Among several different forms of Windows XP security utilities, BOOTICE comes out on top. Among the reasons that this small but powerful utility is being sought after by IT professionals are its simplicity and flexibility. Among the features that make it stand out among other forms of Windows XP security tools is its ability to work on FAT 32 and NTFS partitions as well. Moreover, it comes with a number of add-ons and premium tools that can extend its capabilities even further.
The purpose of BOOTICE is to maintain master records or boot files on a hard disk in the most secure way possible. In simple terms, it works by locating a specific partition of the hard disk, determining the operating system on it (Panther OS in this case), and then "copying" the files on the specified partition. Thus, you can effectively perform a number of operations on this particular partition, including deletion, removal of an entire disk, and installation of programs. It is therefore desired to manipulate (among other things) the MBR (master record register) and PDR (person), to partition and name disks, to modify partition sizes, and to fill disk sectors with custom characters.
Many people don't know that they can use Bootice for their Windows XP operating systems. This is because the utility works best on computers that use the FAT 32 file system. When such a computer is installed with a Windows XP CD, then the utility will work automatically, making it possible for any user (from the beginner to the more advanced user) to easily install and run a number of tasks on their hard disks. If you're looking for an excellent way to secure your Windows XP system, then you should try using a tool such as Bootice. This software is a free download and is available from a number of sources on the Internet.