By Cherry / Last Updated March 18, 2022

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 the Windows computer is damaged or corrupted somehow. With a startup disk, you can troubleshoot the boot issues problems without loading the OS. 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?

Freeware to create Windows 10 startup disk

To successfully create Windows 10 startup disk, the easiest way is to use a professional utility. And here we highly recommend you AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard. This freeware comes with the "Make Bootable Media", which can help make a bootable drive to boot your computer when it cannot start up as usual. Besides, the bootable media contains the pre-installed AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard to help you troubleshoot the boot problems. Below is how to complete this task:

Before you do:

1.  Prepare an empty USB flash drive or a CD/DVD; or you can back up everything on the media and delete them for the following steps.

2. Free download AOMEI Partition Assistant, install it on another working computer.

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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.

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.

Apply

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.

Conclusion

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 creating Windows 10 bootable USB with current OS for booting any computer with your own Windows 10 operating system in everywhere, converting disk between MBR and GPT without losing data etc. It is worth owning.