How to create a bootable USB stick ERD Commander Windows XP Vista 7 — download usb ERD Commander

By | 24.04.2016

ERD Commander to USB flash drive (Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7)

ERD Commander — a powerful set of tools to restore your operating system. Download and burn a disk image is not difficult. But what if you have a netbook or computer does not have the drive? Exit — bootable USB flash drive ERD Commander. Download zip-archive with the necessary files can be here . The archive version of ERD Commander for 32-bit Windows XP and 32/64-bit versions of Windows 7 and Vista, .

Here we look at the process of creating a usb-stick ERD Commander 3 in 1 (for Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7) . Supports 32-bit versions of the OS.

To create the ERD Commander the USB , you will need a USB flash drive capacity of at least 1GB.

ERD Commander for Windows XP Vista 7

Download the archive and unpack it.

Run the file hpusbfw.exe , to format the USB-stick and build on it the boot sector (MBR). This is a prerequisite to a flash drive could boot.

Line Device select your flash drive. FAT32 file system reserve. Line Volume label write the disc name (the name will be displayed for example in Windows Explorer). Hit Start to start the process of formatting our future bootable USB-stick with the Commander the ERD .

formatting a bootable usb stick

It will be issued with a warning window that formatting erases all data from the stick will be deleted. Click Yes to confirm formatting.

After formatting is complete, the stick will be displayed success message. Click OK.

Then close the window by clicking the Close .


Run the file grubinst_gui.exe to install the boot loader on the stick.

Installing the boot loader on the stick ERD Commander

Select the item Disk and from the list select your flash drive (in my case, stick to 4 GB, so I chose hd1 3859 Mb). In the Part List select of Whole disk (the MBR) . If the list is empty, press the Refresh button to refresh the list. Then press the button the Install .

You will see a Command Prompt window with a message about the successful installation of the boot loader on the USB-stick. Press Enter to continue.

Then press the button Quit to exit the Setup boot loader on the stick.

Copy the files from ERDC the stick. Everything! Bootable USB flash drive ERD Commander is ready!

Now set in the BIOS to boot from the USB drive (USB-HDD) and load ERD Commander

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