Creating a USB boot with hidden partitions (using 1 Click tool) is a useful tool and use often. This is a great tool for your technicians because it will save a lot of time creating a USB BOOT, in addition, it is very professional and avoids the risk of virus damage.
Back to the main topic in this article, when you use the Tools to create a boot with hidden partitions, when you perform Format USB, of course only format the partition containing data. That means the hidden partition will still be there and of course, the capacity of the USB will be insufficient. Many of you have asked me how to Format USB in its original state. There are actually many ways to do this, but in this article, I will share with you the fastest and simplest way.
We will use a very familiar tool that is the BootICE tool, very simple you follow the instructions below.
+ Step 1: Download the software
First, you need to download the BootICE tool first, you can download it. Download here Once downloaded, run it to use it without having to install it.
Remember to run the correct 32bit or 64bit version suitable for the Windows operating system you are using.
+ Step 2: Select the USB
At the section
Destination Disk, select the correct USB that you want Format => then click
+ Step 3: Re-partitioning
As you can see in the picture below, the current USB is divided into 2 partitions, the
ESPmain partition is the hidden partition (boot partition) => now click the button
+ Step 4: Select the options
Next, please select the options in the order as shown below.
- Check the line
USB-HDD mode (Single Partition).
- File system: Choose NTFS or FAT32 depending on your needs.
- Vol Label: Name the USB after Format.
OKto start execution.
A warning window appears, something like that all data in the USB will be deleted, are you sure you want to continue? Click
Format successful notice!
Your USB BOOT is now on the same page as when it was purchased. Two partitions have been grouped into 1 partition and all data has evaporated.
+ Step 5: Verify the result
Check again in This PC window (
Windows + E)
So I have very detailed instructions for you on how to Format the USB BOOT hidden partition with the BootICE tool already.
As I said above, there are many ways to do this job successfully, but in my opinion, this is the fastest and simplest way to do it.
How do you format the hidden USB boot partition? Please share your experience with everyone. Hope this article will be useful to you, wish you success!