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Windows 7: Problem with reformatting usb drive


10 Jul 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
Problem with reformatting usb drive

Hello. I have this 2 gb usb drive that I am having trouble reformatting. It used to have a version of Chrome OS on it, but I am trying to get it back to normal so that I can use it as a normal drive again. At first I just tried reformatting it, but it only reformatted the space which was unallocated from Chrome. I just chose the default settings, and it created a 250 mb FAT partition. Next I went into disk management and tried deleting the partition with Chrome on it. It worked. However, now I have an active 250 mb partition and 1.66 gb of unallocated space and I am stuck here. When I go into disk management, all of the options are greyed out (extend, shrink, delete). It seems that I can't do anything at all. Can anyone help me? Thanks.

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10 Jul 2010   #2

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

Try reformatting with the HP usb disk storage format tool.
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10 Jul 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Thanks! That did the trick.
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