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How to Create WinPE Emergency Bootable Disk in Windows 10/8/7 [2021 New]

Updated by Gemma on May 17, 2021
Written by Tracy King

On this page, you'll learn:

  1. 1. What Is A WinPE Emergency Disk?
  2. 2. How to Create an Emergency Bootable Disk in Windows 10/8/7?
  3. 3. How to Use EaseUS Emergency Bootable Disk on Your PC?

WinPE emergency bootable disk

WinPE Emergency Disk, also known as EaseUS WinPE bootable disk, is based on the Windows PE environment, created by EaseUS Todo Backup. It allows Windows users to restore the system from Windows boot failure or OS crash error without losing any data in Windows 10/8/7.

With it, you can do the following things even if Windows is currently unbootable:

  • Perform System Image Recovery
  • File Backup and Recovery
  • Perform Disk/Partition Backup and Recovery
  • Clone Disk or Partition
  • Wipe Data

Continue reading, and you'll learn how to create such a bootable disk on your computer without losing any data.

Part 1. How to Create Emergency Bootable Disk in Windows 10/8/7

So how to create a WinPE bootable disk? To do so, you'll need a reliable WinPE bootable disk creation tool for help. Follow the tutorial below, we'll guide you through creating an emergency bootable disk for Windows 10/8/7 in two moves:

#1. Download EaseUS Todo Backup WinPE Bootable Disk Creation Tool

EaseUS Todo Backup provides you with a WinPE Emergency Disk feature that you can use to create a bootable disk based on both Linux and WinPE to restore the system in case of system disaster.

All you need is to download this software and install it on your computer. Then follow the tutorial below to create an emergency bootable disk for your PC now.

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#2. How to Create a WinPE Bootable Disk? Let EaseUS Todo Backup Help!

To create a WinPE emergency bootable disk for your own PC or home computer, please prepare an empty USB and connect it to your computer. Then follow these steps below:

EaseUS Todo Backup supports boot disk types of a USB drive, CD/DVD disc, and an ISO file.

  • EaseUS Todo Backup emergency disk lets you restore your computer from one backup when Windows becomes unable to boot normally, with which you can restore operating system and files without booting into Windows.

Step 1. Prepare a USB drive which can be written and read.

connet the USB to computer to create emergency disk

Step 2. Launch and install EaseUS Todo Backup on the Computer B

Step 3. Open the tool and click "Tools" > "Create Emergency Disk".

create WinPE emergency disk

Step 4. Select "Create WinPE emergency disk".

Step 5. Select a bootable media type: here we choose USB drive.

create emergency disk to a usb

Step 6. Click "Proceed" to create a bootable disk.

Part 2. How to Use EaseUS Emergency Bootable Disk on Windows PC

You may want to know how to use EaseUS Emergency Bootable Disk on your PC, right? Here is a detailed guide that you can follow to learn how to make use of the emergency disk on your PC:

#1. Set Up PC to Boot from EaseUS Emergency Bootable Disk

Step 1. Connect EaseUS emergency bootable USB disk to a dead, unbootable, or problematic Windows PC.

Step 2. Press the power button to boot the computer, hold F2/F11/Del to enter BIOS.

Step 3. Go to the Boot Drive section and set EaseUS Emergency Bootable USB as the boot drive.

Step 4. Save the changes and exit BIOS.

Step 5. Wait for your computer to boot up from the EaseUS WinPE disk.

Now, you are on the EaseUS Todo Backup WinPE interface, and you can use its available features, like file backup, disk partition backup, system image recovery, etc., without booting into Windows.

#2. Use EaseUS Emergency Bootable Disk to Restore System

For example, you can restore Windows from a previously created system image via EaseUS Todo Backup when Windows won't boot with the following steps.

Note that if you didn't have a system backup image, install EaseUS Todo Backup on Computer B and create a system backup image to an external hard drive first.

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Here are the steps to fix system crash, Windows boot failure error with EaseUS emergency bootable disk:

Step 1. Open EaseUS Todo Backup, click the "Recovery" button on System Backup column.

Or click "Browse to Recover" to select the system backup you created in advance.

choose the backup image that you want to recover

Step 2. Choose one History version of the backup image, after confirming the contents, click the "Next" button.

And select the target location to restore your Windows. 

select the place to save the Windows recovery

Step 3. Then click "Proceed" to start backup recovery.

Wait for the process to complete, restart your computer and then you should be able to run Windows OS on your computer again.

The Bottom Line

On this page, we provided you a reliable WinPE bootable disk creation tool - EaseUS Todo Backup to help all levels of Windows users fixing Windows won't boot, OS crash errors via a stem image restore feature.

With the bootable disk, Windows uses can also backup their files, even a whole hard disk partition, from a dead computer. Download and give it a try if you are having a problematic computer that won't boot.

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WinPE Emergency Bootable Disk FAQs

If some of you still have some questions about the WinPE emergency bootable disk, find answers below:

1. How to create a bootable disk with a CD-burning program?

You may export the image.iso file via Export ISO of EaseUS Todo Backup or locate a file named "image.iso" in the "bin" folder under the installation directory of EaseUS Todo Backup.

  1. 1. Load up Nero Burning ROM, select "Recorder" > "Burn Image" > select File image.iso.
  2. 2. In the Burn option, select "Determine maximum speed" and "Write", then "Burn".
  3. 3. And click "Done".

Image.iso file location

  1. 5. Reset the BIOS setup sequence:
  2. Restart PC and press "Del" > Move "Removable Devices" or "CD-ROM Drive" beyond Hard Drive. Press "F10" to save and exit.
  3. 6. Then, you can boot from the EaseUS Todo Backup bootable disk.

2. What's the difference between EaseUS Linux Bootable Disk and EaseUS WinPE Bootable Disk?

As we know that there are two types of Bootable disk - Linux and WinPE - that can help you bring the Windows system back to a healthy state when it corrupted or failed to boot. However, the Linux bootable disk is only for basic recovery. WinPE bootable disk brings more complete recovery functions for Windows users.

EaseUS Linux Bootable Disk vs EaseUS WinPE Bootable Disk

You can check the table below to see the differences between Linus and WinPE bootable disks now:

Features Linux Bootable Disk WinPE Bootable Disk
Media Linux Windows PE
Support hardware RAID -
Disk and partition backup -
Disk and partition recovery
Disk clone
Partition Clone
Wipe data -
Check image -
Command shell -

3. What Is A WinPE Disk? How to Create?

Windows PE, also known as WinPE, is a small operating system used to install, deploy, and repair Windows booting problems burned on an external USB, CD, or DVD as a bootable disk.

How to create a Windows PE bootable disk? You can follow Microsoft official guide for help:

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Updated by Gemma

Gemma is member of EaseUS team and has been committed to creating valuable content in fields about file recovery, partition management, and data backup etc for many years. She loves to help users solve various types of computer related issues.

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Written by Tracy King

Tracy joined in EaseUS in 2013 and has been working with EaseUS content team for over 7 years. Being enthusiastic in computing and technology, she writes tech how-to articles and share technical solutions about Windows & Mac data recovery, file/system backup and recovery, partition management and iOS/Android data recovery.

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