Cruzer Blade 8GB Red and Black shows as Local Disk


I have a Cruzer Blade 8GB Red and Black which shows as Local Disk. I am actually trying to make the drive bootable and my software does not recognizes my drive as it shows as Local Disk in My Computer. I have tried Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 and 8 as well.

A swift response would be appreciated.


Sunny Ahuja

I have the exact same problem as Sunny. Any help would be much appreciated.

Newer Windows 8 flash drives are made to be fixed disks rather than removable.  A new Microsoft standard to support Windows to Go.  The utility RMPrepUSB will make them bootable and I suspect as time goes on other utilities will get updated to support the new flash drives also.

You could also try looking for flash drives that are not Windows 8 compatibile.

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Kudos to you, fine sir.