How to make a multi-boot recovery disk for Windows 7

How to create multi-boot recovery disk If you encounter the dreaded missing operating system or bootmgr is missing errors you might have to create a recovery disk for Windows 7, here’s a handy tool that will allow you to create a multi-boot disk with all sorts of anti-virus tools and LIVE CD’s.

Tip: Before you actually go through the trouble of creating a recovery disk / emergency disk, I would recommend that you try the various fixes that might help to get your system back on track. For example, I recommend to check your MBR for viruses!

Also read the articles mentioned in the intro text (missing operating system and bootmgr is missing)

Create The Ultimate Recovery Rescue Boot Disk for Windows 7

Ok, I get it .. you are in some serious trouble and can’t fix your MBR or repair the computer? Let’s create a backup of your data and scan for even more viruses. Let’s use this special tool to get the job done.

Windows 7 Recovery Boot Disk

SARDU is the name of the tool. It stands for Shardana Antivirus Rescue Disk Utility. What I like so much about this tool is that it can create a multi-boot CD, DVD or USB stick. How awesome is that? Even better, it comes with some of the best tools to get the job done: Windows PE and Linux LIVE, as well as many anti-virus tools. For a free tool that is pretty impressive, don’t you think?

So, let’s say your system is not booting and you want to recover some of your most important files before you format your hard drive, then you can use SARDU’s rescue disk utility to boot, perform antivirus scans and.

Antivirus tools that are included:

  • AOSS PCTools
  • AVG Rescue CD
  • Avira AntiVir Rescue System
  • BitDefender
  • Min Dr.Web LiveCD
  • eScan
  • F-Secure
  • Kaspersky ‘Kav Rescue CD’
  • Panda Safe Cd
  • VBA Rescue

Rescue tools that are included:

  • Floppy win98SE
  • Clonezilla
  • Gparted
  • NT password
  • Ophcrack
  • Parted Magic
  • Partition Wizard
  • Redo Backup Live CD
  • System Rescue CD
  • Trinity Rescue Kit
  • Ultimate Boot Cd

Opcrack is a handy tool that allows you to crack your Windows password if you have forgotten it and you can’t seem to reset the admin password.

Linux Live:

  • Austrumi
  • BackTrack
  • Damn Small Linux
  • Fedora
  • Inquisitor Live (Debian based)
  • Linux Multimedia Player “Limp”
  • NimbleX
  • Phoronix Test Suite
  • Puppy Linux
  • Slax
  • xPUD
  • Ubunut
  • Kubuntu

Windows PE:

  • LiveXP
  • WindowsPE
  • VistaPE
  • Win7PE
  • Win XP Recovery Disk
  • Win Vista Recovery Disk
  • Win Vista64 Recovery Disk
  • Windows 7 Recovery Disk
  • Windows 7 x64 Recovery Disk

As you can see, there are many tools that you can put on a CD, DVD or USB stick with just a few clicks. Very handy. For now, this is going to be the tool that I will recommend to everyone who wants to boot a broken system, check an infected system or simply rescue some personal data from a broken system.

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3 Responses to How to make a multi-boot recovery disk for Windows 7

  1. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    dback said:

    i have multiboot by and works gr8 but ill try it!

  2. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    sOliver said:

    dback, thans for the suggestion. I will check out linuxpendrive when I have time.

    The advantage of SARDU is that you can put anything on DVD/Usb device and make it bootable.

  3. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    QuestionMark said:

    Obviously I’ve got the bootmgr is missing-error, so I downloaded SARDU, but what tool exactly am I supposed to download within SARDU?

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