How to Create Bootable CD/DVD/USB Drive with MyRecover

How to make bootable CD wizard? Read this article to create a bootable disk and boot your PC into WinPE. Also, you can use the bootable media to recover data from a crashed PC.


By Lori / Updated on June 17, 2024

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Overview of Bootable Media (CD/DVD/USB)

Windows PE Bootable media (ISO file, USB flash drive or CD/DVD) enables you to start a computer for deployment and recovery. It is very useful to troubleshoot computer problems and recover data when the native system fails to boot.

How to make bootable CD wizard?  In this article, we'll explore the best ways to create a bootable CD, focusing on the very handy Make Bootable CD Wizard. We'll also take a deep dive into how MyRecover simplifies the process and provides best-in-class data recovery capabilities. Let's get started!

Why Do You Need to Create a Bootable CD?

Before we get into the details, you might be thinking, why do you need to create a bootable CD? Well, here are a few convincing reasons:

1️⃣ System Recovery: When your operating system won't boot, a bootable CD can help you access recovery tools to fix the problem.

2️⃣ OS Installation: Installing a new operating system from scratch? A bootable CD is a must-have.

3️⃣ Data Backup: Safely back up your important data to prevent loss in case of system failure.

4️⃣ Run Diagnostics: Troubleshoot hardware issues with specialized diagnostic tools run from a bootable CD.

How to Make a Bootable CD/DVD/USB Drive

MyRecover is not just a data recovery tool; it's also a powerful utility for creating bootable CD/DVD/USB. Designed with user-friendliness and efficiency in mind, MyRecover can help you create bootable media and recover data from a crashed PC in Windows 10/11/8/7/Server with ease.

Key Features of MyRecover

  • It offers a simple interface to create bootable USB/CD/DVD and recover lost/deleted data easily.
  • Allow you to recover deleted Microsoft Word, Excel, PPT, PDF, PPTX, MP4, ODP, CSV, WPS files, and other 200+ file formats.
  • Quick scan & deep scan can find all your lost or deleted files and recover them keeping their original format, filename, directory, and path.
  • Apply to all-inclusive data loss scenarios, such as lost or deleted partitions, virus infection, formatted disks, computer crashed recovery, etc.

Before You Begin

Attach a USB flash drive or insert a blank CD/DVD into your computer. If you don’t have a USB or CD/DVD, you can create a bootable WinPE ISO file with AOMEI Partition Assistant. This ISO file can be used to boot virtual machines or be burned to other devices.

Download and install MyRecover on your working PC. Now let's move on to the steps of creating a bootable CD.

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To create a bootable CD/DVD/USB and recover data from a crashed PC easily, please follow these simple steps.

Step 1. Create a bootable drive

1. Connect a blank USB drive to the PC. Run MyRecover on your working PC, and choose "Crashed PC Recovery".

crashed pc recovery

⚠ Note: Ensure the USB/CD/DVD is blank or new, as the bootable disk creation process will erase all data on it. Alternatively, use free backup software like AOMEI Backupper Standard to back up your entire disk.

2. Select the empty USB bootable drive and click "Execute".


Tips: Here are 3 ways to create a bootable drive.

  • USB Boot Device: create a bootable USB drive.
  • Export ISO file: Create a bootable ISO file, then use a third-party burning tool to burn it, or use it to boot virtual computers.
  • Burn to CD/DVD: Create a bootable CD/DVD.

You can also use the "Add Drivers" feature to include additional drivers in your boot disk, ensuring broader device compatibility in WinPE.

3. The process will delete all data on the USB drive. so please make sure your USB is blank or you have the file backup. Click "Yes" to proceed.

confirmation window

4. The creation process will take a few minutes. Once completed, you'll see a success message with instructions on how to boot from the bootable drive. Then, use this bootable drive to start recovering data from your crashed computer.

Creation Process

How to Use the Bootable Disk to Recover from a Crashed PC

With the above steps, a bootable USB has been created successfully. To recover a crashed PC, please first insert the bootable CD into the crashed PC > press F12, F2, F10, F11, Del, or Esc to enter the BIOS > change the PC’s boot order in BIOS > reboot the PC and choose the proper boot device (a bootable USB drive) > save the modification by pressing F10 and exit the BIOS.

After booting the PC from the bootable USB, you can start the data scanning process and recover lost data using WinPE, following the same steps as for local data recovery in Windows.

Step 1. Run MyRecover

Run MyRecover on your crashed Windows computer, hover over the hard disk, and click Scan.

Select SD Card

Step 2. Scan for deleted or lost files

MyRecover will scan your drive automatically and thoroughly to locate all the found data. Try to use the Search or the Filter feature to quickly locate your desired data.

Scanning SD Card

★Tip: Preview or filter date based on Files Type, Size, Date, etc.

Type: Select the file type (Documents, Images, Videos, Audios, Mails, Webpages, Compressed files, etc.)

Date modified: Set the date (today, yesterday, last 7 days, last 30 days, and custom.)

Size: Filter the file size (<128KB, 128KB~1MB, 1MB~ 512MB, 512MB above, etc.)

Step 3. Select files and click recover

You will see a list of data that MyRecover found on your selected drive. Choose the files you want to recover and click Recover X Files. Select a new location to save the recovered files.

Select Videos to Restore from SD Card

🍕 Tips:

  • The free edition of MyRecover allows you to recover up to 500MB of deleted files. To enjoy unlimited data recovery, consider upgrading MyRecover to the Pro or Tech version.
  • Moreover, this powerful data recovery tool can effectively recover deleted files from USB, SD card, HDD, SSD, external hard drive, and other storage devices.


By following these steps, you can easily create a bootable disk with MyRecover. Using this bootable disk, you can boot a crashed PC into WinPE and initiate the data scanning and recovery process. This is incredibly useful for retrieving lost data, especially when your PC is corrupted.

In addition, MyRecover can help you recover deleted files in Windows 10 for free, up to 500MB, just download it and have a try!

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1. How to create a bootable USB drive from your Windows CD?

  • Insert Windows DVD: Put your Windows DVD into the optical drive.
  • Open Command Prompt: Press Win + R, type cmd, and hit Enter.
  • Navigate to DVD Drive: Type cd\ G:\ (replace G with your DVD drive letter) and press Enter.
  • Copy Installation Files: Type xcopy g:\*.* /s /h /f f:\ (replace f with your USB drive letter) and press Enter. Wait for the files to copy.

2. How do you copy Windows 10 to USB drive and make it bootable?

  • Download Media Creation Tool: Get the tool from Microsoft's website.
  • Insert Blank USB Drive: Plug a blank USB drive into your PC.
  • Run the Tool: Start the Media Creation Tool.
  • Create Bootable USB: Select "Create Installation Media for another PC," choose USB, and follow the prompts to create the bootable USB.

3. How do I force Windows to boot from a CD?

  • Restart with Shift Key: Hold the Shift key and click "Restart" in the Start menu or sign-in screen.
  • Choose Boot Device: In the boot options menu, select "Use a device" and choose your CD/DVD drive.

4. Why won't my Windows boot from a CD?

Check boot order in BIOS. Enter BIOS setup (usually by pressing F12, F2, F10, F11, Del, or Esc during startup) and ensure the CD/DVD drive is set as the first boot device.

5. How do I change the boot sequence in BIOS?

  • Enter BIOS Setup: Restart your PC and press the BIOS key (such as F12, F2, F10, F11, Del, or Esc) during startup.
  • Change Boot Order: Find the boot sequence settings and set your CD/DVD drive as the first boot device.
  • Save and Exit: Save the changes (typically by pressing F10) and exit BIOS.
Lori · Editor
Lori has received professional technical training since joining AOMEI and aims to help users troubleshoot problems with data recovery and protection. She focuses on simple, efficient, and practical methods, and provides professional advice. Being able to help readers and users is her ultimate goal.