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Unable to format my 2GB microSD

By edrbls
Feb 24, 2012
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  1. I get "windows was unable to complete the format" error when I try to format my micro sd card on my computer. So I check everywhere in the drive and I find a folder that gives me "the file or directory is corrupted and unreadable" error when I try to delete or access it. I can delete everything else but it reappears after I reinserted the drive. I tried to format with command prompt and I get "invalid media or track 0 bad - disk unusable." I also treid Panasonic SDFormatter but I get "the memory card is write protected please release the write protect switch" which I did.This all happen after I tried to format it on my phone and connected it to my PC. I'm using windows xp pro build 2600 sp 3 and my micro sd card is a sandisk.
     
  2. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,681   +392

    It could just be a bad sd card. They won't last forever.

    What I would do (aside from what you've already done) is put the micro sd card in its full sd adapter (that came with it I'm sure) and then put that in a camera and format it there.
     
  3. edrbls

    edrbls TS Rookie Topic Starter

    My microSD isn't that old got it on november.
     
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,213   +230

    Try formatting it in a friends computer. I had one here sitting for months that needed formatting, but it failed... I tried it in a neighbors PC and it formatted fine, who knows why ;)
     

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