By Cherry / Last Updated April 20, 2019

What is a startup disk?

To create a Windows 10 startup disk, you need to know what it is and what it can do for you.

A startup disk, also called a boot disk, is a recovery media that can be used to start Windows, if it became damaged or corrupted somehow. With a startup disk, you can troubleshoot problems with your PC even if it can’t start. However, a startup disk or boot disk is not an installation disk, that means you cannot use a startup disk to install Windows.

Well, how to create a Windows 10 startup disk?

Windows 10 startup disk creator

A Windows 10 startup disk creator is important for you if you are planing to create Windows 10 startup disk. And here we highly recommend you AOMEI Partition Assistant, a software that allows you to create Windows 10/8/7 boot disk in a simple way.

How to create Windows 10 startup disk using AOMEI Partition Assistant?

Here will provides you the detailed steps of how to create Windows 10 startup disk with AOMEI Partition Assistant. Before you do, you need prepare for it:

1. A USB flash drive or a CD/DVD;

2. Free download AOMEI Partition Assistant, install it to your PC based on Windows 10. The free version of AOMEI Partition Assistant also supports Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1.

After preparation, you can follow the steps below to create Windows 10 boot disk.

Step 1. Connect the USB flash drive or CD/DVD to your PC based-on Windows 10. Launch AOMEI Partition Assistant. To create Windows 10 startup disk, here you need to select Make Bootable Media in the main interface to get into make bootable media wizard, and click Next to continue.

Make Bootable Media

Step 2. The program will help you make a bootable USB drive, disc, or a bootabel ISO file. Here we choose to make a bootable USB drive, and then, click Proceed.

choose USB Drive

Step 3. The operation will format the USB drive. Thus, you need to backup USB drive in advance if there is important data on it. Click Yes.

Formatting Warning

Step 4. When the progress done, click Finish.


After that, you have already created a Windows 10 startup disk, and you can use the USB device to boot your computer.

With the Windows 10 boot disk you created by AOMEI Partition Assistant, you can try to repair your corrupted PC - When you boot your unbootable PC with this bootable USB drive, you will get into AOMEI Partition Assistant program. And then, you can use it to repair your corrupted PC:

Step 1. You may get into BIOS to change boot order so that you can boot your PC with this Windows 10 startup PC. When you get into AOMEI Partition Assistant, choose the system disk and right-click it, select Rebuild MBR.

Rebuild System Disk MBR

Step 2. Here you need to set the type of MBR for the current OS, and click OK.

Choose MBR Type

Step 3. Finally, you need to click Apply to submit the progress.


Thus, you can shut down your PC and restart it to see if the problem is settled.

Besides, you can run AOMEI Partition Assistant to check and fix errors on hard disk partition.


AOMEI Partition Assistant should be a great Windows 10 startup disk creator. As you can see, it not only can help you create Windows 10 startup disk, but also can help you repair your corrupted computer. If you upgrade to AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional edition, you can get more advanced features, such as create Windows 10 bootable USB with current OS for booting any computer with your own Windows 10 operating system in everywhere, etc. It is worth owning.