16gb pen drive only showing 1.92gb why?

June 12, 2012 at 15:10:50
Specs: Windows 7
16gb pen drive only showing 1.92gb why? i have a 16gb pen drive that worked fine but now its saying its 1.92gb why and what can i do to fix this?

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#1
June 12, 2012 at 16:07:25
If there is nothing on it you need then right click its icon in "Computer" and format it.
It might have just died - they don't last forever.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#2
June 12, 2012 at 16:31:01
What does the properties of the pen drive show in General tab?

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#3
June 12, 2012 at 17:22:11
It is possible that the drive is a fake. That is a drive that has been modified to show a much larger capacity than it actually has. This is quite common for 16 GB and larger drives sold by eBay and similar outlets with sellers in the orient.

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#4
June 12, 2012 at 17:34:19
Worked fine now does not.

Broken.

Can try to partition it but assume it is bad.

Hang up and live.


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#5
June 15, 2012 at 03:46:24
it was bought in asda it was a 16gb cos it said 16gb on properties but now it says 1.92gb free of 1.92gb where as b4 it used to say xxgb free of 15.xgb if u understand me lol

it has been reformated and still says the same.


ive only had it a few months not got recept as it was a gift.


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#6
June 15, 2012 at 08:57:51
Presumably it used to show 16GB.

Whatever, try it on another computer. If it still shows 1.92GB then it has failed so there is not much more you can do about it.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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