System Recovery in Windows® 7 using USB Flash Drive
What are the various System recovery options using USB flash drive in Windows 7?
Microsoft offers you wide range of system recover options which includes, Startup repair, System Restore, System Image Recovery, Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool and Command prompt. Startup repair is the recovery option which can be used to fix problems such as missing up of any system files or damage to system files. System restore is the recovery option in which your Windows 7 system is restored to an earlier time. But you cannot undo this operation. System Image Recovery can do system recovery from a system image. System image may contain everything in your system like various settings, documents, music, pictures etc. Windows Memory Diagnostic scans your system and detect any errors in your system. Command prompt is the last method to do system recovery which can be useful only for advanced users.
Tips to access system recovery in Windows 7 using USB flash drive are given below:
- Ensure enough space
- Remove malware
- Change BIOS settings
Ensure enough space
While you choose USB drive to store system image and use for system recovery, you need to make sure that your USB drive got enough space to accommodate every documents, files and settings of your Windows 7. So, plan the process before you start to create backup of data to a USB device. Choosing the right USB device is the important step in doing system restore using USB.
System recovery is the process to refresh your Windows 7 and make every system files correct. Make sure that your USB drive is not affected by any of the malware. So, it is wise to format your USB drive before you store system image to it. This can also give you problem free system recovery from USB. Also before you make system image of your system, remove malware and viruses from the system.
While you do system recovery from USB, you need to boot your system from USB drive. To boot this way system’s BIOS settings should be adjusted in same way. USB flash drive contain some bootable files and this makes easy booting from the drive. Your falsh drive should have a boot sector area too.
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