Hiren's BootCD 13.2 is a bootable CD that contains a set of tools that can help you troubleshoot and repair various problems with your computer. It includes antivirus, backup, partitioning, data recovery, password reset, hardware testing, and more tools. In this article, we will show you how to use some of the most useful features of Hiren's BootCD 13.2.
How to Boot from Hiren's BootCD 13.2
To use Hiren's BootCD 13.2, you need to burn the ISO file to a CD or a USB flash drive. You can use any burning software that supports ISO files, such as ImgBurn or Rufus. Once you have the bootable media ready, you need to insert it into your computer and restart it. Depending on your BIOS settings, you may need to press a key (such as F12 or Esc) to access the boot menu and select the CD or USB drive as the first boot device. Alternatively, you can change the boot order in the BIOS setup.
Once you boot from Hiren's BootCD 13.2, you will see a menu with several options. You can choose to boot into Mini Windows XP, which is a stripped-down version of Windows XP that runs from the CD and allows you to access your files and run some of the tools included in Hiren's BootCD 13.2. You can also choose to boot into DOS programs, which are text-based utilities that run in a command prompt environment. Some of the DOS programs require keyboard input, while others are menu-driven.
How to Use Antivirus Tools
Hiren's BootCD 13.2 includes several antivirus tools that can help you scan and remove malware infections from your computer. Some of these tools are Avira AntiVir Personal[^1^], ComboFix[^1^], Dr.Web CureIt![^1^], Malwarebytes Anti-Malware[^1^], Spybot - Search & Destroy[^1^], and SuperAntispyware[^1^]. To use these tools, you need to boot into Mini Windows XP and launch them from the HBCD Menu icon on the desktop.
Before running any antivirus tool, it is recommended that you update its virus definitions database to ensure that it can detect the latest threats. You can do this by connecting your computer to the internet and using the Update option in each tool. Alternatively, you can download the latest updates from another computer and copy them to a USB drive or a CD and transfer them to your infected computer.
After updating the antivirus tools, you can run a full scan on your hard drive or any other drive that you suspect may be infected. Depending on the size of your drive and the number of files, this may take some time. If any malware is detected, you can choose to quarantine or delete it. Some tools may require a reboot to complete the removal process.
How to Use Backup Tools
Hiren's BootCD 13.2 also includes several backup tools that can help you create and restore backups of your important data or your entire system. Some of these tools are CloneDisk[^1^], DriveImage XML[^1^], G4L Ghost 4 Linux[^1^], Macrium Reflect[^1^], Partition Image[^1^], and SelfImage[^1^]. To use these tools, you need to boot into Mini Windows XP or DOS programs and launch them from the HBCD Menu icon on the desktop or from the menu.
Before creating a backup, you need to have a destination drive where you can store the backup image file. This can be an external hard drive, a USB flash drive, a network drive, or another partition on your internal hard drive. You also need to make sure that there is enough free space on the destination drive to accommodate the backup image file.
To create a backup, you need to select the source drive or partition that you want to back up and choose an option to create an image file. You can also choose to compress or encrypt the image file for better performance or security. Depending on the tool and the option you choose, you may need to provide some additional information such as file 061ffe29dd