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FalconFour’s Ultimate Boot CD/USB 4.0

July 30, 2010

Update: F4UBCD now has a Facebook page and a bundled discussion board – go Like it!

Behold, it has arrived. F4UBCD 4.0, the latest version of the latest and greatest utilities. Out of the magical mysteries of corporate politics comes, at long last, the most up-to-date version of the BootCD in existence. I’ll let the readme and NFO files take it from here…

I’ve put a good amount of work and thought into creating and refining this new version, and it’s always rewarding to see people actually using it. I’ve completely rebuilt the whole thing from scratch, starting with Hiren’s BootCD 10.6 (which this collection is built on), and building everything out around it in such a way as to allow less experienced (but still knowledgable!) users to easily add and modify the tools in the set, so that things aren’t “baked into” the disc the way the HBCD tools are – good luck modifying a UHA archive! So I set out to make the F4UBCD flexible, starting with just a tweak here, a line there, and a whole boatload of batch code.

And, it bears repeating:

Warning: This disc is not an autofix tool. It is intended to be used by (potentially underpaid) computer repair professionals. It can be used to cause data loss as well as other “not good” things. However, it is designed to recover data & restore working order to PCs. It can also serve as an excellent learning resource. Please exercise sanity & caution using this disc.


On the Disc…

  • Hiren’s BootCD 10.6 minus Linux and a few others.
    Plus F4UBCD tweaks & addons:

    • ImgBurn 2.5.1.0
    • Active File Recovery
    • CCleaner 2.34 with PE extension
    • HD Tune Pro 4.50 Trial
    • Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder 2.0.8
    • MyDefrag 4.3.1 w/ FalconFour’s FullOptimize script
    • NirSoft utilities collection current as of 7/28/10
    • NTPWEDIT
    • RegEditPE 1.0c (Beta with some adjustments for cleaner operation)
    • ServicesPE
    • Super Pi 1.5 Mod
    • TreeSize Personal v5.3.4
    • SpinRite 6.0 (under Hard Disk Tools)
  • ERD Commander / Microsoft DaRT 5.0 (WinXP)
  • MS DaRT 6.0 (Vista)
  • Dell MBR Recovery Disk
  • Memtest86+ 4.10
  • Kon-Boot 1.1
  • Shiny graphics that make you feel good

Now playing at a friendly torrent site near you. As usual, jfgi.

MD5 hashes:
F4UBCD-4.0.7z : 2D5681A0EDC6D14686016ABC79EFDACD
F4UBCD-4.0.ISO: 3E70F4B9F26B689A4F41F8812AFC07F5
f4ubcd.4.0.micro.iso: D102CFF01EA479D988C1B4578E1563C1

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102 comments

  1. Tried using F4UBCD with Easy2Boot, and while the normal WinPE environment boots, DaRT, Parted Magic and Linux do not.
    Also, when I tried using it on a flash drive (alone, normal install with instructions) DaRT did not work.

    Is there anything I need to change in the menu to make these things work? Preferably for Easy2Boot (USB-HDD mode with MBR, loads ISO).


  2. Running defragler from the HBCD menu fails with defragler.exe cannot be found.


  3. this is a work of art! thank you


  4. Hola Amigo,

    I do speak some Spanish as I’m living in Peru.

    Is the chkdsk Utility program included in UBCD?

    My landlord’s PC has Windows XP Professional installed on it but it won’t boot because one of the files (\Windows\AppPatch\drvmain.sdb) is damaged.

    Would it be possible to copy chkdsk from my Windows 2000 PC and add it to your software so that I can repair the HD of my landlord?

    Thanks y hasta pronto, Michael.


    • Yep, there’s a launcher on the desktop. Chkdsk doesn’t fix files, though, it just fixes the OS’s ability to access them… if it’s having trouble reading a file, you probably have a damaged hard drive. Chkdsk /R will try to read every piece of data on the drive and will block out any part it can’t read – which usually “works” but I still wouldn’t trust that hard drive ;)


      • When I ran a Surface Test on it using GParted Live USB there was 1 Bad Block on it.

        Would the Utilities in your software allow me to rename the bad file and copy an undamaged one into the same directory?


      • Yup, you can just use the XP desktop as you normally would… and run a real Chkdsk as well ;) If it’s just the one bad block, the drive’s fine, just happened to be a bad write or something.



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