Last updated on August 7th, 2019 at 07:38 am
Pen Drive is one of the best alternatives if you are having a problem with booting your PC with a hard drive or the disk. USB perform the same function in booting your PC only if you create Bootable pen drive. Here we are going to see How to Create Bootable Pen Drive Using CMD, moreover, we also see some other methods to perform a similar function.
What is Booting and on what factors do we use Booting?
According to Wikipedia definition Booting is starting up of your computer usually with the external hard drive such as Pen drive, Hard drive, USB sticks, CDs, Floppy or other storage devices. Usually, we use booting to perform diagnostics on a computer. Follow some simple steps below to enable bootable pen drive.
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How to Create Bootable Pen Drive Using CMD
STEP 1: Insert your Pen Drive in the computer, and open the command prompt by trying cmd on Cortona search box. otherwise, enter Win+R key and type cmd.
STEP 2: Once command prompt screen opens paste command
diskpart and hit Enter.
STEP 3: Now the new screen will appear, type command
list disk and hit Enter key.
STEP 4: After entering this command you will see the complete list of all the external drives attached to your computer. Now note down the number of the pen drive and type
select disk 1 command and hit Enter key
Note: Replace 1 with you USB number shown.
STEP 5: Now you have to clear all the data from your pen drive in order to make a new partition on the pen drive. To clear all the data type
clean command and hit Enter key. Make sure you have back up or you can also recover pen drive data.
STEP 6: Make a new partition on your pen drive, type
create part pri command to create a new part of your pen drive.
STEP 7: To select the partition you created, enter
select part 1 command and press Enter key.
STEP 8: To make user readable you have to format it once. To format type command
format fs=ntfs quick and again press Enter key.
STEP 9: To exit this programme type
exit command to close this programme successfully.
There are some other ways to create your pen drive bootable. Many free software are available to create Bootable pen drive. Let us see one of those free software.
Create Bootable Pen Drive using Free Software (Rufus Software)
STEP 1: Download Rufus software.
STEP 2: Open Rufus, select the following option. Choose Device name, partition scheme, File system, cluster size.
STEP 3: Click Start button to create bootable pen drive.
If you find the first method complicated then you must try creating bootable pen drive using free software. Both methods are good, the final choice is yours. Using software is the easiest way.
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