How to Make Bootable Flash Drive
A bootable flash drive is a flash drive that boots up when you start your system. Having a bootable flash drive comes in handy if you ever want to install an operating system on your flash drive to use for emergency purposes. While the process for making your flash drive bootable is complex, it is doable if you carefully follow a few steps.
Save all data on your flash drive to another location if you want to keep it.
Insert the flash drive into a USB port on your computer.
Click the Windows "Start” menu, type “cmd” in the Search field and press “Enter.” This will bring up the Command Prompt. Type “diskpart” and press “Enter.” The
Diskpart window will open.
Type “list disk” and press “Enter.” In the listed disk drives, find the flash drive. You will be able to recognize it by its listed size. Type “select diskname”, where diskname is the name of your disk. Click “Enter.”
Type “clean” and press “Enter.” This will remove everything on the drive.
Create a partition by typing “create partition primary” and pressing “Enter.” Type “select partition 1” and press “Enter.” Type “active” and press “Enter.”
Type “format fs=fat32 quick” and press “Enter.” This will format the drive.
Type “assign” and press “Enter.” This will assign a letter to the flash drive, such as “G.”
Type “exit” and press “Enter.”