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16GB drive now 250mb. Can't expand??

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Guys I have a 16GB USB drive I put Chromium on to test.

Now I've formatted it, its only 250mb. I had this problem before but I got some guy in work to fix it on his Linux box.

Problem is that Windows only see's it as a 250mb drive, not a 16gb drive with a 250mb partition

Is there anyway I can do this in Windows as I could do with it today?
    
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Use a Linux LiveCD and wipe out all partitions on the device with fdisk.
Take great care to ensure you don't wipe out your hard drive by mistake.
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Use a Linux LiveCD and wipe out all partitions on the device with fdisk.
Take great care to ensure you don't wipe out your hard drive by mistake.
Only problem is my PC won't boot into Linux with a LiveCD. I've tried using Oracle VM Virtualbox however it says it can't mount the USB because its busy
    
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