1.    02 Dec 2015 #1
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    Can't format my Kingston usb.


    I used my usb to boot Ubuntu onto my laptop that I hoped that I could diagnose it but it didn't work.

    Now, I'd like to use of as a normal usb drive but windows doesn't like formatting it...

    I tried many methods to get it formatted but none of them worked.

    Please tell me a way that would work, thank you!
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  2.    02 Dec 2015 #2
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    Hi,

    Have you tried using Diskpart from an admin command prompt to remove the Linux partition ?

    Cheers,
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  3.    03 Dec 2015 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by fdegrove View Post
    Have you tried using Diskpart from an admin command prompt to remove the Linux partition
    Yes, I have but when I do create partition primary, it gives me this long error message that I can't create the partition because it said that I've reached the limit to create primary partitions.

    Thanks!
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  4.    03 Dec 2015 #4
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    Hi,

    Ok, on most USB thumb drives that's normal.
    While you can create multiple partitions on them you can only access and use the first one. You can't assign a drive letter to the other partitions which renders them de facto useless.

    Cheers,
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  5.    03 Dec 2015 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by fdegrove View Post
    Ok, on most USB thumb drives that's normal.
    While you can create multiple partitions on them you can only access and use the first one. You can't assign a drive letter to the other partitions which renders them de facto useless.
    So that means that I can't use it anymore ir is there another way?

    Thanks!
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  6.    03 Dec 2015 #6
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    Hi,

    You can backup any data on that drive, remove all existing partitions and recreate a new one encompassing the entire drive if you like.

    Cheers,
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  7.    12 Dec 2015 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by fdegrove View Post
    You can backup any data on that drive, remove all existing partitions and recreate a new one encompassing the entire drive if you like.
    What program would you reccomend for that?

    Thanks!
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  8.    12 Dec 2015 #8
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    Hi,

    For backing up I'd recommend Macrium Reflect Free.

    Cheers,
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