BOOTICE Partition Flash Drive - Edit Boot Sector

BOOTICE is a Flash Drive Partitioning and Boot Sector Manipulation tool. Users might use it to quickly partition and format a USB flash drive from Windows. It also supports the ability to mark a partition active and make it bootable. USB-FDD, USB-ZIP, and USB-HDD format options are available. Additionally, it can be used to backup, restore, or modify an MBR or PBR and much more.

USB Flash Drive Partitioning and MBR Editing

This tool can also be used to try to repair a corrupted or unreadable flash drive. Those USB flash drives that your computer can no longer detect because they have been written to with low level DD type (Raw Data Writing) tools.

BOOTICE shown partitioning a USB

BOOTICE in action

Bootice is a utility software that allows users to manipulate the Master Boot Record (MBR) and Partition Boot Record (PBR) of storage devices on a Windows system. The MBR and PBR are crucial components of the boot process, and this tool provides a graphical user interface for tasks such as editing, backing up, restoring, and erasing these records.

It can be used for various purposes, including managing multiple operating systems on a single computer, fixing boot related issues, and modifying partitions on USB drives, SD cards or other removable storage devices. The software provides a range of options for working with boot records, making it a useful tool for those who need to customize or repair the boot configuration of their systems. A flash drive partitioning tool that makes for a great addition to any ones collection of free USB booting tools.

It's important to note that using drive modification software requires caution, as incorrect modifications to the boot records can lead to boot failures and data loss. Users should have a good understanding of disk structures and boot processes before using such tools to avoid unintended consequences.

  • Authors Website: Archived Project Page
  • Developer: Created by Pauly
    NOTE: It appears this USB boot utility is no longer being developed.
  • License: Freeware
  • Extracted Size: 136 KB
  • Supported OS: Windows All
  • Downloading: Here is the last known version of the tool:
    BOOTICE Download