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How to reset USB Flash Media formatted as Floppy

Last response: in Storage
December 23, 2010 3:11:52 PM

Hello All,

I have a usb flash drive which I had previously formatted as a bootable floppy disk drive using an HP utility at the time. I had to do this to helpme with a BIOS update.

When the drive is plugged in, windows recognises it as a floppy disk with a max of 1.44 MB. Is there any way of unformatting / restoring my media back to full capacity?

I am running Windows 7.

Thanks in advance for your help.

Best regards
a c 93 G Storage
December 23, 2010 5:00:19 PM

have you tried using the Disk Manager in Windows?

if it is larger then 4GB use FAT32 with 32 bit sectors.
a b G Storage
December 23, 2010 9:01:30 PM

Just right-click on the drive in your explorer window (the old "My Computer") and select "Format". You can do a quick format as emerald suggested with FAT32.