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Windows 7: [Help]Bootable USB Disc back to Normal USB

08 Aug 2013   #11

Windows 8 64 bit
Revert bootable usb drive back to normal

Folllow the below steps if you want to revert your usb device back to normal.

Run CMD as Administrator
List Disk
Select Disk 1 (if your usb drive mine was 1)
Create partition primary
format fs=ntfs quick

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05 Jul 2014   #12

Windows 7 ltimate x64

Thanks ebinthms, that worked for me
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13 Dec 2014   #13

windows 7 32 bit

When I try to enter the command Create partition primary I got Virtual Disk service Error : the operation is not supported on a non-empty removable disk
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13 Dec 2014   #14

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit

Welcome to Seven Forums.

Format your drive using HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool v2.2.3 HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool Download - Softpedia ( Right click on the HPUSBDisk.exe and run as administrator.)
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24 May 2016   #15

windows 7 professional x64
make usb-drive unbootable

Start administrator's command prompt:

Open start menu
Type cmd
Press Ctrl+Shift+Enter
Fire up the utility called diskpart. Literally, enter diskpart command.

DISKPART> prompt should appear.

Now in diskpart prompt type: LIST DISK and it will list all your Disks including your USB drive. Note the Disk number.

Type the SELECT DISK <num>, where <num> is your USB disk number. Just look for right capacity of the drive.

List all partitions on it: LIST PARTITION.

For every one of them type: SELECT PARTITION <num>, where <num> is the number of partition and DELETE PARTITION.

Now check there aren't any of partitions left: LIST PARTITION. If there aren't any create one partition:

CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY - If it asks about size, just use the default value - it is the max capacity

FORMAT FS=FAT32 QUICK - I think USB flash drives use FAT32 filesystem by default. You could use NTFS instead too.

That's it!
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