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Hiren's BootCD 9.5

Hiren's Boot CD is a boot CD containing various diagnostic programs such as partitioning agents, system performance benchmarks, disk cloning and imaging tools, data recovery tools, MBR tools, BIOS tools, and many others for fixing various computer problems. It is a Bootable CD; thus, it can be useful even if the primary operating system cannot be booted. Hiren's Boot CD has an extensive list of software. Utilities with similar functionality on the CD are grouped together and seem redundant; however, they present choices through UI differences.

Hiren's BootCD - All in one Dos Bootable CD which has all these utilities.

Partition Tools:

- Partition Magic Pro 8.05 - Best software to partition hard drive
- Acronis Disk Director Suite 9.0.554 - Popular disk management functions in a single suite
- Paragon Partition Manager 7.0.1274 - Universal tool for partitions
- Partition Commander 9.01 - The safe way to partition your hard drive,with undo feature
- Ranish Partition Manager 2.44 - a boot manager and hard disk partitioner.
- The Partition Resizer v1.3.4 - move and resize your partitions in one step and more.
- Smart Fdisk 2.05 - a simple harddisk partition manager
- SPecial Fdisk 2000.03t - SPFDISK a partition tool.
- eXtended Fdisk 0.9.3 - XFDISK allows easy partition creation and edition
- GDisk 1.1.1 - Complete replacement for the DOS FDISK utility and more.
- Super Fdisk 1.0 - Create, delete, format partitions drives without destroying data

Disk Clone Tools:
- ImageCenter 5.6 (Drive Image 2002) - Best software to clone hard drive
- Norton Ghost 11.0.1 - Similar to Drive Image (with usb/scsi support)
- Acronis True Image 8.1.945 - Create an exact disk image for complete system backup and disk cloning.
- Partition Saver 3.50 - A tool to backup/restore partitions.
- COPYR.DMA Build013 - A Tool for making copies of hard disks with bad sectors

Antivirus Tools:
- F-Prot Antivirus 3.16f (1410) - Very good virus scanner (with ntfs support and easy to use menu)
- McAfee Antivirus 4.4.50 (1410) - a virus scanner (with ntfs support and easy to use menu)

Recovery Tools:
- Active Partition Recovery 3.0 - To Recover a Deleted partition.
- Active Uneraser 3.0 - To recover deleted files and folders on FAT and NTFS systems.
- Ontrack Easy Recovery Pro 6.10 - To Recover data that has been deleted/virus attack
- Winternals Disk Commander 1.1 - more than just a standard deleted-file recovery utility
- TestDisk 6.9b - Tool to check and undelete partition.
- Lost & Found 1.06 - a good old data recovery software.
- DiyDataRecovery Diskpatch 2.1.100 - An excellent data recovery software.
- Prosoft Media Tools 5.0 v1.1.2.64 - Another excellent data recovery software with many other options.
- PhotoRec 6.9b - File and pictures recovery Tool.

Testing Tools:
- System Speed Test 4.78 - it tests CPU, harddrive, ect.
- PC-Check 6.0 - Easy to use hardware tests
- Ontrack Data Advisor 5.0 - Powerful diagnostic tool for assessing the condition of your computer
- The Troubleshooter 7.02 - all kind of hardware testing tool
- PC Doctor 2004 - a benchmarking and information tool
- Test Cpu/Video/Disk 5.6 - a tool to test cpu, video, and disk
- Test Hard Disk Drive 1.0 - a tool to test Hard Disk Drive

RAM (Memory) Testing Tools:
- DocMemory 3.1b - RAM Test utility
- GoldMemory 5.07 - RAM Test utility
- Memtest86+ 2.00 - PC Memory Test

Hard Disk Tools:
- Hard Disk Diagnostic Utilities
- Seagate Seatools Desktop Edition 3.02
- Western Digital Data Lifeguard Tools
- Western Digital Diagnostics (DLGDIAG) 5.04f
- Maxtor PowerMax 4.23
- Maxtor amset utility 4.0
- Maxtor(or any Hdd) Low Level Formatter 1.1
- Fujitsu HDD Diagnostic Tool 7.00
- Fujitsu IDE Low Level Format 1.0
- Samsung HDD Utility(HUTIL) 2.04
- Samsung Disk Diagnose (SHDIAG) 1.28
- IBM/Hitachi Drive Fitness Test 4.11
- IBM/Hitachi Feature Tool 2.08
- Gateway GwScan 5.12
- ExcelStor's ESTest 4.20
- MHDD 4.6
- WDClear 1.30
- Toshiba Hard Disk Diagnostic 2.00b
- SeaTools for Dos 1.09
- HDD Regenerator 1.51 - to recover a bad hard drive
- Ontrack Disk Manager 9.57 - Disk Test/Format/Maintenance tool.
- Norton Disk Doctor 2002 - a tool to repair a damaged disk, or to diagnose your hard drive.
- Norton Disk Editor 2002 - a powerful disk editing, manual data recovery tool.
- Hard Disk Sentinel 0.01 - Hard Disk health, performance and temperature monitoring tool.
- Active Kill Disk 4.1 - Securely overwrites and destroys all data on physical drive.
- HDAT2 4.6b - main function is testing and repair (regenerates) bad sectors for devices
- SmartUDM 2.00 - Hard Disk Drive S.M.A.R.T. Viewer.
- Victoria 3.33e and 3.52rus - a freeware program for low-level HDD diagnostics
- HDD Eraser 1.0 - Secure erase using a special feature built into most newer hard drives

System Information Tools:
- Aida16 2.14 - a system information tool, extracts details of all components of the PC
- PCI and AGP info Tool (1410) - The PCI System information & Exploration tool.
- System Analyser version 5.3t - View extensive information about your hardware
- Navratil Software System Information 0.59.16 - High-end professional system information tool
- Astra 5.34 - Advanced System info Tool and Reporting Assistant
- HwInfo 5.1.0 - a powerful system information utility
- PC-Config 9.33 - Complete hardware detection of your computer
- SysChk 2.46- Find out exactly what is under the hood of your PC
- CPU Identification utility v1.12 - Detailed information on CPU (CHKCPU.EXE)
- CTIA CPU Information - another CPU information tool

MBR (Master Boot Record) Tools:
- MBR Work 1.07b - a utility to perform some common and uncommon MBR functions
- MBR Tool 2.2.100 - backup, verify, restore, edit, refresh, remove, display, re-write...
- DiskMan4 - all in one tool for cmos, bios, bootrecord and more
- BootFix Utility - Run this utility if you get 'Invalid system disk'
- MBR SAVE / RESTORE 2.1 - BootSave and BootRest tools to save / restore MBR
- Boot Partition 2.60 - add Partition in the Windows NT/2000/XP Multi-boot loader
- Partition Table Doctor 3.5 - a tool to repair/modify mbr, bootsector, partition table
- Smart Boot Manager 3.7.1 - a multi boot manager
- Bootmagic 8.0 - This tool is for multi boot operating systems
- MBRWizard 2.0b - Directly update and modify the MBR (Master Boot Record)

BIOS / CMOS Tools:
- CMOS 0.93 - CMOS Save / Restore Tool
- BIOS Cracker 4.8 - BIOS password remover (cmospwd)
- BIOS Cracker 1.4 - BIOS password remover (cmospwc)
- BIOS Utility 1.35.0 - BIOS Informations, password, beep codes and more.
- !BIOS 3.20 - a powerfull utility for bios and cmos
- DISKMAN4 - a powerful all in one utility
- UniFlash 1.40 - bios flash utility
- Kill CMOS - a tiny utility to wipe cmos
- Award DMI Configuration Utility 2.43 - DMI Configuration utility for modifying/viewing the MIDF contents.

MultiMedia Tools:
- Picture Viewer 1.94 - Picture viewer for dos, supports more then 40 filetypes.
- QuickView Pro 2.58 - movie viewer for dos, supports many format including divx.
- MpxPlay 1.56 - a small Music Player for dos

Password Tools:
- Active Password Changer 3.0.420 - To Reset User Password on windows NT/2000/XP/2003 (FAT/NTFS)
- Offline NT/2K/XP Password Changer - utility to reset windows nt/2000/xp administrator/user password.
- Registry Viewer 4.2 - Registry Viewer/Editor for Win9x/Me/NT/2K/XP
- Registry Reanimator v1.02 - check and restore structure of the damaged registry files of NT/2K/XP
- NTPWD - utility to reset windows nt/2000/xp administrator/user password.
- ATAPWD 1.2 - Hard Disk Password Utility

NTFS Ext2FS, Ext3FS (FileSystems) Tools :
- NTFS Dos Pro 5.0 - To access ntfs partitions from Dos
- NTFS 4 Dos 1.9 - To access ntfs partitions from Dos
- Paragon Mount Everything 3.0 - To access NTFS, Ext2FS, Ext3FS partitions from dos
- NTFS Dos 3.02 - To access ntfs partitions from Dos
- EditBINI 1.01 - to Edit boot.ini on NTFS Partition

Dos File Managers:
- Volkov Commander 4.99 - Dos File Manager with LongFileName/ntfs support (Similar to Norton Commander)
- Dos Command Center 5.1 - Classic dos-based file manager.
- File Wizard 1.35 - a file manager - colored files, drag and drop copy, move, delete etc.
- File Maven 3.5 - an advanced Dos file manager with high speed PC-to-PC file transfers via serial or parallel cable
- FastLynx 2.0 - Dos file manager with Pc to Pc file transfer capability
- LapLink 5.0 - the smart way to transfer files and directories between PCs.
- Dos Navigator 6.4.0 - Dos File Manager, Norton Commander clone but has much more features.
- Mini Windows 98 - Can run from Ram Drive, with ntfs support, Added 7-Zip which supports .7z .zip .cab .rar .arj .gzip, .bzip2 .z .tar .cpio .rpm and .deb, Disk Defragmenter, Notepad / RichText Editor, Image Viewer, .avi .mpg .divx .xvid Movie Player, etc...

Other Tools:
- Ghost Walker 2003.793 - utility that changes the security ID (SID) for Windows NT, 2000 and XP
- DosCDroast beta 2 - Dos CD Burning Tools
- Universal TCP/IP Network 6.2 - MSDOS Network Client to connect via TCP/IP to a Microsoft based network. The network can either be a peer-to-peer or a server based network, it contains 85 different network card drivers

Dos Tools:
- USB CD-Rom Driver 1 - Standard usb_cd.sys driver for cd drive
- Universal USB Driver 2 - Panasonic v2.20 ASPI Manager for USB mass storage
- SCSI Support - SCSI Drivers for Dos
- SATA Support - SATA Driver (gcdrom.sys) and JMicron JMB361 (xcdrom.sys) for Dos
- 1394 Firewire Support - 1394 Firewire Drivers for Dos
- Interlnk support at COM1 To access another computer from COM port
- Interlnk support at LPT1 - To access another computer from LPT port

Windows Tools:
- SpaceMonger 1.4 - keeping track of the free space on your computer
- WinDirStat - a disk usage statistics viewer and cleanup tool for Windows.
- Drive Temperature 1.0 - Hard Disk Drive temperature meter
- Disk Speed 1.0 - Hard Disk Drive Speed Testing Tool
- MemTest 1.0 - a Memory Testing Tool
- S&M Stress Test 1.9.1 - cpu/hdd/memory benchmarking and information tool, including temperatures/fan speeds/voltages
- PageDfrg 2.32 - System file Defragmenter For NT/2k/XP
- WhitSoft File Splitter 4.5a - a Small File Split-Join Tool
- Ghost Image Explorer 11.0.1 - to add/remove/extract files from Ghost image file
- DriveImage Explorer 5.0 - to add/remove/extract files from Drive image file
- Drive SnapShot 1.38 - creates an exact Disk Image of your system into a file while windows is running.
- Active Undelete 5.5 - a tool to recover deleted files
- Restoration 2.5.14 - a tool to recover deleted files
- GetDataBack for FAT 2.31 - Data recovery software for FAT file systems
- GetDataBack for NTFS 2.31 - Data recovery software for NTFS file systems
- Recuva 1.10.223 - Restore deleted files from Hard Drive, Digital Camera Memory Card, usb mp3 player...
- Partition Find and Mount 2.3 - Partition Find and Mount software is designed to find lost or deleted partitions
- Unstoppable Copier 3.12 - Allows you to copy files from disks with problems such as bad sectors, scratches or that just give errors when reading data.
- HDD Scan 2.8 - This is a Low-level HDD diagnostic tool, it scans surface find bad sectors etc.
- Express Burn 4.06 - CD/DVD Burner Program to create and record CDs/DVDs, also create/burn .iso and .nrg images
- Data Shredder 1.0 - A tool to Erase disk and files (also wipe free space) securely
- Startup Control Panel 2.8 - a tool to edit startup programs
- NT Registry Optimizer 1.1j - Registry Optimization for Windows NT/2000/2003/XP/Vista
- DefragNT 1.9 - This tool presents the user with many options for disk defragmenting
- JkDefrag 3.34 - Free disk defragment and optimize utility for Windows 2000/2003/XP/Vista
- Startup Monitor 1.02 - it notifies you when any program registers itself to run at system startup
- IB Process Manager 1.04 - a little process manager for 9x/2k, shows dll info etc.
- Process Explorer 11.04 - shows you information about which handles and DLLs processes have opened or loaded
- Pocket KillBox - can be used to get rid of files that stubbornly refuse to allow you to delete them
- Unlocker 1.8.5 - This tool can delete file/folder when you get this message - Cannot delete file: Access is denied, The file is in use by another program etc.
- HijackThis 2.0.2 - a general homepage hijackers detector and remover and more
- RootkitRevealer 1.7 - Rootkit Revealer is an advanced patent-pending root kit detection utility.
- Silent Runners Revision 55 - A free script that helps detect spyware, malware and adware in the startup process
- Autoruns 9.12 - Displays All the entries from startup folder, Run, RunOnce, and other Registry keys, Explorer shell extensions,toolbars, browser helper objects, Winlogon notifications, auto-start services, Scheduled Tasks, Winsock, LSA Providers, Remove Drivers and much more which helps to remove nasty spyware/adware and viruses.
- Dial a Fix - Fix errors and problems with COM/ActiveX object errors and missing registry entries, Automatic Updates, SSL, HTTPS, and Cryptography service (signing/verification) issues, Reinstall internet explorer etc. comes with the policy scanner
- CurrPort 1.20 - displays the list of all currently opened TCP and UDP ports on your computer
- Unknown Devices 1.2 (1410) - helps you find what those unknown devices in Device Manager really are
- PCI 32 Sniffer 1.1 (1410) - device information tool (similar to unknown devices)
- NewSID 4.10 - utility that changes the security ID (SID) for Windows NT, 2000 and XP
- Double Driver 1.0 - Driver Backup and Restore tool
- DriverBackup! 1.0.3 - Another handy tool to backup drivers
- CPU-Z 1.44 -It gathers information on some of the main devices of your system
- CWShredder 2.19 - Popular CoolWebSearch Trojan Remover tool
- SmitFraudFix 2.289 - This removes Some of the popular Desktop Hijack malware
- Winsock 2 Fix for 9x - to fix corrupted Winsock2 information by poorly written Internet programs
- XP TCP/IP Repair 1.0 - Repair your Windows XP Winsock and TCP/IP registry errors
- CCleaner 2.04.543 - Crap Cleaner is a freeware system optimization and privacy tool
- EzPcFix - Helpful tool when trying to remove viruses, spyware, and malware
- Content Advisor Password Remover 1.0 - It Removes Content Advisor Password from Internet Explorer
- WinKeyFinder 1.73 - Allows you to View and Change Windows XP/2003 Product Keys, backup and restore activation related files, backup Microsoft Office 97, 2000 SP2, XP/2003 keys etc.
- ProduKey 1.20 - Recovers lost the product key of your Windows/Office
- Wireless Key View 1.15 - Recovers all wireless network keys (WEP/WPA) stored in your computer by WZC
- Monitor Tester 1.0 - Allows you to test CRT/LCD/TFT screens for dead pixels and diffective screens
- Shell Extensions Manager (ShellExView) 1.19 - An excellent tool to View and Manage all installed Context-menu/Shell extensions
- TweakUI 2.10 - This PowerToy gives you access to system settings that are not exposed in the Windows Xp
- Xp-AntiSpy 3.96.7 - it tweaks some Windows XP functions, and disables some unneeded Windows services quickly
- PC Wizard 2008 1.83 - Powerful system information/benchmark utility designed especially for detection of hardware.
- Spybot - Search & Destroy 1.5.2 (1410) - Application to scan for spyware, adware, hijackers and other malicious software.
- SpywareBlaster 3.5.1 (1410) - Prevent the installation of spyware and other potentially unwanted software.
- Ad-Aware SE Personal 1.06 (1410) - find and remove spyware, adware, dialers etc. (a must have tool)

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New Fuel Cell System 'Generates Electricity with Only Water, Air'

Genepax Co Ltd explained the technologies used in its new fuel cell system "Water Energy System (WES)," which uses water as a fuel and does not emit CO2.

The system can generate power just by supplying water and air to the fuel and air electrodes, respectively, the company said at the press conference, which took place June 12, 2008, at the Osaka Assembly Hall.

The basic power generation mechanism of the new system is similar to that of a normal fuel cell, which uses hydrogen as a fuel. According to Genepax, the main feature of the new system is that it uses the company's membrane electrode assembly (MEA), which contains a material capable of breaking down water into hydrogen and oxygen through a chemical reaction.

Though the company did not reveal the details, it "succeeded in adopting a well-known process to produce hydrogen from water to the MEA," said Hirasawa Kiyoshi, the company's president. This process is allegedly similar to the mechanism that produces hydrogen by a reaction of metal hydride and water. But compared with the existing method, the new process is expected to produce hydrogen from water for longer time, the company said.

With the new process, the cell needs only water and air, eliminating the need for a hydrogen reformer and high-pressure hydrogen tank. Moreover, the MEA requires no special catalysts, and the required amount of rare metals such as platinum is almost the same as that of existing systems, Genepax said.

Unlike the direct methanol fuel cell (DMFC), which uses methanol as a fuel, the new system does not emit CO2. In addition, it is expected to have a longer life because catalyst degradation (poisoning) caused by CO does not occur on the fuel electrode side. As it has only been slightly more than a year since the company completed the prototype, it plans to collect more data on the product life.

At the conference, Genepax unveiled a fuel cell stack with a rated output of 120W and a fuel cell system with a rated output of 300W. In the demonstration, the 120W fuel cell stack was first supplied with water by using a dry-cell battery operated pump. After power was generated, it was operated as a passive system with the pump turned off.

This time, the voltage of the fuel cell stack was 25-30V. Because the stack is composed of 40 cells connected in series, it is expected that the output per cell is 3W or higher, the voltage is about 0.5-0.7V, and the current is about 6-7A. The power density is likely to be not less than 30mW/cm2 because the reaction area of the cell is 10 x 10 cm.

Meanwhile, the 300W fuel cell system is an active system, which supplies water and air with a pump. In the demonstration, Genepax powered the TV and the lighting equipment with a lead-acid battery charged by using the system. In addition, the 300W system was mounted in the luggage room of a compact electric vehicle "Reva" manufactured by Takeoka Mini Car Products Co Ltd, and the vehicle was actually driven by the system.

Genepax initially planned to develop a 500W system, but failed to procure the materials for MEA in time and ended up in making a 300W system.

For the future, the company intends to provide 1kw-class generation systems for use in electric vehicles and houses. Instead of driving electric vehicles with this system alone, the company expects to use it as a generator to charge the secondary battery used in electric vehicles.

Although the production cost is currently about ¥2,000,000 (US$18,522), it can be reduced to ¥500,000 or lower if Genepax succeeds in mass production. The company believes that its fuel cell system can compete with residential solar cell systems if the cost can be reduced to this level.

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Nissan's Automatic Headlight System Tells Evening From Shadows

Nissan Motor Co Ltd developed a new automatic headlight system that turns on about 30-40 minutes earlier than the existing automatic headlights at twilight and does not turn on in the shadows of a tree or a building.

In order to turn on the headlights earlier than the existing systems at twilight, the company increased the sensitivity of the illumination sensors by dozens of times and revised the control logic that determines the surrounding environment.

Aiming to reduce the number of car accidents, Nissan plans to commercialize the new headlight system within 2008. The automatic headlights equipped in existing Nissan models will be replaced by the new system, the Smart Auto Headlight, the company said.

According to Nissan's data about the fatality and serious injury rates by time of day, accidents most frequently occur in the time zone ending approximately one hour before the sunset. The new system is designed to reduce the accident rate during this accident-prone time zone by automatically turning on the lights to warn other vehicles.

The system determines the surrounding environment based on the values obtained by the illumination sensors. Those values are constantly changing. In addition to the improvement of illumination sensor performance, the threshold and other values used by the decision logic circuit can be set in details this time, enabling the system to recognize the shadows of a tree or a building.

For example, when the value decreases sharply, the system determines that the vehicle is going into a tunnel. When the value decreases gradually, the system determines that it is before the sunset.

Moreover, the new system has a function to turn on headlights in concert with the operation of the wipers.

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Nikon to Release Digital Camera w/ GPS, Wired LAN Capabilities

Nikon Imaging Japan Inc, a subsidiary of Nikon Corp, announced that it will release the Coolpix P6000, a compact digital camera with GPS and wired LAN capabilities, in September 2008.

The expected market price is about ¥60,000 (approx US$546), although there is no manufacturer's suggested price.

With the built-in GPS function, images shot using the Coolpix P6000 can be attached with a "Geotag," which is a piece of information about the shooting location. With this feature, images and map information can be managed in association with each other by using Nikon's "ViewNX" image management software or using an image storing and sharing Website called "my Picturetown," according to Nikon.

A LAN cable can be directly connected to a 100BASE-TX wired LAN terminal, which is provided on the main unit. This enables the users to store images in the "my Picturetown" via the Internet. The camera is capable of uploading and sharing the images in the NRW format, which is a RAW data format dedicated to the Coolpix series.

The Coolpix P6000 features an effective pixel count of 13.5 Mpixels and has a 1/1.7-inch CCD image sensor. The camera is equipped with an optical 4x zoom NIKKOR lens with extra dispersion (ED) lens elements. The lens covers a focal length of 28-112mm (35mm format equivalent).

The camera also features a digital zoom of up to 4x. The maximum ISO sensitivity is 6,400. The shutter speed ranges from 1/200 to eight seconds. In the manual exposure mode, it is 1/2000-30 seconds.

Still images can be recorded in the JPEG or the RAW format, and the camera supports simultaneous recording in these formats. In addition, the camera can record video images in the AVI format. It uses a built-in memory with a capacity of approximately 48 Mbytes. It also supports the SD memory card.

The camera has a 2.7-inch LCD panel with approximately 230,000 pixels and a built-in flash. It uses the EN-EL5 Li-ion rechargeable battery. Based on the CIPA standard, the Coolpix P6000 is capable of shooting about 260 photos using the EN-EL5 battery. The camera measures 107 (W) x 42 (D) x 65.5mm (H), excluding the protrusions. It weighs about 240g, excluding the battery and the memory card.

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