Access Denied when creating bootable USB stick

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rowan.bradley
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Access Denied when creating bootable USB stick

#1 Post by rowan.bradley » Fri Jan 03, 2014 7:25 am

I'm trying to create a bootable USB stick with UBCD on it. I have run ubcd2usb, but it gives me the error:

C:\Users\rbradley.ADC\Downloads\ubcd528\ubcd\tools\win32\ubcd2usb>ubcd2usb C:\Us
ers\rbradley.ADC\Downloads\ubcd528 e: /f

UBCD2USB: Creating bootable UBCD memory stick ...
UBCD2USB: *WARNING* YOUR USB KEY IS ABOUT TO BE REFORMATTED!
UBCD2USB: *WARNING* YOUR USB KEY CONTENTS WILL BE LOST!
Press any key to continue, press 'Ctrl+C' to abort.
UBCD2USB: Formatting USB KEY...
Insert new disk for drive E:
and press ENTER when ready...
The type of the file system is FAT.
The new file system is FAT32.
QuickFormatting 241M
Initializing the File Allocation Table (FAT)...
Format complete.
237.8 MB total disk space.
237.8 MB are available.

2,048 bytes in each allocation unit.
121,729 allocation units available on disk.

32 bits in each FAT entry.

Volume Serial Number is E886-AC25
UBCD2USB: Making USB KEY bootable...
Accessing physical drive: Access is denied.
Did not successfully update the MBR; continuing...
UBCD2USB: Copying files to USB KEY...

Insufficient disk space on current disk.
Insert another disk and type <Return> to continue...

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I know the USB stick is probably too small (it's 512MB), but why am I getting Access Denied?

Thanks - Rowan

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Re: Access Denied when creating bootable USB stick

#2 Post by Victor Chew » Fri Jan 03, 2014 12:30 pm

You need to run the command prompt in Administrator mode.

Right-click on "Command Prompt" and select "Run as administrator".

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Re: Access Denied when creating bootable USB stick

#3 Post by The Piney » Fri Jan 03, 2014 3:09 pm

Format complete.
237.8 MB total disk space.
237.8 MB are available.
You sure that's not a 256MB flash drive?

rowan.bradley
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Re: Access Denied when creating bootable USB stick

#4 Post by rowan.bradley » Sat Jan 04, 2014 3:58 am

Victor Chew wrote:You need to run the command prompt in Administrator mode.

Right-click on "Command Prompt" and select "Run as administrator".
Thanks very much for your help - this fixed the problem.

Rowan

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