This article explains the processes used to create a bootable USB-based Simplified Disaster Recovery (SDR) disk image.
Note: To create a bootable USB-based SDR disk image, it is required to have an operational CD/DVD ROM drive, a computer running the Windows 7 or above operating system, a USB thumb drive with at least 2GB of free space, and an available USB port.
- Plug in the USB thumb drive into a USB port on a computer running the Windows 7 or above operating system.
- Open the command prompt. If the administrator account is not being used, then open the command prompt with elevated privileges.
- At the command prompt, run Diskpart.exe.
- In the DiskPart.exe applet, run the following Diskpart commands:
- List Disk
- Select disk 1
Note: Step b assumes the USB drive is listed as disk 1. If it is not listed as disk 1, run the Select disk command using the disk number associated with the actual number of the USB drive that is listed.
- Create partition primary
- Select partition 1
- Format fs=fat32
- Insert the SDR DVD in the CD/DVD ROM drive.
- At the command prompt, type xcopy d:\*.* f:\ /e/h/f
Note: This command syntax assumes that drive d: is mapped as the CD/DVD ROM drive and that drive f: is mapped as the USB drive. If the CD/DVD ROM drive and the USB drive are mapped to different drive letters, use those instead.
When the xcopy operation finishes, the USB thumb drive should become a bootable device.