universal system rescue kit

Microsoft windows is not very much stable operating system and most of times required to be rescued/repaired from system errors. Windows can crash anytime and makes you think twice that you need a very efficient tool to repair and rescue your system. Trinity Rescue Kit or TRK is a free live Linux distribution that aims specifically at recovery and repair operations on Windows machines, but is equally usable for Linux recovery issues. It is possible to boot TRK in three different ways:

  • Bootable CD which you can burn yourself from a downloadable ISO file
  • USB stick/disk (optionally also a fixed disk), installable from Windows or from the bootable TRK cd
  • Network over PXE, which requires some modifications on your local network (version 3.2). Version 3.3 has the ability to act as a network boot server itself, without any modifications to your local network.

TRK is a complete command line based distribution, apart from a few tools like qtparted, links, partition image and midnight commander
Few very important features are shared as under:

  • Reset windows passwords
  • Virus scan products integrated in a single uniform command line with online update capability
  • Clone NTFS file systems over the network
  • Run a samba fileserver (windows like file sharing)
  • Run a ssh server
  • Recovery and un-deletion of files with utilities and procedures
  • Recovery of lost partitions
  • Evacuation of dying disks
  • Rootkit detection utilities

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