Microsoft Windows is very stable now. No need to format Windows when system crashed. I still remember the day when using Microsoft Windows 95 / ME. Windows is not so stable and tends to crash if the applications do not running well. Boot disk is a must have to troubleshoot. I was using floppy drive and CD ROM as boot disk back then. But it is replaced by USB flash drive nowadays. How to make USB Pen Drive bootable? There is a tool called Makebootable from PenDrive that can make your Pen Drive bootable.
How is your hard disk drive performance? Is its reading and writing speed fast enough for your video editing applications or fast pace gaming? CrystalDiskMark is a free disk benchmark software. It can benchmark reading and writing speed of hard disk drive (HDD), solid-state drive (SSD), and flash memory like Secure Digital (SD, SDHC, SDXC) and Compact Flash (CF) cards.
Partition Assistant from Aomei Technology allows you to manage your disk partition similar with Partition Magic. With it, you can resize and move partition, extend system drive, repartition, merge, split partition and other more… It supports Microsoft Windows 2000, XP, Vista and Windows 7 in 32bit (FREE Home edition) and 64bit (Pro edition). And added Microsoft Windows Server 2000, 2003 and 2008 (32bit and 64bit) support on Server, Unlimited and Technician editions.