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    Question Hirens Boot CD

    Years ago I used Hirens Boot CD, though at the time it was a bit dodgy being mostly DOS apps and not all of them legally distributed.

    I understand that has changed now and I was thinking of taking a look at it. Went to the site, but it seems to be a morass of ads for everything else, and nowhere can I find a simple download link. So I tried a couple of 3rd party download sites from Google search and that was even worse.

    Does anyone know what is the story there? Is there a safe place to download the ISO?

    Pleased to hear, thanks.
    Jock

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    I found a download link here for Hiren’s BootCD 14.1
    Untitled.jpg

    CD Contents:

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    And in summary?
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    My apologies, I removed the contents. The OP can visit the site.
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    Hi CLiNT

    Thanks yr reply.

    I have indeed seen that link on that page. However, when you click on the link to the right of filename, which points to: http://www.hirensbootcd.org/files/Hi...ootCD.14.1.zip

    You in fact get looped back to the same page you invoked it from, IE: http://www.hirensbootcd.org/download/. No download happens.

    Nice tight little loop, that.

    If you actually try the download does it start for you?

    Jock

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    It's working for me, as you can see from my snapshot.
    I decided to download it. The download link is in the green box to the left there...
    Untitled.jpg
    Im using IE9, 64 bit

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    Hi CLiNT

    Thanks for the followup. In your last you said "Im using IE9, 64 bit ".

    So I shifted to a Windows machine and tried IE9. Sure enough, it worked. Looks like a browser problem. I was using FF 7.0.1 under Ubuntu 11.04.

    Problem solved, thanks.

    Jock

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    I successfully downloaded the zip file from the link in the newsletter, extracted the files, and used
    one of the suggested programs to burn a CD-R (tried the burning twice with CD-Rs on the same machine).
    I ensured that Optical Disk was the first option on the boot menu, but neither CD would boot and I can't
    see any files on the CDs when just viewing them.

    I really need the recovery tools that the disc provides, so I hope someone can assist me with that issue.
    Windows XP SP3 OS

    Thanks.
    Last edited by Daithi-c; 2014-04-17 at 09:10.

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    You did just burn the iso as an image to CD, right?
    You could try a O/S install disk if you have one just to eliminate a bios problem.








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    I'm glad to see the subject become current again, b/c I just read about this in the recent newsletter. This is a question from an intermediate user! I downloaded the file from the link in the newsletter, to a thumb drive. Will that work? The whole process is a little scary for me, not being a tech expert!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daithi-c View Post
    I successfully downloaded the zip file from the link in the newsletter, extracted the files, and used
    one of the suggested programs to burn a CD-R (tried the burning twice with CD-Rs on the same machine).
    I ensured that Optical Disk was the first option on the boot menu, but neither CD would boot and I can't
    see any files on the CDs when just viewing them.

    I really need the recovery tools that the disc provides, so I hope someone can assist me with that issue.
    Windows XP SP3 OS

    Thanks.
    Do you have access to another machine that you could try the disk on ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by anniewr View Post
    I'm glad to see the subject become current again, b/c I just read about this in the recent newsletter. This is a question from an intermediate user! I downloaded the file from the link in the newsletter, to a thumb drive. Will that work? The whole process is a little scary for me, not being a tech expert!
    No; you have to extract the ISO file, burn that to a CD, take extra steps to prepare a flash drive, and then copy files from the CD:

    Launching Hiren’s BootCD from USB Flash Drive

    Bruce

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    Yumi the USB multi boot creator has an option for Hirems also. I am trying it today on a stick I made last year. I admit I have been a bit hesitant to explore Hirems until now.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Sudo15 View Post
    Do you have access to another machine that you could try the disk on ?
    Luckily I used the XP Recovery Disc which came with the machine to repair the problems on my boot drive, so I may try to burn the CD from that machine and see if it works.
    It looks like a useful collection of tools to use if anything similar happens.

    P.S. I DID extract the files from the zip file and used one or more of the suggested programs to burn the ISO file to a CD-R.
    Last edited by Daithi-c; 2014-04-23 at 08:01.

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    I was thinking more about checking to see if the disk would boot on another machine to eliminate the disk drive on the machine that it wouldn't boot on.

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