Kaspersky Rescue Disk 10 Bootable USB Creator

Kaspersky Rescue Disk 10 Bootable USB Creator prepares your USB Drive to boot Kaspersky Rescue Disk 10

This is a simple batch file which automates the steps given under the section Writing Kaspersky Rescue Disk to a removable drivein the help.chm file located in rescue\help\English folder in the Kaspersky Rescue disk 10.According to the instructions given in the help file,you have to use commercial software such as UltraISO .However my batch file uses free tools to accomplish the same task.

Download Kaspersky Rescue Disk 10 Bootable USB Creator

  1. Download and extract .Copy kav_rescue_2010.iso or kav_rescue_10.iso to the extracted folder.kav_rescue_2010.iso is the updated version of the Rescue Disk created by Kaspersky Rescue Disk Updater. Double Click on kavusboot.bat .
  2. Plug your USB Drive to your Computer and enter the Drive letter of your USB Drive.
  3. Press y if you want to format your USB Drive.(The USB Drive will formatted as FAT32)
  4. Press ok
  5. Press ok
  6. Press Yes
  7. Press ok
  8. After the files are copied ,restart your Computer and boot from your USB drive.


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  • thanks a lot…
    was looking for this,will test it soon

    • hey!
      i tried this on a different pc and it works now!
      can you delete my previous comments please!
      thanks for the great tool.

  • Hi i am getting this error:
    Making your USB Drive Bootable
    Making RescueUsb.iso
    !! Bootsector Missing !!
    Press any key to continue . . .

    What am I doing wrong.

    • A few other users also reported this problem.
      Which OS are you using?
      Do you have 7-zip installed?
      If not, please install 7 zip from and then try again.
      In the meantime i will try to fix the problem.

      • I can’t get this to work.

        I receive the same error – bootsector missing – and no output ISO is created.
        I have 7zip installed.

        Windows 7 64-bit.

  • Please could you change the kav_usboot.bat file – the problem is that if you already have a working USB pen drive then it overwrites grldr, menu.lst, etc.

    You could test for the existence of these files first before you overwrite or use copy /-Y switch to prompt the user?


    echo Copying Files to USB Drive….
    if not exist %drive%:\rescue\nul md %drive%:\rescue
    copy /-Y %iso% %drive%:\rescue\rescue.iso
    copy /-Y rescueusb.iso %drive%:\rescue\
    copy /-Y grldr %drive%:\
    copy /-Y liveusb %drive%:\
    if exist %drive%:\menu.lst echo Extra entry added to existing menu.lst
    if exist %drive%:\menu.lst copy %drive%:\menu.lst+menu.lst %drive%:\menu.lst
    if not exist %drive%:\menu.lst copy menu.lst %drive%:\

    (note I have not tested the script code above!)

    Why are both rescue.iso and rescueusb.iso required on the flash drive?

    • Thanks Steve for the useful tip.I will update the batch file soon.
      Actually rescue.iso is sufficient to boot from usb.But the official help file says that you have to create a smaller rescueusb.iso .This helps in loading faster.

      • I timed it and if anything it was faster without the usbrescue.iso! The help file says ‘Rescueusb.iso is used only for loading grub2 and booting Linux’ !!!
        This is in the section Writing Kaspersky Rescue Disk.
        It tells you to copy the rescue.iso to rescueusb.iso and make some changes and put both iso files on, but then it tells you to make a menu.lst with usbrescue.iso as the boot iso not rescue.iso. It also tells you to use grub4dos but says it only works with grub2 !!! It doesn’t make sense to me!

  • Kaspersky will definitely get two thumbs up from me when it comes to killing all those pesky viruses and spywares~*’

  • Making your USB Drive Bootable
    Making RescueUsb.iso
    !! Bootsector Missing !!
    Press any key to continue . . .
    i get same problem as u

  • if u experincing :

    Making your USB Drive Bootable
    Making RescueUsb.iso
    !! Bootsector Missing !!
    Press any key to continue . . .
    i get same problem as u

    then, you should manual copy the files to your usb flashdrive from kavbootusb folder :

    copy to your root usb flashdrive these files:
    1. grldr
    2. menu.lst
    3. liveusb

    then, :
    1. create folder on your usb flashdrvie : rescue
    2. copy these files to your usbflashdrive in rescue folder : rescue.iso & rescueusb.iso
    3. finish, unplug your usb flashdrive from pc and plug in to your netbook and reboot

    NOTE :
    if u dont have rescue.iso then rename kav_rescue_10.iso to rescue.iso

    good luck

  • It’s easy to fix “the boot sector missing” because this error means you don’t have a necesary file:


    so you just need to copy this file (grub_eltorito) in this folder (.\kavdisk\boot\grub\) and thats all.

    I downloaded from here

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