How to clear/remove partition on usb drive?
I went to a convention last weekend and there was a company that was giving out flash drives. I thought it would be nice to give to the kids so I took a lot of them. I plugged them in when I got home and found out they were 1GB flash drives, but here's the thing.
It autoloads as 2 separate drive letters and it's split to where one partition of the usb drive is 800mb and one is filled with marketing stuff that's 200 mb.
I tried to format the whole usb drive so that I can just get one autoload window under one letter drive with the total combined free space, but I was unable to format it. The marketing stuff that's 200 mb, is "delete protected", so I'm left with essentially an 800 mb usb drive that can't be used to boot up software because the priority boot up sequence goes to the marketing stuff.
Here's a snapshot of what I see on my computer:
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So how do I get rid of the protected content and unpartition this thing? What software can be bought or used freely to do this? I have a lot of these usb drives that I would love to send to my kids for school, but I don't want them to have a hard time using them because of this.