Sometimes you may need a normal pen drive to copy files from your computer or doing other things and your bootable USB drive may no longer be needed. Then you will surely try to unboot the USB drive to normal. Right? So, here I am going to let you know how to format bootable USB to normal. You can make a bootable USB unbootable in 4 ways.
Here are the 4 ways. just click on any method and you will jump to this section
If any method does not work for your bootable USB drive then try another method.
Table Of Contents
Format Bootable USB to Normal Using Manual Process
You can format your bootable USB without using any software or following any critical steps. Just format your USB drive normally. Here are the steps to make a bootable USB unbootable using a normal formatting process:
1.Connect USB and Go to “This PC“.
2.Right Click on the bootable USB drive.
3.Click on Format.
4.Click and select FAT32 (Default) from the file system drop-down menu.
5.Mark/Select “Quick Format” and click on “Start“.
6.Click “OK” on WARNING
7.Click “OK” on the format complete pop-up.
How to make a bootable USB unbootable using Disk Management
If you are not able to make bootable USB unbootable using the normal format then you can use Disk Management to format your bootable USB to normal again. So, here are the steps to do that:
1.Search “disk management” and click “Create and format hard disk partitions“.
2.Right click on bootable USB and click on “Format“.
3.Click “Yes” on alert.
4.Type your volume level name -> select FAT32 -> click ok
5.Done. You have successfully make a bootable USB normal again.
Format Bootable USB to Normal Using Diskpart
If you are not able to format your bootable USB to normal by using a manual process and Disk Management then you can use Diskpart to format your bootable USB to normal again. So, here are the steps to do that:
1. Search “RUN” and click on “RUN” from the top left sidebar.
2.Type “diskpart” and click on “OK“.
3.Type “list disk” and press “Enter“.
4.Type “select disk USB disk number” eg. “select disk 2” and click “Enter“.
5.Type “clean” and hit “Enter“.
6.Type “create partition primary” and hit “Enter“.
7.Type “format fs=fat32” and hit “Enter“.
8.Done. You have successfully format bootable USB to normal.
Format Bootable USB to Normal Using Software
If you are still unable to unboot the USB drive to normal and searching for how to make a bootable USB normal then I would like to introduce some best partition software. By using this partition software you can easily make a bootable USB drive normal again.
1.EaseUS Partition Master:
EaseUS Partition Master is a Free Windows partition software that helps you create, resize, clone, move, merge, and format partitions. It has been trusted by over 10,000,000 users for more than 10 years. You can easily format your Pendrive by using EaseUS Partition Master and make USB normal again.
2.AOMEI Partition Assistant:
AOMEI Partition Assistant is a free disk partition management software, which allows the user to completely control hard disk and partitions like as “Create Partition”, “Format Partition”, “Delete Partition”, “Merge Partitions”, “Copy Partition” and so on.
3.Minitool partition wizard:
Minitool partition wizard is one of the best free disk partition software favored by over 10 million users. It allows users to repartition hard drive, align SSD partition, format partition, check file system, convert FAT to NTFS, measure SSD performance, etc.
If you don’t know how to make a bootable USB for windows 10 from an ISO file then here is an ultimate guide to making a bootable USB for windows 10
I hope you have successfully formatted your bootable USB to normal again. Still, if you are not able to make bootable USB unbootable then please feel free to comment below. I will be glad to help you.
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