Introduction: How to Format a Bootable USB Drive

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After making a Bootable USB drive for installing Operating Systems like Ubuntu via Pen drive using softwares like PowerISO , when you format your pen drive using Windows or Ubuntu it will show about only 2 MB of memory in a 4 GB pen drive .


Follow the steps to format the pen drive properly and restore it back to its original condition.

Step 1: Formating Pen Drive Via DiskPart [ Windows]

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Connect the pen drive which needs to be formatted to a system running Windows Operating System.

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STEP 1 : open Run using the key combination ( Win key + R ).

STEP 2 : type cmd .To open Command Prompt.

STEP 3 : type diskpart . Run the Pop-up window that appears .

. This opens DiskPart.

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STEP 4 : type list disk .

. This will list all the memory storage devices connected to the PC.

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STEP 5 : type select disk 1 .

. Usually disk 1 if no other storage devices are connected .

. The number specifies the drive to be formatted.

. drive 0 will be your internal hard disk. Identify and select your disk correctly.

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STEP 6 : type clean. This wipes data off your pen drive.

STEP 7 : type create partition primary . This will format the pen drive as FAT.

STEP 8 : now go to My Computer or This PC (as it is listed nowadays) .

Format the pen drive by Right clicking on it and selecting Format option.

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This will restore back your pen drive to its usual condition.

Comments

samynathanpec (author)2017-10-27

it worked

PavanK129 (author)2017-07-26

awesome it worked perfectly..thanks mate

GauravS226 (author)2017-05-30

I've been wanting to run Android from a USB drive (either booting directly or from within a virtual machine), but haven't had much luck.. ( I was following this: http://www.technoplanners.org/2017/05/install-android-7-0-nougat-windows-linux-pc-complete-guide.html )

Have you used a usb to boot Andrid?

DimitriK5 (author)2017-05-13

It worked perfectly! Thanks a lot!

Atlas7 (author)2017-04-11

It works! Magic! :)

IonutM4 (author)2017-01-02

It works!

Joenewbie (author)2016-09-14

list disk is no longer on the list of choice when you type help

ArpitT6 (author)2016-08-21

wow! This worked! thank thank thank you so mch ashinjohn! I had OS x bootable pendrive for MAC and this worked. I formatted it on windows 7. Thanks ton!

Akravator (author)2016-07-10

Nice, it works!

NazakatH (author)2016-05-06

outclass...............

snoop911 (author)2016-01-09

I've been wanting to run Android from a USB drive (either booting directly or from within a virtual machine), but haven't had much luck.. ( I was following this: http://techposts.org/install-stable-android-os-x86... )

Have you used a usb to boot Andrid?

ashinjohn (author)snoop9112016-01-11

Hi,
i haven't personally done this, but found these !

https://www.instructables.com/id/Android-OS-in-your...

via a virtual machine.

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/22665/run-android-o...

from usb

GearMechs (author)snoop9112016-01-10

I have. you need to download the x86 or x64 version.

yberrouas made it! (author)2016-01-08

Thanx

seamster (author)2016-01-08

Good info, nice and simple. Thank you!

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