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So I have no idea what happend but my 8gb USB drive no longer shows up as 8gb but as 2gb now. The unpartitioned space shows up but windows will not let me do anything with it. Heres a screenshot. Can someone tell me how the hell to format this thing properly?



As you can see all the options are greyed out and it will only let me format 2gb worth of space.
Edited by james_ant - 5/9/10 at 6:38pm
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choose FAT32 or NTFS as the file system instead
    
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thank you I will try it now

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choose FAT32 or NTFS as the file system instead
Thats not the issue here, all file systems limit me to 2gb. Thats just the last one I tried, I fully intend on using NTFS once this is fixed.

BTW what does OCN think of whats going on in the background?
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I think you have to buy it for it to commit any changes to your system. Try this instead: http://erlern.wordpress.com/2010/04/...b-flash-drive/

Hope it works for you
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I think you have to buy it for it to commit any changes to your system. Try this instead: http://erlern.wordpress.com/2010/04/...b-flash-drive/

Hope it works for you
Ya you do have to buy it, I found a copy somewhere though. I will try your link if it doesnt work.

That is exactly what I did is try to install Ubuntu on my netbook using some Asus tool that messed up my drive.

rep+ though
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Ya you do have to buy it, I found a copy somewhere though. I will try your link if it doesnt work.

rep+ though
The thing in my like is only like a 400kb download and should take a few minutes. Acronis DDS is huge, like 100mb
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k I fixed it, I downloaded acronis and used it to delete the partition. But then it froze and woulent format it. So I put the usb drive in my laptop and it said that I had to format it before I could use it. So I formated it and it came up as the proper size.

reps to all.
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