FalconFour’s Ultimate Boot CD/USB 4.5

March 12, 2011


(sheesh, people? I need to put up a big bold highlighted flag saying to look for the latest version?)

At last, for your enjoyment… the latest version of FalconFour’s Ultimate Boot CD has arrived. V4.5 may be just a 0.5 version bump, but there is so much good stuff in here, lots of changes and lots of cool new toys to play with.

In this boot CD are the most popular and useful tools anyone would ever need. The best of the free software, the best of the commercial software, and it all fits on one CD-R that’s readable by any computer worth booting on. Not everything can read a DVD, and USB booting is hit and miss at best.

It’s been a long time. How have you been? Things have changed since we last met… I got myself a corporate IT job, still doing computer repair on the side. But being a side thing, kinda has its pros and cons. On one hand I don’t have constant first-hand experience using the disc anymore. On the other hand, I can also take a step back and look at it from a designer’s point of view… how well does it work? What does it do good, what’s bad, what could be done better? How can I make this the ULTIMATE BOOT CD it claims to be?

This disc, a minor half-version revision, is the answer to those questions. Scoured through every option, considered the usefulness of some tools, added others, collaborated with users over Facebook, gutted some functions and built others. A launcher here, a script there, and about 1,500 WIM captures. I imagine I went through some 20 ISO re-burns, 150 virtual machine boots, 200 VHD mount/unmounts… I can’t even count how much time has been put into polishing this thing. All for the love of making computer repair accessible to anyone that wants it.

Of note… let’s see here. Virtual Floppy enables you to mount images from your USB stick to be used in a boot selection like MiniXP (for F6 SATA/RAID drivers) or DR-DOS (BIOS flashing). VFD with file copy allows you to make a <1mb RAR file accessible to DR-DOS or Hiren’s DOS in a virtual floppy. Wireless drivers in MiniXP along with improved Ethernet and storage support. Mini Linux provided by RIP Linux. Bootable partition and imaging utilities provided by Acronis True Image and EASEUS Partition Manager. Improved Memtest86+ with failsafe mode to resolve startup hangs. Kon-Boot 1.1 is really v1.1 now, with support for 32-bit and 64-bit Windows. Tons of new utilities in MiniXP with new launchers to provide easier access. ERD 5.0 is integrated with MiniXP for offline system restore and service/driver management, and Microsoft DaRT 6.5 (x86 and x64) are added to support Windows Vista and 7. Antivirus scanning with real-time updates is provided by DaRT 6.5’s Standalone System Sweeper, and allows you to load definitions to a USB stick for live updating.

This ain’t yo mama’s BartPE compilation.

Based on Hiren’s BootCD 13.0 Rebuild by DLC, minus some unnecessary clutter.

  • MiniXP gutted and rebuilt with new, flexible on-disc scripting, for easy mods.
  • Active File Recovery 7.5.1
  • CCleaner 3.04CPU-Z 1.57
  • HWMonitor 1.17
  • MS DaRT 5 / ERD Commander 2005 utilities
  • HD Tune Pro 4.60
  • ImgBurn
  • Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder 2.0.8
  • MyDefrag 4.3.1 with FullOptimize script
  • NirSoft collection 3/1/2011, now with 90% fewer antivirus false alarms
  • SoftPerfect Network Scanner 5.1.2
  • TreeSize Personal 5.4.4
  • Firefox Portable 3.6.14
  • SpinRite 6.0 (under DOS -> Hard Disk Tools)
  • Shiny graphics that make the room smell nicer

And of course, a slew of utilities from Hiren’s disc, some updated, including:EzPcFix, Acronis Disk Director, ATF Cleaner, Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware updated 3/7/2011, Bulk Rename Utility, Combofix updated 3/2/2011, Defraggler, Speccy, Content Advisor Password Remover, Recuva, Diskview, Filemon, Regmon, Procmon, DriveImageXML, GetDataBack, Recover My Files, Ghost32 11.5.1, ISOBuster, GImageX (ImageX GUI), SUPERAntiSpyware, IrfanView, NTPWEdit, Partition Magic, TeraCopy, TightVNC Server/Viewer, Unstoppable Copier, Victoria, MHDD, WinRAR, and 7-Zip

MD5: 225435D19B1D134892BD2057C5F4490F
SHA-1: 6980D5906295AF28475260FEE9395D4D35E3DFB8


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  1. Your docs for using this CD are shitty at best. If you want people to take your recovery disc seriously, clean up the docs and make it simpler for people to use your tools.

    • Thanks! Built on a foundation that itself has no documentation at all, I must apologize (as sarcastically as possible) for not documenting every tool inherited from the base Hiren’s disc that contains tools written by hundreds of different people. I’ll get right to work on that!

      (but really though, I thought I did a fair job explaining things relevant to the disc. Some more specific details might actually get some improvements made there…)

      • You come off like a complete asshole in every venue I’ve seen you talking on. You made an OK tool. You’re not Gates

      • Gates?!? The man couldn’t even finish college and you are giving him as a role model. Money != Brain!!!

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  4. Super awesome this software! I’m learning everything there is to know about all the stuff! I just broke my laptop accidently with the miini xp by experimenting,. but i fixed it again with it. I just have one question why my computers fail in booted DaRT?

    • ** theyre both 7 home premium. both disc and usb dont work.

  5. Hi there, I’m trying to download the CD and have a few questions. (Forgive my illiteracy).

    1. May I download the ISO onto a DVD?
    2. The public Dropbox link for the tools is disabled due to popularity. Is there another place from which to download it?
    3. Can anyone help me find a link to download recovery media for Windows 8? I have a Toshiba Satellite S855-S5378 that will not boot and I cannot find a link anywhere to download Windows 8/8.1 in order to reinstall.

    Thanks in advance.

  6. this is most usefull boot disk from all around. lukly i dodnt have need to use it many times just for minor fixes but i really like to get this disk on sardu usb.
    is it posible to add this disk as ultimate boot cd replacer in sardu menu? if yes could someone make tutorial on how to do it?

  7. As Tom above, I’m also unable to boot into MS DaRT. Is there a fix?

  8. This type of information is exactly what I have been looking for, thanks very much for helping me out.

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