Uh. I looked at the properties on windows, it says that its formatted as RAW, and 0 bytes. When I try to format, no matter what filesystem I use, I can only format to 1.92 GB. I have tried on 2 windows 7 machines and an XP, I'll try Ubuntu or Fedora when I get home if that might work.
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Hard to tell without more information, but the most likely answer is that your drive really is a 2GB drive. Some unscrupulous people sell devices with a faked capacity.
The drives are doctored to report a higher capacity than they really have. Sometimes this is accomplished by manipulating the filesystem structures on the device, then reformatting such a device will show the true capacity, because it corrects the doctored filesystem structures.
See e.g. this link for some explanations: BurnInTest FAQ - Testing for fake counterfeit USB drive capacity .