How to Run EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard from WinPE Bootable Disk

Roxanne updated on Sep 24, 2020 to Data Recovery Solution | How-to Articles


Don't worry if your Windows system suddenly dies and you can't access the saved data. On this page, we will guide you to create a WinPE bootable disk, run EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard from the bootable disk and restore data from the dead hard drive with ease. EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard with Bootable Media is always ready to help.

How to Perform Bootable Data Recovery

When your computer fails to boot, you can't access all your important data saved on the system hard drive. Reinstalling the OS would definitely cause partial data loss on your C drive.

What is the best way to get your data out of the dead system hard drive before fixing the system error? Bootable data recovery is the best choice. 

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Bootable Media enables you to create a WinPE bootable disk for data recovery. With it, you just need to boot your computer from the CD/DVD or USB bootable disk to perform data recovery in Windows Pre-installation Environment (WinPE).

As a result, even you can't boot up your system, you still can restore your data from the dead OS or dead hard drive with the help of this software. It is safe, causing no harm to your data. Follow the listed phrases below to start the recovery process now:

Data Recovery Important Notes:

  • When your crucial data is lost, stop using the bad drive on which your data has been lost.

Taking immediate actions is very crucial. It will increase the chance of finding lost data back.

  • Choosing the right tool is also very important.

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is a safe and non-destructive data recovery tool and it can automatically skip bad sectors for quick scanning and avoid any further damage to your data.


Before starting the bootable data recovery, you'll have to do some preparations:

  • Another healthy Windows computer
  • An empty USB with over 8GB capacity
  • Download and install EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard with Bootable Media on the new PC
  • Create WinPE bootable disk on the USB

Here is the official access for you to download EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard with Bootable Media and create the bootable disk on the USB drive:

# 1. Download EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard with Bootable Media 

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard with Bootable Media is designed for data recovery when your computer failed to boot. It's fully compatible with all Windows OS, including Windows 10/8.1/8/7/Vista and XP.

Clicking the button here, you'll be able to download this software for a free trial:

NOTICE: As this software only has a trial edition, it means that you need to activate it for executing the bootable data recovery operation. Therefore, we suggest you purchase an activation key for gaining full capacity.  

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# 2. Create EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Bootable Disk on USB

Tips: Be sure you have a CD/DVD-Recorder for a CD/DVD or the USB drive is empty.

When you finish purchasing EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard with Bootable Media, the bootable media will be sent to your email account and you can follow steps below to create the bootable disk:

  • Step 1: Launch EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard WinPE on the new computer. 
  • Step 2: EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard WinPE Edition will recognize your CD/DVD device or USB drive automatically.
  • Step 3: Under "Create USB bootable disk", click the blank column to browse and select the empty USB, click "Create".
  • Create WinPE bootable disk of Data Recovery Wizard
  • Click "Proceed" to finish the process.

Bootable Data Recovery: Run EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard from USB Bootable Disk

So how to perform bootable data recovery?

# 1. Run EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard from USB bootable disk

  • Step 1: Connect the USB bootable disk to your dead computer and restart PC, hold "F2" to enter BIOS.
  • Step 2: Change your computer boot sequence.
  • Move "Removable Devices" (bootable USB disk) or "CD-ROM Drive" (bootable CD/DVD) beyond Hard Drive.
  • Step 3: Press "F10" to save and exit.
  • Step 4: Restart your computer and run EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard from WinPE bootable disk.

# 2. Perform bootable data recovery

Step 1. Choose a location to scan.

Make sure that all hard drives and other devices were correctly connected and recognized by the software. Refresh an external device if necessary. From which drive was data lost? Choose the relevant hard drive partition by left-clicking on it. Click the Scan button.

select a location and click scan

Step 2. Wait for the scanning results.

It takes a while for EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard to complete the scan, all depending on how much disk space is used on the selected hard drive. As you see, the "Deleted files" result would come our first, later it's all lost data result. You can try to recover lost data as soon as it shows up even though the scanning process has not finished yet.

scan the disk

Step 3. Preview the result and recover data.

Preview and choose the files you want, click "Recover" button to save them to a safe place. You'd better choose a different drive to avoid data overwriting.

recover data from the disk

Overview of WinPE (Windows Pre-installation Environment)

Windows PE (Microsoft Windows Pre-installation Environment) is a minimal Windows system which provides limited services based on the Windows kernels. It also provides the minimal set of features required to run Windows Setup, access and install operating systems from the network, script basic repetitive tasks, and validate hardware.

As WinPE does not require a hard drive to boot, and it can run solely from a CD, DVD or USB drive, WinPE plays an important role for data recovery and system maintenance purposes.

The Windows PE helps the IT professionals excuting the following tasks in Windows desktops and Servers machines:

  • Automation

The deployment process becomes more streamlined because your administrators are able to automate the process by using the Windows PE platform and toolsets.

  • Toolsets

The Windows PE is able to run multiple tools at the same time using the built-in multithreading and multitasking support. This capability saves both time and resources that would otherwise be required to validate and test the hardware and software images.

  • Deployment

Windows PE provides the ability to boot from a variety of media types, including USB Flash Drive (UFD), DVD, CD, and the network, using the PXE remote-boot ROMs and Remote Install servers.

Using the Windows PE will make your IT professionals' deployment and recovery efforts less time-consuming and more productive.

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard with Bootable Media with its created bootable media supports data recovery on Windows 10/8.1/8/7/Vista/XP and even Windows Server 2008/2012/2016/2019.

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Why choose EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard?

"EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is the best we've seen. It's far from perfect, partly because today's advanced disk technology makes data-recovery more difficult than it was with the simpler technology of the past, but it's fast and efficient..."PCMag

"The first thing you'll notice about EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Pro is that its interface is very clear and uncluttered, with only a small collection of self-explanatory controls. You won't find lots of extra options hidden in a system of hidden menus, either; what you see really is what you get."techradar

"Recover lost files, even after deleting a partition or formatting your drive."Macworld

2. Why cannot I recover 2GB data for free?

It is recommended to check the version installed is Free or Trial because they are different versions.

Trial has data preview function but cannot save any files, while the Free version enables to recover 2 GB files. The default free space is 500 MB and you may share the product on social media to get another 1.5 GB.

3. Why cannot the recovered files be opened?

A file is saved as 2 parts on the storage device: directory info (which is comprised by file name, time stamp and size info, etc.) and data content.

If the files with original file names and folder structures cannot be opened, one possible reason is the corrupted directory info. There is still a chance to recover the data content with the RAW Recovery method in our software.

4. Why isn't it suggested to recover the files back to the original drive?

The storage structure of the lost files would be altered or damaged by any changes on the drive. If you save the recovered files back to the same drive, the original data structures and data content would be corrupted or overwritten, which causes permanent data loss. So you should prepare another disk to save the files.

5. How can I check whether my data is recoverable or not before purchase?

The Free version helps you save 2GB files to better verify the recovery quality of our product before purchase.

6. How long does it take to scan the drive?

It strongly depends on the capacity of your hard drive and the performance of your computer. As reference,most drive recoveries can be completed in around 10 to 12 hours for a 1-TB healthy hard drive in general conditions.

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