Can't delete data from SD card

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cyberhuskyyoshi - Updated by Ambucias on 23/01/17 at 04:21 PM
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- Jan 24, 2017 at 05:20 AM
I recently got an SD card that came with a USB ,, I put the USB into my computer ,, hoping i could wipe it and use it as spare memory should I ever need it ,, but it wont let me delete anything ,, tried hitting format and it did nothing ..
The usb is just called :: Windows_7_SP1_Ultimate_x64

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Updated by KY_WD on 24/01/17 at 05:20 AM
Hello cyberhuskyyoshi,

I guess, you have one of the so called USB bootable drive. What methods did you use to format the pendrive? Have you tried with the diskpart menu of Windows? If not, please try these commands:
1. Open the Command Prompt
2. Press DISKPART
3. Then type LIST DISK
4. When you see a list of records, you should select which disk to be cleaned carefully, because you could delete the information from another one. You can orient yourself on the capacity of the USB flash unit. If you have other drives, the flash may be number 3, for example. If you have other drives, then the local hard disk should be disk 0 disk and USB card 1. Then, write SELECT DISK 1
5. If you put the message "Disk 1 is now the selected disk", write CLEAN This will remove all information and zeros will erase your USB. Then format the flash drive in FAT32 format.
You could also use the Linux Live CD to try to access the USB to delete it.

Once you have done that, come back to the topic to tell me what's happened. Cheers.

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