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is there a way to create a bootable USB that will allow partition management?

Question: is there a way to create a bootable USB that will allow partition management?

I need to know a way to create a bootable USB drive that will let me use partition programs.

Anyone have an idea on that??

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Preferred Solution: is there a way to create a bootable USB that will allow partition management?

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

Answer: is there a way to create a bootable USB that will allow partition management?

are you saying diskpart doesn't work with your current boot drive, or are you asking for a GUI type modern partition program like partition magic or something?

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I have on CD small system which at computer start boots into.
So, when I want to access this OS, I must to have always CD in drive...
I want to leave CD away and create from this bootable partition on harddisk and will have access to OS directly without CD..

Is it possible? If, how?

Thank you for help.


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As with most new home computers these days, the manufacturer will include a bootable recovery partition on the hard drive instead of sending you a recovery CD.
I?m currently building a new system with windows 7, and after installing some of the most common applications I want to create a bootable recovery partition on the hard drive, as well as a bootable image on a CD.
The question is I?m not really sure how to do this?
I know of programs such as Norton ghost and Acronis, but I was looking for an easier solution, perhaps a free program?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:How do I create a bootable recovery partition?

Hi -

The recovery partitions are found on pre-manufactured OEM systems. You can create a system inage on a partition, external drive, DVD, etc...

See "system image" - from Microsoft, Windows 7 Support -

Regards. . .



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I'm using Windows Vista and I'm trying to achieve this...

1) Copy my C: Drive partition to a DVD
2) Have that DVD be bootable and be able to recover the entire partition back into the partition.

I've got my Hard Drive partitioned into 4 parts
C: - OS
D: - Documents, Program Files, AppData (and other windows folders)
the other two are not relevant.

So basically if anything goes wrong with my OS I want to be able to throw the DVD in and boot to it, have it restore the C: partition.

So what software would I use to do this?

Answer:Create a bootable Partition recovery DVD

Acronis True Image will let you "image" your entire drive or partition to CD/DVD media and restore it at a later time. The backup set itself will not be bootable, but True Image will create a bootable CD version of itself that you can use to run True Image natively (meaning you boot from that CD, load the application, remove that CD and then put in the backup CDs/DVDs and do the restoration, or use True Image to create new backup sets).

There's nothing on the market today that will automagically create a bootable backup recovery set; the only one product that ever did that automagically was Powerquest Drive Image. It would put the actual application on the first CD (it didn't burn DVDs when it came out and disappeared before DVD burners/media even became popular) and you could use that backup set to restore.

The only difference with True Image is you need the TI recovery CD + your backup set, hardly a big problem. You can burn off multiple copies of the recovery CD as required, one for each set if necessary.

Good luck...

It's possible to create a recovery set using Norton Ghost and then you can create a new CD and put the ghost.exe executable on the CD, but you'd still be required to do other steps to make that CD bootable in the first place so you could then access the ghost.exe file to run it. A bit more hassle than most people care to bother with, I believe. But it's possible... and you can use other imaging tools to do similar tas... Read more

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Okay, so I just brought an external hard drive and am currently formatting two partitions, a 20GB one (for XP) and a 50GB one (for Vista). I'm planning to backup files and then reinstall Vista on my desktop along with all the usual programs and music I have and then do it again for with XP for my laptop. What I wish to do is create a bootable ghost image of both hard disks and save them to the external one. The only problem is, I do not know how to create a bootable ghost image. I'm also wondering if it is even possible to create a bootable ghost image especially when the it is a USB hard drive.

Answer:How Do You Create A Bootable Vista And Xp Partition?

If the purpose for making a bootable ghost image is to save the partition for later restoration, then this is easy to do with several 3rd party apps. If it's for the purpose of booting the image off of the USB drive, then it's not so easy to do.Acronis True Image (approx $50 US) will allow you to make an image of your hard drive, and will also have you make bootable media (a CD/DVD) so that you can boot from it and restore the image off of the USB drive. I haven't tried any of the freeware applications that do this, so I'm afraid I can't recommend any (check this topic for some suggestions: you want to boot off the USB drive to reinstall the image, then that'll be more difficult. You'll have to make the USB drive bootable with an OS that will recognize USB devices and will match with the image software restore program.If you're just trying to boot to the OS on the USB drive, then that'll be even more difficult (and I don't know about doing it with Vista). I considered trying this with XP at one point (and found this article: ) but found it to be too much trouble for me.

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Hi guys,

I was wondering if the following is possible. I have a LiveCD that I can boot from. I want to create an ISO image of this CD, then create a hard drive partition on my PC and copy the ISO file to this partition and be able to boot from it. I'm running Windows XP. Could anyone tell me if this is at all possible?


Answer:How can I create bootable HD partition from ISO image?

The only way that would work is in a VM. PC's cannot boot from ISO images.

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Hi Guys,

So, I have a Toshiba Satelite L505-141 (from Greece) and my hard drive broke. Unfortunately, I have lost my recovery discs. I have changed my hard drive, I have installed the OS but I would like to have my computers as it was (with all crapwares ... Wink )

I found a guy with the same laptop and he can send the recovery disc. Actually, he already sent me the 2 disc (he sent me two copies of his CD online) that he created when he bought the laptop (through the Recovery media creator). Those discs though are not bootable and (I read) that you just use them and when you restart the system goes through the recovery wizard. Unfortunately, it didn't work for me (at least with the CD my friend sent me).

Do you know any way that I can do it? I mean to get from my friend a recovery disc? Can he create an ISO from his recovery partition?

Any suggestion is welcome!

Message was edited by: GeoKoro13

Answer:How to create bootable DVD/USB from Recovery Partition?


To be honest I don?t have experience with this stuff but i found very interesting document in Toshiba knowledge base -

Check it out.

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I have a Dell Latitude C400 laptop with no CD-ROM drive from which to install Windows XP. However, I do have a second laptop I can use to manipulate the hard drive and copy files onto it.At the moment, I have created two partitions on the hard drive; the active partition is about 1GB, and I copied the Windows XP setup CD to it. The other partition uses the rest of the space on the drive and will be home to my installation. The plan is to install the HDD back into the C400, boot to the setup partition, and install Windows to the larger partition. I would then move the HDD back to my second laptop and use a special boot CD I have to go in and change the larger partition to the active partition.The problem is that the setup partition will not boot like the setup CD; I get an NTLDR error. What can I set up on the setup partition that will boot up and start the Windows setup program?

Answer:How do I create a bootable Windows XP install partition?

You need to install MS-DOS in the 1GB partition.Copy over the contents of the Windows XP CD in to the partition.Boot MS-DOS and run the install: is quicker than waiting for an answer....

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How can i create bootable cd to run ghost images from partition

Answer:Create bootable cd to run OS ghost images from partition

Why are you using Ghost with Windows 7? Why not use the backup and restore function built into Windows 7?Ghost doesn't work well with SATA hard drives if at all. Depends on which version you have.

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I have been fixing PCs for friends and family for years, some of them are really good at screwing up an OS a only couple months after i install a fresh copy of xp or 7. i would like to be able to create a restore method simple for them to use to reset there machine back to my initial installed state. was thinking something similar to newer PCs F11 restore method or something i could add to a bootloader in 7 or xp making it a "dualboot" with just the OS and the recovery.

Answer:create a bootable recovery partition to restore a pc. like oem's F11

Since you'd be loading a backup image into a Primary partition created for this purpose, it can be reimaged using F8 System Recovery Options.

However this is not optimal because if you're making your own backup image then it can more easily be saved externally so it's also available in case of HD failure - or you can do both.

Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup
System Image Recovery

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Hi there
Partition wizard - seems no way to create a USB bootable media -- if your PC doesn't have a physical DVD drive even the PAID PRO version doesn't show the create bootable media option. PLEASE NO ANSWERS FOR BOOTABLE CD --- THIS MACHINE DOESN'T HAVE ONE.

Gone back to the FREE GPARTED program -- although it can take a lot longer to run when re-sizing / moving partitions.

(Another method -- a bit extreme though is to install Partition wizard on a Windows to Go system !!!)

The Partition wizard website is totally confusing too it shows a USB version but how to obtain it is unclear and the documentation is not good either.


Answer:Partition Wizard -- any way to create BOOTABLE USB drive

Hi jimbo45,

Please excuse me if I am misunderstanding your question but this option should allow one to create a USB Recovery Drive:

Again, I apologize if I misunderstood your intent.


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I have a server running windows 2000. it has a hardware raid 5 pack split into several partitions. In computer management, disk management I have nearly 20gb showing as unallocated space. when i try to cretae a partition in this space the option is greyed out. any ideas??

Answer:unable to create partition in disk management

Maybe the account you are logged on as does not have enough rights to create partitions.

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I am trying to create an approximately 20 gb partition for and OS instalation, on my 120 gigabyte media drive. When I go to Disk Management and try to shrink the volume, it just sits there with the busy mouse symbol. I've left it for about 20 minutes with no change, and I've tried this twice. After I close out computer management and I reopen it, Disk Management will not find my disks until I reboot the computer. It just says "Connecting to Virtual Disk Service..." I've also tried making a partition on my 320 gigabyte hard drive, but it will only let me make a 670 megabyte partition, even though there are 194 gigabytes free on it. The 120 drive has 22.4 free. I've made a partition on the media drive before, though it didn't have as much stuff on it then, but I removed that partition. Is there another free partitioning tool I could use, that won't erase that data on the drive? Or is there some way to fix the problem? Thanks,


Answer:Can't create new partition with windows disk management

hi Techno.
I have had great results with partition majic

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I cannot create partitions on any of my HDDs in Win 7, I can shrink or extend volumes. I have used Diskpart to clean Disk 0 after using Ubuntu to move all the files to an other disk
When I boot into Ubuntu 13.04 I can create NTFS partitions in unallocated space using Gparted and am able to populate them.
However this only shows in Win 7 as per the red arrow in the attached image and Diskpart cannot see any volume on the disk.
The above problems appeared after I deleted WIN 8 preview and lost a dual boot Win 7 on Disk 3.
I am quite willing to believe that I am doing something wrong at the moment, how do I get out of this problem?
I have a Win 7 rescue disk and an image of C:


Answer:Disk Management will not create a partition in unallocated space

Quote: Originally Posted by toolman59

I cannot create partitions on any of my HDDs in Win 7, I can shrink or extend volumes. I have used Diskpart to clean Disk 0 after using Ubuntu to move all the files to an other disk
When I boot into Ubuntu 13.04 I can create NTFS partitions in unallocated space using Gparted and am able to populate them.
However this only shows in Win 7 as per the red arrow in the attached image and Diskpart cannot see any volume on the disk.
The above problems appeared after I deleted WIN 8 preview and lost a dual boot Win 7 on Disk 3.
I am quite willing to believe that I am doing something wrong at the moment, how do I get out of this problem?
I have a Win 7 rescue disk and an image of C:


For working with partitions I use MiniTool Partition Wizard, which is free and can be downloaded from;

Best Free Partition Manager Freeware and free partition magic for Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista and Windows XP 32 bit & 64 bit. MiniTool Free Partition Manager Software Home Edition.


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I've a full system backup and 139 GBs of free disk space, but Disk Management won't allow me to create a new partition to restore the image because I don't have any unallocated disk space. Is my backup image useless?

Answer:No unallocated disk space in Disk Management and can't create new partition.

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Creating a Bootable USB Windows 7 or Vista Drive : To install Windows on to DVD-Less Laptops Format the USB stick as NTFS Make USB Volume Active
Run diskpart.exe and then set your drive and partition to point to the stick. Make sure you set the partition as Active.
Do this by:-
1. Run CMD
2. type diskpart
3. list volume DISKPART> list volume
4> select USB drive if the removable media volume no. is 4 , type :
DISKPART> Select volume 4
Create Boot Sector
There's a tool in Windows 7 or Vista DVD called bootsect.exe. Its on the Windows DVD itself in the Boot directory.
Run bootsect /nt60 "USB drive letter" E:\boot>bootsect /nt60 g:
Copy DVD files and Boot files
* Boot directory
* Sources directory and
* the files in the root directory
Source :

Answer:Bootable USB: Create Bootable USB Drive to Install Windows 7

Nice trick....thnx

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Dear SirHow can I create bootable DVD of WinXP from bootable WinXP CD?This is really urgent to me.Please come back soon with the solution.N.B. I use Nero for CD or DVD burning.RegardsPervez

Answer:Create bootable DVD of WinXP from bootable WinXP CD by burning software Nero

nlite should allow you to burn to dvd:

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How do I make the second partition, which includes all files from another hard drive, pretend that it is the main partition? I want to simulate the second partition being my main one for a while.


How do I resize system partitions?

I am in deep trouble...

A while ago I made a hard drive image with Drive Snapshot ( A few days ago my hard drive crashed and I certainly want to restore it. Although, I can't afford waiting for a new hard drive, and I want to restore it to another computer instead. My goal is to be able to boot into the old system with all programs and settings intact!

- A stationary computer where the hard-drive snapshot resides (300 gb)
- A crashed laptop computer (38,7 gb)
- A target stationary computer with two partitions: (system c: 38,8 gb, d: 38,6 gb)

The problem is I cannot restore the 38,7 gb image file to the d: partition as it is 0,1 gb too small!!

I cannot use the 300 gb computer, and I cannot afford to delete the system partition of the target computer! I see only two options:
1. Resizing the partitions on target computer
2. Mounting the snapshot-image as a virtual drive (done), and copy all files but the movie-files etc to D:

Problems encountered:
1. This is impossible as the C: is the system partition and they cannot be made smaller with programs like Acronis PartitionExpert...
2. Although all files but the movies are copyed, I cannot make it boot!
(method: I use a virtual pc that m... Read more

Answer:How to make second partition bootable / restore hd image when partition is too small?

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I read all the messages about making sure the partition is botable. However nothing was mentioned about changing a partition that has an existing OS working on it from not bootable to bootable.
I have two HDD with two partitions each. One HDD has Windows 98 on partition 1 and storage on partition 2. The other drive has Windows 2000 Pro on partition 1 and Windows XP Home on partition 2.
When I set up my partitions with Western Digital's Data Lifeguard Tools, the only partition that was made bootable was the one active partition with Windows 98. The other three partitions are primary but non-bootable.
I use the Windows loader to access each OS.
Now I need to format the Windows 98 partition but can't take a chance of wiping out the MBR which is on the first disk and thereby having no way to access Windows XP for regular operations until I get 98 working again.

So does anyone knowif it's possible to change the status of a working partition (Windows XP) from non-bootable to bootable without destroying the partition? Other wise I have to completely clean both drives and start over from scratch installing all the OS.

Answer:Change partition from non-bootable to bootable.

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Hello guys,'ve looked for everything that google and not found my solution.

Is giving the following error when trying to install windows 7 in HD:
"setup was unable to create a new system partition or locate an existing system partition"

I've tried to do some procedures, but also can not create partition, do not know what else to do.

I've tried also to give a "clean" and nothing also, can someone help me?


Answer:Setup was unable to create a new system partition - I can not create p

Check the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostic tools.
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
Hard Drive Diagnostic Procedure

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It used to be that hard drives would come with CDs that would clone your hard drive and since I had one from WD, Seagate, and Maxtor I was pretty well covered. Now I don't know what to use to get it accomplished. None of those discs work any more. I bought a PNY SSD today and it came with Acronis but it was an install, not a bootable CD. I always did the cloning on start up before, not inside Windows. Does anything like that exist now?

Answer:Bootable Disk Management software

htpc_user said:

It used to be that hard drives would come with CDs that would clone your hard drive and since I had one from WD, Seagate, and Maxtor I was pretty well covered. Now I don't know what to use to get it accomplished. None of those discs work any more. I bought a PNY SSD today and it came with Acronis but it was an install, not a bootable CD. I always did the cloning on start up before, not inside Windows. Does anything like that exist now?Click to expand...

If you have a Western Digital drive you can download Acronis from them for free. It is a personal edition but it gets the job done if you know what you are doing and/or can read the free manual

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Seems everything out there refers to doing things the other way around; make a USB from DVD. For a project I'm working on at work I need to take a bootable Acronis (legal software, thank you) USB stick w/ image and create a bootable DVD with everything still intact; then ideally have it work with larger spanned images too. Have tried a few things and figured I'd check to see if anyone knows of a good program that'll do this without too much trouble. Not to be too picky, but something you have actually used and know works.

Alternatively I'm open to creating a custom DVD that will do what I want using whatever boot loader that's deemed best. Would prefer to avoid Windows PE setups for two reasons - size and possible legal issues... so suppose that mainly leaves some kind of unix setup.

Thoughts / ideas are appreciated!

Answer:Create bootable DVD from bootable USB

Well, this may be close to what you're asking for. (Can discuss the legality of what I did years ago later.)

I originally had a Windows XP Professional OEM CD that came with my laptop. I wanted to slipstream Service Pack 2 into it. When I did that, for some reason that I haven't figured out up to now is that it made the CD unbootable at startup.

Looking around the internet (back then...), I found I had to add a boot sector image to the CD ISO. To do that, I had to make an image file from a bootable floppy disk in an .IMA or .IMG format.

From there, I used a program such as CDBurnerXP Pro (or PowerISO) to create an ISO. I basically copied the files from the WinXP Pro CD into the program, made sure the autoexec.bat file was at the root of the CD directory, and created the ISO image.

I then took that ISO image and burned it to a CD.

So, the steps are basically:

Create an image of a bootable floppy disk using dd.exe. One example of instructions:

DD.EXE download link is located halfway down.

Links to downloadable (freely available) floppy disk images:
Many of the files are from Microsoft themselves directly such as:

Go into my ISO creation program of choice (mine is CDBurner XP Pro since it's free; others recommend PowerISO since it doesn't corrupt the ISO image according to user testimony but isn't free).

In that program, locate the option ... Read more

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I have a Packard Bell laptop with a faulty DVD/CD rom and it will only now read DVD?s and intermittently read CD?s. I have a Symantec recovery CD and wish to create a recovery DVD from it so that when the inevitable happens I have resources available to assist to reinstall a Ghost image currently on an external drive.Anyone with suggestions as to how to copy from the CD to DVD in order to create a bootable DVD?I have Nero V6.0.

Answer:Create Bootable DVD from bootable CD

I dont use Nero but im guessing it will work pretty much the same as Vista's burning suite and Sonic.As the cd is already bootable ,i would look for something under Nero to make exact copy of the disc,but the drive will need to read from the cd first,unless you do this on another computer.

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I bought a fairly new eMachines E528-2325 from a friend. before buying he decided to use DBAN 2.2.6 to wipe Windows 7 and install Ubuntu 11.04, after buying i requested him to reinstall Windows 7 using usb, so he again used DBAN to wipe the computer. Upon trying to install windows he got the error "Setup was unable to create a new system partition or locate an existing partition." We both cannot find a fix to this problem, and we have basic knowledge on computers. Please and thanks for any help.

eMachines E528-2325
Intel Celeron 900 processor
2GB DDR3 system memory
250GB SATA hard drive
DVD/CD drive doesn't work

Answer:Setup unable to create a new partition or locate an existing partition

Hello mrvoid, welcome to Seven Forums!

Boot the Windows 7 installer and do at least a clean to start and a clean all would be best; have a look at the information below and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.

To start fresh with a clean installation or clean install with an upgrade version of Windows 7, it may be best to over-write the Master Boot Record of any possible corruption and then use the Windows installer to create and format the partition(s) for installation, have a look at the "#6 clean" option of Method One in this first tutorial linked below. Secure Erase / Wipe : Definition and Methods
DISKPART : At PC Startup

If you want to completely wipe, over-write the entire Hard Disk Drive of any possible malware infection and / or to get the best possible space to do the install to or just for security purposes, have a look at these tutorials. SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
Additional Secure Erase / Wipe Information

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I have my Windows format disc and I want to create another partition with it. I tried to create one, but it said something like "You have no more space to create another partition because you used up all your space on your Windows primary partition". See, when I reformatted my computer a while back I just created 1 partition for Windows and applied all the space onto that partition.

I was wondering if there is a way I could remove some space off of my Windows primary partition and create another partition with the space I removed. I want to do this so I can put general things in my other partition such as documents, music, etc. and just leave the other partition for Windows and programs. This way, my computer will possibly run faster, etc.

Could someone tell me how to do this?

Answer:I want to create a secondary partition, but I added all space on primary partition

You didn't mention what operating system you have.. that could make a difference... Vista has made it a little easier to do.
I'll assume you have XP.

1.) First defrag your drive.

2.) Then back up everything, because partition changes can easily wipe out your whole drive.

3.) Then, use a program such as Parted Magic, Partition Logic, or Partion Magic to change your partition sizes.
I'm not sure this will help you that much that it's worth doing, but good luck with it.

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I would like to create a bootable partition from an existing Win 7 partition. I have two partitions bootable now. Both Win 7- one with dragon dictate and various software I am trying out (on a 1.5 TB drive) and the other is my regular boot partition on an SSD with the system reserved partition.

I would like to create an exact image of the regular SSD boot partition on the 1.5 TB drive with the existing win7 dragon partition (and other data drives) to do an upgrade to win 8 (avoiding reinstall of lots of additional software).

I have read lots of threads on related topics but haven't seen one that can help with this problem.

I have tried acronis DD 2011 copying the partition but it isn't bootable and easyBCD adds it but it always defaults to the dragon partition when selecting it from the boot menu.

I do have acronis 2011, 2012, and 2013 plus versions as well as 2011 disk director.
Also just downloaded partition wizard but thought I might try a question first. If there is a thread I missed that has the solution, please point me there.

Thanks in advance.

Answer:create dual boot partition from exisiting W7 partition on existing HDD

After re-imaging the partition to HD choosing Auto drive letter selection, Active partition and include MBR and Track0, unplug all other HDs, set target HDD first HD to boot in BIOS (after DVD drive), confirm partition is still marked Active then run Startup Repair - Run up to 3 Separate Times until Win7 starts with the System Active flags onboard.

If you are including the 100mb System Reserved partition then all of these things should be done choosing it, so that it remains bootable and starts Win7. Otherwise the steps applied to C will cut out the 100mb System Reserved as boot partition.

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I am getting this error while installing windows 7 again!
My earlier win 7 got corrupted and i am trying to reinstall it.
I am using USB drive.
I have tried re-inserting pen drive and diskpart method to set the location of the partition.but both solutions are useless!
What can be the reason and what should i do?

Answer:Unable to create a new system partition or locate an existin partition

The problem is all your partitions are Logical.
The bootloader needs to be installed in a Primary partition.

You can delete Partition 4 so it becomes Unallocated space.
Then Windows should be able to create a system partition and install.
Installing in Unallocated space Windows will create 2 partitions, a System Reserved partition for the bootloader and a C partition for Windows.

Or, you could delete Partition 4 and create a new Primary partition.
If you install Windows into that Primary partition the bootloader and Windows will be in the C partition.
You won't have a System Reserved partition.

I like having Windows as the first partition, before any data partitions, but that would be more work if you want to move partitions around before installing Windows.

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my friend's bringing his cd-writer over to my place for a day so i thought of making a bootable cd (i have floppies but dont trust them).
could anyone explain how do i go about creating a bootable cd? my friend uses NERO n he says it creates boot cds, but he doesnt know how to do it too.
i have Win98 FE.
with regards,

Answer:How do i create a Bootable Cd?

When you open Nero select help on the title bar, click help topics, and type in boot or bootable then select bootable Cd, click display and click "How to create bootable CDs with Nero", it will instruct you how.

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I have the opportunity to beta test a new program, which is graphics-heavy, but I need a bootable hdd for it. Apparently to make a bootable hdd from an external, usb driven hdd won't work in Windows for this particular applicaton, so I need to use an internal hdd.
Can I clone my existing C drive to a new hdd using Vista Ultimate and make it bootable, or do I need to use other software?

Answer:Create Bootable Hdd

Not sure what you're after here...
USB external drives can be made to be bootable....

Doesn't this application need an OS to run on ? ?
Please clarify.

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I have saved setup old files for MS DOS 6.22 on my hdd & now want to create MS DOS discs but when running the setup.exe it is asking for A: floopy disc & I don't have floppys anymore??? I tried to create CD ROM by copying the same files into NERO but it will still ask to create floppy disc. How can I use the old MS DOS 6.22 files to run from CD ROM ???

Answer:How to create bootable MS-DOS 6.22 CD

You can't. The floppy disks had hidden boot files on them. You should have made an image of the floppies instead of just copying them. go to and you can download images of boot floppies.

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Hi folks,

Can anybody give me instructions on how to create a good bootable CD that will activate all necessary functions and contain all necessary programs when resetting up a pc.

i.e I need a cd that will boot to DOS (command prompt) and give me access to format, fdisk, mouse, and load cd rom drivers etc.

Ideally I would like it to work no matter what OS may still be resident on the HD.

Please help.


Answer:Create a Bootable CD

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Hi Guys. I want to run a BIOS upgrade on my Medion computer and to do this I need to create a bootable CD-ROM which will give me a "MS-DOS prompt. The application and support CD I got with the computer does not give me this option. Can you tell me how to do this? I have NERO.Regards Chitterlow

Answer:How do I create a bootable CD-ROM

click here

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I need to do a clean install of Windows XP on a system that previously ran Windows 2000. I deleted the partition via the Windows Install/Setup menu, but when the PC boots, it lists Windows 2K as one of the startup/OS options.

I need to be able to do an /fdisk on the whole drive and start from scratch. Unfortunately, I only have a basic Windows XP installation CD - and if there's a way to get to a prompt and do it from there, I can't remember.

Could anyone direct me to a bootable CD that will allow me to /fdisk and delete and create partitions? I need something quick and fast. I'm not permitted to download or install anything without permission and my boss is out of town until Thursday. He may call in tomorrow (or he may not). So please, don't point me to Bart's PE or anything that requires installing an .ISO burner. I need to be able to do this with the tools that Windows XP, SP 2 native.

These are laptops I'm working with and they do not have floppy drives, so I cannot use floppy disks.

(I'm pretty sure I've done this before, but I can't recall how.)

Thanks in advance!

Answer:Need to Create a Bootable CD

Put the XP disc in the drive and reboot.
Go to bios and change first boot to cdrom, save and exit.
Xp should boot from disc, you can delete partitions, create new and install XP.
Good Luck

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hey all, I got curious & wanted to try linux mint, while installing it i deleted win7. now i wanna go back since i can't play games on it. I have 2 ISO files one 32 bit the other 64 bit with serial keys, ccreating a bootable usb,seems to fail everytime as all i get is a screen that says unetbootin, below it default & an option to highlight choice using tab, but there is no choice, making matters worse the countdown to 0 restarts after it gets to 0. So thats my problem in a nutshell, any help would be appreciated. Ty very much.

Answer:cant create win 8.1 bootable usb

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How could I create a bootable DVD for a newly downloaded windows xp sp3 ultimate 2010 edition files?

Answer:How to Create A Bootable DVD?

Unless you can verify that it's a legal download we cannot help you. Very unlikely to be legal if you need to create a bootable disc for it. It's against forum rules to ask for help with (or to give help concerning) illegal downloads.

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How do I create a bootable CD in XP Pro?

Answer:How do I create a bootable CD in XP- Pro?

What kind of bootable CD? What are you hoping to accomplish?

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I have recently added an additional HD to my PC and have installed XP onto this disk. I did this whilst running my orignial installation of XP on my old HD. Therefore, I now have a dual bootable system which means that I can run either XP installation on either HD. I only intended to keep this configuration whilst I installed all my apps onto the new HD. Now that I have done this I wish to wipe my original HD (using it for data storage) and boot directly to my new HD. However, at the moment I can only boot to my old HD because only this one contains the dual boot files. Therefore, can anyone tell me what files I need to install on my new HD to allow me to directly boot to it and load my new XP installation? Thanks.Report an offensive/libellous post

Answer:How to create a bootable HD in XP?

Try disconnecting your old disk, reconfiguring the jumpers on the new disk to make it the master and try re-booting.Alternatively, there may be a setting in BIOS which allows you to define the disks and the order in which they are checked for operating systems.

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Hello, I am having problems creating a bootable DVDI am using Nero 6 Enterprise editionI have my .iso and I follow the instructions to burn to DVD and create a bootable disk and that part works. BUT, when I put it in my pc and boot if just goes to command promptI have googled this and it seems I need to add a floppy image boot file to the iso make before I burn it in Nero.Can anyone tell me where I get the boot image file from?Ben

Answer:create a bootable dvd

have you tried typing RUN at the command prompt ?

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Hello all,
I'm using Powerquest Drive Image 7 to create an image of my "system" HDD onto my "backup" HDD. However, I have come across a little problem, I don't have the installation CD required to reboot the system and restore the image I made of the HDD. I have the downloaded version of Drive Image.

So, my question is, how do I make a bootable CD so I can restore my HDD?

Any advice/information is greatly appreciated,

Answer:Create bootable CD.

If you have Easy CD creator....

You can make one easily if you have Roxio Easy CD creator, just select "bootable CD" as the project type, and have a Windows 98 boot disk on standby. Roxio will copy the bootsector from the floppy and use it for the CD.

I am sure you can do a similar thing in Nero.

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pls tell me how to create a bootable dvd

Answer:how to create a bootable dvd

Try this search if not helpful tell us more info about what you need

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I'm trying to install Win7 Home Premium x64. I have an ISO, I have an empty USB-stick, I have an empty hard drive on a laptop. I have also this:

How do I proceed? It is important that it is x64 OS.

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Hello all, I'm really hoping someone can help me out- I have completely screwed up my little toshiba netbook and am trying to install windows 7 with an iOS on a bootable usb- how can I create that with my surface? Seeing as it doesn't have any optical drive (that I'm aware of) and I cannot download any programs to burn the ISO to the usb... PLEASE HELP! My surface is the only access I have to any computer system...

Answer:Help me create a bootable USB

what is a surface? are you trying to re-install windows? did you boot into recovery mode?

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Another new feature

Windows Image Burner - createbootableUFD.exe you'l find it in system32

Answer:Create bootable UFD

That is a useful feature and passed due.
This is already available, the built in aspect is a definite improvement.
Things are getting easier

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I have a hard disk that the Disk Management diagram shows 4 partitions left to right:

110mb Healthy (OEM Partition) / 10GB Healthy Active Primary / OS (F) 136.44GB (Healthy

Primary Partition / 2.50 GB (Healthy Primary Partition)

(see screenshot)

I tried reformatting it but the reformat window would only allow the reformat of the OS partition

How do I reformat this disk to use its total 150 GB of space instead of the 136GB of storage it currently allows?

Thanks for your help

Answer:How to reformat a 4 partition disk to create 1 partition for storage

I would suggest you to use Partition Wizard Bootable CD .

For deleting all partitions of disk1 : Help on how to Delete All Partitions with partition manager - Partition Wizard?

For creating a new partition there : Create Partition help of partition software - Partition Wizard.

(all the links contains a video guide , at the bottom of the pages content. )

Alternatively, using disk management :

you can delete all the partitions : Partition or Volume - Delete

And create a new one : Partition or Volume - Create New

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Hey there guys. Can you please help me solved this problem. sorry for my bad english.

I'm using Compaq Presario CQ40-627TU

My Laptop Spec

Intel Dual Core Processor T4400 (2.2GHz, 80Mhz FSB,1 MB L2 Cache)

- 2048MB 800MHz DDR2 Memory
- 320GB 7200rpm Hard Disk Drive
- 14.1' TFT WXGA High-Definition widescreen LCD panel with brightview

and i'm using windows 7 Ultimate on boot system partition C, dual boot with linux mint. which mean i got four partition. one for linux mint. one for its swap space. one for windows 7. one for my data storage (movies,drivers,mp3,picture and etc).

last few days i try to resize my C partition (120gb) to make it smaller to gain some unallocated spaces and resize the D partition because my D (almost 100gb) (ntfs/primary/data storage) almost full. i use easeus partition master v5.01.

After done resizing and restart i can't see any D partition. so i was worried that my data will disappeared. i try to look for it but there is no Drive D even on the easeus or diskpart. the only drive appears was C Drive.

i remove my Linux Mint and its swap (60gb) and thinking that i could get some more free space and do some cmd prompt windows 7 repair fixmbr thing to remove the grub. then i use partition recovery to transfer those missing data from partition D to C Drive. (appears as unformatted)

i try to use partition wizard home to resize it back to 300gb. and it works. but i cant make a partition. it will disappear just like tha... Read more

Answer:Missing Partition and Unallocated Space (Can't Create New Partition)

Are you still trying to recovery your deleted partition or data? The tool for this is Paragon Rescue CD. Rescue Kit Free Edition | PARAGON Software Group - free partition software, hard disk partitioning

The tool to use for cleaning HD then partitioning is free Partition Wizard bootable CD. Back up your files, Boot CD, select 1 for screen res, on Disk tab choose Wipe Disk and apply zeroes to HD to wipe the GRUB which will interfere with Win7 install.

Then use PW CD to Create new partitions, Primary for OS and Logical for Data. Install Linux last following this tutorial to Dual Boot with Windows: Where to install ubuntu in my system?

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I have a main partition where my OS resides that is on a 500mb C: dirive. I want to shrink it to 100mb and free the remainder so that I can create a second partition that I will use only for data. I have a 500mb D: drive that is pretty full. I don't want to use the C: drive for data because if I do an image back up it takes too long and if I have peroblems with the operating system I don't want to loose my data. I was also think of installing a second OS on the new partition and make it bootable. I used MiniTools for the first time and it allowed me to shrink the main partition down but when I tried to make the new partiotion in the free space it came back with and error that said I already had four MBR and could not create a new one. The solution to this is to change one of my existing partitions to a logical drive first. Since I don't know what this means and didn't want to risk it I left everythig as it was and decided to ask for help.

I don't know if this is the right fourm for this if its not please let me know.

I'm including a snapshot of what MiniTool shows about my partitions.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium , 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU Q 720 @ 1.60GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 30 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 4086 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 230M , 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 461130 MB, Free - 396849 MB; D: Total - 476937 MB, Free -... Read more

Answer:Solved: Shrink existing partition and create a second partition

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I'm having some issues creating a bootable usb on Mavricks 10.9. I've used bootcamp with a windows 7 iso that i downloaded from here Windows 7 Direct Download Links, Official Disk Images from Digital River. Bootcamp does the whole process, but will not actually read the usb pen drive as bootable.
I read this think on the forums about uefi booting UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows but for some reason i still can't seem to get the thing to recognize windows 7 as bootable in any way.
I was able to install windows 8, but i was not able to get sound to work even with the drivers that were supplied on the apple forums, i'm really hoping someone can help, because i Really don't like mac os, i've been using windows from the beginning. any help would be greatly appreciated. thanks in advanced.

Edit: i forgot to mention i do have access to a virtual machine to also create a bootable disk, i tried the rufus tool and it didn't work either. not sure if i had the settings all correct,

Answer:How can i create a windows 7 bootable usb on osx?

Macrium Reflect perhaps:

Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download

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how can i create bootable dvd of 4.2 gb iso to 4.77 gb dvd drive.Any help would be really appreciated.

Answer:create bootable windows 7 dvd

Win 7 has the ability to write image files such as .iso to DVD-R directly. Just click/double-click on the .iso file when there is a blank DVD-R in the DVD-RW drive. If the .iso contains bootable files inside, your DVD-R will be bootable.Alternatively, you can use imgburn to create your DVD-R.CoolGuy

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Hi all

I have just reformatted a pc and i would like to know is there a way of saving an image of this pc so next time i have to do a reformat i dont have to re-install all the drivers and software packages

it would be nice if i can do it free and most of all easy lol

if someone has steps from start to finish how to save, create a bootable disc and install that would be amazing

i know this is a big ask but please help


Answer:How to create a bootable image of my pc

This will explain the basics, True Image is one of the best on the market but not free, all depends how much value you put on your data.

There are several free utilities, some of which can be obtained from hard drive manufacturers, googling for free disc image software should find quite a few.

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I encountered this issue a few weeks ago.
As a result IFW make disk and Rufus fail to write partition info to the usb
also diskpart clean fails with an error message which i am unable to access.
the funny part is that Macrium reflect and aomei backupper pro both successfully create bootable usb.
so apparently this is not a bad usb issue.
any assistance would be welcome.

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hi my friends.i have some questions about creating bootable usb flash
1-i have an iso file of "windows password remover".the instruction said that i should write it on a Cd but can i want o have in on usb flash? i use ultraiso(open the iso file and in "bootalbe menu" use "write disk image") but it does not work?
2- as you know , when we create for example bootable usb flash for installing windows 7 , we should first format the flash. i have an old question in my mind that when we format the usb flash and bootable it for example windows 7 , if we put other files for example transfer a music file.the bootable feature of the flash will destroy( imean in bootable flash can we transfer files with and systems)?
3-is there a way to determine the 1st boot priority on usb in windows not in bios?

Answer:create bootable usb flash

1. The easiest way to create a bootable flash drive is to use Rufus v1.2.0 Rufus - Create bootable USB drives

As in the screenshot select ISO Image in the dropdown menu, browse to and click on the bootable ISO and then click on Start.

2. You can store any data in the remaining space available and that will not destroy the bootability. But make sure you put them in identifiable folders. Otherwise it will mix with the files and folders of the extracted ISO. You delete any extracted ISO file/folder by mistake, that program will not run properly.

My personal advice would be to have a dedicated pendrive for your bootable ISO. If you have many bootable ISOs then use YUMI - Multiboot USB creator. YUMI - Multiboot USB Creator (Windows) | USB Pen Drive Linux

3. Your purpose will be served if you use EasyBCD (free for non-commercial use) EasyBCD - Take control of your boot loader | NeoSmart Technologies and configure it to boot from the bootable ISOs stored in your internal drive. When the system boots you will be presented with a boot menu and you can choose to boot Windows (default) or any of the bootable ISOs run from the memory.

EDIT: Yep, I found this thread which I had read long back as a guest. Say "No" to burning bootable CDs, DVDs from ISOs
That should give you an overall idea.

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I want create a Bootable USB drive on my pen-drive for Windows 7. Searched on Google and this looked quite good: 4 Ways to Create a Bootable Windows 7 or Vista USB Drive

Also, checked few tutorials on Windows 7 forum but wasn't sure how accurate they were.

Simple I want step by step process to create a Bootable USB on my pen-drive.
SanDisk = 8 GB pen-drive
Windows 7 ISO image

My laptop's ODD isn't working. Hence, cannot install OS through DVD/CD, so, need a Bootable USB drive for the same.

Answer:How to create Bootable USB drive

Hello Sunimar,

The tutorials below from here will help show you step by step how to. It just depends on if you wanted it for UEFI or not. They are accurate and always updated to keep them so.

Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool


UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows

Hope this helps,

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A year ago, I did a fresh install of Windows 7 on a second hard drive and installed all my normal programs. It worked fine afterwords and was bootable and I set it aside. My idea was to be able use this drive (or to clone it) at any time I wanted to start over with a fresh install or in case of a failure of my primary drive, rather than having to reinstall windows and all the programs again. Then all I would have to do would be to move all my backed up data to the new drive.

Now I am in that situation, but this drive now is not bootable. I can see all the Windows files, etc are on it and the drive seems to work fine, but I cannot boot from it. How can I make it bootable without a new install of Windows?


Answer:Create a second bootable drive?

Try this:
Startup Repair
Note: You may need to do startup repair 3 to 4 times.
Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times

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Gentleman please tell me what is the lates and best software I can buy that will create a full bootable restoration CDs. (complete restoration) Thanks.......z2d2dom

Answer:create bootable restoration CD

If you're referring to software that will create an image of your hard drive, as it is now, and then create bootable media so you can restore in case of a major disaster, I believe Acronis will do this for you, as will a program called DriveClone. I have used Acronis once or twice primarily for partition work, and it worked fine. I have never used DriveClone, but it looks like a quality product.....
Let us know what you decide to use, even if it isn't one of those two...

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Hi ,
Please Help me

I have a Toshiba Qosmio laptop with Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate .

The DVD of the operating System was attached with the laptop but now i lost it.
But i have the files that was in the original DVD
But i don't know how to make it a bootable DVD to reinstall the OS




Answer:Qosmio - How can I create a bootable OS DVD?

You didn?t post which Qosmio notebook you have but you can create the recovery disk by using the Toshiba recovery disk creator.

This tool creates the recovery disk that you can you for reinstall the OS.

Maybe you should look in the user manual. There you should also find some informations about how to create a recovery disk.

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My XP Pro SP2 CD is refusing to boot. Can I simply burn a "bootable command" from Isobuster directly onto this disk to make it bootable? (I have read Paul Thorrott's site on slipstreaming...that gave me the idea)

Thanks in advance

Answer:create bootable disk ?

Once a disk has been burnt to and closed it can not be written to again. I would try the disk that you are having trouble with in another computer and see if it will boot there.

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Please tell me how to create a Bootable Windows XP installation CD with SP2 integrated but using your existing CD ?

Answer:Create a Bootable Windows XP SP2 CD

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Hey Guys, looking for the most efficient way to create a bootable cd, and or usb drive, (I have a 8 gig one handy) I prefer USB drive, but would also like to know how to do it with the CD as well. I tried with IMG Burn, with a Windows 98 img file, and it worked, but not how I wanted it, it tried to install Windows lol. To update the firmware on my raid controller. . My motherboard does support booting from USB.

I have the firmware files as exe, thats been extracted, and just need to get to DOS or something so I can run the afu.exe, its for an Adaptec Raid Controller.


Answer:Best Way to Create a Bootable USB Drive/ and or CD

I recommend using the HP Drive Key Boot Utility

It can create a bootable flash drive that utilizes DOS.

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I know there are approximately 52 ways to create a bootable USB key in all sorts of obscure ways.

What I would like to know if any one of you has found a working solution in Vista 64-bit to create a bootable USB key that will boot into DrDOS or Caldera so that regular DOS apps can run on it (i.e. apps to flash various firmware etc).

Answer:how to create bootable USB key in Vista 64?

This is what I used at work

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hi guys, does anybody know what else i need to be able to create bootable disc. i have burnt them to disc but it will not boot, here is what i have


Answer:help, need to create bootable disk

Cant see anything in picture but I take it your wanting a Win7 boot disk?

Get your hands on a copy of UltraISO, MagicISO etc etc, load a Windows 7 build 7000 or 7022 x64/x86 ISO file, delete the files in the ISO, and then copy in the files from the 7048 x64/x86 folders, save the new ISO with a different name. Now you have a bootable ISO of build 7048 x64/x86!!

The ISO file you save should display as 'Bootable UDF', which means it includes the boot image from the original ISO.

Burn to DVD.

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In the Lenovo ThinkVantage Toolbox there is an option to create bottable diagnostics. When I click on the "Download Bootable Diagnostic Media Creator," I am taken to a Lenovo website.I typed "download bootable diagnostic" in the search box and found "Lenovo Diagnostics (Bootable CD) - Lenovo Linux Diagnostics - is that what I want for my ThinkPad x200 running Windows 7? I am planning to put this on a USB. Thanks in advance! Roberta

Answer:Create Bootable Diagnostics

Hello RobertaG,
You do not want the Linux Diagnostics if you have Windows 7.  You would want the Lenovo Windows 7 Diagnostics.
I am also looking for this item for you online.  So far I have found nothing, but I will keep looking.  When I find what you need I will post it on here for you. 
Hope this helps,

Was this or another post on the forum helpful? Click the star on the left side of the screen to give kudos! Did someone solve the problem you encountered? Click Solution Provided to let us know!What we Do in Life will Echo through Eternity. -Maximus Aurelius

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my bootable DVD's, including my W7 and W8 installl disks and my Hirem boot disk
do not boot up in my new PC which has a UEFI, no legacy option.

The setup is to boot to the DVD drive first but it does not happen.

I believe there is a technique for W7 but it seems to be specific to W7.

I would appreciate any advice on creating a UEFI bootable DVD for use in my
new W10 PC using the bootable DVD ISO's I have.



Answer:How to create a UEFI bootable CD or DVD

Did you disable Secure boot ?

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I have just received my Tecra M7 and would like to split the harddisk in 2 partitions. I have found several tools to do this without losing the data on the existing partition, but they all seem to rely on using a bootable floppy. I don't have a floppy drive, so I tried to create a bootable CD.

I use CDBurner XP Pro and that tool gives me the possibility to create an XP bootable image or emulate a floppy. If I select the programs that I want to run after booting (the partition manager in my case) and use XP image and boot the laptop (pressing F12 and selecting the CD drive to boot) nothing happens, just a blinking cursor, but the system does not respond to any keys. If I use the floppy emluation the system boots and I get an A: cursor. If I then look at the contents of A:, I see several programs, such as format and fdisk (depending on the .ima file that I used when creating the CD). But I do not see the files that I added, so I can not run the partition manager.

How can I create a bootable CD that includes the files that I want to run after booting?


Answer:How to create bootable CD for Tecra M7?


For HDD and partition editing I use PowerQuest Partition Magic V8.0 (Build 1242). You can install it as usual application and start it as Windows XP application. This tool is very powerful and allows you to edit HDD however you like to do this.

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I have a Toshiba c55t-22a and all it says is when I turn it on is no bootable device reboot system and when I do that and it does the same thing how do I fix it

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How does one create one's own, legitimate Windows XP CD from the files on one's computer?

For example, if you own a legitimate, Authentic copy of Windows XP, but the disk becomes damaged or lost, what does one do, short of buying a retail replacement disk?

The computer has "I386" folders, but none of them, nor any cabs, contain files such as filename.**_ .

I am aware of the following:
1. How to create a set of bootable floppies using a download from M$ft.

2. How to create a bootable CD by using the PC manufacturer's installation / system recovery / system restore CD.

3. How to create a slipstream CD.

Thanks for your help.


Answer:Solved: how to create bootable Win XP CD?

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Tried looking this up online, but couldn't find any specific information. I'm running on Windows 10 Home, and I have a Windows 10 ISO I want to put in a flash drive so it's bootable. How do I do this?

Answer:How do I create a bootable USB drive with an ISO?

Hello Toxiconym,

The tutorial below can helps show you how to create a Windows 10 USB with your ISO. I would recommend to use OPTION TWO with Rufus.

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i have created an image of my c drive in my (e drive) hard disk using Norton ghost 11.5. Now i want to load the same image to another hard disk of same configuration. How to make this image into bootable dvd image? I don't have floppy disk on my computer. I have pata hdd and sata dvd email id is : [email protected] you

Answer:how to create bootable ghost dvd? Decoy... there is logic to this madness! .im

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have been googling for a simple way to make a bootable USB but unable to find a simple method;

I have an iso which can be burned to a bootable CD (it's actually a restricted copy of GHOST); I extracted the contents of the iso to a USB stick but it doesn't boot;

what I need is to create a bootable USB stick with the iso

Answer:How to create a bootable USB stick ?

(a) It doesn't boot because the boot code on the CD is invisible and so it doesn't get copied unless you to use the "Copy Disc" option in your burning software (which makes an exact copy). Obviously you cannot do this when the target is a USB stick.

(b) Even if you did manage to make the USB stick bootable, it won't work unless the BIOS of your PC supports booting from USB devices.

If you want to know how to make a USB stick bootable and you're sure that (b) is not an issue for you, go here:
Boot From A USB Flash/Pen/Key Drive

Be aware that making a USB stick bootable is more difficult on XP than on later versions of Windows, as you'll see on the website above.

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I have an HP Mini computer running Windows XP with no CD drive. I recently had some trojan problems and ran a lot of software found on this site. One of them created a flash screen of the Windows Safe Mode booting process. After resolving my trojan problem, I removed all the detecting software. My computer will now only boot to this screen continuously. I need to get it to boot to a USB drive and then fix the booting error.

Many thanks in advance for your help.

ccwiztech (not today!)

Answer:Need to create bootable USB for XP on HP Mini

Hi my friend , you can look at this :wave

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I found this site whilst googling which may be of interest to those without the full XP install CD. It won't work if the necessary files are on a hidden partition though. The burning software they used was Nero but no doubt other burning software has the options to do this as wellIf you have a folder named i386 (probably in the Windows folder) then there's a good chance you have the required files.If you don't have the "AddISOFileVersion" in the registry then after backing up the registry Right click on General and select New, DWORD Value named AddISOFileVersion with a Value Data of 0 (zero) Close RegEdit and reboot.

Answer:Create a bootable XP installation CD

I suppose the site would help click here

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Can you create bootable DVDs? similar to a bootable CD?

Answer:Can you create bootable DVDs?

yes you can as far as i know

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hellow windows7forum, I just wanna know how can I create a windows xp lite bootable usb, I tried using wintoflash but the USB I created doesnt trigger a boot option.

Thankyou in advance.

Answer:How can I create A bootable XP Lite USB

You might wanna take this to an XP forum.

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My uncle's windows xp computer have CD drive but not DVD. I have backed up windows 7 files onto my computer. Anyway I can burn the files onto CDs? I want to put the CDs into my uncle's computer and be able to install windows 7.


an I able to copy all the files onto his windows xp computer and install windows 7 from the desktop?

Answer:Anyway To Create Bootable Windows 7 CDs?

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I need to create a mirror of a computer on a USB hard disk thart is bootable. Any suggestions for how to do this? Is PCBeginner a good program for this? If not, what other software?

We want the USB disk to be the movable computer and the PC that makes it to be the back up. That way we can have our computer on a portable USB drive.

Operating system is XP.

Any suggestions are appreciated.

Answer:How to create mirror HD on USB HD that is bootable?

Does your bios allow you to boot from USB or "MASS storage Device" ?

Instead of me typing everything out : Just Click Here

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Just purchased my first Windows 7 Professional (64-bit) PC (Hewlett Packard). No media was supplied with the machine and I have been advised that media is not shipped anymore (apparantley it is Microsoft's way of ensuring media cannot be loaded onto several systems).

Reading comments on the internet it seems clear that I have to make an ISO file, but I'm unsure what directory/files I need to pick and copy.

Can someone please assist.

Answer:Create a bootable Windows 7 DVD

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I have the Windows Vista home premium DVD , shipped with DELL Studio laptop.i want to have Vista in my desktop too.But the DELL vista DVD installs the OS for a period of 90 days only on my desktop.So is there a way to create a fresh bootable VISTA DVD from the Dell Vista DVD.?? i don't want to install it on my desktop by emulating the DELL BIOS in my desktop ( coz it doesn't recognise my creative soundcard).I have an Intel motherboard.
Plz help me out....!!!!!!!!
Thanx in Advance............!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Answer:Create bootable Win Vista

You will have to "bite the bullet" and get a retail copy of Vista for your desktop PC

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hi folks,
need to know how to create a windows 98 bootable CD the same as a floppy to allow me to boot and get DOS up. This is so I can install XP (already copied from XP CD onto a FAT32 partition on the hard drive, was having problems installing normally from CD.)

I don't have a floppy drive. I know I can download the win98SE boot floppy files from but I'm not sure how to go about creating a bootable CD when I don't have a floppy drive. The stuff you download from automatically creatses a floppy, not a CD. If I had a floppy I'd just make the floppy, then copy that to CD, emsuring it was set to be a bootable CD, but I don't have a floppy drive. Info on this elsewhere seems a bit complicated. Anyone explain what to do?


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I work for a large company with no help. I need to create a bootable cd for an image we have here. I have the .gho and .ghs( think that is the ext for the 2nd file) files That is all they gave me and told me to get it done. I know the gho file goes on the first cd and the ghs on the second(I think) They have the boot files Autoexc.bat and thus but I don't know how it all goes and can't compress the files in roxio can someone tell me how this works.

Answer:create bootable cd with the gho and ghs files

Gho and ghs are spanned images and I don't think you can restore them unless you have already created a recovery boot disk with Ghost v.9

You boot to the recovery CD, load any driver files for RAID or other controller on the system if it's needed abd restore the images in place, not from CD.

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My pc needs XP reinstalled. I backed up my XP cd to an external hard drive, and unfortunately following a house move, I have misplaced the cd.I burnt the files to a cd, but when I reboot the machine with the cd in the drive, it just boots to a dos a: prompt.What do I need to do to get the cd to boot into the windows intallation screen?

Answer:Reinstalling XP how do I create a bootable cd?

you type at the a prompt cd d: [return or enter] then possibly install. Assuming that the cd drive is d if not use the drive letter for the cd drive. You may not have an install on your cd so you may have to type dir /p [enter] to display the files on the cd.

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I want to create partitions on my old IDE hdd & new Sata hdd. - tried to download mirror image of msdos it FAILED- tried to run win xp setup to create partition it failed- tried to execute format partitions using partition magic it FAILEDurgent need to create partitions on both hdd's IDE & Sara before deadline???

Answer:How to create MSDOS bootable DVD?

Create A Bootable CD/DVD or USB DiscIf your system does not have a floppy drive you might wish to create a bootable CD/DVD or USB Device to use for troubleshooting or updating the BIOS.Create A Bootable CD/DVDCreating a bootable CD requires more than simply copying and burning MS-DOS files to a disc. You need software that can create a bootable CD and you need either a floppy drive or an image of a bootable floppy. A good freeware CD Burning program that will do this is CDBurnerXP Pro found here http://www.cdburnerxp.seBut if you already have third party burning software like Nero or Easy CD Creator then download and unzip this file - Actual Windows XP MS-DOS Startup floppy (Window Me based)It is an image of the simple boot floppy created by XP. Run Nero (or whatever third party you use) and select the option to Create Boot CD. Point to the location of the unzipped file and follow the programs procedure to burn the disc.Your disc will appear to be blank after it is burned but that is because the boot files are hidden. When you boot with this disc drive letter "A" will be assigned to it by the BIOS.If you want a more complete bootable CD that will enable CD-Rom support then use - Actual Windows 98 Start-up Floppy or - Windows 98 Startup floppy with a few additional tools.Create Bootable USB deviceCreating a bootable USB device is a bit different than creating a bo... Read more

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Had tried to update the BIOS on my son's Alienware Aurora R4 so that we could install an upgraded graphics card (980 Ti).

Used the Dell Support site - and was upgrading from Bios 7 to Bios 9 - would eventually go up to current version 11 before swapping GPU.

Followed all the steps on the Dell site - but afterwards - it acts like my hard drive has died (doubting this - have fairly new Samsung 512GB SSD as the only hard drive).

Computer boots into Bios now - but says "inaccessible boot device". My son had done the update from Windows 8 that came on the machine to Windows 10 - but apparently did not create a boot disk or USB drive.

Can I create a "generic" bootable USB on another computer - WITHOUT REINSTALLING WINDOWS?? I do not want to lose info/settings on his machine if at all possible.

Waiting on Alienware Tech support to respond - machine is about 2.5 years old and out of warranty - but hopeful they (or someone here!!) can help me.


Answer:Can I create Bootable USB for Win 10 from another computer?

Yes you can create an installation USB from another computer. These are your recovery options ( You can try to go back to your previous OS first, if you want to try that ( However I would suggest you backup your personal files before doing anything else. If you go back to your previous OS, you can use the USB drive you created to upgrade Windows 8 to Windows 10, which may give better results.

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Dear Fellow Community Members I hope you can help me here as I'm stumped on how to actually get spinrite to run as I'm stuck at the dos c:I have a Thinkpad E530 on windows 7 OS.Windows no longer boots because of numerous bad sectors on the HDD.I want to retrieve/recover files which were created since the last backup. A friend in the tech industry recommended 'spinrite' which I've purchased.I've followed the instructions on the website ( to create a bootable USB with doswin98 files loaded.I didn't go through the config.sys step when creating the bootable USB because the PC no longer works. When I boot the PC with the USB HDD up via F12 command/boot menu, I get the following: Microsoft (R) windows 98C:\> spinriteBad command or file nameC:\> Can someone help me with the next step/commands to trigger spinrite to run? Or is there something I've missed? Thanks in advance.  

Answer:How to create bootable USB when using spinrite

Hello and welcome,
Are you familiar with/comfortable with Linux?  I can't help you with the Win 98 approach you're using, but I am able to boot a Spinrite img using grub2 and memdisk on a flash drive.
I just finished a rather long article (not fully proof-read yet) about bootable flash drives that includes booting Spinrite.  It's much too long to post here so I'll link it:  A FOB STORY: some notes on bootable flash drives
The Spinrite part of the article is sort of buried in the mess.  If you're not comfortable with Linux and low-level stuff like installing a boot loader on a flash drive, it's probably not for you.  Better to wait for help with the technique you're using.

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hi there

how to create a bootable windows 7 for any different kind motherboard and processor.
just like computer shop they just clone the windows for fews minute then everything done include the software.

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Had tried to update the BIOS on my son's Alienware Aurora R4 so that we could install an upgraded graphics card (980 Ti).

Used the Dell Support site - and was upgrading from Bios 7 to Bios 9 - would eventually go up to current version 11 before swapping GPU.

Followed all the steps on the Dell site - but afterwards - it acts like my hard drive has died (doubting this - have fairly new Samsung 512GB SSD as the only hard drive).

Computer boots into Bios now - but says "inaccessible boot device". My son had done the update from Windows 8 that came on the machine to Windows 10 - but apparently did not create a boot disk or USB drive.

Can I create a "generic" bootable USB on another computer - WITHOUT REINSTALLING WINDOWS?? I do not want to lose info/settings on his machine if at all possible.

Waiting on Alienware Tech support to respond - machine is about 2.5 years old and out of warranty - but hopeful they (or someone here!!) can help me.


Answer:Can I create Bootable USB for Win 10 from another computer?

Yes you can create an installation USB from another computer. These are your recovery options (Advanced Startup Options - Boot to in Windows 10) You can try to go back to your previous OS first, if you want to try that ( Windows 10 - Go Back to Previous Windows) However I would suggest you backup your personal files before doing anything else. If you go back to your previous OS, you can use the USB drive you created to upgrade Windows 8 to Windows 10, which may give better results. Windows 10 - Upgrade Installation

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I really should know how to do this. Im buying an asus eee pc, and i want to put windows XP on it. The plan is to use a 2Gb SD card and keep it in the machine and boot from that all the time. How would i go about doing this. The other thing is, i have a license for XP pro, but not the disc, how should i get the right files on the memory card. Cheers in advamce.

Answer:Create a bootable file

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i tried many tools and nothing about nero mm too laaarge , i want to copy from CD or from Desktop this files, make them iso and then bootable on my USB

Answer:how to create a bootable iso image

I haven't tried PowerISO yet. I have it installed. It says it supports creating boot USB drives. For the next 3 days you can get the full version free from this link:
PowerISO 6.0 (100% Discount)

or you could try Rufus freeware:

For just creating an image you might try

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Hello all,

a quick question - I have one machine ready for use - Windows 7 and office 2013. I need to duplicate the system setup onto a bootable usb so I can install the schools other 300 machines. What is the best software which will enable me to pick up the machine that is set up how I want it, insert a blank usb drive and in one movement make it bootable and copy the "image" (windows 7 and office 2013) to be later used on other machines?



Answer:Need to create a bootable usb backup

We must know which booting type the computers have. Is it BIOS or UEFI?

I suggest that you create the USB with Windows 7 only first, then install it in the other machines.

Then cut the Windows 7 setup files,paste them in a folder in your computer,insert the Office 2013 files in the USB and start installation of Office from it.

Check what the booting type is in this site:
BIOS Mode - See if Windows Boot in UEFI or Legacy Mode

Instructions for creating a bootable USB in BIOS:
Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool

Instruction for creating a bootable USB in UEFI:
UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows

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Ready to put the computer through the window here!

I need to do a clean reinstall of W7 HP 32. I discovered the disk sent with the PC when I bought it is the 64bit disk, so completely useless.

So I am trying to create a USB bootable disk after downloading the ISO file.

When I run the Windows 7 USB/DVD creation tool it fails after formatting saying cannot copy files.

I have searched the net and tried the solution which is to format the USB drive using DISKPART and formated it fine (using exFAT as FAT32 won't work).

But it hasn't solved the problem, files are still not copied.

What else can I do?


Answer:Cannot create USB bootable ISO - won't add files

Welcome to the forum,

See if using option two of this tutorial helps,

USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create

From Step 11,

11. In the elevated command prompt, type in the command below to format the USB as NTFS or FAT32, and press Enter.

exFAT is not an option.

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Please help -

I've been asking on 24supporthour.helpdesk, but the answers aren't helping me. I suspect I don't know enough to take full advantage of them.

I wanted to have a backup HD. I thought I did because I had two HD's. But both were connected in my computer, and somebody told me that a slave connected in my computer didn't constitute an emergency backup.

So I bought a third hard drive. My Master is a Maxtor 30 GB, my 2nd (now the slave) is a WD (Western Digital) 40 GB, and my new HD is a WD 120 GB.

I have HD copy software from WD. I wanted to copy my master HD to my slave, and have the slave as a bootable backup. I copied all the files. Then I decided it would be smart to make sure I could boot to the 2nd drive before I set it aside as my emergency drive. My system detected the drive correctly as a WD 400BB as my primary drive, but it wouldn't boot. Somebody on the 24hrsupport.helpdesk asked if I made it bootable. I didn't, nor did I understnad that you could or could not do this. Another person told me that when I copied all of my files I didn't copy my Master Boot Record (MBR). And again, I couldn't understand how if WD Digital Lifeguard copied my Master HD files to my slave HD, why it wouldn't have copied everything including my MBR.

Can someone explain to me in a stepwise manner what I need to do so I can turn my slave into a bootable master (with all of my files intact) if my current ... Read more

Answer:How to create bootable backup HD

go to the bios..its easy ull see it

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I ought to know how to do this but I can't rememberI have an exe program on a bootable floppy which I use for diagnostic testing - if I simply copy the disc floppy to floppy using the copy command no probs - if however I copy the files and then paste them onto a blank disc it won't boot - I guess I need to make it bootable first any thoughts

Answer:How do I create a bootable floppy

CREATING A WINDOWS XP BOOT DISK Create MS-DOS bootable diskette When formatting a floppy diskette, users have the option of creating a MS-DOS startup disk, follow the below steps to do this. Place diskette in the computer. Open My Computer, right click the A: drive and click Format. In the Format window, check Create an MS-DOS startup disk. Click Start from click here

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