NeoSmart Technologies, the developer of popular EasyBCD software will soon release a system recovery CD that will help you fix Windows XP, Vista, and Windows 7 boot issues. Windows Recovery Essentials is currently based on a Linux live CD and it’s the one stop solution to fix common and uncommon issues, including those that can’t be fixed with Windows installation DVD.
As the developer says, Windows Recovery Essentials will attempt to automatically find, diagnose, and fix problems with you PC. In addition to the automated repair tools, you may also perform advanced repairs from the command line, edit partitions, copy important files to an external drive, and access the web.
Recovery Essentials offers following options:
# Automated repair – automatically detects and fixes boot errors
# Partition editor – lets you edit partitions
# Browse/backup files – backup and move files from drive
# Internet browser – instantly access the web
# Launch Command line – lets you execute various commands
The biggest problem with the Windows installation DVD or OEM recovery media is that you can’t easily backup or move files without leaving the GUI. Novice users always find it difficult to perform copy, move or backup operation from Command Prompt. With NeoSmart Recovery Essentials you will be able to backup and move files instantly, without having to open the Command Prompt.
Another feature that you would love is instant access to the web. The recovery CD lets you quickly access the web using the inbuilt web browser.
There will be three separate recovery CDs for Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7. Unlike official Windows recovery media, a single copy of Windows Recovery Essentials will support both x86 and x64 versions of Windows.
Windows Recovery Essentials is currently in private beta and available only for select group of users. Interested users can visit this page to request for Windows Recovery Essentials private beta copies and know more about the project.
Thanks to NeoSmart for sending us Recovery Essentials copies and providing those information about the recovery media. We will update this article with additional information once the final version of Recovery Essentials is released.