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System can't start normally?
Easy way to access you data and repair your PC!

Active@ Boot Disk contains a collection of powerful utilities to perform data recovery, data imaging, secure data erasure and a number of other tasks all from a bootable CD/DVD or USB flash media. The self-contained boot environment by-passes the operating system allowing you to boot previously unbootable PCs.

" Finally, we come to a boot disc that offers useful tools, is easy to use, and can be created for virtually any XP, Vista, Windows 7, 8 and 10 computer "
Lincoln Spector   boot disk

Active@ Boot Disk
ver.16     Size: 421 MB

Release Note: v.16
May 22, 2020
New Boot Disk Console,
File Recovery ver. 20...
Full version history


05/22/2020   LSoft team


Version 16 of Active@ Boot Disk released on May 22, 2020.
Added lightweight Boot Disk Console toolset (linux TinyCore-based); Recovery of Apple ApFS file system; Improved Boot Disk Creator; Latest versions of Active@ KillDisk, Active@ Partition Recovery...
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Operating System: Other Requirements:
Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10
Windows Servers 2003/2008/2012/2016
Intel or AMD x64 processor; 1GB RAM (300MB disk space for boot image); CD/DVD or USB disk to boot from;
FAT/exFAT, NTFS/ReFS, HFS+/ApFS, Ext2/3/4/BtrFS, XFS/JFS/UFS file systems to be accessed, recovered & backed up;
IDE / SATA / eSATA / RAID / SCSI / iSCSI / SSD / External USB disks, USB Flash and Camera Memory Cards... more

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Click here: Repair Your PC and Access Your Data with Active@ Boot Disk

Active@ Boot Disk provides an easy and reliable solution for accessing data and repairing your computer in the event that Windows completely refuses to start up. It contains a complete set of useful utilities to assist you with repair tasks, data recovery, system maintenance and data security.

Active@ Boot Disk can be installed on a CD, DVD or USB flash drive which you can use to boot up your computer from. It provides a completely self-contained boot environment which bypasses the operating system entirely, allowing you to boot up on any computer, regardless of the condition of your Windows operating system.

You can install Active@ Boot Disk (recovery boot disk) to any kind of bootable media and then change your BIOS boot priority settings accordingly. Once the computer has started up from the bootable disk, you can safely remove it. Dual-boot functionality with DOS and Windows support is also possible with optical media.

Active@ Boot Disk (recovery boot disk) provides a wide range of features including a disk image tool for backing up the data contained on the hard disk. There's also a password changing tool for resetting the password for the local computer. If you want to securely erase data from the primary hard drive (which cannot be done thoroughly while logged in to Windows), Active@ Boot Disk provides a tool for overwriting data with zeros, making it completely impossible for that data to be recovered.

One of the primary purposes of Active@ Boot Disk (recovery boot disk) is as a tool for recovering data and getting your computer up and running again. It can be used to recover corrupt or deleted data as well as recover partition information in cases where the hard disk partitions are no longer recognised by Windows. The bootable environment also includes a CD and DVD burning tool, network utilities for network security and many other tools to provide you everything that you need for a wide range of situations.

Active@ Boot Disk (recovery boot disk) supports every file system that any DOS- or Windows-based computer uses including outdated and long-obsolete file systems like FAT12 and FAT16. The data recovery and erasure features support encrypted drives, all files systems, flash memory cards, compressed drives and drives which use various interfaces such as IDE, SATA and SCSI.

Active@ Boot Disk (recovery boot disk) provides a wide range of additional tools in its fully self-contained bootable environment, including a text editor, paint tool, task manager, registry editor, Disk editor, file manager and calculator. There are also tools for optimizing the performance of the computer, such as a disk defragmenter. The network configurator allows you to access files over the local network and beyond.

Whether it is data backup, recovery or security you need, Active@ Boot Disk (WinPE boot disk) provides the full range of tools. It's a user-friendly solution which both common computer users and specialists will find extremely valuable. There's simply no other way of doing what this software suite can do and, while some of the functionality afforded by this solution is available with Windows, there is no solution which can do exactly what Active@ Boot Disk (Windows 7-based boot disk) can do.

Windows 7 boot disk (WinPE-based) is the key to decide problems with your PC

Your computer works fine, and it seems it will last forever.

But one day Windows just stops working; it simply does not boot any more.

The reason may be the corruption of one of the files of Windows which consists of thousands of vital files, damage caused by viruses, wrong drivers etc.
In the event of the failure of the operating system the important question is — how to restore your documents?

Even if your document files are intact, in order to get them you need to boot Windows first. If Windows is corrupted by itself and does not boot, there is another option — you can use Active@ Boot Disk — a bootable disk with all necessary programs.

Specifically designed to run the system in an emergency situation, Windows 7 boot disk - Active @ Boot Disk has a lightweight Windows version capable of running off CD/DVD or USB flash drive.

WinPE-based boot disk program is based on Windows 7, SP1 (WinPE 3.1) and has a lot of useful utilities.

It contains disk backup, data recovery, password resetting, data erasure, network access tools and system utilities.

Thus, you simply insert the boot disk in the system unit and restart the computer.

With WinPE recovery boot disk software - Active @ Boot Disk, you can restore the data from lost and damaged partitions, create a disk backup (disk image).

In addition, you can create, delete, format partitions on hard drives and USB and floppy, reset the Windows administrator or local user password.

You can also make recovery of compressed, encrypted and fragmented files on NTFS.

Windows 7 boot disk Active@ Boot Disk contains wide range of network drivers.

It supports all popular network cards. Also you the possibility to add drivers using load drivers component. To work with a network you can use a lot of network tools: Web browser with SSL support, FTP client, Terminal client, Network share, SMTP client and etc.

In other words, any type of Windows-style network communication is available.

If you know that your hard drive has damaged drivers, or if you have older or uncommon RAID type or SCSI type drivers, you may create a folder named BootDisk_Drivers on the root of any logical drive and load drivers along with their configuration files into it.

Windows recovery boot disk Active@ Boot Disk will detect .INF files inside a folder named BootDisk_Drivers, and install them automatically during the boot process.

You can download free demo version of Windows 7-based boot disk Active@ Boot Disk (Live CD) from the LSoft Technologies web site or from

Whatever happened to your computer, a universal tool Windows 7 recovery boot disk Active@ Boot Disk can help you in many situations.

Create boot disk with Active@ Boot Disk Creator

What is meant by "create boot disk", and why I should to do that? It's a good question.

Create boot disk means to write downloaded boot disk software on a CD or USB stick. After doing this, the resulting media can be used to boot up another (or the same) computer. After booting a computer up with the boot disk, you can make a clean image of a working system drive (or restore a previously created image to a drive), recover files from any drive in the system, or securely erase any data on any writable drive in the system.

For example you have Windows 7. You need to use disk image, creating before, but Win7 doesn't see your disk image, or may be disk C not available or something else. How to decide the problem? You should create boot disk, because boot disk includes other Windows (Active@ Boot Disk has Windows ..). Other Windows on a boot disk helps you make some needed changes on your PC.

So with Active@ Boot Disk you can create boot disk for all kind of Windows. It will be called Windows 7 boot disk , Windows PE boot disk, Windows recovery boot disk and so on.

New! Active@ Boot Disk Blog 


Does Active@ Boot Disk support booting tablets?

May 5 2015, LSoft team


Yes, if the tablet is Intel 64-bit architecture -
based, for example, Active@ Boot Disk boots fine on all Microsoft Surface Pro series and Microsoft Surface 3.


Boot Disk Review

September 4 2013, Henry Schwartz
a writer, data recovery specialist


To continue the train of reviews on software developed by LSoft Technologies Inc., I'll be reviewing one of their core products: Active@ Boot Disk.

What this software proves itself to be is a powerful disk utility tool that allows the user to create a portable, working bootable disk that can be used to start up any computer, even without an operating system or drivers installed.


Can You Save Your System? With the Right Boot Disk, There's Still Hope…

June 18 2013, Richard Pardoe
a writer, data recovery specialist


Computer problems have a habit of spiraling out of control sometimes. If you've been unfortunate enough to experience a major hardware or software issue, and you've tried to fix it yourself, then you'll be well aware of how dependent the whole system is on its capability to boot up and load the operating system successfully.

It's very difficult to do any kind of repair, reinstall or recovery when the operating system won't even load. It's like trying to fix something with both hands tied behind your back.


An emergency disk — boot disk

August 7 2012, Michael Findley
a small business owner in the GTA


Active@ Boot Disk is software that is designed to help start up a computer, whether the operating system on it is working or not. With that, this software comes with a variety of disk utilities to help fix computer problems, back up, restore or delete data. The way it's put on the start-up screen "Active@ Boot Disk is an emergency disk that can be used to start up your computer".

This software uses almost any kinds of bootable media to serve its purpose. Any USB, CD or other device can be used, even floppy disks. Using about 150MB of space, this software installs itself onto the device, with a small operating system and a set of disk utility software that make it possible to start up your machine and repair it without needing to load up the OS on the actual machine.