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How to restore USB back to its original state?

  • Partition
  • USB
  • Ubuntu
Last response: in Open Source Software
December 20, 2010 9:12:06 PM

I failed somehow on installing Ubuntu on my 8GB usb, so I'll just buy another HDD for an easier install.

But after uninstall Ubuntu(reformat the partition on my USB containing Ubuntu, about 4GB partition) it just stays at 4GB total free space. I'm missing my other 4GB free space. I can't see it. Does anyone know why this is happening and know how to fix it?

I just used Windows 7 Disk Management to format the USB with Ubuntu's partition, Use my Windows 7 CD to fix boot manager(cmd : bootrec /fixmbr) and thats about it.

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December 20, 2010 10:59:57 PM

you have to use FAT32 with 32kb sectors.

might have to use the Disk Manager to format it
December 21, 2010 3:11:59 PM

Best answer selected by sh3bang.