than a flash drive, rigth! Ok, there is a way to make this bootCD work in flash drive, we have a step to be done :
- Connect USB Pen Drive (256Mb or more)
- Download and Run USB Disk Storage Format usb_format.zip (34KB)
- Download and Run grubinst_gui grub4dos.zip (147KB)
- Copy grldr and menu.lst (from grub4dos.zip) to the usb drive
- Insert the BootCD (9.7 or newer) in the CD Drive and Copy everything from CD to USB Flash Drive
- Test Your USB Drive
To Enter the BIOS press the "Del" button on your keyboard. Alternatives are "F1", "F2", "Insert", and "F10". Some PC's BIOS might even require a different key to be pressed. Commonly a PC will show a message like "Press [Del] to enter Setup" to indicate that you need to press the "Del" key. Some AMI BIOS require you to enable the option "USB Keyboard Legacy support"!
For AMI BIOS:
- Go to "Feature Setup". "Enable" these options: "USB Function Support",
"USB Function For DOS" and "ThumbDrive for DOS". Go to "Advanced Setup".
Set the "1st Boot Device" to "USB RMD-FDD".
Reboot the PC and it now should boot from the Usb Stick.
- Go to "USB Mass Storage Device Configuration". Select "Emulation Type"
and set it to "Harddisk". Go to the "Boot Menu" and set the "1st boot device" to "USB-Stick". Exit the BIOS, saving the changes.
you can try "Emulation Type" to "Floppy" or "Forced FDD".
- Go to "Advanced BIOS Features". Go to the "1st Boot device" and set it to "USB-ZIP".