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External HDD not showing full space?


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#1 mystic12

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Posted 07 March 2017 - 03:57 PM

This 64gb drive was working fine last time I used it but now when I plugged it in, windows kept asking to format so I had no choice but to do so and now it is showing Used space 12kb and free space 199kb, any way to fix this please?



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Posted 07 March 2017 - 04:36 PM

I am assuming this is a flash drive, correct?

 

Try the following using diskpart. Open an elevated command prompt with the flash drive attached and type

 

diskpart

list disk

select disk X   Where X is the number associated with your flash drive. Make sure you have the correct number as the next command deletes all partitions.

clean

create partition primary

format fs=ntfs quick

exit

exit

 

Edit: Sometimes Windows will request a format if the partition table gets damaged and the disk shows as RAW in Disk Management. In that case it's possible to repair the disk using Testdisk.


Edited by JohnC_21, 07 March 2017 - 04:37 PM.


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Posted 08 March 2017 - 06:48 AM

Not sure of these instructions John "select disk X   Where X is the number associated with your flash drive. Make sure you have the correct number as the next command deletes all partitions."

 

Please see attached images, I first type "Disk 5" then Enter and it brings up the next screen?

 

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Posted 08 March 2017 - 06:55 AM

Sorry problems as usual uploading images here, please see these 2 images:

 

http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr298/mikehende/20170308_063617_zpsolt22o6u.jpg

 

http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr298/mikehende/20170308_063627_zpsjxxzfmpq.jpg



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Posted 08 March 2017 - 08:48 AM

Disk 5 is the flash drive. Type these commands.at an elevated command prompt

 

diskpart

list disk

select disk 5

clean                     Edit: added line 

create partition primary

format fs=ntfs quick

exit

exit


Edited by JohnC_21, 08 March 2017 - 10:37 AM.


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Posted 08 March 2017 - 10:34 AM

After typing this then enter, it is showing "There is no volume selected, Please select a volume and try again"?



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Posted 08 March 2017 - 10:37 AM

At what point in the the commands did you get that error?

 

I forgot one command, sorry,

 

After select disk 5 type

 

clean


Edited by JohnC_21, 08 March 2017 - 10:38 AM.


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Posted 08 March 2017 - 11:57 AM

All worked fine, thank you very much!



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Posted 08 March 2017 - 12:06 PM

No problem, glad to have helped. 



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Posted 20 September 2017 - 09:33 AM

Hey John, I ran into this same problem with a flash drive again so trying these steps but after I type "format...." I am getting the volume prompt, help please?

 

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Posted 20 September 2017 - 10:27 AM

It may be that you reversed the command. 

 

It should be

 

create partition primary   and not   create primary partition



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Posted 20 September 2017 - 10:31 AM

Right yes, that was your instructions so was my mistake [sorry], got it now, worked, thanks!

 

diskpart

list disk

select disk X   Where X is the number associated with your flash drive. Make sure you have the correct number as the next command deletes all partitions.

clean

create partition primary

format fs=ntfs quick

exit

exit



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Posted 20 September 2017 - 10:44 AM

No problem.  :)






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