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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by turbonator, Jan 16, 2010.

  1. turbonator

    turbonator Lurker
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    Upon starting up it says SD Card damaged. I tried to format it both on the Droid and using my PC but nothing happens. Luckily, I was able to copy most of the files off it except for DCIM folder, so I'm assuming the camera app might have caused the problem. Anything else I can try? If I take it back to the Verizon store where I bought it, will they just give me a new card?

    Another problem, I've got personal files on there and now I can't seem to erase/wipe them either yet they remain readable using a PC. How do I get rid of these before exchanging the card?
     

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  2. Trel

    Trel Android Enthusiast
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  3. shrink57

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    Interesting. I never had a problem using the native windows formater.
     
  4. shizzy1427

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    Just happened on mine the other day too. I unplugged usb while saving something to phone :eek:, but formatting the sd with my phone worked fine, what happened with yours?
     
  5. turbonator

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    The card cannot be formatted. Tried formatting using Droid, Windows, and the SD Formatter program. All unsucessful. I am going to take it back.
     
  6. canhead64

    canhead64 Guest

    try using command prompt to completely wipe the card, then use the command prompt to format it. once u try and format the card, it will fail, but then u can format it the regular way.

    did this with a usb stick i was trying to install windows 7 from. its a pain in the ass, but it works.

    i will look for instructions, give me a sec



    p.s. when u do this it might help if u have ur card inserted into the memory card slot on ur pc. or thats how i did it anyway
     
  7. canhead64

    canhead64 Guest

    1. Plug-in your USB flash drive to USB port and move all the contents from USB drive to a safe location on your system.
    2. Open Command Prompt with admin rights. Use any of the below methods to open Command Prompt with admin rights.
    *Type cmd in Start menu search box and hit Ctrl+ Shift+ Enter.
    Or
    *Go to Start menu > All programs > Accessories, right click on Command Prompt and select Run as administrator.
    3. You need to know about the USB drive a little bit. Type in the following commands in the command prompt:
    First type DISKPART and hit enter to see the below message.

    Next type LIST DISK command and note down the Disk number (ex: Disk 1) of your USB flash drive. In the below screenshot my Flash Drive Disk no is Disk 1.
    4. Next type all the below commands one by one. Here I assume that your disk drive no is “Disk 1”.If you have Disk 2 as your USB flash drive then use Disk 2.Refer the above step to confirm it.
    So below are the commands you need to type and execute one by one:
    SELECT DISK 1
    CLEAN
    CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY
    SELECT PARTITION 1
    ACTIVE
    FORMAT FS=NTFS
    (Format process may take few seconds)
    ASSIGN
    EXIT
     

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