Windows System Restore is a component of Microsoft's Windows Me, Windows XP and Windows Vista operating systems that allows you to restore Windows XP to a previous state when your computer was functioning correctly. It can also change scripts, batch files, and other kinds of executable files on your computer.
Windows System Restore built-in Windows is useful, however, the Windows Server operating system family does not include System Restore function. You must install the Windows XP System Restore on a Windows Server 2003 machine and modify registry key. Besides, there is a huge disadvantage of this utility that you cannot restore windows with it any more if the system crashed.
If you have backed up your Windows with the Windows backup software like EASEUS Todo Backup, you can restore operation system and hard drive in Windows easily and quickly, or restore Windows XP/Vista/2003/2000/2008 via WinPE based bootable disk after your system is crashed. To reduce the system crash or data loss, we highly recommend you to backup the system. Here we would like to recommend free system backup and restore software - EASEUS Todo Backup. Once there is something wrong with your system, just run system restore function.
How to restore Windows system after crash?
If the system crashed and you cannot access the system, you can use the WinPE based bootable CD which is more powerful than Linux one, support Windows 7 and Hardware Raid, etc.
How to create WinPE based bootable CD
Here is a step by step instruction of creating a WinPE based bootable CD of EASEUS Todo Backup via using BartPE. More information: How to create EASEUS Todo Backup WinPE based boot CD?
How to Restore Windows use the powerful WinPE based bootable CD
Put the WinPE based bootable CD in to the CD-ROM and change your BIOS settings and set CD-ROM as first boot device. Access Microsoft Windows Pre-installation Environment,Boot from EASEUS Todo Backup,and then Click "Restore" in central place to restore windows system, the step-by-step guide please refer to:http://www.todo-backup.com/backup-resource/system-recovery.htm