Toolbox


Just a collection of computer-related tools.


XBOOT


XBOOT"XBOOT is a easy-to-use utility for creating Multiboot USB/ISO.You may have seen many bootable ISO files like Linux live CDs , Antivirus rescue CDs etc. XBoot can combine these ISO files in to one Multiboot ISO file or create Multiboot USB in just few clicks."


Utilities I carry with XBOOT


AVG Rescue CD "AVG Rescue CD is a comprehensive toolkit that will repair system crashes and return systems to a state where they can operate at full capacity, thanks to deep-rooted infections having been removed and file systems repaired."
My goto tool for cleaning infected Windows machines.
Clonezilla "Clonezilla, based on DRBL, Partclone and udpcast, allows you to do bare metal backup and recovery."
Very useful... especially when you're working on a machine that's messed up, comforting to have a good backup to restore from if you foul up!
Darik's Boot and Nuke "DBAN will automatically and completely delete the contents of any hard disk that it can detect, which makes it an appropriate utility for bulk or emergency data destruction."
Before you dispose of your old computer, either remove your hard disk drive, or at least use DBAN to clear the drive.
CentOS Linux Specifically, the latest LIVE CD versions of both the x86 and x86_64 versions of the operating system.
I had been using Fedora, but the latest versions of CentOS are very stable and better for day-to-day operations. Version 6.x has full updates through Q2 2017 and Version 7.x through Q4 2020.
Gnome Parition Editor "GParted is a free partition editor for graphically managing your disk partitions."
Lets you easily re-size partitions... AFTER YOU'VE MADE A BACKUP!
Memtest86 A very good memory tester for Intel/AMD-based machines.
Offline NT Password & Registry Editor Lets you reset local machine passwords on Windows NT, Vista, and 7 machines.


Tools for checking network status


Down for Everyone or just me?This lets you see if the website you're trying to get to is visible from other places on the Internet.
Internet Traffic ReportThis gives a view of how well the Internet's working, comparing traffic between the continents.
MXToolboxThis test will list MX records for a domain in priority order. The MX lookup is done directly against the domain's authoritative name server, so changes to MX Records should show up instantly.


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Last Modified: 04 Nov 2014