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Flash drive stuck at 168MB

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I have an 8GB SanDisk flashdrive that I use for everything. I honestly don't remember how this happened, I think it was during a format but I'm not sure. Pretty much it has a 168MB partition and a 7.29 "Unallocated" section. I can't modify either, the options are all grayed out. I can format, explore, and change the drive letter to the 168 partition.

I want my flash drive back. Can anyone gimme some ideas? I have Windows and Linux at my disposal.
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Echo One
(17 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X4 925 MSI 890FXA-GD70 EVGA GT 610 2GB CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveCoolingOSKeyboard
Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB WD1002FAEX  Xigmatek Gaia XBMCBuntu 11.04 Generic Dell crap 
PowerCase
Coolmax 700W Apevia X-Jupiter-Jr Midtower 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 4670K MSI Z87 AC ITX MSI GTX 760 ITX G.SKILL Sniper Series 2x8GB 
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Samsung 850 Evo Western Digital Caviar Black Stock Intel Heatsink Windows 10 Home 
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LG 25UM57 LG IPS226V-PN LG IPS226V-PN Logitech G910 Orion Spark 
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I had something similar happen to one of my older drives. Try using HDD Guru's Low Level Format tool. Then use HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool to format it again.
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