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<strong>The following instructions do not work on Windows XP.</strong><br/>
The version of <span class="application">Diskpart</span> on Windows XP does not list removable disks.
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Using <span class="application">Diskpart</span>
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<strong>You might overwrite any hard disk on the computer.</strong><br/>
If at some point you are not sure about the disk number, stop proceeding.
Make sure that the USB stick that you want to reset is unplugged.
Click on the <span class="bold">Start</span> button, and choose <span class="menuchoice">All Programs&nbsp;▸ Accessories&nbsp;▸ Command Prompt</span>, to open the <span class="application">[[!wikipedia cmd.exe desc="Command Prompt"]]</span>,
[[More help on how to start the <span class="application">Command
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2. Execute the <span class="command">diskpart</span> command, to start
<span class="application">Diskpart</span>.
Execute the <span class="command">list disk</span> command to obtain information about each disk in the computer.
For example:
Diskpart> list disk
Disk ### Status Size Free Dyn Gpt
-------- ---------- ------- ------- --- ---
Disk 0 Online 80 GB 0 B
Plug the USB stick that you want to reset. Run the <span class="command">list disk</span> command again.
A new disk, which corresponds to that USB stick, appears in the list.
For example:
Disk ### Status Size Free Dyn Gpt
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Disk 0 Online 80 GB 0 B
Disk 1 Online 8 GB 0 B