Games showing as white blanks

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    I have a sandisk 64 gb micro sd formatted to exfat. Once I have loaded past 5 games, the games show up as white blanks and when I click them nothing gets loaded. Does anyone know why? I have tried loading games with the built in card reader on my laptop and a usb sd card adaptor, but get the same results. I have loaded the games 1 by one, or all at the same time, but they still show up as white blanks. All the games work, it is just a matter of which ever game is past the 5 game limit allowed to show is a white blank. Thank you.
     
  2. Flame

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    the irony your text shows as white...

    maybe is in your DNA.

    white power? lolno





    anyway.. you are using a gateway? does the games work with other micro sd card if you have one.. say a 32gb?
     
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    Yeah the text is being strange...all the games work. It is just when I get past 5 games the rest are white blanks. I have been told on max console that the sandsik microsd is a fake. The ebay seller said it isnt that its from a verified dealer. All the san disk ultra photos I have searched for do not have a manufacture code on them, but the printed photo on the micro sd looks faded, like as if you would print your own photo on a mix cd. It does seem fake. I am going to a retail store and buying one in person. See how it works.
     
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    Try checking if your card's defragmented. Reformat your card fully if it is then try loading the games one by one
     
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    Yeah most likely a fake SD check it with h2testw
     
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    I had the same problem, your sd must be a fake, use h2testw and ask for a refund
    I had a 64gb sd, in the end it was a 8gb :nayps3:
     
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    How do I check if its defragmented? With a program called h2testw ? I just got the real one from a retail store, I am loading games 1 by 1 now. I have also formatted it to "Restore device defaults".
     
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    (Do this after you loaded your games. Games should work if no files are fragmented)
    Open My computer -> right click your sd card drive -> properties -> Tools tab -> Defragment now -> Analyze

    Window defragmenter is slow as hell though. I find this one (http://www.piriform.com/defraggler) much better.

    Oh, and make sure your card is actually the size it's suppose to be. h2testw works but takes way to long, fakeflashtest takes 30sec as opposed to hours
     
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    i think if it was fragmentation, he would just be getting the fragmentation error....the blank boxes more than often = fake card....especially if its only after a certain point...i.e the real size limit
     
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    Ok the real card I just purchased from a retail store, works. I have a few questions though. What is this I keep reading that once you loaded all your games, and want to delete some, to then add others (if you run out of space for instance) that you'll get something call "fragmentation". And 2nd, what are things I want to avoid or be aware of that can harm my rom saves that are on my SD card? Thank you.
     
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    Rather than go into detail about file system fragmentation, I'll just post a link to the wikipedia entry for your perusal.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File_system_fragmentation

    As for how it affects the GW, the best way to avoid fragmentation errors is to format the mSD if you plan on adding files that are bigger than the files you're deleting.
     
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    What can damage my rom saves on the SD card?
     
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    Not sure, as I've never had any save-related issues with my SD card. Perhaps someone else who's experienced it could answer.