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Fake 128GB USB memory stick is really only 2GB - can it be altered?

Q: Fake 128GB USB memory stick is really only 2GB - can it be altered?


i bought a USB memory Stick from overseas, and it was supposed to be 128gb,

when i tested it with 'H2test' the realy stoarge of the USB is only 2GB.

Am i able to hide/delete/alter the portion of the memory stick that is faulty and useless.

thus changing the propoerties of the memory stick


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A: Fake 128GB USB memory stick is really only 2GB - can it be altered?

Change it to what? You can't make 2 gigs hold 128 gigs.

If you bought with Paypal or a credit card you may be able to dispute the purchase....
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Simplest method:

Insert the Disc with photos and sound (close any autorun)
Go to My Computer
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If it shows up under 'My Computer' when you insert it into your card reader, you should be able to right-click on it, and select 'Format' to completely wipe the card clean.

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A:USB Memory stick not seen

Create a file with NOTEPAD containing the following lines and save it as FIX.REG
-------------------------- Use text after this line --------------------------------

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Environment]

-------------------------- Use text before this line --------------------------------

Double click on FIX.REG and say yes to the Merge Into Registry question.

Unplug ALL USB devices.
Open Device Manager.
View, Show Hidden Devices.
Uninstall all devices under USB Controllers.
Uninstall all devices under Disk Drives that you know are not present.
Uninstall all devices under Storage Volumes. Say no to any reboot prompts until you are finished. Also, if a Storage Volume doesn't uninstall, ignore it and move to the next one.
If you have a yellow ? with unknown devices, uninstall all of the entries there as well.

When this is done, reboot TWICE.

Reconnect the USB devices and see if they're recognized properly.

NOTE: If you have a USB keyboard and/or mouse, you'll have to modify the instructions and leave enough parts for those to function. I don't have one yet, so I haven't had time to modify the instructions.
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A:memory stick

Barjay, welcome to TSF.

Insert your memory stick into an empty USB port.

Find the pictures you wish to transfer. Select the file you want and right click on it > Choose Send To > Removeable Drive.
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What's contained in the error message may help.
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hi geordief

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What file format do you use please?
Do your file names start with numbers or words?
What make is your DVD player?
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No ideas. I've often transferred WinZip via USB drive-never had any problem. Are you sure you're saving the downloaded file to the USB drive-if you try copying your installed version of WinZip you probably won't get it all. Other than that the only idea I have is that you have a problem with your download-have you tried re-downloading it? Maybe from a different PC?
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My PSP "fat" came with a 32MB memory stick.

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Don't mix memory types. Remove the old memory sticks and use only the new memory
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Hi helenb102,

Welcome to TSG!

According to when I searched for usb flash drive, a USB flash drive and USB pen drive are one and the same:
Known By Many Names

Also known as a "flash drive," "pen drive," "keychain drive," "key drive," "USB key," "USB stick" and "memory key," ...

I already knew that, but wondered if indeed there actually was some difference - so, none!

They are sold with or without bootable software (Windows) depending on mfg. I have bought 512kb, 2GB and 4GB USB flash drives. SanDisk cruzer (512KB, 2GB, 4GB) comes with Windows compatible FAT16 (I think) bootable software. On a PNY Technologies (2GB) USB flash drive which does not come with any bootable software, I partitioned and laid in a compatible file system for Linux Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon which has the property (now) of persistent storage, so that any changes I install to it are not lost after I boot it up and install the changes - i.e. between reboots from it onto my desktop from it.

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Not sure about Windows defender , but most downloads give you a choice to save or run. Many times, I have saved to a cd and burned it for friends who have a slow connection.
I think your idea should work.
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A:Memory on a Stick

Is each stick always recognized as the same drive, like the "f" is always "f" even if it is the only stick plugged in?

Might want to look at this:

You can name your sticks for ease of use.
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A:Bad Memory Stick?

There is really no way to run MemTest wrong and yes, there should be no errors whatsoever.

You can either take the memory back to where you bought it or RMA it directly to Kingston. You can find the RMA form on under support.
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Ok, did some googling.
Found this utility Low-Level Format Tool-HDDguru

It is currently working its magic.

More after the break.
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Try reinstalling the USB drivers or your motherboard chipset drivers.
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Tell us what you have in mind, and why.
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A:Memory Stick Issues

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Have you returned the memory stick to another computer and seen it work since the problem presented on the HP?
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A:memory stick question

The drive is only in use when accessed,so it shouldn't be a problem.
Newer versions of windows have ready boost,which require the
flashdive to be plugged in when it is used.
It is supposed to help speed up the computer but I didn't see a
In any case you don't need to use that function anyway.
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A:problems with a memory stick

You may need a Windows XP update, see:

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A:Opera On A Memory Stick

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Also this happends on every single computer I try it on.


A:USB Memory Stick Problems

It is possible the rewritability of the memory has degraded. This can happen with time and use. Sixth paragraph down.

If you can't write anything to it, either, then you might have a dead flash drive (which would be the first case I've come across, but they say it can happen).

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Drive letter assignment is random, but it sounds like yours was originally assigned as G:\

My apologies: Try here:
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Quote: Originally Posted by TheGene

Hi!! I am new to 7Forum and very happy to have joined...

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