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Windows 7: Pen Drive Hidden Partition


13 Jul 2010   #1

Win 7 Pro 32bit
 
 
Pen Drive Hidden Partition

i got a 512mb pendrive off of a guy, it has a hidden partition on it, dick management doesn't see it, but when it got's plugged into my pc 2 partitions pop up asking my what i want to do.

the hidden partition has an autorun launcher for the film 'bruno'

is there anything i can do that will delete this partition or both, i've tried formatting it, but it doesn't do anything.


cheers

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13 Jul 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello bjproc.




Have a look at the tutorial at the link below to see the "Clean All" option ...

Be advised: make sure you do the right disk, clean all will over-write any drive it's pointed at and the data will not be re-coverable at all, period.


Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command
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13 Jul 2010   #3

Win 7 Pro 32bit
 
 

thanks for the reply,

oops, it's a 128mb

unfortunately it didn't work, i maybe should've said it says CDFS

as pic shows,
it also doesn't show up in disc management in the HDD, but it shows as a CD drive


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13 Jul 2010   #4

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

CDFS format emulates a CD-ROM. You'll need to download and run the U3 removal Tool.

http://u3uninstall.s3.amazonaws.com/U3Uninstall.exe

Also, see this page.

How to Remove a CDFS Format on a Jump Drive | eHow.com
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13 Jul 2010   #5

Win 7 Pro 32bit
 
 

thanks Bill, thats what it is, but it's not working, never mind, it's only a 128mb pen drive, i'll just bin it, i was planing to take it to work
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13 Jul 2010   #6

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

If the u3 cant remove it, you're probably out of luck. Its a stinking practise, this idea of pre-loading flash drives. In any case, try the following.

Go to the command prompt and type >format <drive letter> /<fsfilesystem>. So, E.g., if your drive letter is g: then type:

format g:/fsfat32

(Note there is a space between : and /). Hit Enter.

If that doesnt help, see if you can rename the partition.
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13 Jul 2010   #7

Win 7 Pro 32bit
 
 

thanks for your help bill, this is what i'm getting

the drive is L

i typed

format l: /fsfat32


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13 Jul 2010   #8

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

No, no. Look at the pic you have attached. There is a space between / and fsfat32. Thats incorrect, the space has to be between : and /. Like this:

format l: /fsfat32

Got it?
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13 Jul 2010   #9
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

I thought there has to a " = " in the command, an I wrong?


Like this ...

format l: /fs=fat32
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13 Jul 2010   #10

Win 7 Pro 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
No, no. Look at the pic you have attached. There is a space between / and fsfat32. Thats incorrect, the space has to be between : and /. Like this:

format l: /fsfat32

Got it?
oops bill, sorry, i tried it a few times, and the one i took a screen shot of, was wrong, sorry

yes, i have (mostly) been putting in

format l: /fsfat32
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