A boot CD is a compact disc that can be selected and booted from a machine's BIOS, UEFI or firmware. It often contains an OS installer, tools or repair programs.

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What can cause a BSOD when booting from CD, but not from Hard Disk?

We have a Windows XP machine that recently had a bad virus cleaned up off of it. It boots up just fine, however I suspect some windows files have been damaged and want to run a Repair from the ...
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A live CD that provides system information?

Is there a live CD distro out there with the sole purpose of booting, telling me everything that the system has (CPU, GPU, motherboard, HDD capacity & Manufacture, etc) and all with out having to ...
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Executing Windows based admin tools without Windows?

Is there a boot CD / USB stick OS or similar which I can use to execute basic admin tools designed for Windows? For example, I'd like to flash firmware on a RAID card, and the tools the vendor ...
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Can you run chkdsk using a Windows boot CD on a Linux NTFS partition?

This question made me wonder: "Can you run chkdsk using a Windows boot CD on a Linux NTFS partition?" Would it cause more problems, or fix them as in Windows? I can't see why not, but I could not ...
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How can I run Linux and/or Windows on my Mac without Boot Camp or breaking these rules?

I would like to run Windows (XP preferred) games and Linux on my MacBook Pro I got from school. However, there are some rules I have to follow. If I need to I will try to further clarify the rules, ...
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Fast Technician CD (BartPE,Knoppix,Ghost,Gparted)

AS the title states im looking for a disk that can meet the following requirements: Fast load up time, < 1:30s Linux Based Gparted Drive Detection (Unlike BartPE) Norton Ghost Possibly Dos (not ...