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My Sandisk 8GB USB drive is showing up as multiple drives on my computer Please Help!

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I need some help fixing my USB drive. I plugged it in and it is shows up as multiple drives I don't know why or how this happened I'm just wondering if anyone can help me fix it. I added a screenshot of what shows up when i plug it in. Thanks. 

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Thats size looks odd O.o 15,8MB? Looks like it has alot of partitions somehow.

Rightclick your Windows Button and select Disk Manager. Select the USB drive in it and see if it has multiple partitions.

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3 minutes ago, Dujith said:

Thats size looks odd O.o 15,8MB? Looks like it has alot of partitions somehow.

Rightclick your Windows Button and select Disk Manager. Select the USB drive in it and see if it has multiple partitions.

this is what shows up 

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Restart your computer and see if it goes away.  If not, delete all the partitions in Disk Management and format it as a new drive.


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Is there a reason why there are so many partitions on it? That does not happen out of nowhere.

Have you tried making it a bootable drive? or something like that?

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6 minutes ago, RapidRampage245 said:

this is what shows up 

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You need to format usb (back data up first). 

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Just now, deXxterlab97 said:

You need to format usb (back data up first). 

The individual partitions need to be deleted before the format though.


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Just now, JoostinOnline said:

The individual partitions need to be deleted before the format though.

It's odd though for a USB flash drive to have partitions though. I am reading on it and getting mixed results on that matters. It's normal for external drives (hdd/ssd) but not flash drives

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hit windows-x and hit 'command prompt (admin)'

type 'diskpart' 

type 'list disk' 

type 'select disk #', with # being your flash drive

type 'clean' 

type 'create partition primary'

type 'format fs=fat32 quick' 

type 'active'

type 'assign' 

then finally type 'exit'

 

 


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3 minutes ago, deXxterlab97 said:

It's odd though for a USB flash drive to have partitions though. I am reading on it and getting mixed results on that matters. It's normal for external drives (hdd/ssd) but not flash drives

windows won't do this, but some other oses, like linux and osx will


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Just now, Droidbot said:

hit windows-x and hit 'command prompt (admin)'

type 'diskpart' 

type 'list disk' 

type 'select disk #', with # being your flash drive

type 'clean' 

type 'format fs=fat32 quick' 

type 'active'

type 'assign' 

then finally type 'exit'

 

 

Isn't faster to right click and format? 

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2 minutes ago, deXxterlab97 said:

Isn't faster to right click and format? 

the big thing here is the 'clean' part - this wipes the whole disk, all partitions, etc. 

and once clean is run there is no drive letter/active partitions, so you need to create a partition, activate it as primary, then assign a drive letter


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16 minutes ago, deXxterlab97 said:

It's odd though for a USB flash drive to have partitions though. I am reading on it and getting mixed results on that matters. It's normal for external drives (hdd/ssd) but not flash drives

It's very weird.  That's why I'm recommending deleting all the partitions.  It will let Windows automatically join them back into one.

 

Edit: Droidbot's method will work too.  It's just a little less user friendly.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
11 minutes ago, Droidbot said:

hit windows-x and hit 'command prompt (admin)'

type 'diskpart' 

type 'list disk' 

type 'select disk #', with # being your flash drive

type 'clean' 

type 'create partition primary'

type 'format fs=fat32 quick' 

type 'active'

type 'assign' 

then finally type 'exit'

 

 

Thanks, it worked. :)

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On 4/20/2017 at 1:53 AM, deXxterlab97 said:

It's odd though for a USB flash drive to have partitions though. I am reading on it and getting mixed results on that matters. It's normal for external drives (hdd/ssd) but not flash drives

It happens if you live boot operating systems


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On 4/20/2017 at 1:56 AM, Droidbot said:

hit windows-x and hit 'command prompt (admin)'

type 'diskpart' 

type 'list disk' 

type 'select disk #', with # being your flash drive

type 'clean' 

type 'create partition primary'

type 'format fs=fat32 quick' 

type 'active'

type 'assign' 

then finally type 'exit'

 

 

Thank you mate. It worked for me !

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On 20/4/2017 at 8:56 AM, Droidbot said:

hit windows-x and hit 'command prompt (admin)'

type 'diskpart' 

type 'list disk' 

type 'select disk #', with # being your flash drive

type 'clean' 

type 'create partition primary'

type 'format fs=fat32 quick' 

type 'active'

type 'assign' 

then finally type 'exit'

thanks i have been up all night trying to solve this issue

 

 

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As stated you are having partition issues. You can use windows disk management or diskparted. You just need to remove all the partitions and create one large partition.

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On 4/20/2017 at 9:56 AM, Droidbot said:

hit windows-x and hit 'command prompt (admin)'

type 'diskpart' 

type 'list disk' 

type 'select disk #', with # being your flash drive

type 'clean' 

type 'create partition primary'

type 'format fs=fat32 quick' 

type 'active'

type 'assign' 

then finally type 'exit'

 

 

Big thank you!!!

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On 4/20/2017 at 2:56 AM, Droidbot said:

hit windows-x and hit 'command prompt (admin)'

type 'diskpart' 

type 'list disk' 

type 'select disk #', with # being your flash drive

type 'clean' 

type 'create partition primary'

type 'format fs=fat32 quick' 

type 'active'

type 'assign' 

then finally type 'exit'

 

 

you are a genius. thank you. formatting with GUI wasnt working for me. this all happened after trying to install chrome os image for first time. trying again now. could be that the image was bunk due to spotty wifi or it was good and i didn't boot to usb correctly?

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