Recently my friend laptop had some problem and it cannot be booted. Some of the system files are missing. The problem is that we do not have the Windows XP installation CD. The CD coming with the laptop only has the OS image. So there is no way for us to go into the Recovery Console. Microsoft website offers the setup installation disks, but the laptop has no floppy drive. Too bad…. We need to back up some files in the laptop before reinstallation. Luckily UBCD4Win comes to the rescue.
Using UBCD4Win, I created a bootable recovery CD from my own laptop. Then I used the CD to boot into the laptop with corrupted file system. Once I booted into laptop, I zipped up the files that we want using 7-Zip and ftped them to our server.
As quoted from the site, UBCD4Win is a bootable live CD which contains software that allows you to repair/restore/diagnostic almost any computer problems. All software included in UBCD4Win are freeware utilities for Windows. UBCD4Win is based on Bart’s PE. Bart’s PE builds a Windows “pre-install” environment CD, basically Windows booted from CD. With network support, the ability to modify NTFS volumes, recover deleted files, create new NTFS volumes, and scan hard drives for viruses. It includes almost everything you need to repair your system problems.