By Dervish / Last Updated March 3, 2022

Why create a partition manager from USB?

For many old PCs, they has higher possibility that the internal hard drive crashes and encounter a booting issue. Once it happens, it means that all data and files can’t be read, not even mention to cope with something with computer.

"How to fix my computer/hard drive when the PC can't boot up sucessfully?" "How can I manage my hard drive if my hard drive broken?" These question can be found in forum every second day. Acutually, you can create a partition manager from a USB drive.

Usually, so many people will try to create a portable partition manager when the booting issue happen. Thus checking and repairing the internal hard drive is one of the most purpose of creating a partition manager on a USB drive. And also, a bootable manager on a USB also helps you to manage hard drives and partitions and other operations. It depends on how powerful this manager is. 

Pick up a powerful partition manager

AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard is a powerful and all-in-on partition manager for Windows 11, 10, 8, 7. It supports varisou features including creating/deleting/formatting/cloning partition, and changing file system, partition table for a drive. Besides, it helps you to check your partition with CHKDSK.exe and to rebuild MBR when your hard drive crash, or a storage device and a corrupted file system or other issue.

Moreover, its intuitive interface make all the operations simple and easy. You can follow its intructions to finish a process easily. And this manager allows you to undo a steps if you misclick a button, it helps PC beginners are able to control their PC and drives. so you don't need to wrorry if you are not familiar with partition managing.

More importantly, this manager supports install it in a USB drive or CD/DVD. And you will have a portable partition manager. When you can't boot up your PC. Insert this USB drive to your PC, and enter BIOS to boot from it. You can try to fix the issue, or manage your hard drive with its functions. 

Next, you can click the download button below and refer to the next part to see how to use this tool:

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Before we get started, you need to prepare:

Before we get started, you need to prepare:

  • A working computer.

  • Download and install AOMEI Partition Assistant on this computer.

  • A blank USB drive, or CD/DVD.

  • backup the USB media if it contains some data you need, because it will be formatted.

Step 1: Open AOMEI Partition Assistant. On the main interface, click "Make Bootable Media" to launch the wizard. And click "Next".

Make Bootable Media


Step 2: Select "Burn to CD/DVD" or "USB Boot Device" according to the media you inserted. Then click "Proceed".

Choose Usb Drive

Step 3:  There is an message that your USB drive will be formatted. Backed up the information you need, and click "Yes" to continue.

Formatting Warning

The progress of creating WinPE bootable USB drive will take a few minutes. After that, a full partition manager will be installed on this USB or CD/DVD, you can connect it with another Windows PC to run it. Then go to the next part to see how to enter BIOS to set it as the boot drive.

After you finish the process, you should know how to run bootable CD from USB. To boot from the USB flash drive or CD/DVD, you need to enter BIOS and change boot order under Boot Menu.

Step 1. Power on a PC, and tap the BIOS key. The BIOS key depends on the factuerer, you can search it on the intruction book, or with Google.


Boot Order

Step 2. Enter BIOS setup, select the "boot" tab by arrow keys. And choose "change boot order".


Step 3. Set the bootable manager on the first order in the listed devices. Then save the change.

And you will see the AOMEI Partition Assistant, and repair or manage your hard drive with its different features.


This is how to create a bootabel partition manager on a USB drive. After booting from such tool, you still have control over all connected storage devices with AOMEI Partition Assistant.  You can upgrade to Professional to have more advanced features, like managing dynamic disk, extend system partition, allocate free space, and so on.