Bootable thumb drive

By koneck
May 13, 2009
  1. sorry if this was post before but i would like to know, after using the thumb as a bootable drive can return it to normal?
  2. Ididmyc600

    Ididmyc600 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,415

    Can you return it to a non bootable state do you mean.

    Yes just format it in windows and it wont boot any more.
  3. koneck

    koneck TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thank you. one more thing. how do I close threads after solving?
  4. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +183

    Thanks for inquiring... but TechSpot only let
    s moderators close threads. So no more work on your part now that your problem is solved (but how nice of you to ask and offer to do so!) :)
  5. Ididmyc600

    Ididmyc600 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,415

    Ahh bless, dont you just love some people, kind and caring to the end....a shining example of a good post if you ask me....
  6. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,311   +617

    just fyi: There's no need to lose the BOOTABLE feature -- just use it as you need,
    just don't have it inserted when starting the system and the bootable ext drive will
    perform as you expect.

    you might like to create a special root level directory eg \MYFILES on that
    drive to avoid mixing your data with the bootable system :)
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