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18-09-2013, 10:22 AM
I used winhex on a SD card to update the firmware on a android tablet.
Question now is how to reclaim the space on the SD card.
Winhex is hogging 3GB & I can't work out how to remove it.

18-09-2013, 10:30 AM
Tried formatting it? either in the tablet or a card reader.
I've had problems with flash drives and linux distro's, the custom formatting confuses windows but if I can convince it to reformat it usually sorts it out. this might be similar.

18-09-2013, 10:44 AM
Initially I went into the winhex program & tried to remove or format it from there.
Then tried a straight format, but 3GB appears to be locked in a separate partition.
Went to disc management but that wouldn't help either.

18-09-2013, 11:26 AM
Odd, it should show up in Disk Management, and allow it to be repartitioned from there. Take a screenshot for us?

18-09-2013, 12:04 PM
Try the official SD card formatting utility: https://www.sdcard.org/downloads/formatter_4/

18-09-2013, 12:40 PM
It did show up in Disk Management but wouldn't allow me to remove the partition.
Have got it sorted now.
Tried Easeus Partition Manager. It allowed me to remove the partition & format the whole drive.