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What to do if you are unable to create and activate bootable USB media through Stellar software?

 Modified on: August 4, 2022 |    15129 views

Note: Create Recovery Drive feature is only available in Stellar Data Recovery Version 10 & earlier! The latest version has eliminated the need of any other Mac or external device. User can directly use Stellar Data Recovery through an activated link.


Sometimes, you may face error while trying to create and activate Bootable USB media; the reasons could be different such as:

  • USB not listed on your system
  • You can’t find the USB media to which you want to burn the ISO file, or 
  • Windows can’t access the drive 

You may try another fresh or formatted USB drive/port on the system and then follow the given steps to create and activate bootable USB media through Stellar Data Recovery Professional:

a) Connect the bootable USB drive to the computer.

b) Download the Stellar bootable file from here:

Stellar Bootable iso

c) Now, use a reliable ISO to USB writing software to burn the ISO file to a USB drive.

d) Afterward, open Register.exe, right-click on it and select Run as administrator from the files in the USB drive. 

Bootable media

e) Choose the Drive letter of the USB and click OK.

Bootable media

f) On the next prompt, the activation screen appears.

g) Enter the activation key sent through email, and click Activate. 

bootable media

h) The bootable USB drive is now successfully created. 

i) Reboot your system while pressing F2/F12 to enter the BIOS setup. 

j) Choose to boot the system with bootable USB media to run the software.

k) Run Stellar Data Recovery Professional on your system and follow the instructions given on the screen to recover data efficiently. 




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