How can I repartition my USB flash drive after it had been incorrectly formatted by my DVR?

Anonymous August 5, 2014

I have a PNY 16 GB flash drive that I plugged into a DVR. it formatted the drive to use for extra storage. When I removed it I discovered a partition that has turned it into a 1GB drive. I went to disk management and I cannot delete the partition normally, what should I do?

  1. Hovsep A
    August 5, 2014 at 8:57 am

    Plug in your PNY 16 GB flash drive.
    Open the command prompt with administrative rights

    Type in the following:
    1. diskpart and hit enter
    2. list disk and hit enter
    3. select disk and hit enter
    (enter the number that corresponds to your USB drive)
    4. clean and hit enter
    5. create partition primary and hit enter
    6. select partition 1 and hit enter
    7. active and hit enter
    8. format fs=fat32 and hit enter
    9. exit and hit enter
    Safely eject your USB key, reboot and replug, see if this will help you