Can you reformat a flash drive after writing an iso image to it? Tags: Flash Media ISO Flash Drive Storage Last response: September 20, 2011 9:02 PM in Storage Share dumpy2 September 20, 2011 8:52:04 PM Can you reformat a flash drive after writing an iso image to it? I recently wrote an image to a 16gig drive, but now windows with only let me reformat it for 1gig of space. Am I missing something? Shouldn't I be able to reformat it despite what is written on the drive? More about : reformat flash drive writing iso image lafontma September 20, 2011 9:02:34 PM By writing an ISO you probably created a partition of the size of the ISO Go to Disk Management and delete the partition, then create a new partition using all the space m 0 l rozz September 20, 2011 9:02:46 PM You formatting it in NTFS? Try doing this: If you running windows 7/vista Start>RUN>CMD>enter type >diskpart >listdisk >Select Disk 1 (1 being the flash drive. Could be 2, could be 3.. i dont know. check the sizes if you are unsure, but be sure to select the right one) >clean >create partition primary >select partition 1 >format fs=ntfs quick >assign >exit >exit This should format the flash drive correctly. Please remember to use the list disk to select the correct drive number. Drive 0 usually is C drive. find the drive that is the correct size of your flash drive, that should be it. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Writing a floppy image into a USB flash drive Forum Iso image to usb flash drive Forum Do i have to have windows 7 to put windows 7 iso image onto a flash drive Forum 8GB Flash Drive reduced to 4GB Capacity after Reformatting Forum SolvedBlank CD after a successful IMAGE/ISO burn Forum SolvedHow to burn an ISO Win 7 to a Flash Drive for installing on laptop? Forum Making bootable USB drive on OS X with an ISO image.= Forum Windows cannot reformat Flash Drive Forum ISO image to USB flash Forum ISO image to USB flash Forum SolvedCan I put a secondary hard drive back into my computer after I reformat it and still keep the data on it? Forum SolvedDamaged external drive partially slow after reformat Forum How to reformat back to Windows 8.1 without disk after complete hard drive wipe out Forum SolvedOnly 320gb detected of new 1tb hard drive after restoring with system image Forum Best freeware to copy DVD to hard drive as ISO image Forum How to burn an iso image into hard drive Forum Dull image after reformat Forum File Format for Flash Drive - To run programs and store .iso files Forum SolvedCan I recover a system image after partitioning a drive? Forum How to burn an iso image into hard drive Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !