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USB Flashdrive shows smaller than it really is, 2Gb shows as 6Mb

A friend of mine has a 2Gb flashdrive which he used for months.  It definately is a 2Gb drive.

He installed, for evaluation, some software to "carry" his identity around with him to use on other computers.  You know, it had his contacts, emails etc.

He wasn't very happy with his evaluation so he uninstalled it and deleted the software etc.

Then he noticed his 2Gb flashdrive now shows as 6Mb.  We have tried to reformat it etc but it always shows a 6Mb.  Obviously the software screwed with his flashdrive somehow.

We have tried full format and quick format through the format verb and through Disc Management.

This is a real 2Gb flashdrive, not one of those hacked small drives made to appear as bigger drives.

Is there any way we can get this flashdrive back to its real size of 2Gb?

All the computers used run WinXP Professional SP2.

louwin
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PUNKYCommented:
What format that you used to format the drive? FAT, FAT32, or NTFS?
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louwinAuthor Commented:
Mostly the format command only offers FAT.

Disc Management offers FAT32 but says "disc too small" when attempted format in FAT32.

I don't think reformating is the solution.
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PUNKYCommented:
What is brand and model of USb drive?
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louwinAuthor Commented:
The only thing on the flashdrive is "Jogr".  It is a waterproof flashdrive.
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PUNKYCommented:
Go here and download utility to setup again:

http://www.adata.com.tw/adata_en/product_show.php?ProductNo=AR19ZZZOR

Choose Partition tool.
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louwinAuthor Commented:
Superb!  Excellent solution.

Just what I wanted - a utility to remove the "secure" partition.

Thanks.
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PUNKYCommented:
You are very welcome.

:o)
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