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If Windows 10 refuses to start, a USB recovery drive might help by giving access to Advanced Startup Options and repair features. This tutorial shows you how to create a bootable Windows 10 recovery drive in a few minutes.

This is how it looks like when you boot your system using a bootable Windows 10 USB Flash Recovery Data Drive

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Windows 10: How to Create a Bootable USB Flash Recovery Drive

Make shure you are logged in with Administrator rights. Press the Window key + R to open Run. Type recoverydrive and press Enter.

Alternatively you can open the Control Panel by pressing Windows key + X and a click on Control Panel. Find Recovery and click on it. In Recovery window click on Create a recovery drive under Advanced recovery tools.

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If User Account Control asks you for confirmation, click on Yes.

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It his highly recommended to select back up system files to the recovery drive. If you don´t need that and you know what you are doing, leave this option unchecked.

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Select the USB Flash Drive you want to become your Windows 10 recovery drive and click on Next.

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All the data on your USB Flash Drive will be deleted. So make sure it’s empty or just make a copy of all your files before. When you are ready, click on Create.

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Creating a Windows 10 USB Flash Recovery takes a few minuses since it has to prepare, format and copy the required files.

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When copying has ended, click on Finish. Now you have a bootable USB Windows 10 Recovery Drive.

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