How to Use Hiren's Boot DVD 15.2 Restored Edition v3 Proteus
Hiren's Boot DVD 15.2 Restored Edition v3 Proteus is a powerful tool that can help you troubleshoot and repair your computer. It contains a collection of utilities and software that can run from a bootable DVD or USB drive. You can use it to scan and remove viruses, backup and restore data, recover deleted files, test hardware, reset passwords, and more.
In this article, we will show you how to use Hiren's Boot DVD 15.2 Restored Edition v3 Proteus to perform some common tasks. Before you start, you will need to download the ISO file from here[^1^] and burn it to a DVD or create a bootable USB drive using a tool like Rufus or UNetbootin.
Boot from Hiren's Boot DVD
To boot from Hiren's Boot DVD, you will need to change the boot order in your BIOS or UEFI settings. This may vary depending on your computer model and manufacturer, but usually you can access the BIOS or UEFI by pressing a key like F2, F10, F12, or Del during the startup process. Once you are in the BIOS or UEFI, look for a menu option like Boot or Boot Device Priority and select the DVD or USB drive as the first boot device. Save the changes and exit.
Once you boot from Hiren's Boot DVD, you will see a menu with several options. You can choose to boot into Mini Windows XP, Mini Windows 7, Linux-based rescue environment, DOS programs, or various testing tools. For most tasks, we recommend using Mini Windows XP or Mini Windows 7 as they provide a familiar graphical interface and access to many useful programs.
Scan and Remove Viruses
One of the most common uses of Hiren's Boot DVD is to scan and remove viruses from an infected system. To do this, boot into Mini Windows XP or Mini Windows 7 and launch one of the antivirus programs from the HBCD Menu icon on the desktop. You can choose from Avira AntiVir Personal[^1^], ClamWin Free Antivirus[^1^], ComboFix[^1^], Dr.Web CureIt! Antivirus[^1^], Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool[^1^], Malwarebytes Anti-Malware[^1^], Spybot - Search & Destroy[^1^], SuperAntispyware[^1^], TDSSKiller[^1^], or ESET Online Scanner[^1^].
Each antivirus program has its own interface and features, but generally you will need to update the virus definitions, select the drive or folder you want to scan, and start the scan. Depending on the size of your drive and the number of files, this may take some time. Once the scan is complete, you will see a report of any detected threats and options to remove them. Follow the instructions on the screen and reboot your system when done.
Backup and Restore Data
Another common use of Hiren's Boot DVD is to backup and restore data from a damaged or inaccessible system. To do this, boot into Mini Windows XP or Mini Windows 7 and launch one of the backup programs from the HBCD Menu icon on the desktop. You can choose from Acronis True Image[^1^], DriveImage XML[^1^], EaseUS Todo Backup[^1^], Ghost[^1^], Macrium Reflect[^1^], Paragon Backup & Recovery[^1^], or Redo Backup & Recovery[^1^].
Each backup program has its own interface and features, but generally you will need to select the source drive or partition you want to backup, choose a destination drive or location where you want to save the backup image file, and start the backup process. Depending on the size of your drive and the speed of your destination device, this may take some time. Once the backup is complete, you will have a copy of your data that you can restore later if needed.
To restore data from a backup image file, boot into Mini Windows XP or Mini Windows 7 and launch the same backup program that you used to create the backup image 29c81ba772