|License:||Free to try|
|Last updated:||22 Jul. 2010|
|File size:||5 KB|
Publisher description for FlashBoot Wizard
FlashBoot Wizard is a tool to make USB disks bootable. Its primary focus is USB Flash disks, but other types of USB devices are supported too. Making disk bootable means reformatting of target media (that's optional) and transferring system files to it. Different types of systems are supported: DOS kernel (MS-DOS, PC-DOS and FreeDOS), SysLinux-based disks, Windows NT/2000/XP bootloader, Linux kernel, any other user-supplied bootloader. You may create blank bootable USB flash with minimal set of system files and then manually tune it for your needs, or convert a full-featured bootable CD-ROM or floppy disk to bootable USB Flash keeping all functionality. FlashBoot Wizard is able to write its output to a physical disk or to image file. So you may create customized flash disk manually or with another tool and use FlashBoot Wizard to create image out of it and redistribute it in local network or online. FlashBoot is designed to be compatible with all types of hardware. It is not binded to Transend, Kingston, HP or to any other particular manufacturer of USB Flash or other types of USB disks. FlashBoot is designed to be compatible with all types of media. It is not binded to any fixed media size or disk geometry, specific for some particular kind of devices. FlashBoot is designed to be compatible with all BIOSes. Some of them rely on so-called superfloppy format (called also USB-ZIP format, originally introduced by external ZIP drives), some of them support only partitioned disks (called also USB-HDD format, originally introduced by external USB HDD disks), others work OK with both ones. You can choose disk format in FlashBoot if you enable reformat option. Even more, you can use FlashBoot to avoid such incompatibilities for existing USB disks, i.e. to convert disk format of existing disk, maybe created manually or by third-party software. FlashBoot is a tool with wide feature list, for example there are no other tools currently available to convert bootable floppies or CD-ROMs to USB Flash disks, or to duplicate USB flash disks. You get all the features "in one box" if you use FlashBoot Wizard.