Formating micro sd card after sky 3ds

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  1. Ryane
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    When you use the software to format the micro sd card, it is only
    > > useable in the sky3ds, you can't use windows to format the micro sd card
    > > to be useable in anything like a camera, it displays that it is a 512kb
    > > card instead of 4gb, if you go back to the program it still sees it as
    > > 4gb, but it is not useable in anything else, the same thing happened to
    > > the 32gb and other 4gb, card, I know this problem does not happen with
    > > the gateway card as my friend has one of those. Thanks for your help
     
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    sdformatter
     
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    When I tried it is saying the card is write protected. it is in a usb adapter so it is not write protected. i have tried using paragon hard disk manager 15 premium and you can see it shows up as a 32 gb micro sd card, but nothing will format it back. thread 3.JPG thread 4.JPG
     
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    Easeus partition manager...
     
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    The Sky 3ds Discwriter that formatted the card to its own system can also restore it to windows, use the REFORMAT button, it will restore the normal file system. After that just to be sure right click the card in windows and format again, you can now choose FAT, FAT32, NTSF and data cluster size.

    No need for guides or other programs
     
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    I did this, and when I right clicked to reformat it, it failed to do so. I then tried to format it in CMD, when I selected it (disk 1) and typed 'clean' it said 'Virtual disk service error: there is no media in the device'. Sd card formatter won't even recognize it, and neither will (sky3ds') diskwriter. Hope somebody can help!
     
  9. ScarletDreamz

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    No need for extra software.

    Just use DiskPart.
     
  10. Joshwraith

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    Run Discwritter as administrator and try again, just right click the icon and "run as administrator", I think it need elevated permission to reformat the card.
     
  11. azakhan

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    I always run as admin by right clicking. It won't let me click 'go', won't recognise it.
     
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    cmd > diskpart > list disk > select disk x > clean > create par pri > format fs=fat32 quick
     
  13. Joshwraith

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    Did you try another card adapter, those microsd to SD adapter are faulty you should try with another if nothing above works.
     
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    I did, I followed this guide:
    http://www.tomsguide.com/faq/id-247...matable-working-formated-general-methods.html

    but it said 'Virtual disk service error: there is no media in the device'

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    It still works fine with every other sd card
     
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    When you use SDFormatter to reformat a card fully you should set format size adjustment to ON.
    It might solve the issue, or it might not.