After using DiskImager.exe my Pendrive became 1Gb from 8Gb. Help

Asked by Shafqat on 2012-08-12

I used DiskImager.exe to make bootable Pen drive(it was 8Gb) of Chrome Os. Now after formatting my pendrive is showing capacity of 1Gb only. How i recover my PD to back 8Gb. I tried to format it using DOS, and other tool but it shows on 1gb capacity...
 kindly reply... help.. :(

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Tom Houghton (tomhoughton) said : #1

I had the same problem. 16gb now 1gb.

Best FallenMemories (slytherin9090) said : #2

I had also the same problem, from 8GB to 250MB,
But i fixed it. I used the tool called BOOTICE, you can download it @

plug you pendrive, open up BOOTICE.exe, select your pendrive in the Dropdown menu, click Parts Manager -> Reformat USB Disk ->Next -> Select Fat32 -> ok...

the program would not respond in a few moments, and would display a confirmation message that the formatting was complete.

hope this helps. ^_^

Shafqat (shafqat-iu) said : #3

Thanks FallenMemories, that solved my question.

FallenMemories (slytherin9090) said : #4

^_^ hope that helped you..

Tom Houghton (tomhoughton) said : #5

Thanks FallenMemories. I used HPU_v2.2.3.exe (can't remember where I found it). It did work. I hope I can get Chrome OS to work some time. So far I just keep downloading, burning to stick, failing to boot notebook, and reformatting USB stick! Will be worth it in the end I'm sure!

Mike (michael-arroyave) said : #6

Guys I have the same problem but when trying to format it says that is write protected and can't preoceed, can you help me?

Mike (michael-arroyave) said : #7

Done, restarting the PC did it... but don't know which one of the programs you listed, thanks!

FallenMemories (slytherin9090) said : #8

a program is locking your flash drive.. that's the problem.. so restarting it is the answer..

djhell (hellismyhouse) said : #9

You can repair the usb volume with windows tools:

in dos cmd (run as administrator) type this commands:

list vol
sel vol X (where X is the volume you want restore)
create primary partition
sel part 1
format fs=FAT32 quick (or NTFS if you need that)

Now your usb is clean.

Jeff B (skydiver38) said : #10

Jeff B suggests this article as an answer to your question:
FAQ #1927: “My Xgb pen drive was reduced to Ygb”.

kuffa kD (kuffa) said : #11

thank you so much. bootice help me restore my pd drive.