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Windows 7: 32 GB flashdrive became 8 MB in size after format.

27 Apr 2014   #1
pakinezz

Windows XP
 
 
32 GB flashdrive became 8 MB in size after format.

I have an issue and I hope someone can help me. My 32 GB flashdrive shrink and it became 8 MB in size. Tried the Fat32formatter but was prompted to a message partition collapsed. Checked the disk management but there is no unallocated size. Also tried the disk part but only one disk is being recognize when I type list disk. See attached picture below. Does my 32 GB flashdrive have any chance to restore back to it original size?




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27 Apr 2014   #2
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Is it a new pen drive you bought because at 32 GB it came so cheap? If so, you purchased a fake.
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28 Apr 2014   #3
pakinezz

Windows XP
 
 

This is not a new one. I bought it a year ago.
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28 Apr 2014   #4
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I would try and format it again. As far as I know their is no such thing as a 8mb flash disk. If it wouldn't format to proper size and it is not encrypted I would be replacing it.
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28 Apr 2014   #5
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

If it is only a year old , you can check with Kingston Tech Support on the possibility of getting a replacement under warranty.

Related: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/w...79464fa?page=2
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28 Apr 2014   #6
pakinezz

Windows XP
 
 

I tried all the possible way to format it a couple of times but still it won't back to it's original size. Is there any other solution for this before I replace it with a new one?
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28 Apr 2014   #7
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

I added a Microsoft thread to my previous post just a while ago.
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29 Apr 2014   #8
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

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29 Apr 2014   #9
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

A couple of thoughts.
Windows 7 must see the flash drive formatted to the correct size to make it work with Windows.

If it is that hard to get Windows 7 to see the full size do you really want to trust the flash drive with your data.
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