You need the Ultimate Boot CD
if you want to:
Run floppy-based diagnostic tools from CDROM drives. More and more PCs are shipped without floppy drives these days, and it is such a royal pain when you need to run diagnostic tools on them.
Free yourself from the slow loading speed of the floppy drive. Even if you do have a floppy drive, it is still much much faster to run your diagnostic tools from the CDROM drive, rather than wait for the tool to load from the floppy drive.
Consolidate as many diagnostic tools as possible into one bootable CD. Wouldn't you like to avoid digging into the dusty box to look for the right floppy disk, but simply run them all from a single CD? Then the Ultimate Boot CD is for you!
Run Ultimate Boot CD from your USB memory stick. A script on the CD prepares your USB memory stick so that it can be used on newer machines that supports booting from USB devices. You can access the same tools as you would from the CD version.
New features in UBCD V5.x include:
New! The Linux-based distro Parted Magic
is now included with UBCD V5.0. This should be the method of choice when you need to resize/rescue partitions, access NTFS filesystems or work with USB storage devices.
New! UBCD V5.x now supports both syslinux/isolinux and grub4dos. This helps improve the chances that UBCD will boot on any particular machine.
Added IBM Disk Manager V9.57.
Added AleGr MEMTEST V2.00.
Added DIMM_ID V3.57. This is a special UBCD-only contribution.
Added Dsrfix V3.12.
Added HDShredder V3.8.0 (Free Edition).
Added HWiNFO V5.5.2. Thanks to Johannes Hauber for suggesting this, and ady for the update.
Added Kon-Boot V1.1.
Added older version of HDAT2 (V4.5.3).
Added Partinfo V1.11. Thanks to ady for the suggestion.
Added Video Memory Stress Test V1.7. Thanks to dthatcher for the suggestion.
Added wdidle3 V1.05.
Deprecated AVIRA AntiVir Rescue System, which is considered to be best left as a customization option.
Substitute econfig.c32 with whichsys.c32 and removed ubcd\menus\isolinux\main.cfg.
Temporarily point cpustress kernel image to /pmagic/bzImage to alleviate lockup problems.
Updated ES-Tool to V3.01p. Added historical info about ES-Tool help text.
Updated Seagate DiscWizard to V11.0.8326.
Updated ASTRA to V5.50. Thanks to ady for the update.
Updated Darik's Boot and Nuke to 2.2.6 beta (rebuilt with isolinux V3.86 to improve compatibility).
Updated DiskCheck to V4.0.6. Thanks to ady for the update.
Updated EaseUs Disk Copy to V2.3.1 with version from MajorGeeks (Mar 2010). Thanks to ady for sending me a PM about this. The launch method has been changed to memdisk.
Updated ES-Tool to V3.01v. Thanks to ady for the update.
Updated syslinux to V4.0.4.
Updated grub4dos to V0.4.5b (2010-09-22) to support syslinux V4.
Updated Gujin to V2.8.4.
Updated HDAT2 to V4.8.1.
Updated HDClone to V4.0.6. Thanks for ady for the update.
Updated HDShredder to V3.8.1. Thanks to ady for the update.
Updated HDT to V0.5.0. Fixed double APPEND and switch to using gzipped version of pci.ids. Also modified syslinux2grub4dos.sed to make special provision when translating HDT entry.
Updated Intel Processor Identification Utility to V4.32. Thanks to ady for the update.
Updated MBRtool to V2.3.200. Thanks to ady for notifying me via PM.
Updated MBRWork to V1.08. Thanks to ady who sent me a PM about this.
Updated Memtest86 to V4.0. Thanks to ady for the update.
Updated Memtest86+ to V4.20. Thanks to ady for the update.
Updated NSSI to V0.60.45.
Updated Offline NT Password & Registry Editor to v110511. Thanks to IceCube for the update.
Updated Parted Magic to V6.3. Also updated pccmoscleaner-2.0.txz, pcdiskeraser-5.0.txz, pcloginnow-2.0.txz, pcregedit-2.0.txz from Index of /modules/non-free
. grub4dos booting support is dropped. Updated F-Prot to V6.0.3. Update XFPROT to V2.4.
Updated Partition Saving to V3.90. Thanks to ady for the update.
Updated PLoP Boot Manager to V5.0.12. Thanks to IceCube for the update.
Updated SeaTools for DOS to V2.23. Thanks to ady for the update.
Updated shsucdx.com in UBCD FreeDOS lib\shsucdx.cab to V3.05. Thanks for ady for the update.
Updated Super Grub2 Disk to V1.98s1. Thanks to ady for the update.
Updated to SPFDisk to 2000-03v. Thanks to Explorer09 for the update.
Updated UBCD FreeDOS to V1.44. Updated AUTOEXEC.BAT and added "-n" to mdiskchk.com to avoid hanging on certain BIOSes. Removed "MOUSE_NCFG=0" in etc\global.set. Introduced "nolbacache" parameter (in memdisk and config.sys) to launch without LBACACHE. Optimized format of image. Shortened keybrd_ncfg and mouse_ncfg in config.sys to kb_ncfg and mse_ncfg respectively to fit everything into environment space. Updated bin\7za.exe in UBCD FreeDOS to 9.13beta (courtesy of IceCube). Updated level1\freedos.cab\MORE.COM to V4.3 (courtesy of ady). Updated XCOPY to V1.4a. Updated SYS.COM from FreeDOS kernel 2039. Updated LOWDMA.SYS and UMBPCI.SYS to V3.81. Changed help.bat in level1\help.bat to test for MORE.EXE instead of MORE.COM. Updated FreeDOS kernel to 2040 and SYS.COM (in level1\freedos.cab) from the same package.
Updated ubcd2iso and ubcd2usb to remove "boot.images" subdirectory (created by IZArc) before image creation.
Updated ubcd2iso.cmd to support optional "/g" parameter to use grub4dos as the bootloader.
Updated ubcd\tools\linux\ubcd2usb\readme.txt and added instructions to make created partition active. Thanks to timjwatts for the suggestion.
Updated ubcd\tools\unxutils\bin\xz.exe to V5.0.3. Thanks to ady for the update.
Updated ubcd\tools\win32\unxutils\bin\7z.exe+dll to V9.22beta.
Updated WD DLG Diagnostic to V5.19. Download