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Windows 7: pen drive shows only 2gb instead of 16gb!

28 Apr 2011   #1
anachronycx

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 
pen drive shows only 2gb instead of 16gb!

weirdest think happened. i was using a software hddregenerator and i made a bootable usb pen drive using it . But after the software formatted the pen drive ,now the total space is shown as 1.91 GB instead of the original 14.8 GB. How do i bring my pen drive to its original size. Formatting again dosent work !!


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28 Apr 2011   #2
richyrichuk

Windows 7 Ultimate N 64-bit
 
 

what does disk managment show?

right click computer>manage>disk management>
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28 Apr 2011   #3
anachronycx

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

it is showing 1.9GB as well . all was well before the format. what should i do?
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28 Apr 2011   #4
Zepher

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

What brand is it and how long have you had it?
Reason I ask is if it is brand new, you may have gotten a fake high capacity flash drive.
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28 Apr 2011   #5
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Try following this Tutorial: USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create

Omit Step 10 and finish with Step 16. Note that Step 7 may take some time to complete. Please be patient. You might be better of omitting the quick option in Step 11 (in other words, just use format fs=ntfs).
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28 Apr 2011   #6
FliGi7

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zepher View Post
What brand is it and how long have you had it?
Reason I ask is if it is brand new, you may have gotten a fake high capacity flash drive.
This is a valid concern.

You might want to download this to validate the drive's actual capacity:

H2testw Checks Damaged USB / SD Card For Read and Write Errors
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29 Apr 2011   #7
anachronycx

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

figured it out fellas . apparently the software used to make it a bootable usb had put a cap on its maximum size and made it completely undetectable to other formatting utilities . A small button "reset flash drive" did the trick. Even Kingston Support had no idea.
thankyou all for helping :-)
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29 Apr 2011   #8
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Glad you've resolved your problem. Quite why a cap would be put on the size by the software in question is a mystery.
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30 Apr 2011   #9
anachronycx

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post
Glad you've resolved your problem. Quite why a cap would be put on the size by the software in question is a mystery.
dont know it for sure but the software uses only a FAT partition to boot in DOS mode and perhaps 2gb is max that could be allocated
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15 Sep 2011   #10
guptarg92

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

how i can reset my pendrive???? plss help me.. my 4 gb pendrive showing 500 mb size only..!!!
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