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Bootable Hard Drive Recovery Software Free Download

Updated on Jan 02, 2019 by Abby Haines to Data Recovery Solution


Don't worry if your Windows PC dies due to system crash or computer fails to boot up with system error. This page offers the best bootable hard disk recovery tool for you to boot died PC and perform hard drive recovery to restore all data without any problems.

How to boot dead PC after a system crash

System crashes, files corruption, and hardware failures have happened to many computer users. If the computer cannot boot from its hard drive, you need to insert a bootable hard drive recovery CD into the cd reader and reboot your computer. Then recover data and system with a data recovery software.

You can create a bootable hard drive recovery disk with data recovery tools. Data recovery software lets you boot into fully operational Windows 10/8/7, complete with the GUI and service applications.

To create your bootable Windows CD (WinPE, Windows Preinstallation Environment), download EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard WinPE, and run the Wizard. The Wizard will help you make a bootable hard disk recovery CD or USB device that can run Windows from an optical disk without installation.

How to perform bootable hard drive recovery on dead PC with EaseUS WinPE bootable disk

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard WinPE Edition is designed for data recovery when your computer failed to boot. You can create WinPE bootable disk to recover your lost files with it.

Tips: Be sure that you have a CD/DVD-Recorder and a CD/DVD or a USB drive which can be written to create a bootable disk for data recovery on your dead PC.

Step 1. Create a bootable disk

Prepare an empty USB. If you have important data on it, copy the data to another device. When you create a bootable disk, the data on the USB will be erased. EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard WinPE Edition will help you create a bootable disk.

  • Connect the USB drive to PC, launch EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard WinPE Edition.
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  • EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard WinPE Edition will recognize your CD/DVD device or USB drive automatically. You can also export the ISO file.
  • Select the USB drive and click "Proceed" to create a bootable disk.

Step 2. Boot from the bootable USB

  • Connect the bootable disk to PC that won't boot and change your computer boot sequence in BIOS. For most users, it works well when they restart their computer and press F2 at the same time to enter BIOS.
  • Set to boot the PC from "Removable Devices" (bootable USB disk) or "CD-ROM Drive" (bootable CD/DVD) beyond Hard Drive. Press "F10" to save and exit.

Step 3. Recover files/data from a PC/laptop hard drive that won't boot

When you boot from the USB, you are able to run EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard from the WinPE bootable disk.

  • Select the disk you want to scan to find all your lost files. 
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  • Click Scan to start the scanning process.
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  • Recover data from the computer or laptop.

After the scan completed. You can preview all recoverable files, select the targeted files and click "Recover" button to restore your files. You'd better save all of the recovered data to another place to avoid data overwriting.

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