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#1 Cosmin

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Posted 03 August 2014 - 21:40

Hy. Just tested my RAM with memtest86 which required to boot from my usb stick.. after all ok I see that real space it's pretty "lost".. how can I recover those 30.13gb ?

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#2 John.D

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Posted 03 August 2014 - 21:44

Format it in windows the unallocated / highlighted disk. Then you can use it. Right mouse on it / format it



#3 OP Cosmin

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Posted 04 August 2014 - 07:50

Did that but there's no option for formatting the largest part :huh:

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#4 John.D

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Posted 04 August 2014 - 09:57

Looks like you cant partition / and format a removable disk under disk management. You have to change it to a fixed disk

 

Unless (maybe) you use a 3rd party program, like this

 

Or diskpart first



#5 Xahid

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Posted 04 August 2014 - 10:01

Delete all the partitions, and then create New simple volume !



#6 Ambroos

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Posted 04 August 2014 - 10:23

Open CMD as admin.

 

> diskpart

> list disk

> select disk x (where x = the number of your USB drive in the list)

> clean

> exit

> exit

 

Then unplug stick and replug it, and you should be able to create a new, fullsize partition from Device Manager. Make sure you select the right disk, as clean just plain wipes out the partition table and MBR/GPT without asking for confirmation.



#7 articuno1au

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Posted 04 August 2014 - 11:22

One of those awesome Windows quirks.

 

If only you could put multiple partitions on a removable USB stick :(



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Posted 04 August 2014 - 12:20

Curious how you got your usb stick to be like that in the first place? What did you use to format it so you could run memtest? What is installed on it.

As to having more than 1 partition on a stick - here http://www.rmprepusb...ls/multipartufd

You can have windows see whatever of the 4 partitions you want it to see.

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Posted 04 August 2014 - 12:36

By creating a boot image on stick from memtest settings.. diskpart did the job!



#10 jesseinsf

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Posted 04 August 2014 - 12:55

Open CMD as admin.

 

> diskpart

> list disk

> select disk x (where x = the number of your USB drive in the list)

> clean

> exit

> exit

 

Then unplug stick and replug it, and you should be able to create a new, fullsize partition from Device Manager. Make sure you select the right disk, as clean just plain wipes out the partition table and MBR/GPT without asking for confirmation.

This will do it



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Posted 04 August 2014 - 13:49

"diskpart did the job!"

What memtest - something that came from your maker of your PC/Laptop - or something you downloaded?

Other option would be to highlight that current partition of 99mb and expand it - might have to use 3rd party tools.

#12 John.D

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Posted 06 August 2014 - 08:14

memtest tests the memory. You can download an iso of it for a cd or flash drive