Hi all. I’ve got a 16GB Cruzer Titanium, hardware works fine. Today while working on a Dell laptop issue I had downloaded Dell’s 32bit diagnosticcs untility which has an option to format a USB flash drive as a bootabl diag tool. I proceeded to click the button to do this, everything else was automated. The end result was a single 2GB FAT partition, the remaining space unparttioned.
I did what I needed to do with the booting and diags, but now I’d like to revert this UFD back to normal, giving it the 16GB (14.9 usable) it had originally, then copy back the contents (including u3launch.exe) from my PC.
Problem is, in Disk Management on any system here (XP Pro SP3 and Win7 Pro SP1 32bit), I am unable to Delete the partition, nor create a new partition out of the 12.9GB of unused space. In short, I can do nothing except re-format (or copy data to/from) that initial 2GB FAT partition. If I reformat as either FAT32 or NTFS, I’m still stuck with the 2GB partition with no apparent means of re-partitioning.
Though ithe process wiped out the main U3 files on the readable partition itself, there still seems to be a 7MB CDFS hidden partition with the U3 boto code or what not on it. Now, if I plug this blank UFD into my XP system, it autoplays and launches the little red Crozer icon that when clicked brings up the menu system with the Eject button and all that . On Win7 I get prompted to run u3launch.exe but ofcourse it’s gone so there’s an error that results. Not sure if any of this info matters though.
So basically I just need to clear the parittion(s) and make this device’s 14.9GB usable again. Can anybody assist?