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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.
Here 's a sumup of some of the most important features, new and old:
-easily reset windows passwords (backup and restore option in 3.3)
-4 different virusscan products integrated in a single uniform commandline with online update capability (5 in version 3.3)
-full ntfs write support thanks to ntfs-3g (all other drivers included as well)
-clone NTFS filesystems over the network
-wide range of hardware support (kernel 188.8.131.52 and recent kudzu hwdata)
-easy script to find all local filesystems
-self update capability to include and update all virusscanners
-full proxyserver support.
-run a samba fileserver (windows like filesharing)
-run a ssh server
-recovery and undeletion of files with utilities and procedures
-recovery of lost partitions
-evacuation of dying disks
-UTF-8 international character support.
-2 rootkit detection uitilities (version 3.3).
-elaborated documentation (+manpages as of 3.3).
New features include boot TRK from a TRK over PXE, more hardware support with kernel 2.6.25, completely rewritten winpass, another extra virusscan engine (Vexira), making a total of 5 scan engines, 2 rootkit detection utils and lots more utils and bugfixes.