How to make a USB bootable for use with recovery images.

Issue

How to make a USB bootable for use with recovery images.

Product Line

Pelco Video Management

Environment

  • Any USB recovery Product

Cause

Misplaced, destroyed, or corrupted USB recovery. Requiring that a new one be created.

Resolution

Creating a bootable USB drive.

  1. Connect USB drive to PC.
  2. Click Start type CMD in search
  3. Press Enter
  4. At the command prompt type DISKPART

    DiskPart

     
  5. Press Enter
  6. If UAC screen appears click Yes
  7. At the DISKPART screen type List Disk

    List Disk

     
  8. Press Enter
  9. At the List Disk screen verify the connected USB drive

    Confirmation
     
  10. In the example above Disk 1 would be the correct drive.
    (Failing to select the correct drive will cause complete data loss)
  11. Once the correct drive has been verified type Select Disk and then the Disk# in our example it is Disk 1

    Select Disk

     
  12. With the correct Disk selected type Clean.
  13. Press Enter

    Clean

     
  14. Type Create Partition Primary
  15. Press Enter

    Creating the Partition

     
  16. Type Active
  17. Press Enter

    Active

     
  18. Type Format FS=Fat32 Quick
  19. Press Enter

    Format

     
  20. Type Assign
  21. Press Enter

    Assign

     
  22. Type Exit
  23. Press Enter
  24. The USB drive is now bootable and the recovery image can now be copied to it.