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PC Maintenance Tools

A place to store a list of the tools and boot CD’s I use, their locations and the version I currently have. [All links open in new tab or window] Last updated 14th November 2019

Windows PC’s System Rescue Discs

Click on the name to go to the website and the version to go to the download page.

  • Katana – no longer available, you’ll have to search the torrents – 2.0, 11th October 2010 – with Kon Boot [Found v3.0 beta by searching for ‘katana suite’ on TPB] // Hugely comprehensive boot DVD includes – the Ultimate Boot CD, CAINE, Ultimate Boot CD for Windows, Ophcrack Live, Puppy Linux, Trinity Rescue Kit, Clonezilla
  • BootMed – was bootmed.com – Looks like it is dead
  • Avira Rescue System – No longer available
  • Ultimate Boot CD 4 Windows – ubcd4win.com – looks like it is dead

Other Useful Tools

Partition Tools

  • Parted Magic – v2019_11_04, 04th November 2019 – Partitioning, Cloning, Recovery, and Rescue Software. The Parted Magic OS employs core programs of GParted and Parted to handle partitioning tasks with ease, while featuring other useful programs.
  • GParted1.0.0.5, 18th September 2017 – GParted you can resize, copy, and move partitions without data loss
i486– 32-bit version runs on x86 and x86-64 based computers, limited to physical address space of 4 gigabytes, and uses one processor only.
If in doubt, try this one first.
i686-PAE– 32-bit version runs on x86 (i686 and higher) and x86-64 based computers, with Physical Address Extenstion to access more than 4 gigabytes of memory, and supports use of multiple processor cores.
amd64– 64-bit version runs on x86-64 based computers, with ability to access more than 4 gigabytes of memory, and supports use of multiple processor cores.


Diskwarrior $119.95 – v5.2

Great software that I have used once before on a friends Mac, recommended by another mate that is a Mac fundi/expert.

2 thoughts on “PC Maintenance Tools”

  1. Wow!
    Thanks a lot! I’ve a rescue 16 GB pen created with Yumi, and I am going to add to it some more ISOs from this very useful list of yours!

    Thanks again! 🙂

  2. An excellent post, and I’ve already downloaded most of the tools you recommended, to add some of them to my “swiss knife” ;-), ie my bootable pen. 😉

    Plese keep up your – also excellent – work! 😀

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