HDHacker is a stand-alone micro-utility that saves, visualizes, and restores the MBR (from a physical drive), the BootSector (from a logical drive) or any specified sector from any disk (even removable disks).
HDHacker can be used, for example, to save and restore a particular boot manager (such as LILO, for example) before a new Windows setup (which, obviously, overwrites it).
An MBR and BootSector backup can also be useful for simple precautionary purposes too, since sometimes viruses or other OS setup (like Linux) could overwrite and/or alter the MBR/Boot Sectors, making it impossible to start up previous OS and/or access datas stored on the disk. HDHacker can provide "insurance" against all these types of loss.
Download HDHacker Portable 1.4 Development Test 3 [415KB download / 275KB installed]
1.4 Development Test 3 (2011-01-22)
- Added language switching for XP and lower
1.4 Development Test 2 (2010-10-15)
- User must now agree to the EULA before installing HDHacker Portable
1.4 Development Test 1 (2010-05-24): Initial release
- Language switching does not work with Windows Vista or greater
- Administrator rights are required for this app to run
- Bundled with permission
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See above post. Upgrade shouldn't be necessary for users who already use this.
The download is bigger than the installed app? Not that I doubt your word, just thought it was worth checking.
This is true. A few of my apps do this.
Chris explained to me before why this happens, but I've forgotten the reason. You can ask him or anyone else who might know if you're curious.
There's overhead in the installer itself; the NSIS core, all the language tables, the graphics and the code. For small apps, this can make it bigger than the installed size.
I am a Christian and a developer and moderator here.
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Makes sense, I guess we're just used to behemoth applications these days that have no regard for disk space usage or RAM usage, since both are pretty cheap and readily available. Gone are the days when most apps could fit on a couple of floppy disks. Although this one would, easily!
Added language switching for XP and lower