Windows 8: Boot from Repair Disc

This section provides a tutorial example on how to boot from Windows 8 repair disc and review system recovery tools.

If your Windows 8 computer gets infected by a virus or a spamware and you are not able to boot your computer normally. You should boot it from the Windows 8 repair disc that you created previously.

Howevery, if your computer is using the UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) boot option, it will not boot directly from the CD drive. You need to use the boot options on Windows 8 to boot from CD.

1. Insert the Windows 8 repair disc in the CD drive.

2. Go to "Settings > Change PC Settings > General > Advanced Startup (Restart now)". You will see an recovery option list screen.

3. Click "Use a Device - Use a USB drive, network connection, or Windows recovery DVD". You will see a device list screen.

4. Click "CD/DVD/CD-RW Drive". Click "See more devices" if you don't see it on the first screen. You will see a text message "Press and key to boot from CD or DVD" after the computer logo displayed.

5. Press "Enter" immediately. Windows will start to boot from the repair CD. If you wait too long Windows will continue to boot from the hard disk.

6. Select US keyboard, when prompted. You will see the recovery option list screen again. But this time, it is running from the repair CD.

5. Click "Troubleshoot - Refresh or reset your PC, or use advanced tools". You will see a troubleshoot tool list screen.

6. Click "Advance options". You will see an advance option list screen with options like:

System Restore
   Use a restore point recorded on your PC to restore Windows.

System Image Recovery
   Recover Windows using a specific system image file. 
   
Automatic Repair
   Fix problem that keep Windows from loading

Command Prompt
   Use the Command Prompt for advanced troubleshooting

The best tool on this list is probably the "System Image Recovery" tool, which helps you to restore the entire system with application programs and personal documents from system image created previous.

The picture below shows you advanced recovery options supported by Windows 8 repair disc.
Windows 8: Advanced Recovery Options

Last update: 2013.

Table of Contents

 About This Windows Security Book

 Windows 8: System Security Review

 Windows 8: System Security Protection

Windows 8 System Recovery

 Windows 8: System Recovery Options

 Windows 8: View Available Restore Points

 Windows 8: Restore Point Settings

 Windows 8: Create Restore Point

 Windows 8: Apply Restore Point

 Windows 8: Create System Image

 Windows 8: Create System Repair Disc

Windows 8: Boot from Repair Disc

 Windows 8: Modify UEFI Boot Order in BIOS

 Windows 8: Recovery Option 2 - System Image

 Windows 8: Verify Factory Reset

 Windows 8: Recovery Option 3 - Factory Reset

 Windows 8 Defender for Real-Time Protection

 Windows 7: System Security Review

 Windows 7: System Security Protection

 Windows 7 System Recovery

 Windows 7 Forefront Client Security

 Norton Power Eraser - Anti-Virus Scan Tool

 McAfee Virus and Malware Protection Tools

 Spybot - Spyware Blocker, Detection and Removal

 Keeping Firefox Secure

 Keeping IE (Internet Explorer) Secure

 Malware (Adware, Spyware, Trojan, Worm, and Virus)

 HijackThis - Browser Hijacker Diagnosis Tool

 IE Add-on Program Listing and Removal

 "Conduit Search" - Malware Detection and Removal

 "Tube Dimmer", "Scorpion Saver" or "Adpeak" Malware

 Malware Manual Removal Experience

 Vundo (VirtuMonde/VirtuMundo) - vtsts.dll Removal

 Trojan and Malware "Puper" Description and Removal

 VSToolbar (VSAdd-in.dll) - Description and Removal

 PWS (Password Stealer) Trojan Infection Removal

 MS08-001 Vulnerability on Windows Systems

 Antivirus System PRO

 References

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