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    Exclamation extra undeletable drive

    i have recentley collected my free memory stick from college but only to find that it has an extra drive on it that shows up as a cd drive but i cannot get rid of it it keeps saying its read only or write protected and i need to get rid of it because it uses up 112 mb of my 512 mb memory for my work if anyone can helkp that would be great thanks

    i dont know the make or model and i do believe it is write protected and has been set to read only

    i am currently running both xp and vista and there has been no joy i dont think it has any partitions so bios settings is out the window so if anyone has any more advice for me pls let me know either reply to this post or email me

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    Re: extra undeletable drive

    I take it you've had a go at formatting it.
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    Re: extra undeletable drive

    if formatting doesnt work (it should) just buy a 1gb one and save yourself the trouble, there like £5 lol

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    Re: extra undeletable drive

    The card's controller may not allow the two areas to be formatted as one. You can format each one individually, but not necessarily be able to format the drive as a whole. Without seeing the device, it is impossible to say.
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    Re: extra undeletable drive

    oh hang on i know about this!

    edit: http://www.u3.com/uninstall/

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    Re: extra undeletable drive

    A......sensible....post from madduck.

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    Re: extra undeletable drive

    dont worry i wont be making a habit of it or anything
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    Re: extra undeletable drive

    Assuming it is a U3 smartcard, of course...
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    Re: extra undeletable drive

    Quote Originally Posted by peterb View Post
    Assuming it is a U3 smartcard, of course...
    smart card? what? this isnt a smart card
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    Re: extra undeletable drive

    Quote Originally Posted by MadduckUK View Post
    smart card? what? this isnt a smart card
    Sorry - a typo - I meant to type smartdrive which was the link you posted.
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    Re: extra undeletable drive

    it isnt a smart drive so u3 wont work

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    Re: extra undeletable drive

    i have recentley found out the seriel number for the product if this helps in any way but i dont see how it is :


    - C8A6-A4BA

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    Re: extra undeletable drive

    arghhhhhhhh

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    Re: extra undeletable drive

    What work have you got that needs 500 meg ?

    Surely everyone at college must be having the same problem and mentioned it to the IT guys there?

    if not , then your problem is about a Tenner away...

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    Re: extra undeletable drive

    Need the mfr codes as well as the serial number (the VID - Vendor ID and PID - Product ID)))
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    Re: extra undeletable drive

    Quote Originally Posted by MadduckUK View Post
    oh hang on i know about this!

    edit:

    try that
    yup did that to my sisters drive, as she didnt need the U3 bit.

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