Software bugs, human errors, virus attacks – there are many reasons why your PC might refuse to boot. Thankfully, there are a few quality tools available to troubleshoot a unbootable PC.
You can use the Windows Recovery Environment to fix the issue, take the help of third-party bootable rescue CDs such as EasyRE (paid) or use Redo Backup and Recovery to diagnose and fix the problem. Both EasyRE and Redo Backup & Recovery let you browse the web for drivers and possible solutions. One can even use the Windows installation DVD to backup all data without using third-party recovery tools.
All above mentioned tools and methods have their own pros and cons. If you’re looking for a free rescue CD with virus scanner, data backup tool, and remote support tool, Trinity Rescue Kit is the ideal software.
Trinity Rescue Kit is a bootable Linux based rescue kit for all versions of Windows. This Rescue Kit allows users backup Windows, clone computer over network, delete junk files, scan PC for virus, reset Windows password and more.
One can use Trinity Rescue Kit in three ways: as a bootable USB flash drive, as a bootable CD or from network over PXE. Here are the key features of Trinity Rescue Kit v3.4:
# Recover deleted files from formatted drives
# Clone partitions over network
# Run as SSH server
# Delete viruses
# Clean all unnecessary files
# Backup Windows and other partitions
# Automate local machine backup
# Full NTFS write support
# Mount local file systems
# Test CPU, HDD, RAM
This rescue kit is very useful especially for system admins and advanced Windows users to perform all above mentioned operations without booting into Windows. Simply download the ISO file and burn it to a CD/DVD. The download size of the current version (v3.4) is 146 MB, and can be downloaded from the below mentioned link.