Cruzer Blade™ USB flash drive SDCZ50-016G
Obviously there is a simple way to overwrite / reformat everything to restore the USB to a pristine out-of-the-box condition by a tool supplied by sandisk (or by an operating system tool) ? It would be insane if such a tool didn’t exist.
I’m frustated at doing something I expected to be simple but can’t figure out. I’m very inexperienced with USB drives, so if I miss obvious things thats the reason.
How i messed up is less interesting than the solution to it. Anyway, I researched installing DEBIAN LINUX and used a tool to write a bootable ISO image to the USB. Worked fine, the writing that is, never tried booting. I then decided to write another slightly bigger DEBIAN LIVE ISO image to the USB, except I couldn’t because the first write had created a 1GB file system and the second write was a 1.3GB file system.
Fine, I just reformat it to mint condition, that should be real simple …
Tried format from Windows Explorer, seems theres a partition of 1GB so no cigar.
Found and used the windows diskpart program
admin command prompt
select disk 2
My Sandisk is: //Cruzer Blade™ USB flash drive SDCZ50-016G//
I messed it up a bit, how I messed it up is less interesting