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  1. EgoDogg

    EgoDogg Well-Known Member

    Okay, so my phone has been freezing a lot lately, just locking up, going black. I couldn't find the issue, phone is rooted, tried many different roms, virtuous has been the best to me freeze wise. I wasn't even able to get through setup 99% of the time. I finally found out everything works fine when the sd card isn't in there (only 4 GB - class 2 / upgrading soon). It is formatted as FAT32. Do you think transferring all the files to my computer, reformatting it, and then putting all the files back on will fix the problem? Or have any other suggestions? Thanks for your help.

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  2. iowabowtech

    iowabowtech root@android:/ # Moderator

    If you're going to do that, I'd format then replace the card bare. If it still passes, replace files. That way you verify it's not a certain file on the card causing the issue. Haven't really heard of that potential before but when it comes to cards and the Incredible, nothing surprises me anymore. May just end up having to get a new one.
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  3. EgoDogg

    EgoDogg Well-Known Member

    Well, I'm still in the process of transferring everying to my computer. It's pretty slow since it's only a class 2. There were so far about 25 files or so that caused the card to lose connection to the pc. I'm HOPING that by "skipping" those ones, it fixes the problem. Hopefully those are just corrupt. Once they all transfer to the computer, I'm going to format the card and try bringing all the ones that tranferred back over. I'm thinking / hoping that is the problem.
  4. EgoDogg

    EgoDogg Well-Known Member

    Just as an update in case anyone else runs into this problem, the SD card was the problem. About 30 files got corrupted somehow. removing those files (none crucial / that i needed) fixed the problem. Running like new again :)
  5. iowabowtech

    iowabowtech root@android:/ # Moderator

    Thanks for the update. How did you determine which files were corrupted? And now you're beck on the same card minus the offending files?
  6. EgoDogg

    EgoDogg Well-Known Member

    Correct, same card minus the offending files. What I did was put the micro SD card into an adapter and into my SD card reader. I went to transfer all my files to my Computer, and whenever it found a corrupted file, it said file not found, and my memory card would stop showing up on the computer. I would click "skip" for that file, and the disconnect and reconnect the memory card and continue with the transfer until running into the next corrupted file. Just repeat that until you get all the files transferred.

    Once all the files got transferred to the computer, Delete all the files from the memory card, and then transfer all of the successful ones back from the computer to the Memory card, and wala, memory card is good again, minus the corrupted files

    Also, after I had my phone for a month or 2, i got a "memory card corrupted" message, or something similar. The same method worked for repairing it then, too.
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  7. Mr. Incredible

    Mr. Incredible Well-Known Member

    Same thing happened to me. The phone would freeze, and sometimes mount the SD card as read-only. I had to pull the data and reformat the card. This was 2 days after the Froyo push. The same card has been working great ever since.
  8. EgoDogg

    EgoDogg Well-Known Member

    If that happens again, I would recommend trying this method. Worked great for me.
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