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Windows 8 & 8.1 Start-up Recovery Process

Windows 8 Start-up Recovery Process

GENERAL:

This guide shows you how to use the start-up recovery tool included on your Windows 8 Recovery Disc (32 & 64 Bit) to fix most boot problems in Windows 7 automatically for you. The Start-up Repair tool will look for and replace corrupted system files.

Additionally, you can use this disc to recover from a previously made Windows Backup performed while the system was still functional.

The command prompt recovery console is also available for advanced functions however it is out of the scope of this document.

ISSUE:

This process will resolve issues related to corrupted system files and other software related boot issues.


Note:

This process cannot resolve hardware issues. If this process does not resolve your problem it is because your system most likely has a hardware issue. With hardware issues, the problem cannot be resolved with a software fix alone. Diagnostics on the hard drive and memory (RAM) should be performed using the ACSD boot disc.

Boot from the recovery disc. Once you get past the loading screen, you will see several options: choose Troubleshoot.

System Restore, start, advanced boot, safe mode, Windows 8.1

Then, click or tap Advanced Options.

System Restore, start, advanced boot, safe mode, Windows 8.1

Now you have access to several system recovery tools. Press System Restore in order to start it.

System Restore, start, advanced boot, safe mode, Windows 8.1

Windows takes some time to prepare System Restore. When ready for use, you are asked to choose one user account to continue. Select an account that is set as administrator on your Windows 8.1 computer or device. On our test computer we had only one user account available.

System Restore, start, advanced boot, safe mode, Windows 8.1

Then you are asked to enter the password for that account. Please pay attention to the fact that Windows shares the keyboard layout it is using (1). If you need to change it, press Change keyboard layout (2) and select another one. When ready, type the password into the appropriate field (3) and press Continue (4).

System Restore, start, advanced boot, safe mode, Windows 8.1

System Restore is now started and you can use it to revert Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 to a previously working state.

System Restore, start, advanced boot, safe mode, Windows 8.1

Always backup your personal files and data using the ACSD boot disc before using this recovery process. Hardware issues must be diagnosed and cannot be resolved with only this software recovery tool. Support at www.UltimateBootRepair.com