Best software for bootable data recovery

Abby Haines updated on Jul 12, 2019 to Resource | How-to Articles


System can't start normally? EaseUS bootable data recovery software can help to access your hard drive data with OS by starting computer from a WinPE bootable disk! Now go to learn the details!

There are not a small number of users have had an experience of failing to access their hard drive and data because their PC cannot boot into Windows properly. While encountering such a frustrating situation, people usually choose to ask for help on how to backup or recover data from a dead computer without OS online. Just like the following report:

Any bootable tool for file recovery

I am looking for advice on a bootable data recovery software. My Windows 10 PC just crashed and could not boot properly. I want to reinstall the system. But the problem is that I don't know how to retrieve my files before the operation. Any suggestion?

If you are happened to caught in a similar situation, now EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard WinPE Edition which is designed for data recovery when PC failed to boot can help you get rid of this disaster. 

How EaseUS bootable data recovery software works

When Windows system is failing to work because it is damaged or crashed, EaseUS bootable file recovery software will first help you create a WinPE bootable USB disk, CD or DVD. 

And through the bootable disk, you can start computer as well as run EaseUS data recovery software to access hard drive data bypasses the operating system. 

Step 1. Create a bootable disk

1. Preparations.

  • 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.

2. Details.

Connect the USB drive to PC, launch EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard WinPE Edition.

create a bootable disk with easeus

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.

1. Select the disk you want to scan to find all your lost files. 

selet the drive

2. Click Scan to start the scanning process.

let the software scan the drive

3. 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.

recover data from the computer

Important tips to use EaseUS bootable data recovery software

1. A blank CD/DVD-Recorder and a CD/DVD or USB drive which can be written is required.

2. You should create a WinPE bootable disk on a working computer.

3. Please change your computer boot sequence before trying to boot PC from the WinPE bootable disk.

4. EaseUS bootable data recovery software won't work to retrieve your data if the PC hard drive is physically damaged.


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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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