I have a flash drive that has some old install software on it that I want to format and use for personal use as a storage device instead. However, when I formatted it, it simply formatted a flash drive partition (3.6g available) and also kept the install software active in a different drive letter (4.0 gb used). Essentially, my flash drive is acting like a USB device as well as a virtual disk. I cannot format the virtual disk portion (the option is greyed out when I right click on the drive), and right clicking on my PC and clicking manage only shows that the flash drive and the virtual disk are, according to my windows 8 PC, completely separate and unrelated. going to command prompt as an admin and typing
format e: /fs:NTFS /p:2 (the disk drive) yields no results. typing
format h: /fs:NTFS /p:2 (the USB) doesn't do anything either.
I found this topic from a person who had the same issue that I did. I received my flash drive in 2011, however, and the flash drive itself I believe is only 8 gigs (4 allocated to each drive?) Do I have a similar issue? Is there a way to merge the drives? if not, can I at least somehow wipe the virtual disk portion?
EDIT: The disk portion is CDFS partition and there seems to be a lot on the internet about how to remove it, but a lot of websites just tell you to "select format" (which doesn't work in my case).
I have attached a picture below for some clarity: