Drive apparently unformatted and much smaller 16GB->2GB after win32DiskImager

Asked by Guus on 2014-04-07

I am trying to write an image (kali-linux-1.0.6-amd64.iso) from an ISO file.

OS: Windows 8.1 64bit (intel i5)
USB stick: 16GB (empty)

Using: Win32DiskImager 0.9.5

Result:
USB stick Unfomatted(?)
After formatting the USB stick: 2.2GB available.

I have tried to install the iso to my laptop as a second OS by using daemon tools to mount the iso and run the setup as admin.
That didn't work because during the installation a reboot was mandatory. After that it didn't find the iso file.

Why didn't it work?
How can i get the 16GB back?

Thanks!
Guus

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2014-04-07
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2014-04-07
Jeff B (skydiver38) said : #1

ImageWriter writes image files, not ISOs. Burning an ISO isn't supported.

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

Jeff B (skydiver38) said : #2

As above...

Guus (unix4all-u) said : #3

diskmgmt.msc did it.
Full availability is restored.
I'll download an image and try again.

Thanks for your help!

Regards,
Guus