Main Features

Full access to non-bootable PC

Ability to start non-bootable PC to get exclusive access to the local disks and system

Loads from CD, DVD or USB flash drive

Starts from a CD, DVD or USB flash drive (appropriate BIOS settings required)

Network access

Network access via TCP/IP, network configurator is included

Removable Boot Disk media

Boot Disk media may be removed from the system after successfully booting the system

Multi-boot support

Multi-boot or dual-boot functionality (DOS + Windows)

Data recovery tools

Recovery utilities recover deleted files, or recover data from deleted/damaged partitions

Disk Backup and Restore

Data backup tools allow to backup volumes and disks, and restore data back

Windows password recovery

Administrator password resetting tool for resetting Windows user passwords including Administrator account

Industry standard data sanitizing

DoD-compliant (DoD 5220.22-M) disk erasing & wiping of free space on PC disks, securely erase data

Disk health checking and monitoring

Disk monitoring utility controls hard disk temperature and disk S.M.A.R.T attributes

UEFI & BIOS support

Boots both UEFI x64 secure boot systems & legacy BIOS machines

64-bit architecture

64-bit architecture speeds up execution and optimizes RAM usage

Windows like UI

Boot Disk Shell has friendly Windows-like user interface with Taskbar and Start button

Boot Disk Creator

Boot Disk Creator allows to specify boot settings, load drivers, scripts and user files

Load extra drivers

Ability to load extra drivers for specific hardware while boot and after PC boot up

Recover from most file systems

Supports NTFS, FAT, exFAT, HFS+, ApFS, UFS, XFS, Ext2/3/4, BtrFS, CDFS, UDF file systems recovery

Supports all kinds of disks

Supports HDD, SATA, eSATA, SCSI, SSD, NVMe disks, RAID disk arrays, USB Flash Disks and Memory Cards, and external USB drives

Professional tools

Professional version contains Windows PowerShell, WMI, iSCSI, BitLocker, SSH and more

Partition manager

Partition tools allow creating, deleting, formatting volumes on HDD/SSD/USB disks

BCD Editor

BCD Viewer and Editor allow to configure bootable partitions and disks

Disk Editor

Low-level Disk Editor allows to inspect and edit raw disk sectors and file's data

Data burner

Data CD/DVD/Blu-ray burning utility included

Web tools included

Web browser, Terminal, Telnet and FTP clients and other connectivity tools

Document viewer

Document viewer previews PDF, CHM, XPS, eBooks: ePUB, MOBI, FB2, PRC, DjVu, CBZ

Image viewer

Image viewer previews nearly all picture types: JPG, GIF, TIF, PSD, Camera Raw

Two File managers

Explorer and 7-Zip allow to browse directories, search, copy & move files and folders, create and extract nearly all archives (Zip, Rar, 7z, Bz2, Tar)

Active@ File Recovery

Active@ File Recovery

File and Folders Recovery Tool

Recover beyond Recycled Bin

Recover files even after Recycle Bin has been emptied or files were deleted without using it

Virtual RAID re-constructor

Virtually rebuilds damaged RAID0, RAID1, RAID5 and Span disk arrays. Damaged RAID data recovery

Recover from most file systems

Recovers files located on NTFS, ReFS, exFAT, FAT, HFS+, ApFS, UFS, XFS, JFS, Ext2/Ext3/Ext4 & BtrFS file systems

Supports all kinds of disks

Supports HDD, SATA, eSATA, SCSI, SSD, NVMe disks, RAID disk arrays, USB Flash Disks and Memory Cards, and external USB drives

Active@ Scan technology

Recognizes files based on file signatures for 150+ file types - documents, pictures, music, videos

Works with Raw images

Creates and Recovers from Raw (sector-by-sector copy), raw-compressed images and disk images created by third parties

Recover from non-bootable PC

Recovers data from unbootable due to a computer crash, virus attack, damage by malicious program, or power failure PCs

Extra-large, compressed, encrypted and fragmented files recovery

Recovers extra-large, compressed, encrypted and fragmented files on NTFS; just deleted files can be recovered based on NTFS Journal

VMWare and VirtualPC images support

Support for VMWare & VirtualPC HDD images - open and work with them as if they are regular HDDs

Image or Document Preview Mode

Visual representation of file or folder recoverability

Active@ Partition Recovery

Active@ Partition Recovery

Partition Restore Utility

Recover partitions and disks

Restores lost partitions and disks back to working state

QuickScan for fast partition recovery

QuickScan easily detects partitions which are deleted but not re-formatted

SuperScan for low-level partition detection

SuperScan uses low-level scan process to detect re-formatted and damaged partitions

Last Chance recovery method

Last Chance technology helps with severely damaged filesystems on volumes

Rollback partitioning changes

Backup and restore disk partitioning info and ability to rollback changes

Fix vital disk structures

Fix damaged Partition Table, MBR (Master Boot Record) and GPT records

On-the-fly recovery

Performs partition recovery on-the-fly (no machine reboot is needed)

Manual mode for advanced users

Manual mode for the correction Volume Boot Sectors provided for advanced users

Unicode and long file names

Supports multi-language characters (unicode) and long file names

Recover to another location

Ability to recover all files and folders from disk images to another location

Active@ Disk Image

Active@ Disk Image

Disk backup tool

Complete Disk Backup

Create and Restore disk image backup using only occupied clusters

Image Compression

Use various levels of data compression

Virtual drives mounting

Mount images as virtual drives for easy backup browsing

Image verification

Automatic image verification after creating

Incremental and Differential images

Create incremental images to reduce backup size

Scheduled backups

Schedule Disk Image to run at a certain time for convinience and automation

Rescue Bootable Media

Active@ Boot Disk Lite may be used to start a PC from CD, DVD, USB flash drive


Create scripts for all operations in Script wizard to be later on executed from a console or a command file; suited for unattended mode

Clone / Copy Disk

Copy entire disk or partition to another disk. Only used blocks are copied; partitions can be resized during the copy process.

E-mail notifications

Get notified when backup is created

Active@ KillDisk

Active@ KillDisk

Erase Hard Drive and Destroy Data

Complete sanitation

Disk Erase (complete all disk's surface sanitation) for HDD, SSD & USB disks

International erase standards

Support for 24 international erase methods, including US DoD 5220.22 M

Parallel erasing

Simultaneously erase of multiple disks at the same time

Various comfirmation

Supports verification, PDF Certificates & XML exports, emailing results, reports customization

Disk Wipe sanitation

Sanitation of unused clusters on live volumes for most file systems

Variable sticky labels

Prints customizable Sticky Labels in different formats for HDDs/SSDs

Automatic Mode for hot-swappable disks

Automatic Mode allows to discover and erase hot-swappable disks automatically

Full access to non-bootable PC

Ability to start from Bootable CD/DVD or LiveUSB and erase disks on any PC

Monitor PC health status

Displays and monitors health status for all disks based on a S.M.A.R.T. info

Support 32-bit PC architecture (x86)

Support for legacy 32-bit PC architecture (x86) to run on

Active@ Disk Monitor

Active@ Disk Monitor

Monitor & Control Disk Health

Performance Monitoring

Performance Monitoring and Control

S.M.A.R.T. Technologiy

Based on Self Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology (S.M.A.R.T.)

Scanning disks for bad sectors

Able to scan and display bad sectors on a disk surface

Тemperature graph

Keeps the history of temperature measures and draws a temperature graph

E-mail and pop-up notifications

Sends an e-mail or a popup notification automatically if critical conditions appear

Remote monitoring

Shows all information and receives notifications from remote computers in local or global network

Simple and intuitive UI

Easy to use user interface makes a hard disk monitoring a straightforward task

Launch at Windows startup

Can be launched automatically at Windows startup and monitor the HDD(s) in the background

Event logs and reports

Generates event log and S.M.A.R.T. reports with detailed information about disk(s) activity over the period of time

Free Upgrade and Support

Instant upgrades available from our download server

Active@ Password Changer

Active@ Password Changer

Recover & Reset Passwords

Windows password recovery

Administrator password resetting tool for resetting Windows user passwords including Administrator account

Supports all Microsoft Security Databases

Detects and displays all Microsoft Security Databases - SAM

Loads from CD, DVD or USB flash drive

Can run from bootable floppy (DOS), CD/DVD/Blu-ray or USB Flash Disk

Active@ Boot Disk Lite

Includes WMI support, Windows Scripting support, and more than 200 additional driver packs to support Network, Mass Storage Devices and USB3

Universal Bootable Disk Creator

Create DOS/Windows/Linux bootable disks on different media: CD/DVD/Blu-ray, USB Flash Disk or simply an ISO image file to burn later on

Set or clear account flags

Change User's account flags: 'User must change password at next logon', 'Password never expires', 'Account is disabled', 'Account is locked out'

Easy to use with Wizard-style user interface

Has a simple Wizard-style user interface

Large disks support

Supports large hard disk drives (even greater than 2TB)

Supports all kinds of disks

Supports SATA, eSATA, USB, SSD, NVMe, SCSI disks & RAID disk arrays

Manage Logon time

Ability to manage logon time /permitted logon hours/ for a local User

Active@ Partition Manager

Active@ Partition Manager

Create, Format & Delete Partitions

Support most file systems

Recognize volumes/partitions formatted as FAT, NTFS, exFAT, ReFS, HFS+, Ext2/Ext3/Ext4, BtrFS, UFS, XFS, JFS

Manage partition or logical drive

Create, Format, Resize a partition or logical drive/volume on FAT, exFAT, NTFS

Resize partitions

Resize logical drives (volumes)

MBR to GPT conversion

Convert MBR to GPT or GPT to MBR

Edit and synchronize boot sectors

Edit and synchronize boot sectors of FAT, exFAT, NTFS, UFS, HFS+, Ext2/Ext3/Ext4 and Partition Table

Rollback partition changes

Rollback partition layout changes, such as create, delete, format partition and disk initialization

Initialize new disks

Initialize new disk as MBR or GPT or fix MBR (GPT) on damaged disk

Large FAT32 partitions

Create FAT32 partitions greater than 32GB in size (up to 1TB)

Support USB

Create several partitions on a USB flash memory device

Detailed information

View advanced properties and attributes of a partition, logical drive or hard drive/disk

Active@ Data CD/DVD Burner

Active@ Data CD/DVD Burner

Burn Data to Disc

Burn data to any disc

Burns files and folders to CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-RW, DL(Dual Layer) HD DVD-RAM, HD DVD-R, BD-RW, BD-R, BD-RW DL, BD-R DL (Blu-ray)

Command Line Parameters

Command line parameters are supported to automate the data burning process

UDF and ISO 9660 support

Select either UDF (Universal Disc Format) or ISO 9660 + Joliet file system

Various burning options

Specify burn speed, test mode, data verification and other options

Boot Disk Utilities

Windows Task Manager

Monitors applications and services running, system performance and resources

Command Prompt

Run various command line tasks and scripts

File Manager (Explore my Computer)

Copy, move, delete files and folders and run programs from GUI interface


Manage disks, partitions, or volumes from a command prompt or script

Map Network Drive

Connect to a shared network folder and assign a driver letter to the connection so that you can access the folder using My Computer

Telnet Connect

Connect to remote hosts in terminal session

FTP Connect

Connect to remote hosts via FTP, browse, download and upload files


Add device drivers, such as audio, video, and motherboard chipsets, to Boot Disk image or load drivers after Boot Disk started


View network status or renew IP address

Mail Sender

Send an e-mail from under Active@ Boot Disk environment


Execute standard chkdsk.exe utility with set of options that allow you to detect and fix bad sectors or file clusters

Registry editor

Search for local registry on HDDs, attach and view/edit them to repair some registry problems manually

Localization Support

Add your local keyboard layout, type in using your native language

Web Browser

Easy-to-use simple web browser


Simple text editor


Text editor supporting rich text format (RTF) and Word Document formats (DOC)


Image editor – open, preview, save and edit images

System Information

Displays detailed information about the system

Screenshot Maker

Capture the image of the current screen display and store it as a file


Change local Date/Time and time zone

Display Configurator

Configure your current display resolution


Simple handy calculator