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#1 OldPhil

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Posted 28 January 2014 - 03:45 PM

Had to use  my 32g stick for some testing, when done I formatted.  It now reports 64 meg, how do I reclaim the full capacity?


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Posted 28 January 2014 - 03:53 PM

I guess I would ask what kind of testing you did?

 

Did you use all but 65 MB during the test? How did you format it? Did you use the Quick Format option? What file system?



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Posted 28 January 2014 - 04:31 PM

To tell the truth I just hit format as I have done a few times before, never had a problem.  It did it Fat32, as far as tests I ran CPU ID and Memtest86.


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Posted 28 January 2014 - 04:35 PM

Have you tried running chkdsk on it?



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Posted 28 January 2014 - 04:42 PM

Yes no change.


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Posted 28 January 2014 - 04:46 PM

How long have you had this flash drive? It's possible it's reached the end of its lifespan.



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Posted 28 January 2014 - 04:50 PM

Ran it through again figured what could it hurt Yup now it shows 48 megs!


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Posted 28 January 2014 - 04:52 PM

What happens if you format from a command prompt or run with format /fs:fat32



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Posted 28 January 2014 - 04:52 PM

The stick is about 4 weeks old, I moved a bunch of files off it to use it for Memtest.


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Posted 28 January 2014 - 04:57 PM

You can use the diskpart command to clear the partition table and create a new partition. Just be careful that you select the correct disk. Here is a good video that explains the process.

 



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Posted 28 January 2014 - 04:58 PM

Was just posting what the above mentioned, repartition/format to ntfs.


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Posted 28 January 2014 - 07:13 PM

Won't get to it until tomorrow, no peace now other half home from work!


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Posted 29 January 2014 - 10:53 AM

Ran the program step by step starting/stopping the video, when done it did not show up in computer.  So I ran it again with the same results, just for S&G I pulled it out of the mini and plugged it into theother laptop.  I got the normal audio beep but it did not pop the usual applet asking what to do with it but did show in computer, I put the files back on it and tried a couple to see if all was well.  No problems!  I clicked to eject in the task bar after closing computer, got a pop up drive still in use though it was not.  I did a restart and pulled the drive when I felt it was not being seen by the system, I plugged it back into the mini it still did not show in computer.  I clicked on manage sure enough it shows up as Healthy (Active Primary Partition) but has 29.81g not 32g, still does not show in computer something is still not right.


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Posted 29 January 2014 - 11:57 AM

29.81g showing in Disk Managment is normal because there are 1024 Megabytes in a Gigabyte. If you look at your hard drive size, it will not show the advertised size either.

 

Gigabyte (GB) = 1,024 Megabytes or 1,073,741,824 Bytes

 

1,000,000,000/1,073,741,824 = .9313

 

.9313 * 32 = 29.8

 

When attached to the Mini, does Disk Managment show a drive letter? If not, add a drive letter.



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Posted 29 January 2014 - 12:13 PM

Ok but 2.19g seems big maybe not, in manager it show disk 0 the c: drive and disk 1.  Still does not show in computer, will have to get back to this later, have Honey Do's!!!!!!!!!!


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