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Not Able to Access Entire Flash Drive

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Lancaster71, Dec 30, 2009.

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  1. Lancaster71

    Lancaster71 Thread Starter

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    Hello,

    I have a 4gb flash drive and some how when I was formatting it the computer only formatted 200mb out of the available 3.7gb. I have no idea how to get the computer to format the rest of the drive. The computer sees the rest of the flash drive but it wont let me delete the original partition and it wont let me partition the 3.5gb i locked up. When I try to format the 3.5gb part it says: "An unexpected error has occured. Check the System Event Log for more information on the error. Close the Disk Management console, then restart Disk Management or restart the computer." I have restarted the computer and the disk management console to no avail. I have poked around the application event viewer and I cold not pinpoint this error so I don't have anymore details from the computer. Here is a screen shot I took of the disk manager. Disk 2 is the flash drive that I am having trouble with. When I right click to delete the 200mb partition the 'delete' option is grayed out and unclickable. I am running Windows 7 Professional x86.

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  2. itsupportlondon

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    You may be looking into this for some time!
    As a quick workaround, try and follow the same procedure on a different computer.

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  3. Mumbodog

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    run a chkdsk on both partitions

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  4. Lancaster71

    Lancaster71 Thread Starter

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    I have looked at this on other computers; same problem. I cannot run chkdsk on either partition because there is no drive (ex. E:, F: etc.) that I can check it just hasn't been assigned. The disk manager sees it but since it has not been assigned a drive letter I can't access the space. It should be formatted FAT32.
     
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