16 January 2014

Make bootable USB using Command Prompt

Make bootable USB using Command PromptMSDOS is become a dead language,very few of us use it and it's necessity become downwards.Still without having some knowledge about it we can't even enter onto our system bios setup.So now you got the necessity of MSDOS or you can say define is as  command prompt also in common words.You can also even make your USB stick bootable using this command prompt  just in some simple steps.To make it possible you just require a few thhings-USB Flash Drive (Minimum 4GB),Windows 7 or Vista or the other OS installation files(the ISO file or DVD).So let's move onto the tutorial part.

Steps to Follow

  • First insert your USB flash drive into the USB port(Don't forget to make it empty before inserting)
  • Then open Command Prompt with admin rights. You can use any of the following method to open Command Prompt with admin rights.

  1. Type cmd in Start menu search box and hit Ctrl+ Shift+ Enter.
  2.  Go to Start menu > All programs > Accessories, right click on Command Prompt and select Run as administrator.

  • Once it opened start typing the below commands in it
  • First type DISKPART and hit enter to see the below message.
  • Then type LIST DISK command and note down the Disk number (ex: Disk 2 IN THE IMAGE) of your USB Drive. In the screenshot shown USBDrive Disk no is Disk 1.
  • Next type all the below commands one by one. Here let assume that your disk drive no is “Disk 2”.If you have Disk 2 as your USB  drive then use Disk 2.Refer the above step to confirm it.
  • Now you need to type below commands into the command prompt and execute one by one.You canck the below screenshot for help as well,just by clicking on it for zoom in.

FORMAT FS=NTFS(Format process may take few seconds)

  • Now don’t close the command prompt just minimize it as we need to execute one more command in the next step.

  • Next insert your Windows7/Vista/other OS DVD into the optical drive and check the drive letter of the DVD drive. In this guide we assumed(as per the screenshot) that your DVD drive letter is “J” and USB drive letter is “M” (open my computer to know about it)

  • Now maximize the minimized Command Prompt in the above step and type the following command now.

M: CD BOOT and hit enter.Where “J” is your DVD drive letter.
CD BOOT and hit enter to see the below message.
  •  Next type another command provided below to update the USB drive with BOOTMGR. compatible code. BOOTSECT.EXE /NT60 J:

Where “J” is your USB drive letter. Once you enter the above command you will see the below message there on your CMD screen..

  • Now just copy your Windows 7/Vista/Other OS  DVD contents(INSIDE THE ISO FILE) to the USB flash drive

That's it your drive is completely ready to boot now.Now the only thing you have to do is to change the boot priority at the BIOS to USB from the HDD or CD ROM drive.If you still having any problem regarding this just ask for help through the below comment box.
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3 comments: Leave Your Comments

  1. Thanks! I'll keep this tutorial in handy! ^__^


  2. So handy! Thanks for the tutorial