Build a more powerful repair disc
If you would like additional repair options when trying to fix your non-booting Windows installation, then visit www. lazesoft.com/lazesoft-recoverysuite-free.html on a working PC to download and install the Lazesoft Recovery Suite Home Edition. Launch the tool and create the recovery boot media (using a DVD or USB flash drive). This provides four useful repair and rescue tools.
Of these, Password Recovery can be used to more easily reset your local account passwords (see page 15), while the Disk Image & Clone tool enables you to take a fail-safe backup of the entire system drive before attempting repairs or wiping and reinstalling Windows from scratch. Data Recovery does what it says on the tin, but can also be used to copy regular files from your storage drive too – useful if your user folders are stored on the same partition as Windows itself and you don’t have a recent backup.
Finally, Windows Recovery offers several additional repair tools to those found in your original Windows installation media, including a one-click fix and a series of targeted tools aimed at specific boot problems. The step-by-step guide on the opposite page reveals how to access them.