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The follow tools are included in UBCD v5.0.3

Contents

Mainboard Tools

BIOS Tools

Name of Tool Version(s) Notes
!BIOS v3.20 Decrypts the passwords used in some most common BIOS (IBM, AMI, Award and Phoenix). Saves/restores BIOS setup settings. Saves the part of the RAM dedicated for the BIOS. Performs brutal attacks (”blasters”) which removes password from a lot of Bioses. A bit dangerous though, can give unexpected and unwanted results. CMOS hex editor can modify the CMOS/NVRAM memory in binary, decimal and hexadecimal ways(only for very experienced hackers). Built-in support pages which provides several tricks and tips, notes about known backdoors etc.
BIOS v1.35 Saves and restores the BIOS settings * Validates actual settings to saved settings * Deletes the BIOS settings (there are some strange cases...) * Displays information about the BIOS, BIOS Extensions and BIOS beepcodes * Finds BIOS passwords for Award, Ami, Phoenix and AST BIOS * Finds BIOS universal passwords for Award BIOS * Dumps the whole BIOS segment to disk * Switches the 1st and 2nd level caches on/off * Turns the PC into Suspend or Stand-By mode (requires APM 1.1+) * Turns off the PC (requires APM 1.2+) * Rebooting the PC (cold/warm/int19).
CMOSPWD v4.80 Decrypts password stored in BIOS CMOS. Works with the following BIOS: ACER/IBM, AMI, AMI WinBIOS 2.5, Award 4.5x/4.6x/6.0, Compaq, Packard Bell, IBM (PS/2, Activa, and ThinkPad), Phoenix, Gateway Solo, Toshiba, Zenith AMI etc.
KEYDisk N/A Used to reset the CMOS password of a Toshiba.
WipeCMOS v1.20 Clears all CMOS settings to recover from lost passwords or corrupt BIOS settings.

Boot Management

Name of Tool Version(s) Notes
Boot Partition v2.60 BootPart is an easy tool for adding additional partitions to the Windows NT multi boot menu (for example, add the OS/2 boot manager or a Linux partition).
boot.kernel.org (BKO) n/a Booting your machine over HTTP.
EditBINI v1.01.1 This utility will allow you to edit \BOOT.INI in an NTFS partition from DOS or Win9x.
GAG (Graphical Boot Manager) v4.10 GAG (initials, in spanish, of Graphical Boot Manager) is a Boot Manager program. It's loaded when the computer is turned on and allows you to choose the operating system you want to use.
Gujin v2.8.1 Gujin is a PC boot loader which can analyze your partitions and filesystems. It finds the Linux kernel images available, as well as other bootable partitions (for *BSD, MS-DOS, Windows, etc.), files (*.kgz) and bootable disk images (*.bdi), and displays a graphical menu for selecting which system to boot.
MBRTool v2.3.100 Utility designed to backup, restore and manipulate your hard disk MBR.
MBRWork v1.07b MBR allows you to manipulate a drive's master boot record (MBR).
netboot.me n/a Service that allows you to boot nearly any operating system or utility on any computer with a wired internet connection.
PLoP Boot Manager v5.0.10 A small program to boot different operating systems. The boot manager has a builtin ide cdrom and usb driver to access those hardware without the help/need of a bios.
Smart BootManager v3.7.1 Full-featured boot manager with an easy-to-use user interface.
SPFDISK (Special FDISK) 2000-03t
Super Grub Disk v0.9799 Super Grub Disk (SGD) is a specialty rescue CD for emergency repairs on boot sectors. Despite its name, SGD not only manipulates the Grand Unified Bootloader (GRUB), but also works with the content of other master boot records as well.
Super Grub2 Disk v1.30 The primary purpose of Super GRUB2 Disk is to help you boot into an OS whose bootloader is broken. Second, and almost as important, is to be a tool to learn more about GRUB2 and the booting process.
XFDISK (Extended FDISK) v0.9.3 beta Partition your hard disk or install and configure the bootmanager, which will be located in the first 17 sectors of your first hard disk.
XOSL (Extended Operating System Loader) v1.1.5 Full-featured free boot manager with a real, easy-to-use and full-blown graphical user interface.

CPU Tools

Name of Tool Version(s) Notes
CPU Burn-in v1.00 The ultimate stability testing tool for overclockers. The program heats up any x86 CPU to the maximum possible operating temperature that is achievable by using ordinary software. This allows the user to adjust the CPU speed up to the practical maximum while still being sure that stability is achieved even under the most stressful conditions.
CPUinfo N/A
Intel Processor Frequency ID (P3 and below) v7.2.20041115 Reports information about your Intel CPU, including brand name, rated and tested speed, cache memory, technologies and classification. Supports older Intel CPU (P3 and below).
Intel Processor Identification Utility (P4 and above) v3.3.20061218 Reports information about your Intel CPU. Supports newer Intel CPU (P4 and above).
Mersenne Prime Test v24.14
Stress v1.00 Deliberately simple workload generator for POSIX systems. It imposes a configurable amount of CPU, memory, I/O, and disk stress on the system.
StressCPU (requires CPU with SSE) v2.0 Torture-test your CPU in order to make sure that you don't have overheating problems. It will only run on SSE-equipped x86 CPUs, and it is executing a special version of the Gromacs innerloops that mixes SSE and normal assembly instructions to heat your CPU as much as possible.
x86test v0.10a Displays information about the processor in an x86/PC system. Identifies the vast majority of x86 CPUs and their current clock speed. For chips that support CPUID it will print as much useful information as it can, including detailed cache configuration where possible.

Data Recovery

Name of Tool Version(s) Notes
Offline NT Password & Registry Editor 080802 Used to clear or set windows passwords on user accounts.
PhotoRec 6.12-WIP Included in Parted Magic
TestDisk 6.12-WIP Included in Parted Magic

Memory Tests

Name of Tool Version(s) Notes
Memtest86 v3.5 Thorough, stand alone memory test for x86 architecture computers. It executes a series of numbered test sections to check for errors. These test sections consist of a combination of test algorithm, data pattern and cache setting. The execution orders were arranged so that errors will be detected rapidly.
Memtest86+ v4.10 Memtest86 port. Up-to-date and completly reliable version of this software tool aimed at memory failures detection.
TestMemIV n/a The Windows Memory Diagnostic tests the Random Access Memory (RAM) on your computer for errors. The diagnostic includes a comprehensive set of memory tests.
Windows Memory Diagnostic n/a Tests the Random Access Memory (RAM) on your computer for errors. Released by Microsoft to cater to users who are experiencing problems when running Windows. (Verisign dated ‎Wednesday, ‎April ‎02, ‎2003)

Peripherals Tools

Name of Tool Version(s) Notes
ATAPI CDROM Identification v2.22 Displays useful information about ATAPI CDROM drive: 1) Identify Device, 2) Drive Inquiry, 3) Mode Sense. On some older drives, you need to use the delay switch or miscellaneous switches. For example, 2-speed Vertos CD-ROM drive in old 386-Intel computer is only recognized with a switch.
CD Index v1.1
CHZ Monitor-Test v2.0 Checks for bad pixels on TFT monitors by displaying screens in different colors.
Parallel Port Information System v1.45 Displays the configuration of the parallel ports in your system. Resolve I/O address and IRQ contention problems. Measure the performance capabilities of your parallel ports. Experiment with your parallel port configuration.

System Tools

Name of Tool Version(s) Notes
AIDA16 v2.14 System information, diagnostics and benchmarking tool. This is the last version. Discontinued.
ASTRA (Demo version) v5.45 Displays detailed information about your computer hardware and device operation modes, including undocumented information. This is a demo version with basic hardware and software detection only. Demo Version.
Hardware Detection Tool v0.3.6 Displays low-level information for any x86 compatible system. It provides both a command line interface and a semi-graphical menu mode for browsing.
NSSI V0.60.38 Navrátil Software System Information - System information and benchmarking tool. Detects computer vendor, model, mainboard manufacturer/type/chipset/bus, CPU type/frequency/stepping/name/serial number, L1/L2/L3 cache size/type/speed, FPU type/frequency, PCI/AGP/PnP/EISA/PCMCIA devices, video card vendor/model/chipset/memory size etc.
PC-Config v9.33 Sysinfo Software for DOS - Complete hardware detection including CPU type/speed, RAM size, HDD size, VGA chip, PCI cards etc. This is the last version. Discontinued.
PCI v1.1 Craig's PCI Diagnostic Software - Allows exploration of PCI/AGP/PCI Express/CardBus/CompactPCI/PCI-X/PCI HotPlug etc. hardware at the lowest level. (Dated Feb 13th 2006)
PCISniffer v1.5 Automatically detects which PCI buses and devices are present. You can browse the detected devices and list all functions of these devices in a detailed display. It also gives you the chance to detect resource conflicts and resolve them.
System Speed Test 32 v4.78 System information and benchmark tool. Detects processor type and clock rate, memory size and speed index, BIOS vendor and date etc.

Hard Disk Drive Tools

Hard Disk Cloning

Hard Disk Diagnosis

Hard Disk Installation

Hard Disk Information & Management

Hard Disk Low-Level Editing

Name of Tool Version(s) Notes
Disk Editor v3.0
DISKMAN4 v4.01 Diskman is a suite of advanced programs designed to perform a variety of low level hard disk related tasks.
DiskSpy Free Edition (Personal use only) v2.0 DiskSpy enables you to view every sector of any installed hard disk drive.
PTS (PhysTechSoft) Disk Editor (or PTSDE) v1.04 Excellent repair tool when using a DOS Boot disk, and is very helpful in changing the MBRs of WinNT/2000/XP OS's.

Hard Disk Wiping

Installation Tools

Partition Management

Other Tools

Name of Tool Version(s) Notes
AVIRA AntiVir Rescue System v3.6.9-20100512182845 The Avira AntiVir Rescue System a linux-based application that allows accessing computers that cannot be booted anymore. Thus it is possible to repair a damaged system, to rescue data or to scan the system for virus infections.
FileLink v3.01 This program is part of Caldera OpenDOS V7.03.
Parted Magic v4.10 Use the wiki page to learn more.
UBCD FreeDOS (Based on NwDsk V3.40) v1.41 Based on NwDsk V3.40
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