Version Upgrade Note: This new version contains several updates, and adds installed Knoppix, a complete operating system that runs from this USB Flash Drive and works on nearly any computer.
This Ultimate Rescue USB Flash Drive is a 16 GB operating system independent Flash drive loaded with system backup, restoration, and security options. Just boot from the USB Flash Drive and select the tool you want to use. This impressive tool set also comes with a boot-helper CD to allow using the USB Flash Drive on many computers that can not boot from USB directly.
NEWLY INCLUDED: This is the first version featuring a full 4GB persistent Knoppix 7.2 installation on the USB Flash Drive which can be run in either 32 or 64 bit mode. Also included in this release are both 32 and 64 bit options for the SystemRescueCd.
UPDATED: Gparted Live .16.1-1, Clonezilla 2.1.2-43, SystemRescueCd 3.7.1, Kaspersky Rescue Disk 10, PC Tools' Alternate Operating System Scanner 2.0.5, The AVG Rescue CD 120.120823, PC INSPECTOR™ clone-maxx 2013, RIP 13.7, DEFT 7.2, Trinity Rescue Kit 3.4, The Boot-Repair tool is now part of Linux Secure Remix 12.10, Finnix 1.07
Included Tools Are:
Knoppix 32-bit Persistent install. Knoppix was the first, and still arguably the best, live operating system on a CD. Now also available on USB, Knoppix can run just like it were installed on your computer. Unlike other live operating systems that are designed to be installed, Knoppix is designed to run Live first and foremost, with hard drive installation still an option.
Knoppix 64-bit Persistent install. This is the 64-bit option for running Knoppix on 64-bit computers. It's unique design allows using the same persistent install on either 32 bit or 64 bit computers, so you can take advantage of the extra computing power when using 64-bit systems.
Hiren’s BootCD is a first aid kit for your PC. HBCD includes nearly anything you'll ever need to rescue a computer. What makes it unique is the inclusion of tools like miniXP - A live Windows XP environment, McAfee Removal Tool, Norton Removal Tool, and Windows Product Key Update Tool to change the key of illegal/pirated installed xp to legit xp keys from the sticker on the PC, even if it is oem and not retail/corporate.
Kaspersky Rescue Disk is designed to scan and disinfect x86 and x64-compatible computers that have been infected. This application should be used when the infection is so severe that it is impossible to disinfect the computer using anti-virus applications or malware removal utilities. By running Live from the USB flash drive disinfection is more efficient because malware programs do not gain control when the operating system is being loaded. In the emergency repair mode, you can only start objects scan tasks, update databases roll back updates and view statistics.
PC Tools by Synaptic - To run PC Tools access the PC-Tools in the MoreTools folder on the flash drive. You can make a live CD with the ISO Burner Tool then use the PC Tools Alternate Operating System Scanner performs Live scanning on Windows® systems without needing to have Windows® running. With the advancement of malware technology in recent years, and the ability of malware to hide within a running Windows® system, it was determined that a solution would be required such that a Windows® system could be scanned (and cleaned) without the need for the Windows® operating system to be running. This Live scan solution will detect, scan, and clean malware files an infected Windows® system. The Alternate Operating System Scan is designed to be a last resort, used to get Windows® back into a state in which Spyware Doctor for Windows® can do its job. Other tools include a registry tool, and threat removal tool which can be run within Windows XP SP3, Vista, or Windows 7.
Redo Backup and Recovery is so simple that anyone can use it. It is the easiest, most complete disaster recovery solution available. It allows bare-metal restore. Bare metal restore is not only the best solution for hardware failure, it is also the ultimate antivirus: Even if your hard drive melts or gets completely erased by a virus, you can have a completely-functional system back up and running in as little as 10 minutes. All your documents and settings will be restored to the exact same state they were in when the last snapshot was taken. Redo Backup and Recovery is a live CD, so it does not matter if you use Windows or Linux. You can use the same tool to backup and restore every machine.
Trinity Rescue Kit (TRK) aims specifically at recovery and repair operations on Windows machines, but is equally usable for Linux recovery issues. Since version 3.4 it has an easy to use scrollable text menu that allows anyone to perform maintenance and repair on a computer, ranging from password resetting over disk cleanup to virus scanning.
Ubuntu-Rescue-Remix provides a robust yet lean system for data recovery and forensics. No graphical interface is used; the live system can boot and function normally on machines with very little memory or processor power. Following Ubuntu's six-month release schedule, all the software is up-to-date, stable and supported. Ubuntu-Rescue-Remix features a full command-line environment with the newest versions of the most powerful free/libre open-source data recovery software including GNU ddrescue, Photorec, The Sleuth Kit, Gnu-fdisk and Clamav. This release features ddrutility, a new tool written by Scott Dwyer to identify files affected by unrecoverable blocks on a disk image.
Linux Secure Remix features an integrated OS-Uninstaller (tool to uninstall any Operating System from your PC), and Boot-Repair Tool (to repair the PC boot). Also allows installing Ubuntu in dual-boot with Windows (or MacOS), with automatic backup of the MBRs and partition tables.
The AVG Rescue CD is a portable version of AVG Anti-Virus. It can be used from the USB flash drive to recover your computer when the system cannot be loaded normally, such as after an extensive or deep-rooted virus infection. In short, the AVG Rescue CD enables you to fully remove infections from an otherwise inoperable PC and render the system bootable again.
Comodo Rescue Disk runs Comodo Cleaning Essentials virus scanner in a pre-boot environment. Includes full AV scanning engine capable of removing rootkits embedded so deeply they cannot be removed with CCE for Windows. Automatically downloads latest virus signatures prior to executing scan for maximum security. Perfect for ensuring computers are totally clean of threats when troubleshooting problems or setting up a secure network of endpoints. Also includes tools that allow you to explore files, take screenshots and browse the Internet.
Recovery Is Possible (RIP) is a boot/rescue/backup/maintenance and general purpose system. It has support for many filesystem types (Reiserfs, Btrfs, Ext2/3/4, HFS+, ISO-9660, NILFS2, UDF, XFS, JFS, UFS2, CIFS, MS DOS, NTFS (using ntfs-3g), Squashfs+XZ+LZO, and VFAT) and contains many utilities for system recovery. It also has IDE/SCSI/SATA, RAID, LVM2, and Ethernet/Wireless network support. You'll need at least 512MB of RAM and i686 (Pentium III with PAE support) CPU to use it. The 32 and 64 bit kernels are 3.2.1.
Dr.Web® LiveCD Emergency System Recovery Disk. Dr.Web will clean your computer of infected and suspicious files, help you copy important information to a removable data storage device or another computer, and then attempt to cure infected objects.
BitDefender Rescue Disk is a bootable anti virus scanner that scan your computer for any virus. The functionality of BitDefender Rescue Disk is similar like Kaspersky Rescue Disk which performs anti virus scanning and other before loading the operating system. Meanwhile, BitDefender Rescue Disk has ability to automatically update its virus definition which makes it more advanced than some other options.
BackTrack is a penetration testing arsenal that aids security professionals in the ability to perform assessments in a purely native environment dedicated to hacking. BackTrack has been customized down to every package, kernel configuration, script and patch solely for the purpose of the penetration tester.
Finnix is a self-contained, system for system administrators, based on Debian. You can mount and manipulate hard drives and partitions, monitor networks, rebuild boot records, install other operating systems, and much more. Finnix includes the latest technology for system administrators, with Linux kernel 3.0, x86 and PowerPC support, hundreds of sysadmin-geared packages, and much more. And above all, Finnix is small; currently the entire distribution is over 300MiB, but is dynamically compressed into a small bootable image. Finnix is not intended for the average desktop user, and does not include any desktops, productivity tools, or sound support
DEFT is based on the new Kernel 3 (Linux side) and the DART (Digital Advanced Response Toolkit) with the best Windows Computer Forensic tools. It’s a new concept of Computer Forensic system that use LXDE as desktop environment and WINE for execute Windows tools under Linux and mount manager as tool for device management. It is a very professional and stable system that includes an excellent hardware detection and the best free and open source applications dedicated to Incident Response, Cyber Intelligence and Computer Forensics.DEFT is meant to be used by the Military, Police, Investigators, IT Auditors, and Individuals.
Clonezilla Live is a partition or disk cloning tool similar to Symantec Ghost®. It saves and restores only blocks in use on the hard drive if the file system is supported. For unsupported file systems, sector-to-sector copy is done by dd.
G4L is a hard disk and partition imaging and cloning tool. The created images are optionally compressed and transferred to an FTP server or cloned locally. CIFS(Windows), SSHFS and NFS support included, and udpcast and fsarchiver options.
SystemRescue CD 32-bit is a Live Linux system on a bootable CD-ROM for repairing your system and recovering your data after a crash. It aims to provide an easy way to carry out admin tasks on your computer, such as creating and editing the partitions of the hard disk. It contains a lot of system tools (parted, partimage, fstools, ...) and basic tools (editors, midnight commander, network tools). It is very easy to use: just boot the CDROM. The kernel supports most of the important file systems (ext2/ext3/ext4, reiserfs, reiser4, btrfs, xfs, jfs, vfat, ntfs, iso9660), as well as network filesystems (samba and nfs).
SystemRescue CD 64-bit is a Live 64-bit Linux system on a bootable CD-ROM for repairing your system and recovering your data after a crash. It aims to provide an easy way to carry out admin tasks on your computer, such as creating and editing the partitions of the hard disk. It contains a lot of system tools (parted, partimage, fstools, ...) and basic tools (editors, midnight commander, network tools). It is very easy to use: just boot the CDROM. The kernel supports most of the important file systems (ext2/ext3/ext4, reiserfs, reiser4, btrfs, xfs, jfs, vfat, ntfs, iso9660), as well as network filesystems (samba and nfs).
GParted Live is a free partition editor for graphically managing your disk partitions. Supported file systems include btrfs, ext2/ext3/ext4, fat16/fat32, hfs/hfs+, linux-swap, lvm2, nilfs2, ntfs, reiserfs/reiser4, ufs, xfs.
PC INSPECTOR™ clone-maxx is the new professional hard drive copying program from CONVAR. Using the new direct DMA support, data can be copied from hard drives in high speed mode with speeds up to 3.3 GB per minute.
PC INSPECTOR™ e-maxx is the new professional data deletion program from CONVAR. Using the new direct DMA support, data can be deleted from hard drives in high speed mode with speeds up to 3.3 GB per minute. The deletion process is always based on the physical drive and is independent of the file system (e.g. FAT12, FAT16, FAT32, HPFS, NTFS, Ext2, Reiser, etc.) or the number of partitions.
Active@ KillDisk is a superior security application that destroys data permently from any computer. Because it bypasses your drive's logical structure, it doesn't matter what operating system is present. Active@ KillDisk conforms to the US Department of Defense clearing and sanatizing standard 5220.22-M. You can be sure that once you wipe a disk with Active@ KillDisk, sensitive information is destroyed forever.
Miray Software HDClone copies smaller drives onto larger ones for migrating or backing up complete installations as well as for data rescue.
In addition to optical CD/DVDs, USB Flash Drives are very popular. They can be used in nearly any computer built since 1999, and are very useful on newer netbooks and computers without optical drives.There are currently two major types of USB Flash Drives we currently use. The standard USB 2.0 drives from Kingston shown on the left, and the next generation USB 3.0 Flash Drives from Kingston shown below on the right. Both types of drives can be used in any USB port from the early 1.1 specifications of the late 1990s through to the latest USB 3.0 specifications that came out in 2010. The only practical difference between the two is their speed when plugged into a USB 3.0 port, which allows the Kingston USB 3.0 Drives to save and read data 5-6 times faster than the Kingston USB 2.0 Flash Drives.
The Mobility Kit, shown here on the left, consists of a small "Micro" SD Card which inserts into a small USB Flash Drive adapter, or standard SD adapter. This allows it to also be used as a standard SD Card, or USB 2.0 Flash Drive. This is a great option if you want to be able to use it in the widest variety of computers and hand-held devices, or if you just want a nearly invisible USB Flash Drive that doesn't stick out.
When ordering flash media it is strongly recommended to select either the Priority Mail or Express Mail delivery option.  Although you are allowed to select first class mail at checkout time, we will not replace any items lost in the Postal System. In most instances undelivered orders are returned to us and we can contact the customer, let them know, and arrange re-shipment, but not always. Priority and Express Mail packages can be tracked Online so if something goes wrong we can track them down.
Flash Drives and Media Kits are ordered from Distribution on Mondays and Thursdays, with shipments generally taking three days to arrive. Please allow up to a week for these items to be processed, pre-tested, and shipped to you from On-Disk.com.
32 Bit, and x86 refer to Intel, and Intel Compatible, computers. These include computers using Intel, AMD, and VIA processors.
64 bit, x86_64, and AMD64 designations refer to a 64-bit extension to the existing x86 architecture. A 64 Bit Intel, or Intel Compatible, computer can run either a standard 32 bit operating system, or a 64 bit optimized version.
The performance gain from using a 64 bit operating system is virtually imperceptible in most instances. Where we could possibly notice a difference would be when the computer is under a heavy load such as when running high-end applications which may require massive system resources, or a highly over-tasked Internet Server. This is because the majority of the performance gain is due to the road the internal data travels on being twice as wide as on 32 Bit hardware, as well as newer/faster hardware that supports it. In normal computing environments, very little performance increase can be attributed to the CPUs enhanced 64 bit instruction set itself.
One remaining drawback to using a 64 bit operating system is that there are still instances where hardware support or software may not be available.
PowerPC, often abbreviated as PPC, was used by Apple's Macintosh lines from 1994 to 2006 (before Apple's transition to Intel). If you have an older Apple, or Apple Compatible, computer from this time period look for products offering PPC options.
The computer type option on software pages (not operating systems) is fairly easy to select. Just match the computer type with the operating system installed on your computer. If you are not sure if you have a 32 or 64 bit installation use one of the methods below:
Microsoft has a guide for Windows 2000 and newer versions: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;827218 All older versions of Windows are all 32 bit.
Under Linux run uname -a in a terminal window.
Computers without a working operating system: Pay attention to the display when the computer is turned on, it will normally show one of the designations listed above. Otherwise you may need to press whatever key it tells you to use to enter the BIOS (AKA startup options). Once in the BIOS the type of CPU should be displayed.
Orders ship out twice a week, on Tuesdays and Fridays. They are processed in the order in which they are received, not based upon the shipping option selected during checkout.Please Remember, every item is custom made for you after you place your order. It's not like purchasing a copy of Mirosoft Windows at a retail shop where all they need to do is put it in a box and ship it to you.We do not work weekends or holidays. We are a small family business, with the emphasis on family.
Orders ship out twice a week, on Tuesdays and Fridays. They are processed in the order in which they are received, not based upon the shipping option selected during checkout.
Please Remember, every item is custom made for you after you place your order. It's not like purchasing a copy of Mirosoft Windows at a retail shop where all they need to do is put it in a box and ship it to you.
We do not work weekends or holidays. We are a small family business, with the emphasis on family.
(note: Orders of 3 or more items will be slightly more. Their actual cost is shown during checkout.)
USPS First-Class Mail to US addresses - $2.37US for 1 disc in basic package, $2.66 for 2 discs. Delivery for most addresses is within 4 business days. Military and outlying possessions may be longer.
First Class Mail International to Canada - $2.37US for 1 disc in basic package, $2.66 for 2 discs. Most orders will arrive within 7 business days, but a minimum of two weeks should be allowed for shipping.
First Class Mail International to anywhere else in the World - $3.60US for 1 disc in basic package, $3.85 for 2 discs. Most orders will arrive within 2 weeks, but consideration should be given to the distance, Customs and the postal service in your country.
Flash Drives, SD Cards, and CF Cards are ordered from distribution weekly, and normally ship from On-Disk.com in anywhere from 1-7 days.When ordering flash media it is strongly recommended to select either the Priority Mail or Express Mail delivery option. Although you are allowed to select first class mail at checkout time, we will not replace any items lost in the Postal System. In most instances undelivered orders are returned to us and we can contact the customer, let them know and arrange re-shipment, but not always. Priority and Express Mail packages can be tracked Online so if something goes wrong we can track them down.
Flash Drives, SD Cards, and CF Cards are ordered from distribution weekly, and normally ship from On-Disk.com in anywhere from 1-7 days.
When ordering flash media it is strongly recommended to select either the Priority Mail or Express Mail delivery option. Although you are allowed to select first class mail at checkout time, we will not replace any items lost in the Postal System. In most instances undelivered orders are returned to us and we can contact the customer, let them know and arrange re-shipment, but not always. Priority and Express Mail packages can be tracked Online so if something goes wrong we can track them down.
Every order placed at On-Disk.com is a custom made product. We make it specifically for you after you order it. With this in mind, once the media has been created it can not be returned, exchanged or canceled. Certain exceptions can be made depending upon the circumstances. This is left up to the sole discretion of On-Disk.com
If a disk or other media arrives at your location and is un-readable due to shipping damage or quality of the burn and or data load, we will replace the damaged items. If the damage is due to shipping, we may ask that you return the items to us in it's original packaging so that we can asses our shipping procedures to ensure disks arrive at their location safely. If it's not apparent that un-readable media was damaged in shipping it may be returned in any appropriate media packaging.There is no Replacement Guarantee for free Quick Ship discs, or other free promotional or courtesy items we may periodically offer throughout the year. We simply don't have the manpower to help troubleshoot or re-send free disc products.
You must notify us within 21 days (3 weeks) from the ship-to date if there are any problems with your order. There will be no refunds or replacements made after 21 days. If you're not sure what the ship date is, you'll find it within your order history. Simply visit the "My Account" link at the top of this page.
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In some instances items are added to our catalog per customer request. In such instances there will be no Developer Info box showing in the menu on the left, and any product information included in the listing was found on the product developers website, which you may want to visit for updated information. These Custom Requested listings are not maintained or updated by On-Disk.com.
Technical Support Options:
No-cost technical advice and support is available for nearly any piece of software, including operating systems. In many instances you will also have support available locally. The key is to know these options exist, and have enough basic information to be able to find them. Whether looking for assistance with a computer operating system, or software running on the computer, there are outstanding free options available. The first place we can begin seeking help is Online. Most operating system and software developers have Online forums in place specifically to assist you. These Online support forums allow you live and on-demand access to a wide range of technical guidance from industry experts. You can usually find support forums by visiting the developer's website. In some cases you can just do an internet search for the item you are needing help with, followed by the word "forum" to find relevant information. In most instances, for the products we have available, a link is provided for you under the "Support" tab on the listing page for that particular item. The advantage of support forums is in the numbers and expertise...your situation can be viewed by many people, and only one needs to know the answer for you to find a solution. Online support forums are also followed, in most instances, by those who actually write the piece of software, or have a hand in developing the operating system. These folks are the "real-deal", not just an hourly paid employee on the other end of a phone somewhere. Nearly every Linux, BSD, and Open Solaris distribution has a user forum to help with any problems that may come up. There are also several very good general content forums such as :http://www.linuxquestions.org and the Nixcraft Linux Tech Support Forum - great places to get help with just about every operating system other than Microsoft Windows, as well as applications that run on them. For the more technically adventurous there are forums such as The UNIX and Linux Forums and http://www.unixforum.co.uk/. MAC users have the great MAC OSX support forum available to them, as well as the Apple Discussions, and MAC Forums.
And don't feel left out if you use Microsoft Windows, you have Online support forums at your disposal as well, but you do need to be on the lookout for forums created just to sell you antivirus or spyware solutions. The most reputable is the Microsoft Forums. For assistance with a non-microsoft product under Windows you may sometimes get better results at other locations such as the Tech Support Forums. Another great place to get free technical support is through local user groups. Since the early days of computing groups of people have been getting together to explore all the geeky things they can do with their computers. In the past few years the number of user groups, and members of existing groups, has exploded fueled by the growing popularity of Linux and and open source software. There are several types of computer user groups, and to find ones that meet near you. A quick internet search can help find a group near you. For instance a simple search like linux user group gives excellent results. I selected Linux User Group (also known as LUG) because from my experience a Linux user group can, and usually will, assist with just about any computer or gadget related problem you might have. LUGs normally have regular meetings which everyone is welcome to attend, as well as "Install Fests" periodically throughout the year. An install fest is an event where they will even install your Linux selection onto your computer for you, as well as give you advice on which distribution may best suit your circumstances. Although it's great to have face to face conversations with the people who are helping you, the majority of assistance members give each other usually takes place on a mailing list, which offers real-time answers to questions. Using the mailing list for support can be a great lifeline if you happen to live some distance from the nearest group and can't attend regular meetings.
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