How to use the system repair disc in Windows 8, 7 and Vista.

Last updated on September 28th, 2013

In a previous article, we mention the importance of the system repair disc creation to troubleshoot your system when your computer doesn't boot. In this article we will explain how you can use the system repair disc to troubleshoot your computer.

Step 1. Change Bios to boot from the CD/DVD Drive.

How to change the BIOS boot order to boot from the CD/DVD.

1. Enter the BIOS settings by pressing “DEL” or “F1” or “F2” or “F10”. *

* The way to enter into BIOS Settings depends by computer manufacturer.

Notice : If your computer supports UEFI, press the the corresponding button according to your computer’s manufacturer instructions.

2. Inside Bios menu, find “Boot Order” setting. This setting is commonly found inside “Advanced settings”.

Change the boot order to try booting first from “CD/DVD” drive.

3. Save and Exit Bios Setup.

Step 2. Place the system repair disk on your CD/DVD drive.

Press Any key to boot from CD, when the corresponding message appears on your screen.

Step 3. Start repairing your system.

Advice: The most safe action to repair your computer is to restore it in a previous working state.

Windows 7 or Vista

1. Choose the keyboard layout and press “Next”.


2. At the system recover options window, press “Next”.


3. Recovery tools options:

a. Startup Repair, fixes problems when your computer don’t start.

b. System Restore, helps you to restore your computer in a previous working point.

c. System Image recovery, recovers you computer using a previous created image.

d. Windows Memory Diagnostic, diagnoses your system memory for problems.

e. Command Prompt, helps you to troubleshoot your system using commands.


Make your preferred choice and start troubleshooting your computer.


Windows 8.

1. Choose the Keyboard layout: e.g. “US”


2. Choose “Troubleshoot”.


3.Troubleshoot” Options:

The “Troubleshooting” Options available are:

a. Refresh your PC without loosing your files, or

b. Restore it, to its first installed state, or

c: Advanced options”.


4. Advanced options menu:

a. System Restore: Restores your computer in a previous working state.

b. System Image Recovery: Recover your PC using an previous backup image.

c. Automatic Repair: Let Windows perform an automatic system repair.

d. Command Prompt: Troubleshoot your system by using the command prompt.


Make your preferred choice and start troubleshooting your computer.


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