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10 free system recovery tools

KnoppixLifehacker has put together a handy list of 10 free PC recovery tools. There's 2 Mac specific options, boot CD maker DasBoot and boot drive maker SuperDuper! The rest of the tools are for PC users, with a mix of Windows diagnostic tools and Linux LiveCDs and utilities.

Of course, a good Linux LiveCD like Knoppix isn't just about being able to carry a portable workstation around with you. It includes all sorts of tools that you can use to recover lost data files or repartition hard drives.

A few other favorites are on the list as well, like Magic Jelly Bean, which can extract Windows XP or Vista product activation keys, or the Ultimate Boot CD, which includes diagnostic tools to repaid damaged hard drives and file systems.

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