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Erased SD Card, New SD Card Will Not Mount, Endless Boot Loop

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by djkeller3, Feb 6, 2011.

  1. djkeller3

    djkeller3 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Not sure I can dig myself out of this one.

    I noticed that my Incredible kept checking for errors on my sd card. I copied all files on my sd card to my laptop and reformatted the sd card in ClockworkMod Recovery.

    I then rebooted and my Incredible was again checking for errors. I'd not noticed this at all before now, so I thought I had not yet solved the problem. I ended up erasing the sd card, and when trying to reboot, my Incredible went into a boot loop. I went back into ClockworkMod Recovery to try to manually mount the sd card, and I could not. My Incredible boot loops with or without the sd card.

    I went and bought another sd card and transferred my files from my laptop back onto my NEW sd card. Same exact problem. Card will not mount, and endless boot loops.

    What I have is a brand new sd card with all my files on it, and my Incredible refuses to mount it in ClockworkMod Recovery, and will only boot loop endlessly if I try to boot up.

    I'm so frustrated. Can someone help with some other ideas? If I could just get my card mounted, I can restore.


    Edit: I feel like a dummy. My sd card was not pushed in all the way. It will mount. However, my overall situation has not improved.

    When I try to restore, here's what I see in ClockworkMod:

    Checking MD5 Sums
    Erasing boot before restore...
    Restoring boot image...
    Restoring system...
    Restoring data...
    E: Can't mount /dev/block/mmcvlk0p1 (file exists)
    Can't mount /data/!

    As a result, I still cannot achieve normal boot up.:(

    Edit #2:

    I went back to my original nandroid and restored, and apparently, that put back whatever files were bad and was able to boot!

    Then I went back into ClockworkMod Recovery and flashed the latest CyanogenMod Nightly (#26) as of right now, and she booted up with NO LOOPING at all.


    I will admit I was about ready to cry over this!!

    Just hope everything runs okay (sd card is still being checked for errors, but I'm more than happy to live with this now).

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  2. sdrawkcab25

    sdrawkcab25 Extreme Android User

    The phone always checks the sd card for errors(well on every AOSP rom I've used, never paid attention on sense), you just must of never noticed it before.

    So not to make yourself feel worse, but you went through all that for no reason, but at least you achieved some knowledge from it.
  3. WormDoes

    WormDoes Android Expert

    Sorry, not to jack your thread, but I have a SD card question and didn't want to start a new thread. I just got a new laptop and when I mount my Inc in disk drive mode a window pops up asking if I want to repair or fix some files on my SD card that may be corrupted. I've just closed the box, but now I'm wondering if I should chose to fix it or the option to leave as is? Or should I do what I've been doing and not worry about it? Thanks in advance

    edit: not sure if it matters, but it's windows 7
  4. sdrawkcab25

    sdrawkcab25 Extreme Android User

    I would create a backup of your sd card, then reformat it, and copy the contents back. Sd card errors can eventually lead to bad things.
  5. masully1984

    masully1984 Well-Known Member

    panic button
  6. djkeller3

    djkeller3 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    I understand why you say that... but the reason I noticed it checking the SD Card for errors is because there are a series of CM Nightlies that apparently are taking longer to process the *check*. I thought there was a problem with my card, but turned out to just be a process they haven't ironed out yet in CM7.

    But you are right about the learning experience. NEVER ERASE AN SD CARD if you want to ever use it again. :mad:
  7. WormDoes

    WormDoes Android Expert

    I just remembered that when I had my Eris I had made an ext partition for A2SD. There's a few mb worth of files on the ext, is there a way to view these files, delete them and remove the partition? I have a feeling this is why I'm getting that popup I mentioned before.
  8. WormDoes

    WormDoes Android Expert

    Just in case anyone else has the problem I mentioned above happen to them...I mounted my Inc and right clicked my SD card and went to properties>scan SD for errors. It took about 5 minutes and it turns out nothing was wrong. Now that annoying popup is gone when I mount my Inc
  9. mkhang

    mkhang Newbie

    How do you get back to the original nandroid backup? That means stock rom right? I'm kind of having the same situation with the endless boot loops.
  10. sdrawkcab25

    sdrawkcab25 Extreme Android User

    Go into the backup/restore option in clockwork.... Rest of instructions are in the thread you made.

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