Originally Posted by muggie01
Hello everybody, hope someone can help me!
Recently switched from Blackberry to Android and seem to be finding it slightly more complicated than I thought. I have the error message "android.process.media Frce Close" This is happening when I try to download app's or update app's through the market.
I have tried.... clearing cache, clearing data from download manager, reboots, ROM upgrade, reset permissions and downgrading the market app to original version! However this still occurs when trying to download market items!
The only thing I can think of which I have not tried is formatting the SD Card, but I'm not sure how yo do this on this phone!
Has anyone got any solutions and/or explain how to format SD Cards?
Many Thanks in advance :-)
This has been suggested in another thread:
android.process.media crash and continual rebooting
Ensure SD Card is properly seated, open phone and make sure of this!!!
Do these :
Settings --> Applications -->Manage Applications-->All--> Download Manager --> Clear Data.
--------------------------------------------------- \--> Media Storage-------/
Are you using the SD from the stock OSF?
It was formatted as FAT16 in mine, so I reformatted as FAT32, which is the preferred formatting for Android 2.2.
You may not need to do this, so check current formatting via Windows, with SD mounted.
If you decide to format......
You need to do a full back-up of the SD Contents, connect to PC via USB, and copy all contents to a location on your PC, including especially the hidden/system folders (.android_secure etc.).
\sd\.android_secure is your apps folder on SD, managed by the Android 2.2 system, so you will not see any contents using File Managers on the phone. You need to be connected via USB to PC to see contents!!!
Go ahead and Format the SD as FAT32 using Windows formatting tool...
usually right-click on the Drive/Format...,
this will be the mounted SD Card, in this case.
You will lose all data on the SD Card, so make sure you have made that back-up of everything on the SD.
When finished formatting, (don't use quick format option, uncheck this), you can just restore the contents from back-up onto the newly formatted card, and you will have gained quite a lot of space.......
only if you are going from FAT16 to FAT32.
I do not take any responsibility if you mess up, but it is quite hard to really!!!
On your own head be it!!!