Stop! Don’t throw that USB away

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You may be able to save your USB drive if it stops functioning.   Recently I had a USB drive I use to push firmware on DVRs that did not show its full capacity.   The USB drive could not be formatted and the Disk Management Utility was of no use.

Warning – IF YOU SELECT THE WRONG PARTITION OR DRIVE LETTER, YOU MAY DELETE DATA.  REMEMBER, YOU WILL ERASE WHAT IS ON THE USB DRIVE, BUT  IT SHOULD BECOME FUNCTIONAL.

Open a command prompt as an Administrator and type what is in the bold, CHANGING the partition information and drive letter as necessary.

Follow the steps below to fully ERASE and reset the drive –

Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.15063]

(c) 2017 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:WINDOWSsystem32>diskpart
Microsoft DiskPart version 10.0.15063.0
Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation.
On computer: SERVER

DISKPART> list disk

Disk ###  Status         Size     Free     Dyn  Gpt

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2 Responses to Stop! Don’t throw that USB away

  1. Mike Markwick says:

    I have 120Gb SSD not showing full capacity would this work clear it and bring it back to full working order. Thank you.

    • Ramblinrick says:

      Mike,

      Keep in mind most drives always show less space than what the actual drive size may be… If you think the drive is on its’ way out, why not give it a try.

      If you need to check the health of your SSD drive I found this article that may be helpful — CLICK HERE (for Best 7 Free Tools to Check SSD Health and Monitor Performance).

      Rick

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