System Restore via Bootable CD, Backup and Restore

July 19, 2019

If the system can not boot, the powerful backup and restore software of AOMEI Technology can help to do a system restore from disc with its built-in function. It can work with Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP, Windows Server 2000/2003/2008/2012/2016, etc.

As for the answers about “why need system restore” and “preparations before system restore”, you can refer to the last tutorial “How to do system restore”. This article mainly discusses how to restore system with AOMEI Backupper to avoid system reinstallation when Windows can not boot normally.

If Windows can not boot, that means, we cannot run the restore software on Windows. Then, we need a bootable CD or USB drive, which can help to restore system by running AOMEI Backupper from a disc. Before carrying out the operations, we need to make a bootable disk first. For detailed tutorials, you can refer to“How to make a bootable CD”.

Operating Steps of System Restore from Disc

First, insert the bootable CD into the CD driver, and when starting the computer, set CD-ROM as the first boot device in BIOS settings. As for the question about how to access BIOS, you can refer to the motherboard instructions. In general, you can access BIOS of desktop computers by continuously pressing the button “Delete”. The BIOS of laptops can be accessed by pressing “F2” when starting the computer. There will be prompt information when the computer starts, by which you can easily set the first boot device. For more detailed operations, you can refer to “How to Set BIOS to Boot from CDROM”.
When the computer has been successfully booted from CD-ROM, AOMEI Backupper in the disc will run automatically. And then you can complete the operations of system restore easily. The detailed operating steps are as follows:

Tip: download AOMEI Backupper, install and launch it.

First, enter the BIOS, and set the CD-ROM Drive as the first boot device. And then press “Enter”, the AOMEI Backupper will start automatically.

BIOS

Second, click “Restore” option and Select Imag File item to browse a path so as to select the system image file to restore. If the backup was saved on NAS network drive, you need to specify the adress of the network location and then you can select the backup to restore.

Select Image File Winpe

Third, in the pop-up window, select a image.

Select Backup Image

Then, select to restore entire backup image or a part, and then click “Next”.

Select Entire Backup or Partition

Fifth, The system will be restored to the partition of the original system by default. If you want to restore system to other location, just tick the corresponding box. Here we just restore the system to other location as the example.

Restore to Other Location

Sixth, Select a partition to restore the operating system, and then click “Next”. Here we set Disk 2 as the example.

Select Destination

At last, confirm the operations, and then click “Start Restore” to begin the operations. when the operation is done, click “Finish” to exit.

Preview Restore to Other Location

After completing system restore, you can eject the bootable CD or USB flash drive. After the shutdown of this software, the operating system will reboot automatically. Then, you can access BIOS to reset the first boot device.