Create A Bootable Usb Flash Drive Using The Diskpart Utility - 2022

create a bootable usb flash drive using the diskpart utility (2022)

create a bootable in drive

USB boot is the process of using a USB storage device to boot or start a computer’s operating system. It enables computer hardware to use a USB storage stick to get all essential system booting information and files rather than the standard/native hard disk or the CD drive.

What is USB bootable software?

Rufus is a utility that helps format and create bootable USB flash drives, such as USB keys/pendrives, memory sticks, etc. It can be especially useful for cases where: you need to create and installation media from bootable ISOs (Windows, Linux, UEFI, etc.)

How do I know whether a pen drive is bootable or not?

If pen drive is not bootable then you can not see any .exe file pen drive is not bootable then you can not see any .exe file

If you run this .exe file then your pc taking boot

How do I put the ISO on USB ?
  1. Download Rufus, a free tool that will correctly prepare the Universal Serial Bus drive, automatically extract the contents of the ISO file you have, and properly copy the files contained within it to your USB device, including any files in the ISO needed to make it bootable.
  2. Open the version of Rufus you downloaded. The program will start right away.
  3. Insert the flash drive or other USB device into your computer that you want to “burn” the ISO file to, assuming it’s not already plugged in.
  4. From the Device drop-down at the top of Rufus, choose the storage device you want to burn the ISO file to.
  5. From the Boot selection drop-down, make sure Disk or ISO image (Please select) is chosen.
  6. Choose SELECT.
  7. Locate and select the ISO image you want to burn to the flash drive, and then press Open to load it into Rufus.
  8. Wait while the software inspects the ISO file you chose. This might take several seconds or may go by so quickly that you don’t even notice
  9. Under the Image option area, pick a Standard Windows installation if you see this and if that’s the case.
  10. Leave the Partition scheme, Target system, File system, and Cluster size options alone unless you know what you’re doing or you’ve been advised to set any of those parameters to something else.
  11. You’re welcome to enter a custom volume label in the Volume label field, but leaving it at whatever the default happens to be, or even blank, shouldn’t have any impact on anything.
  12. Under Format Options, inside the Show advanced formatting options menu, you’ll see a number of… yes, format options! You can leave all of them in their default state, but you’re welcome to select Check device for bad blocks if you have some concern that the flash drive or USB device you’re using may have an issue.
  13. Select START to start the “burning” of the ISO file to the USB device you chose.
  14. Read any warning messages and address them appropriately.
  15. Wait while Rufus properly formats the USB drive so it’s bootable, and then copies all the files to the drive that are contained in the ISO image you selected earlier.
  16. Once the status at the bottom of the Rufus program window says READY, you can close Rufus and remove the USB drive.

Process Complete


Create a Bootable USB Flash Drive BY CMD
  1. Insert a USB flash drive into a running computer.
  2. Open a Command Prompt window as an administrator.
  3. Type diskpart.
  4. In the new command line window that opens, to determine the USB flash drive number or drive letter, at the command prompt, type list disk, and then click ENTER. The list disk command displays all the disks on the computer. Note the drive number or drive letter of the USB flash drive.
  5. At the command prompt, type select disk , where X is the drive number or drive letter of the USB flash drive, and then click ENTER.
  6. Type clean, and the click ENTER. This command deletes all data from the USB flash drive.
  7. To create a new primary partition on the USB flash drive, type create partition primary, and then click ENTER.
  8. To select the partition that you just created, type select partition 1, and then click ENTER.
  9. To format the partition, type format f’s=ntfs quick, and then click ENTER.
  10.  Important Notes
  11. If your server platform supports Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI), you should format the USB flash drive as FAT32 rather than as NTFS. To format the partition as FAT32, type format fs=fat32 quick, and then click ENTER.
  12. Type active, and then click ENTER.
  13. Type exit, and then click ENTER.
  14. When you finish preparing your custom image, save it to the root of the USB flash drive.

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