New 2DS XL MicroSD Card Error

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  1. Rioluwott
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    Rioluwott GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    So i recently got a new 2ds xl with a 64gb micro sd card, after formatting it with guiformat to fat32 i tried installing CFW with my ntrboot flashcard
    when i tried installing it i got an error saying firm backup fail on SafeBoot9StrapInstaller and i got information about it not working on my 64gb sd card and i installed it with the bundled one, after i installed all the hombrew(FBI,Anemone,etc.) i tried installing a game (Pokemon Y) but after a while i get an error about losing connection with the SD card, anyone had a similar error?
    I tried reformatting the SD card with another program and different allocation sizes but i always get that error, also both the SD card and the 2DS are brand new.
    Would it be better to buy a 32gb SD card? i may try to check if there is any issue with the SD card later
     
  2. TurdPooCharger

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    Copy everything off your SD card, reformat it in FAT32 + 32 KB cluster size with either Windows File Explorer or guiformat, and full Write + Verify the empty card in H2testw to check if it's fake or faulty.
     
  3. Rioluwott
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    Rioluwott GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Im going to try that since i did just a quick format
    I will update when i finish testing that way
    UPDATE: Tried doing a full format and tried to check it on that program but i went to do something and the computer´s screen went black since i wasn´t using it when i came back i pressed space and the program stopped...
    it was around 90% but i didn´t get an error i may need to try again but it took me around 2 hours oh well..
    going to try to use a 8gb sd just to install something to see if it is the SD card or the another thing
    Also when i tried using the 64gb SD card the 3ds doesn´t recognize it even though it is FAT32
     
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  4. TurdPooCharger

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    Try the quadruple reformat technique on your 64 GB card in this order:
    1. SD Memory Card Formatter
    2. Windows File Explorer (if bigger than 32 GB, use NTFS)
    3. guiformat - FAT32 + 32 KB (32768)
      • If it doesn't allow reformatting, reformat in Windows File Explorer again before trying again with guiformat.
    4. MiniTool Partition Wizard (free edition)
      • :!: Do not install the Lavasoft Adaware Web Companion (bloatware). See this.
        • Format: FAT32
        • Cluster Size: 32 KB
        • Partition: Primary
        • Disk: MBR
      • MiniTool Partition Wizard Software Tutorial Guide
        1. Delete Partition (for both partitions)
        2. Initialize to MBR Disk -or- Convert GPT to MBR Disk (if it's in GPT Disk)
        3. Rebuild MBR
        4. Create a New Partition [ Create as: Primary | File System: FAT32 | Cluster Size: 32 KB ]
    A badly reformatted or even fake card can cause your computer to freeze or stall trying to read & write to it. You will still need to get one clean scan run with H2testw to know whether or not your card has hardware problems. If the test can't be completed, try the test on a different computer.

    Quadruple Reformat.
     
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  5. PityOnU

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    I'm curious as to the reason for the quadruple formatting here - what does it provide over a simple "clean" command with diskpart followed by using the guiformat tool?
     
  6. TurdPooCharger

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    Have you ever watched the movie series, John Wick?
    Minor(?) detail spoiler about the movie.
    ^^^ You might think using all four programs is excessive or pointless, but it's kinda like that.

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    Originally known as the triple reformat, the backstory behind this technique is due to this:

    Whenever helping others to troubleshoot their software problems, sometimes a simple/single reformat doesn't work for them. Not knowing the state of their card and to remove the guesswork, I tell them to reformat in that specific order and settings for these reasons:
    1. SD Memory Card Formatter - This program will revive seemingly "dead" or softlocked SD cards. Windows File Explorer and general disk utility programs may fail to recognize the card when inserted in the reader. If this program created by the SD Association doesn't work, nothing else will (ie, the card has hardbricked).
    2. Windows File Explorer - The second reformatting pass. This does not have fine tune control reformatting cards bigger than 32 GB in FAT32.

    3. guiformat (FAT32 Format) - The third reformatting pass. While it does support FAT32 for bigger cards, it does not have fine tune control reformatting cards in MBR disk & Primary partition.

    4. MiniTool Partition Wizard (free) - The fourth and final reformatting pass. Not only does this has fine tune control for all [ file system | cluster size | disk | partition ], it also has the ability to delete all partitions back into one.

    You might be asking, "Why not just use only Memory Card Formatter and MiniTool Partition Wizard, or skip straight to only using MiniTool?"

    • (A) Due to firsthand horrors of trying to correct my 128 GB cards after using MiniTool's stupid cluster size changer, that combination was found to be the most consistent in fixing them. Good fuckin' luck describing how your card acts funny where read & write stops in the middle of transfers, your computer crashes whenever your card is inserted, and shit loads way too slow on your 3DS.
    The horrible fact is that when this happens, you might wrongly assume or be advised the SD card is bad hardware-wise because the card exhibit behaviors like that of a fake or dying card. You would know this isn't the case because the (single) reformatted and emptied out card tests perfectly fine in H2testw.​
    • (B) There are those who would like to reformat their (128 GB and bigger) cards with the 64 KB option. To help them avoid the headaches in point (A), quattro reformatti that shittake.
    • (C) The same applies for those with 64 and smaller cards when they must revert back to the 32 KB option.
    Edit - I have not heard about diskpart before and most average Windows users haven't either. If the diskpart + guiformat combo is effective at fixing badly formatted cards like the quadruple format, then by all means use that method if you're more comfortable with cmd (command lines).

    Oh neat, diskpart is also found in ReactOS, an open source operating system that is binary compatible with Windows. Never heard of that, too.
     
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  7. zxr750j

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    Uuuuu
    Maybe the card is just faulty (or has faked size)
     
  8. TurdPooCharger

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    ... :mellow:

    *shake heads*

    I can 100% verify cards that are not fake or faulty can act this way if they're badly formatted.
     
  9. PityOnU

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    Ah, I see. Thanks for the explanation.

    It looks like you already did your research, but yeah, diskpart is pretty ancient and has been an included part of Windows for a long time now. The "clean" command overwrites the the MBR and/or GPT section of a drive with all zeroes, essentially nuking any and all formatting information. Probably not very user friendly, though.
     
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