Cruzer Blade™ USB flash drive SDCZ50-016G
Obviously there is a simple tool to restore a USB to pristine out-of-the-box condition ? Would be insane if such a tool didn’t exist. I’m very inexperienced with USB flash drive, practically never used them, so thats why I miss obvious things if I do.
How I messed up is less interesting than the solution, but anyway: I wrote a 1GB DEBIAN LINUX bootable image to the drive. Went fine, the writing that is, never tried booting. Then I wanted to write another slightly larger DEBIAN LINUX bootable image but I couldn’t because of lack of space.
Seems the writing caused a 1GB partition. Fine lets wipe & reformat should be simple …
Found the diskpart windows tool:
Command prompt (admin)
select disk 2 # disk show 14GB so it’s obviously correct
clean # wipes partitions, caution, this is very dangerous, will just as easily wipe the C: drive if selected
close command prompt
All partitions are wiped, in Explorer it shows as “Removable Disk (G: )”.
Windows can’t format, needs a partition I think.
Found this “Computer Management”:
If logging as in admin gives the option to “Create a Simple Volume”.
Will this work ?