This is my first forum post albeit with a problem and here it is:
I wanted to make a Win7 bootable installation USB without formatting and so google came up with the following tutorial:
How To Make Bootable Windows USB Without Formatting
But it did not work and eventually bricked the USB/un-bootable, though the data is still there.
I was able to successfully recovered the data using Photorec. The main challenge is to reinstate the USB state prior to bricking it.
I found Teskdisk (cgsecurity.org) and analyzed the drive. Testkdisk detects 2 partitions. "(Space conflicts between two partitions) - 2 * Sys=74 & 1 * Sys=6E." (the partition structure as shown in linked image).
I also posted this on cgsecurity forums, but haven't received any resolution nor found a solution elsewhere:
!!!PLS DO CHECK THIS POST!!!
But Testdisk doesn't offer options to fix conflicts and I'm no expert in fixing MBR issues so really don't know how to fix it?
How do I reinstate the USB state prior to bricking it?
Currently, using Win 7 (32bit). USB drive - file system prior to bricking: FAT32.
Can any buddy help me out. Infact I also tried the EasyBCD (https://neosmart.net/forums/) but they couldn't help either.
Can anybuddy/guys take a look and help me get the usb to pre-bricking state.