boot disk utilities
Roadkil’s Boot Builder – added 12/17/2008
Boot builder allows you to create your own custom boot sector from scratch. This utility allows you to recreate or restore boot sectors lost due to virus or other damage to a drive. Boot sectors can be imported/exported to a disk or created from a template. This program supports FAT and NTFS boot sector types.
vLite – Vista Lite – added 1/23/2007
Windows Vista from Microsoft takes a lot of resources, and vLite is the tool for easy removal of unwanted components in order to make Vista run faster and to your liking. vLite can also create the bootable ISO and apply the tweaks directly. vLite doesn’t use any kind of hacking, all files and registry entries are protected as they would be if you install the full version only without the components you select for the removal.
FastBoot – added 9/28/2006
FastBoot works as a small open source boot optimizer for the Windows environment. It’s extremely simple, but it works. You may be able to shave off 10 seconds of your boot time, and even more if you’re lucky.
Windows XP Setup Disks for Floppy Boot Install – 3/29/2005
The Windows XP startup disk allows computers without a bootable CD-ROM to perform a new installation of the operating system.
Madboot – added 9/27/2003
Madboot gives you a comprehensive freeware boot disk creator which is especially suited for upgrading and troubleshooting older PC’s. Features include : Two click Automated Installation of windows 9x,NT,2000,XP – Two click hard drive formatting – Partition management, Clear your BIOS, and clean temporary files.
PNordahl’s Boot CD – added 1/20/2006
PNordahl’s Boot CD has many uses including a offline NT password & registry editor, bootdisk CD. The bootdisk supports standard (dual)IDE controllers (built in), a lot of SATA-controllers, and most SCSI-controllers with the drivers supplied in a seperate archive below. PS/2 keyboard or USB-keyboard supported (mouse not required) It does not need any other special hardware, it will run on 486 or higher, with at least 32MB.
Ultimate Boot CD for Windows – added 5/13/2005
UBCD4Win gives you a bootable CD which contains software that allows you to repair/restore/diagnose almost any computer problem. All software included in UBCD4Win is for Windows.