That’s right, you read it correctly.
Actually, its a headline I noticed popping up at the moment.
It seems that a few tech sites have just realised you can use the live CD part of Linux to make repairs to Windows.
I have been carrying a live disk in my bag of tricks for about ten years now. I have removed thousands of forgotten Windows passwords, backed up thousands of terabytes of data, check many a hard disk and RAM.
Not only that but some viruses can screw up the partitions of a disk which can prevent recover from Windows media. Well Linux booted and the partitions where removed and the drive cleaned.
Point is, if your not already carrying this magic tool. Get yourself over to Ubuntu’s website or a derivative and grab yourself a live disk.
Its free and can save millions of hours in time.