Create System Repair Disk or Boot Drive in Windows 10/8/7

Tracy King updated on Sep 23, 2019 to Partition Manager | How-to Articles

Most Windows users choose to reinstall computer when they meet system failure or system crash problems under Windows 10/8/7. However, reinstalling Windows system may erase some of your important data in PC, causing a serious result that you will never find a way to fix. 

Fortunately, Microsoft has considered this problem with a foresight solution for it which is to create a Windows recovery drive or a system repair disk in case unexpected system failure or crash occurs. So how to create a system repair disk or boot drive for Windows 10/8/7 for your PC? Here below, you'll find wanted answers.

Tip: backup data into an external hard drive

We highly recommended you to create a backup of essential data in your PC into an external storage device or non-system hard drive partitions to prevent further data loss.

If you are ready to create system repair disk or boot drive for PC, you may also need to back up all important data in your PC first. 

Method 1. Create system repair alternative disk for Windows 10/8/7

You can simply create a system repair alternative disk (WinPE bootable disk) for fix system error, reboot PC into a previous health state. All you need is to use a professional partition software. EaseUS Partition Master can help you fix this issue within easy clicks.

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 Windows 10 is supported

You can download this software and activate it from the trial version into a pro version, then you can create a WinPE bootable disk as a system repair disk or boot drive so to reboot PC when your computer suddenly dies, or system crashes without a signal. Here below are the simple steps for you to create a system repair disk or boot drive:


Step 1: Prepare a disc or drive

To create a bootable disk of EaseUS Partition Master, you should prepare a storage media, like a USB drive, flash drive or a CD/DVD disc. Correctly connect the drive to your computer.

Launch EaseUS Partition Master, go to the "WinPE Creator" feature on the top. Click on it.

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Step 2: Create EaseUS Partition Master bootable drive

You can choose the USB or CD/DVD when the drive is available. However, if you do not have a storage device at hand, you can also save the ISO file to a local drive, and later burn it to a storage media. Once made the option, click "Proceed".

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You have created an EaseUS Partition Master WinPE bootable disk now. You can manage your hard disks and partitions through the bootable drive whenever the computer fails to boot normally.

If you have RAID drives, load the RAID driver first by clicking Add Driver from the menu bar, which can help you add the driver of your device under WinPE environment, as some specific device cannot be recognized under WinPE environment without drivers installed, such as RAID or some specific hard disk.

After finishing the process, you can boot your computer from the system repair disk (WinPE bootable disk) when unexpected system problems occur in your PC.

And EaseUS Partition Master will be launched automatically to help you boot computer into its main interface, then you can apply it to fix all Windows 10/8/7 system problems with Check File System, Rebuild MBR and even System Optimize features so to repair your computer to a healthy state for you to continue using the computer again.

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 Windows 10 is supported

Method 2. Create system repair disk or boot drive with Microsoft method

Microsoft also offers a way for Windows 10/8/7 users to create a system repair or boot drive under different systems. And it's called Windows recovery drive in Windows 10/8 and a different name called system repair disk in Windows 7. Let's see how to create a system repair disk or boot drive with Microsoft solutions under Windows 10/8/7.

For Windows 10/8 users:

If you are a Windows 10 or Windows 8 user, you may follow below steps to create a Windows recovery drive or refer to a Windows recovery drive alternative with ease:

1. Enter "recovery drive" in the search > Choose "create a recovery drive".
Tick the option of "back up system files to the recovery drive", so that you'll be able to reinstall Windows.
2. Make sure the prepared USB drive, SD card or CD/DVD has at least 2GB (the recovery image size) and insert it to the computer.
3. Select "copy the recovery partition from the PC to the recovery drive" > Go to "create".
4. After the process finishes, you can either choose to keep the recovery image on your PC or remove it all by choosing "delete", then eject the USB drive.

For Windows 7 users:

  • Press Windows and type: recdisk and hit Enter to open the disc creation tool.
  • Connect a USB drive, SD card, CD or DVD which you'll use as the storage media as the system repair disk with PC.
  • Select the disc-burner drive with a writable USB drive, SD card, CD or DVD in it.
  • Click Create disk button to create a system repair (recovery) disk for Windows 7.

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Will the "Migrate OS" feature transfer the Windows system files only or the whole C drive?

To ensure that the migrated system will boot normally, the Migrate OS feature will transfer all the files in the system and the boot partitions. Generally, the boot partition is the C drive so the transfer will include all the files in C.

Does EaseUS Partition Master license apply to multiple computers?

The license of Partition Master Professional and Server editions can be used on 1 computer only, while that for for the Technician and Unlimited editions can be used on multiple machines.

What is the difference between EaseUS Partition Master Trial version and the Free version?

Free is for home users only, with most basic functions available such as partition resize and clone. While trial can help you understand how this product works and test what a full license can do on a business or server OS machine.

Will it cause any data loss after resizing the partition in EaseUS Partition Master?

Generally, it will not cause any data loss or boot issue by resizing a partition. However, in order to protect your data, we suggest that you backup the partition before resizing, in case of any unexpected situations such as power outages, computer hardware failures, etc. You can use EaseUS Todo Backup to backup the partition and its trial version is fully functioned for 30 days.

What should I prepare before resizing the partition?

On the partition that is going to be operated, there might be some files being occupied by other programs. To ensure a successful operation, we suggest that you close all the unnecessary software before resizing that partition. Otherwise, EaseUS Partition Master will detect the partition being locked by the other software and require a reboot to resize the partition under boot mode.

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