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Windows 7: Flash Drive Memory Decreased


18 Apr 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 
Flash Drive Memory Decreased

I used my flash drive to boot up something
Then i just formatted it via right click>format

Then, the only selection was 250mb.. so i did it
It was 2GB.

What should I do?


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18 Apr 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1 (Build 6.1.7601)
 
 

Reformat the USB drive and set it to 2GB partition.
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18 Apr 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Crispy View Post
Reformat the USB drive and set it to 2GB partition.
In the capacity, the only selection is 250 mb.
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18 Apr 2010   #4

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

1) Format the flash drive via Disk management in windows. Click on start button, then type "diskmgmt.msc" without the quotes and hit enter. In the window that opens up, right click on your drive and format.

2) Where did you get this drive from? Apparently, there are a lot of fake drives on the market that report oversized capacity. You can use the Burnin test to determine your drive's real capacity.

BurnInTest - Detecting fake and oversize USB drive capacity
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18 Apr 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
1) Format the flash drive via Disk management in windows. Click on start button, then type "diskmgmt.msc" without the quotes and hit enter. In the window that opens up, right click on your drive and format.
Thank you for your reply ,
I do see my lost 1.64 Gb,
but I am not able to extend, nor delete the 250mb partition..

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2) Where did you get this drive from? Apparently, there are a lot of fake drives on the market that report oversized capacity. You can use the Burnin test to determine your drive's real capacity.
It's 'Transcend' , and bought it from a bookstore(National book store), So i guess its trustworthy.
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18 Apr 2010   #6

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Try doing it through the HP USB disk format tool. Download here.
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18 Apr 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Thank you very much
Solved it !
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09 Aug 2013   #8

NJ - New Jersey
 
 

Wow, I've had a 2gb stick with this problem for almost 2 years now. The HP USB format tool worked perfectly. Thanks guys.
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