How to Check if a USB Drive is Bootable or Not on Windows 11/10 using MobaLiveCD?


You have various CD/DVD burning tools available over the internet. However, only a few facilitate creating a bootable USB flash drive. We have brought you this risewindows post so you can check if a CD/DVD or USB flash drive that you have created is bootable or not. We are talking about a freeware MobaLiveCD that you can use without changing the computer or laptop BIOS settings.

It checks bootable CD/DVD along with checking the USB flash drive. The software is a free and portable tool you can work with without restarting your system. You can start Windows OS virtually without actually getting it installed on your computer.

How to Check if a USB Drive is Bootable or Not on Windows 11/10?

To check if a USB flash drive is bootable or not on Windows 11/10, perform the following steps:-

Step 1: Get the MobaLiveCD freeware tool installed on your computer.

Step 2: Right-click on the downloaded file and select Run as administrator.

Step 3: Run it and click the “Run the LiveUSB.”

On a side note, you can also check if the CD/DVD is bootable with the help of this application. To do that, use the button “Run the LiveCD.”

Step 4: Selecting the “Run the LiveUSB” option will ask about the USB thumb drive location.

Step 5: Find your USB flash drive and click on OK.

Step 6: A new window will open and asks you, “Do you want to create a hard disk image for your virtual machine?” Click the No button to continue.

Step 7: A command prompt window will appear with a little boot-up text. It indicates that the virtual machine is attempting to boot from your selected drive.

Step 8: The Windows installation process will start in a few seconds. It means the selected drive is bootable, and you can close the running window now.

After testing if your USB flash drive is bootable, change the BIOS and start installing a fresh Windows OS on your system.

If the drive you selected is not bootable, the process will stop or hang at the command window.

Download MobaLiveCD

You can download MobaLiveCD from the official website.

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