By Jessie / Last update October 26, 2022

Why need disc recovery?

A recovery disc is a general term for media containing a backup of the original factory condition or a favored condition of a computer as configured by an original equipment manufacturer or an end-user. It is a bootable CD or DVD that can restore your hard drive to the exact contents it had when the PC left the factory. OEM supplied recovery media is commonly shipped with most computers to allow the users to reformat the hard drive and reinstall the operating system and pre-loaded software as it was when it was shipped.

A recovery disc is a safeguard for your computer; no matter what kind of trouble your computer is having, someone will probably tell you to reformat your hard drive, reinstall Windows and your applications, and then restore your documents, photos, and music from a backup. A recovery disc can be used to save your computer in many aspects:

  • The computer cannot boot.
  • The computer running slowly
  • The computer is infected with some kind of persistent malware.
  • Windows puts up a blue screen
  • Accidental files deletion
  • Virus attack

The precondition of disc recovery is that there must be a recovery disc and to make that, you need to back your computer up to a disc. Usually, there are two ways to back up to a disc, including back up to a disc with Windows built-in backup utility or with third-party software. To make things easy and keep data safe, I’d like to especially recommend backup with third-party software. Here I got a powerful one named AOMEI Backupper.

Disc recovery with AOMEI Backupper

AOMEI Backupper is special designed both for 32 bit and 64 bit Windows computers and it can meet the basic needs of most users. It can do both backup to a disc and restore from it. To do disc recovery, you should back up the disk to an image file in advance. If you do not have the backed up image, the operations of disc recovery cannot be carried out successfully. You can refer to the article of “How to backup disk for Windows PC and Server” and then back up the image to a disc.


AOMEI Backupper



After that, you may do disc recovery with the recovery disc, AOMEI Backupper is completely free of charge and easy to handle with. You may go to download to try it out.