How to Make a Bootable FDISK for USB

FDISK is a utility that gives you the ability to create or remove partitions on a hard drive in a DOS environment. If your computer has an issue that prevents you from accessing Windows on the hard drive, you can use the FDISK utility to repair the problems. To create a bootable USB drive with FDISK on it, format the USB drive as a boot disk, then install the associated Windows boot disk files.

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USB drives use flash memory for storage.

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Right-click an empty space on your desktop, scroll down to "New" and select "Folder." Name the folder "Bootable FDISK."

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Click "Start" and select "My Computer." Double-click the "C:" drive.

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Click "Tools" and select "Folder Options." Click "View" and scroll down to "Hidden files and folders." Select "Show hidden files and folders" and click "OK."

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Copy the following files from the "C:" folder of your operating system to the "Bootable FDISK" folder on your desktop:

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boot.ini ntldr ndetect.com

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Download the HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool and save it to your desktop (see Resources). Double-click the HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool and follow the on-screen prompts to install it.

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Connect your USB drive to an empty USB slot on your computer. Launch the HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool by double-clicking the icon on your desktop or selecting it from the "Start" menu. A new window will appear.

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Click the "Device" drop-down menu and select your USB drive. Be sure to select the correct USB drive if you have multiple USB storage devices connected to your computer.

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Click the "File system" drop-down menu and select "FAT32."

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Place a check-mark next to "Quick Format" and "Create a DOS startup disk."

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Click the button with the ellipses next to "using DOS system files located at" and browse to the "Bootable FDISK" folder on your desktop.

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Click "OK," then click "Start." Click "Yes" to confirm formatting the device.