Posted 01 April 2011 - 12:05 AM
Someone has given me a Verbatim 8GB USB drive that they found. They tried using it but got errors saying it was "locked" or something. I tried using it and although the case says 8GB, it only comes up as 3MB total space and 3MB free space. It's in FAT format and I tried reformatting it, but it still only gave me the option with 3MB of the total space. There are no files on the drive either. I went to the Volume Properties of the drive and it says there is a "Master Boot Record" partition style. I did some searching and that is apparently related to an OS Bios, so I'm assuming whoever had it before loaded an OS from it?
Is there any way that I can get the space back? Seeing as there are no visible files, I'm okay with completely wiping it.