By Lily / Last Updated March 10, 2020

When to do System Restore from BIOS?

System Restore is a built-in recovery tool in Windows. It helps you to revert to a previous software, registry and driver configuration which is called a restore point. It is particularly useful when you are having serious problems with your computer and can’t figure out exact solutions. With System Restore, you can undo any changes that may cause the current problems and bring your computer back to the way it was when system restore point was created.

There must be a certain number of people who are confronted with computer boot failure due to serious problems. In this case, you should try System Restore from the computer’s basic input/output system (BIOS). Then, how to do System Restore from BIOS in Windows 7?

How to do System Restore from BIOS in Windows 7 efficiently?

If your computer fails to start up, you can perform system recovery from BIOS in Windows 7 following instructions below:

1. Insert the Windows 7 installation disc into your computer. Turn on your computer and wait for the prompt to press a key to start Recovery Mode.

2. At the Windows setup dialog, set your appropriate settings and click “Next”.

3. Click on the “Repair your Computer” option.

Repair Your Computer

4. Click on your Windows 7 operating system in the list provided and click “Next”. If you don’t see your operating system, click “Load Drivers” to find it.

5. Select “System Restore” from the recovery tool list. Click “Next” to start the System Restore wizard.

System Restore

6. Pick a restore point from the next screen and click “Next”. Each restore point is dated, so select a date when the computer was functioning normally.

7. Click “Finish” in the next screen to start the system restore. When prompted to restart your computer, click “Restart” to get your computer back in the restored state.

Finish

Now you see how to restore Windows 7 from BIOS. As for Windows 10, you need a Windows 10 installation media and then select Repair your Computer > Troubleshoot > Advanced Options > System Restore successively to restore Windows 10 from BIOS.

To protect your computer in a more reliable way, you may create a recovery drive which is able to boot your computer and restore the system in case of computer boot failure caused by serious problems. Learn specific steps from the next part.

Alternative way to restore Windows 7 when it fails to boot

AOMEI Backupper Professional, all-around Windows PC backup software, can help you create a recovery drive easily. You may use it to protect your computer from losing data and recover your computer from tough situations.

If you have created a recovery drive before your computer fails to boot, it is easy to restore Windows 7 via AOMEI Backupper; if not, you can create one on another computer running the same operating system. However, your computer will be restored to the state of the computer where the recovery drive is made, so it should be used as a last resort to bring your computer back to work.

Now follow the guidance below to create a recovery drive and restore Windows 7 via AOMEI Backupper:

Create a recovery drive

1. Connect a USB drive to your computer. Install and launch AOMEI Backupper. Create bootable media on the USB.

Create Bootable Media

2. Click “Backup” on the left pane and select “System Backup” to backup system on the bootable USB.

System Backup

3. The required system partition(s) is (are) selected by default. Choose the USB drive as destination path to store the backup files.

Select Backup Destination

4. Confirm the operation and click “Start Backup”. Safely disconnect your USB drive.

Start Backup

Note: You can create a scheduled backup task for your system by ticking before “Schedule” in Step 3.

Restore Windows 7 when it fails to boot

1. Connect the recovery drive you’ve made to your computer. Boot from it by changing boot order in BIOS.

2. You’ll see loaded AOMEI Backupper once login. Select “Restore” and then click “Select Image File”.

Select Image File

3. Locate the system image file on the recovery USB drive and click “Next”.

4. Select “Restore this system backup” and click “Next”.

Restore Entire Backup

5. In the Operation Summary page, preview the operation that will be executed. Then, click “Start Restore” to begin system restoration process.

Start Restore

Notes:
▪ The program automatically selects the original system partition(s) as the destination drive(s). If it does not detect the original system partition(s), you will be asked to select a destination path manually.
▪ If your system backup image is from another computer, you should tick “Universal Restore” in Step 5 to ensure the system is bootable after recovery.
▪ To deploy/restore your system image to multiple computers within LAN, you will need the image deployment software AOMEI Image Deploy (AID).

Conclusion

You have learned step-by-step guide of System Restore from BIOS in Windows 7 and a more reliable way to protect your computer. With AOMEI Backupper, you can also transfer files from PC to SD card and backup PS4 to external hard drive. Go for AOMEI Backupper Professional 30-day free trial!