Wierd Flash Drive problem

By Zilliak
Feb 28, 2010
  1. I was just messing around and put chromium os on my 4gb patriot x flash drive, but when i went to use it i couldnt becuase i forgot i made a virtual hardrive or w.e its called. So i used windows to format it, it now only has 950 mb of memory after the format, any ideas on how to get my 4gb back?
  2. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,819   +370

    Does it show as taking up the full drive in Disk Management? Its possible you have more than 1 partition on it, or 1 partition and ~3 gigs of unallocated space.
  3. Zilliak

    Zilliak TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 234

    Either way i have no idea wat to tell you i looked is there a utility to completly format its back or atleast let me look at like gparted or something?
  4. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,819   +370

    Utilities will format the partition, so even if you got that it would be the same size if its a partition thing. Take a look at it in Disk Management to see if that is the case.

    Yes, gparted should see it and allow you to remove/format the partitions.
  5. killerjedininja

    killerjedininja TS Rookie Posts: 27

    if you use gparted, make sure you set the disk drive in front of the HDD in the boot sequence in your BIOS
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