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Why after formatting it shows only 440 MB?

How to format it back to 512MB? Maybe I shouldn't format it under WIN XP?

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Re: Why after formatting it shows only 440 MB?

1. You can format your mp3 player as usual drive format in winxp
2.whenever you connect your Mp3 player, a new drive is allocated the my computer wizard .click the mp3 player drive- Right click-Format-defualt allocation size-quick format(recommended?

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