How to Create a Windows Boot (Startup) Disk

by Jenefey Aaron   Updated on 2022-12-19 / Update for  Fix Windows

Come across a message like: "bootmgr is missing" or "winload.exe is missing or corrupt"? Wanna reinstall an operating system? Wish to get back lost data from a crashed computer? These are all a Windows boot disk can solve. Here in this passage, we'll give a simple tutorial on how to create a Windows boot disk, so that you can get rid of such problems, like computer startup, operating system installation, data recovery.

How to Create a Windows 10/8.1/8/7/XP/Vista Boot Disk

To make a bootable Windows disc, you can make use of a Windows boot disk creator. Windows Boot Genius (from Tenorshare) is a reliable one, which is specialized in creating bootable CD, DVD and USB for all Windows versions, including Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Windows XP, Vista etc.

Free download the software using the download button below. And then follow the instructions to burn a Windows boot disk.

  • 1). Launch the program. Select "How to create bootable CD/DVD or USB drive" on the main interface.
  • 2). Insert a CD/DVD disk into the CD-ROM drive or connect USB Flash Drive into a USB port on the computer.
  • 3) This software will locate the ISO file and check your CD/DVD-Writer or USB automatically. Click "Create boot disk now" button to start burning a boot disk automatically. The whole process will take one or two minutes. windows boot disk

That's all for creating Windows bootable CD, DVD, and USB. Quite easy, isn't it? If you haven't created a boot disk yet, follow our tips and have a try.

What Windows Startup Disk Can Do for You?

A boot disk is necessary in many windows operations:

  • 1). Boot up your PC. Insert a newly burnt CD or DVD into the computer which can't start up normally, this issue can be fixed. For more information, go to another post about how to boot computer from burned CD/DVD.
  • 2). Fix all PC startup issues. You may come across some problems when you boot your computer, such as blue screen of death, freeze, or crash. A boot disk can help fix this.
  • 3). Data recovery. If you want to recover lost photos, videos, audios and documents from a crashed or formatted computer, you can make use of this boot disk.
  • 4). Recover or reset Windows password. If you have lost Windows administration and user password, you can create a Windows bootable CD or DVD to restore them.