Active@ Boot Disk(LiveCD) Overview

About Active@ Boot Disk

Active@ Boot Disk is a powerful set of tools that will help you in a number of data recovery and data security scenarios.

Active@ Boot Disk combines a number of powerful tools that let you:

  • Recover lost data
  • Reset Windows passwords
  • Make computer system backups
  • Securely erase data.

Active@ Boot Disk starts when you start your computer from a bootable CD/DVD/BD Disc or USB Flash Media.

When you use Active@ Boot Disk, you gain access to the drive's data on a physical level, and on a logical level, bypassing the resident operating system. What this allows you to do is lock selected volumes for your exclusive use. Locking a volume is important if you want to wipe data residue from unoccupied space on the drive or recover data from files or folders.

When you boot from the local hard drive, drive volumes cannot be locked by the resident system. The recover operation must have exclusive access to the target location. If a service or another application gains access to the target location, it might write over the files that you are trying to recover, rendering them un-recoverable.

Here are some other functions that you can perform by booting from the CD/DVD/USB:

  • Backup the system drive
    If you backup the system drive with Windows started from the same drive, when you restore the backup, it starts as though you are recovering from a loss of power. The boot up starts with system integrity checking. If you backup the system drive with Windows started from an external drive, the restored system starts clean.
  • Wipe unused data from system records and directories, from MFT (on NTFS),
    from unused clusters, from file slack space (see Active@ KillDisk) - A "clean" wipe operation is not possible with Windows started from the same drive. If you wipe data with Windows started from an external drive, the wipe performs cleanly.
  • Delete files
    If you delete files with Windows started from the same drive, Volume Shadow Copy service may still be active, keeping the previous version of the file or even a snapshot of the whole disk. It is possible that an uninvited intruder may retrieve this confidential data. If you delete files with Windows started from an external drive, the delete is permanent.

boot disk software

 Active@ Boot Disk contains the following products and utilities:

  • Active@ Disk Image
  • Active@ Data CD/DVD Burner
  • Active@ Partition Recovery
  • Active@ File Recovery
  • Active@ Password Changer
  • Active@ Disk Editor
  • Active@ KillDisk
  • Active@ Partition Manager
  • Network operations utilities
    Network operations utilities to help you map network drives, view network status, configure IP settings and Windows firewall and to help you connect and work with a server remotely.
  • Supplementary Utilities
    Utilities to monitor the status of your hard disk, copy, move and delete files and folders and create a text file.
  • System Utilities
    System utilities to create, delete, format and resize partitions, manage system tasks, run command prompt commands, check disk integrity and defragment volumesconfigure, display system information and configure the display parameters.
  • Games: Minesweeper, Solitaire, Spider
  • Internet tools: Use Active@ Web Surfer QtWeb internet browser, Mail Sender, FTP Client and Telnet Client
  • A list of documents that support Boot Disk utilities.
Picture. Active@ Boot Disk Tools.
boot disk overview