Thread: Flash Drive showing wrong size


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Have a 16g pen drive, had over 10gig of music on it to transfare to other lappy, I formated the drive with hp boot recovery utility to recover a mt8s lappy, now it shows 2g and I'v

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    Flash Drive showing wrong size

    Have a 16g pen drive, had over 10gig of music on it to transfare to other lappy, I formated the drive with hp boot recovery utility to recover a mt8s lappy, now it shows 2g and I've tried formatting but still only shows 2g.



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    Re: Flash Drive showing wrong size

    Did it have some sort of encryption software with a password?

    I read somewhere that people with a similar problem had to reload the original software to reset the password.

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    Re: Flash Drive showing wrong size

    No, ordinary drive, can't understand it, hve only used the drive a few times so its fairly new, problem was after using the hp boot utillity.

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    Re: Flash Drive showing wrong size

    plug it in, right click on my computer, select 'Manage' - in the next window, click 'disk Management' - it should be listed - see if it's got any weird partitions.

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    Re: Flash Drive showing wrong size

    You've definately had 10Gb on it with out a problem? I only ask as the fakes are still going around...

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    Re: Flash Drive showing wrong size

    Quote Originally Posted by ManofScience View Post
    plug it in, right click on my computer, select 'Manage' - in the next window, click 'disk Management' - it should be listed - see if it's got any weird partitions.
    Yep, in disk management it has "unallocated" 13g

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    Re: Flash Drive showing wrong size

    It's not formatted in FAT16 is it? I'm sure that has a partition limit of 2Gb.

    Either way it'll need repartitioning. Delete the 2GB partition and reformat using FAT32 or NTFS (noting that NTFS isn't compatible with xbox, PS3 and most DIVX players but FAT32 is).
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    Re: Flash Drive showing wrong size

    Cheers guy's got it sorted, I had to boot off xp disk as no partitions were showing within windows and disk management would not let me do anything with it.

    Booted from xp disk, deleted the partition then formated to fat32, sorted.

    Cheers again for replies.



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