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8GB flashdrive shows 1GB?!

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  1. de.das.dude

    de.das.dude Pro Indian Modder

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    ok so i got this transcend pendrive 8 gb.
    this guy tied to install chrome os on it, an d ever since this drive shows 1gb of usable space. even the full formattable space 976mb.

    what to do.
    i tried to use the drive menu of win7 install but it didnt show up there :(
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    Did it ever show the full 8GB?
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    de.das.dude Pro Indian Modder

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    yup. actually its the partitioning gone wrong. when i goto properties and select volumes>populate,
    it says capacity 7896MB
    unallocated : 4xxx mb
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    Well, that's silly. It made a System Reserved Partition (or w/e it's called with Chrome) and then decided to install the OS on the said partition :shadedshu
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    You should be able to fix it with Disk Management. If not, you could try downloading EASUS Partition Master Home Edition (free software) and do it that way.
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    I'll 2nd the disk-management way. should take no more than 5 seconds...
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    fixed it!!

    used setup cd of xp, in the drive menu just deleted the smaller partition and created a full partiton, took cd out, booted in win7 and formatted it. as good as new
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    Maybe fail...
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    its working

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