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Konstantinos Tsoukalas

Konstantinos is the founder and administrator of Since 1995 he works and provides IT support as a computer and network expert to individuals and large companies. He is specialized in solving problems related to Windows or other Microsoft products (Windows Server, Office, Microsoft 365, etc.).


  1. Rad
    December 3, 2023 @ 10:33 am

    I was trying to create bootable Hiren's from .iso Hiren's with Rufus option "filesystem NTFS" not FAT32. But Rufus says: unsupported filesystem, only FAT/Fat32 is supported for this type of ISO. Please select FAT/FAT32 as the File system.

    Hiren's bootable flash created with Rufus default option FAT32 is not bootable. In BIOS, flash is not seen. It has to be NTFS but Rufus says that only FAT/Fat32 is supported for this type of ISO.

    Is it possible to create Hiren's .iso that will allow Rufus to create bootable Hiren's with NTFS file system?


    • Konstantinos Tsoukalas
      December 4, 2023 @ 11:37 am

      Try the following:
      1. Download the latest version of HirenBotCD from here. (HBCD_PE_x64.iso)
      2. Then download and run Hiren’s BootCD PE (ISO2USB.exe) to create the USB


  2. Jamie
    October 26, 2023 @ 3:48 pm

    Thank you for this software. However it did not work. My take as a layman is that someone has without my knowledge or consent installed a bad replacement for bios on my machine – something called uefi or some such – this puts me in a loop where I am asked to replace my pin at startup … repeatedly. This software would have been perfect to try and fix the problem … only uefi does not allow you to boot from the usb stick: IF there is a way to actually disable this uefi and someone has found it, could they please let me know … their bad software is worse than any virus they boast to protect you against


  3. RotokQ
    September 12, 2022 @ 1:28 pm

    Where to download the new iso?


    • lakonst
      September 13, 2022 @ 10:13 am

      The article was updated with the correct link. Thanks.


  4. Morgan
    July 11, 2019 @ 2:31 pm

    Will this delete any personal files? The day before my computer got the trailtxt error, I transferred pictures to the computer and do not have a restore point. I do not want to lose them or any of my other pictures saved on the computer.


    • lakonst
      July 11, 2019 @ 3:13 pm

      @Morgan: Of course NOT!


  5. Ezra
    December 6, 2018 @ 1:46 pm

    Hi guys. I downloaded the zip file (Hirens.BootCD.15.2.) I unzipped the file using winRAR. I burned the ISo image file onto a CD & flash drive. Then I switched off my PC (windows 7 Professional 64 bit), put my flash drive on, switched on the PC. After boot set up, I selected flash drive option & then the PC started reading the flash & selected Offline NT/2000/XP/Vista/7 Password Changer option. Then there comes a prompt screen with this 'boot: _'. Next I pressed enter. Normaly a screen telling me I need to select the partition where Windows is located should appear but in my case this didn't happen; a screen with numbers & information appears instead, it just stuck there, I pressed enter several times but doesn't accept the command. The same thing happens when I used the CD. Could you please explain why this is happened? Do you guys know any other similar bootable rescue disc solutions?



    • lakonst
      January 14, 2019 @ 12:18 pm

      @Ezra: As I know this issue happens on Modern computers. If you want to reset a user's password, you can try the following procedure:
      1. Enable the Administrator account Offline.
      2. Boot to Windows and Sign-in as Administrator.
      3. Reset the User's account password.
      You 're done!


  6. Brad
    July 7, 2018 @ 2:17 pm

    quick and easy and does work, thank you !!!!


  7. adel SOUFI
    August 30, 2017 @ 11:25 am

    It works
    Thank's very much


  8. David CRAEN
    February 8, 2017 @ 1:27 pm

    Thank you


  9. Scott Selhorst
    August 5, 2016 @ 5:53 am

    I am using Windows 10. When I run Rufus, I get "Error: ISO image extraction failure." error message. All Rufus parameters are the same as shown in the above instructions. Ideas?


    • lakonst
      August 5, 2016 @ 3:28 pm

      @Scott Selhorst: Download again the ISO image.


      • Scott Selhorst
        August 6, 2016 @ 2:49 am

        I meant Windows 7, buy my fingers must have been thinking 10. Regardless, I downloaded the ISO image again. It worked this time. THANKS!!


  10. Geoffrey Mee
    May 11, 2016 @ 8:14 am

    Hooray for Hiren's!
    That says it all. This has been the best way I for me to correct the problems on another laptop. So gratefull. Will be donating. Thx a lot


  11. Marc
    March 9, 2016 @ 6:00 pm

    it has helped me thank you!


  12. Gereza siri, A
    December 14, 2015 @ 1:25 am

    I got that idea well and was more efficient to my PC hard disk…thanks a lot


  13. Muzi
    October 22, 2015 @ 10:52 pm

    Thank you man, been wanting to boot windows on a USB for years now. Thanks again God bless


  14. elton
    September 17, 2015 @ 8:53 pm

    Thanks man, it has helped me a lot!


  15. jeez
    August 29, 2015 @ 7:27 pm

    nice job. Thanks a lot


  16. ram
    June 18, 2015 @ 9:16 am

    There is no boot order setting in my vaio BIOS.

    But I set boot priority #1 to external device
    2 to internal hard disk
    3 to internal optical disk

    n still when i boot hiren's doesnt run… Booted it twice with rufus…
    But on startup vaio rescue care starts instead of the usb booting…


    • lakonst
      June 18, 2015 @ 9:43 am

      @ram: You have to set the boot priority to USB.


  17. FidFed
    May 22, 2015 @ 3:22 pm

    I have a problem getting Hirem's Boot CD 15.2 to boot from a USB drive. NO problem for it to boot from CD.
    Also I am able to boot Hiriems Boot CD version 10 from a USB drive. And all other live bootable I so files
    Just the New version of Hirem's Boot CD 15.2

    The USB does boot but stops and blinks a flat line curser.


    • lakonst
      May 22, 2015 @ 4:58 pm

      @FidFed: Can you try to re-create the USB Hiren's?


  18. unixmoon
    January 22, 2015 @ 3:30 am

    very useful just creating by using the above steps.
    Thanks for the information


  19. Phikolomzi
    October 7, 2014 @ 11:35 am

    This information was very helpful. Thank you.


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