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My 8GB Pendrive Is Showing Only 4MB Please Help


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#1 ajay1998A

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 06:38 AM

I Have Created A bootable USB Of Windows 8.1 And I Have Formatted the Drive. After Formatting, At first It Showed 4MB In My Computer, And Then Again I Have Formatted And Now It Is Not Showing In My Computer. But When I Go To Disk Management, It Is Showing 4MB Unallocated.Then I Right Clicked And Selected New Simple Volume And It Gave Just 2MB :'(. I Have Tried Disk Part Also But Of No Use. Please Help Me Some One Thanks.



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#2 JohnC_21

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 07:22 AM

The drive could be defective. Please download Partition Wizard. Run the program and select your USB flash drive. All steps are virtual and will not complete unless Apply is clicked.

 

Do the following steps

 

Delete All Partitions. Make sure you are selecting your flash drive. You do not want to do this on your hard drive. Another way would be to zero wipe the flash drive with one pass. This is very dangerous if you have selected the wrong drive.

Create a Primary Partition Formatted NTFS in the unallocated space

 

If Partition Wizard fails then I would say the drive is bad.



#3 ajay1998A

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 09:09 AM

No Use. It's Same Showing MBR 4MB In Sectors 8192 :'( 



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Posted 18 July 2017 - 09:15 AM

Then it looks pretty certain to have gone faulty.

Also, capitalizing every word makes your posts very annoying to read.
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Posted 18 July 2017 - 09:43 AM

Sorry I have the stupid habit of holding shift at the start of every word while typing



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Posted 18 July 2017 - 10:06 AM

It's not a disaster, but it does make the text awkward to read. :)

Sadly, the state of the flash drive might be a disaster...
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Posted 18 July 2017 - 07:26 PM

Use Gparted. Make a new partition table (MBR/MS-DOS) and then create a new partition. If does not work, the thumb is trash.



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Posted 19 July 2017 - 09:21 AM

i have installed gparted but don't know how to use it :/



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Posted 19 July 2017 - 09:55 AM

What you did with Minitools is essentially the same as Gparted so I doubt it will work. Gparted can be dangerous if you are not familiar with the linux identification of devices. 

 

In the upper right of Gparted you will see a dropdown box showing sda. Select your USB flash drive. It can be sdb or even sdc. Make sure it show the correct size. Then in in the Menu select Device > New Partition table. Select MBR. Click on Apply or the green check mark. Next select Partition > Create. Create the partition as Primary in the dropdown box. Select NTFS in the dropdown box. Click Apply.

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Posted 19 July 2017 - 12:14 PM

it's not working :'( may be my pendrive is a trash now :'(



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Posted 19 July 2017 - 02:24 PM

Yeah, I think it's basically toast. 



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Posted 19 July 2017 - 05:24 PM

Then you can search in the web of the device brand for any tool that might help. Adata has that for example, but not all brands has it and not for all models. Of course, it probably won't work.






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