Saving Files From Unbootable Computer Without DVD Drive

If your computer suddenly stopped booting, you can recover your data stored on disks such as C: and D:, using Emergency Boot CD. Even if your unbootable computer does not have CD/DVD drive, you can still use Emergency Boot CD to recover your data, by applying Emergency Boot CD and FlashBoot simultaneously.

This article explains how to save files from unbootable notebook or netbook computer without CD/DVD drive, using EBCD and FlashBoot.

Contents

1. In a nutshell

Let's assume you need to save files from unbootable netbook. Emergency Boot CD is a perfect fit for that purpose, but unfortunately netbook does not have CD/DVD drive.

There's another tool called FlashBoot to convert bootable CD to bootable USB thumbdrive. So we combine both tools to get desired result.

Demo versions of both tools will suffice.

2. Step by step guide

1. Download FlashBoot and install it

2. Download EBCD and extract ISO from ZIP file

3. Prepare bootable USB thumbdrive using FlashBoot:

Save Files from Unbootable Netbook with EBCD and FlashBoot - Welcome Screen
Save Files from Unbootable Netbook with EBCD and FlashBoot - Welcome Screen
Save Files from Unbootable Netbook with EBCD and FlashBoot - Main Menu
Save Files from Unbootable Netbook with EBCD and FlashBoot - Main Menu
Save Files from Unbootable Netbook with EBCD and FlashBoot - Specify Source
Save Files from Unbootable Netbook with EBCD and FlashBoot - Specify Source
Save Files from Unbootable Netbook with EBCD and FlashBoot - Choose Scenario
Save Files from Unbootable Netbook with EBCD and FlashBoot - Choose Scenario
Save Files from Unbootable Netbook with EBCD and FlashBoot - Specify Target
Save Files from Unbootable Netbook with EBCD and FlashBoot - Specify Target
Save Files from Unbootable Netbook with EBCD and FlashBoot - Formatting Options
Save Files from Unbootable Netbook with EBCD and FlashBoot - Formatting Options
Save Files from Unbootable Netbook with EBCD and FlashBoot - Summary Page
Save Files from Unbootable Netbook with EBCD and FlashBoot - Summary Page
Save Files from Unbootable Netbook with EBCD and FlashBoot - In Progress
Save Files from Unbootable Netbook with EBCD and FlashBoot - In Progress
Save Files from Unbootable Netbook with EBCD and FlashBoot - Completed Successfully
Save Files from Unbootable Netbook with EBCD and FlashBoot - Completed Successfully

4. Set up your BIOS to boot from USB thumbdrive.

5. Follow this guide about using EBCD file manager to save files from unbootable computer.