How to Use LiveBoot 2012

A full toolkit to boot up a problem PC, rescue data from crashed computer or hard drive, backup and restore your system and files, clone and deep wipe your hard disk and more.

Wondershare LiveBoot 2012 is an ALL-IN-ONE boot disk providing 40+ tools to meet all emergency repair and maintenance needs for your computer. You can boot your computer from LiveBoot CD or USB Drive no matter your computer crashed or works abnormally.

Note: You can choose to create a bootable CD/USB Drive by yourself after downloading LiveBoot 2012, or you can directly purchase a LiveBoot CD along with your order, if you are afraid of failing to create one.

Part 1: Boot computer from LiveBoot CD

You can choose to boot your computer from a bootable LiveBoot CD no matter your computer crashes or works abnormally. Just insert the LiveBoot CD into your computer and restart your computer, then it will boot itself automatically.

Learn about how to create LiveBoot CD>>

What to do if my computer cannot boot from LiveBoot CD?

If you create a LiveBoot CD successfully, however, still can’t boot with it, you may need to set your CD/DVD-ROM as the first boot device.

Note: You can use the "Boot Menu Key" (usually, it is F2 or F12) to select boot device and you don’t need to go into BIOS to set the boot sequence.

Part 2: Boot computer from LiveBoot USB

You also can choose to boot your computer from a bootable LiveBoot USB drive no matter your computer crashes or works abnormally. Just insert the LiveBoot USB Drive into your computer and restart your computer, then it will boot itself automatically.

Learn about how to create LiveBoot USB>>

What to do if my computer cannot boot from LiveBoot USB Drive?

There are two reasons why your computer cannot boot from LiveBoot USB Drive:
• Your computer BIOS is not configured to boot form USB Drive.
• Your computer’s motherboard doesn’t support booting from USB Drive.

Part 3: How to set BIOS to boot from CD/USB Drive

Step 1

Please go into BIOS setup utility by restarting the computer and then hit the specific BIOS function key on the keyboard as soon as the screen comes up. Different computer manufacturers have different function keys. Hereby we list the most common BIOS function keys.
• Delete
• F2
• F12

You can also refer to the right top corner or the bottom of the screen for the BIOS function key. On most systems a message will come up telling you which key to hit to enter the system setup. Below is a screenshot of a system starting up with a Phoenix-Award BIOS. Note the message at the top of the display. System Setup Utility by clicking the F2 key when this message appears.

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Step 2

Enter boot device configuration menu. Once you enter the System Setup Utility you will get the boot device configuration main menu. Below is a screenshot of the main menu for a version of Phoenix-Award BIOS. Yours may not look exactly the same, but the basic idea is the same for all System Setup Utility. In this System Setup Utility, you can see the boot device configuration menu. Yours may be in a different category. If your System Setup Utility does not have an Advanced BIOS Features category, try looking through the different categories until you find the boot device order.

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Step 3

Below is a screenshot of the Boot Device Configuration category. As you can see from the screenshot, the first boot device is set to the CD/USB Drive. If the first boot device on your system is set to another device (hard drive for example), simply change it to CD/USB Drive. In the screenshot above you can also see some basic instructions on how to change settings. Once the USB Drive is set as the first boot device you have to save the changes and exit the System Setup Utility. To do that, hit ESC to go back to the main menu, and hit ESC again and select Save and Exit item.

Note: If your computer model does not support booting from USB Drive, you will not be able to see the “USB” option on this screen.

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Note: There are theoretically hundreds of versions of System Setup Utility and this is just one example. However, the basic idea is the same for all of them. If your Setup does not look the same, you may have to find it in other category and change the boot device order.

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