How can I boot up a Windows 8 system that support EFI and Secure boot so it will recognize my hard drive to restore my image?
Here is a method to boot up a Windows 8 system that supports EFI and Secure Boot.
- You will need to create a recovery drive. To start this, go to Control Panel. (You may launch Control Panel just by typing that in at the Metro interface)
- In Control Panel, select "Find and fix problems" under the System and Security section.
- Select "Recovery" which appears on the bottom left side of the screen.
- Click on "Create a recovery drive" and follow the prompts. You will need to have a black USB flash drive connected to your computer.
- Once the USB drive has been created, you may open it with Windows Explorer to view the contents.
- Create a new folder in it called DiskImage.
- Copy the contents of the "C:\Program Files\LSoft Technologies\Active@ Disk Image" into that folder.
- You may now boot your system from the Recovery Drive.
- Once booted, select Troubleshoot -> Advanced Options -> Command Prompt.
- Locate the drive letter of the recovery stick by typing in E: (it may be another drive letter, you may check by typing in F: or G: or H:)
- Change into the DiskImage folder by typing in cd diskimage at the E:> prompt.
- To launch the Disk Image program, type in disk_image and the program will start.
- A message will appear that it is running in demo mode but it will allow you to restore an image.