Formatting an SD Card

Discussion in 'NDS - Flashcarts and Accessories' started by MetaKz, Apr 28, 2007.

  1. MetaKz
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    MetaKz Advanced Member

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    Nov 5, 2006
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    So my microSD card ended up getting corrupted, and I am trying to format it so I can get it working again.

    So I go into my computer, right click on the drive with my SD Card in it and choose Format.
    That brings me to the format window (of course) and I change the settings to FAT(default) and 16kb (cluster size or whatever).
    But this is where the problem starts [​IMG]
    I am able to Quick Format my SD Card, but I can't Format the SD Card unless I have the Quick Format box checked (Windows can never seem to complete the format when I try to do a non-Quick Format).

    So sure, I can't do an actual format, Quick Format should be good enough right? [​IMG] Nope. Whenever I load up some games on it and try to play them on my SCLite, they end up freezing in my face. [​IMG] It kinda sucks.. sometimes the files get corrupted again.

    My next bet is to find out how to get Windows to do a more thorough format, does anyone have any suggestions?

    *Shakes fist at SD Card*
     
  2. TheBlueStylus

    TheBlueStylus Advanced Member

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    Feb 26, 2007
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    To me that sounds like its a busted card already. Maybe someone else will have a suggestion to fix it. All I can try suggesting is try running chkdsk on it perhaps that might fix it, then format with a default cluster size just to see if it works.
     
  3. CatScam

    CatScam ScamaRama!

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    Apr 29, 2006
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    Something is wrong; I would first try using the HP USB format tool.
    If that don’t work I would then try another USB reader & format again.

    HP USB format tool (Freeware)
    http://tinyurl.com/yw8ccb
     
  4. MetaKz
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    MetaKz Advanced Member

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    Thanks for the program [​IMG]

    Unfortunately it can't get any further than Vista. I forgot to mention that I was using 2 different readers before.. hehe oops! [​IMG] Anyway, I guess this means it's a good thing they have that 5 year warranty thing. heh. Thanks for the help guys [​IMG]
     
  5. fli_guy84

    fli_guy84 GBAtemp Fan

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