> How to > Partition Manager > How to Format Hard Drive Without Boot Disk

How to Format Hard Drive Without Boot Disk

Updated on Dec 03, 2018 by Jean to Partition Manager

Get the best bootable format software so that you can format hard drive without boot disk or booting Operating System, especially when getting trouble in blue screen of death, black screen of death that causes failure in starting a PC normally.

How to format my hard drive without a boot disk

"Just heard a bad story from my best friend. His hard drive crashed, and the computer stopped working. Many suggestions are about repair and format hard drive, which can usually fix the boot issue. But booting Windows from bootable flash drive failed, he can do nothing, even for an attempt for a self-fix. I wondered that perhaps there is some way to format hard drive without a boot disk. Any ideas?"

Always prepare a Windows installation media, or call it a bootable USB drive or CD/ DVD, for the purpose of accessing Windows operating system when your PC did not start correctly. While in the following situations, you need a bootable format software more than that.

  • Don't have a bootable flash drive or disc at hand.
  • Bootable drive not detected in the BIOS.
  • Booting from the selected bootable drive failed.

What's the best bootable format software

First of all, what's the use of a bootable hard drive or USB flash drive format utility we're going to recommend? It's an ideal alternative for a Windows installation drive, accurately speaking. Let's see how it works.

Download and install EaseUS partition magic software on your PC, the required bootable format software, then create a bootable disk with it quickly.

Download Now

 Windows 10 is supported


Step 1: Prepare a disc or drive

To create a bootable disk of EaseUS Partition Master, you should prepare a storage media, like a USB drive, flash drive or a CD/ DVD. Correctly connect the drive to your computer.

Launch EaseUS Partition Master, go to the "WinPE Creator" feature on the top. Click on it.

create easeus partition master bootable disk

Step 2: Create EaseUS Partition Master bootable drive

You can choose the USB or CD/DVD when the drive is available. However, if you do not have a storage device at hand, you can also save the ISO file to a local drive, and later burn it to a storage media. Once made the option, click "Proceed."

create easeus partition master bootable disk

You have created an EaseUS Partition Master WinPE bootable disk now. You can manage your hard disks and partitions through the bootable drive whenever the computer fails to boot normally.

How to format hard drive with bootable format software

As soon as EaseUS Partition Master WinPE bootable disk was done, you can boot the computer from it, and EaseUS partition will launch automatically so that you can use the format function freely.


Step 1: Run EaseUS Partition Master, right-click the hard drive partition you intend to format and choose "Format".

Format Hard Drive Partition - Step 1

Step 2: In the new window, set the Partition label, File system (NTFS/FAT32/EXT2/EXT3), and Cluster size for the partition to be formatted, then click "OK".

Format Hard Drive Partition - Step 2

Step 3: Then you will see a warning window, click "OK" in it to continue.

Format Hard Drive Partition - Step 3

Step 4: Click the "Execute Operation" button in the top-left corner to review the changes, then click "Apply" to start formatting the partition on your hard drive.

Format Hard Drive Partition - Step 4

The advantages of applying EaseUS Partition Master with its WinPE bootable disk and format partition features are noticeable. It perfectly replaces the use of a Windows installation media that was required when Windows OS develops booting problem. What's more, it offers a format solution which is quicker and easier than any other formatting ways, such as diskpart format and Windows Disk Management format.