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Recover space on my usb stick..

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Cosmin    22

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 ?

Thanks!

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John.D    54

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

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Cosmin    22

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

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Xahid    4,914

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

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Ambroos    803

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.

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articuno1au    1,264

One of those awesome Windows quirks.

 

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

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+BudMan    2,907

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.com/tutorials/multipartufd

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

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Cosmin    22

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

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jesseinsf    64

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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+BudMan    2,907

"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.

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John.D    54

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

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