How to Create a USB Bootable Norton Ghost 11.5 in Windows 10/8/7
Norton Ghost 11.5 is a powerful tool that can help you create disk images, backup selected partitions or any important files. However, if you want to boot into the Norton Ghost recovery environment to restore image backup or troubleshoot other problems, you need a recovery disk. Unfortunately, Norton Ghost 11.5 only allows you to create a custom recovery disk with CD, which is not compatible with most recent computers that do not have a built-in CD/DVD drive.
So how can you create a USB bootable Norton Ghost 11.5 in Windows 10/8/7 In this article, we will show you two methods to make a Norton Ghost bootable USB with command line or format tool. Before you start, you need to download the Norton Ghost 11.5 ISO file from the official website[^1^] or other sources[^3^]. You also need a USB flash drive with at least 4GB of space and backup your data on it if necessary.
Method 1: Make Norton Ghost Bootable USB with Command Line
This method requires you to use the DiskPart utility and the Bootsect command to format the USB flash drive and copy the contents of the Norton Ghost ISO file to it. Here are the detailed steps:
Insert your USB flash drive and open Command Prompt: type âcmdâ in the search box > right-click Command Prompt and choose âRun as administratorâ.
Type âdiskpartâ and press Enter to launch the DiskPart utility.
Type âlist diskâ and press Enter to locate the drive number of your flash drive.
Enter the following commands one by one and wait for each step to complete. Please remember to replace the âxâ with the USBâs drive number that appeared in the \"list disk\" command.
select disk x
create partition primary
select partition 1
format fs=ntfs quick
Then, the DiskPart utility will close and you will see the standard Windows command prompt. Enter the following commands:
cd \"C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Norton Ghost\\Agent\"
bootsect /nt60 x:
â If you installed Norton Ghost in another folder on the hard drive, please type the correct location.
â Replace âxâ with the correct letter of your flash drive.
â If your computer supports Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI), you should format the USB flash drive as FAT32 instead of NTFS.
Now you have made your USB flash drive bootable. The next step is to copy the contents of the Norton Ghost ISO file to it. You can use any ISO extractor software or mount the ISO file as a virtual drive and then copy and paste its contents to your USB flash drive.
Method 2: Create Bootable USB Norton Ghost 11.5 with Format Tool
If you find the command line method too complicated or tedious, you can use a third-party format tool to create a bootable USB Norton Ghost 11.5 with ease. There are many tools available online, such as Rufus, UNetbootin, Universal USB Installer, etc. Here we will take Rufus as an example:
Download Rufus from its official website and run it on your computer.
Insert your USB flash drive and select it from the Device drop-down menu.
Select \"NTFS\" from the File system drop-down menu.
Click on the CD icon next to Create a bootable disk using and select \"ISO Image\". Then browse and select your Norton Ghost ISO file.
Click on Start and wait for Rufus to create a bootable USB Norton Ghost 11.5 for you.
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