Solved 8GB Sandisk SDHC no longer works after putting photos on it

January 24, 2014 at 02:20:04
Specs: Windows XP
i just filled my 8GB sandisk with photos (made sure they were on there) off of my hard drive, and after i formatted the hard drive reprogramed it i reinserted the 8gb sandisk and the computer nor any other computer can read the disk any longer, it asks me to format it?? this happened to another one of the 8gb sandisked i had and i when it ask me to format it i did and it said 'can not format' so how can i read it to get the photos off it?? thanks

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January 30, 2014 at 11:51:28
i would cuz it was my mistake to leave it in the usb port when i was reprogramming a pc, i'm the one that put it in the state it was in, and i'm glad that that was the reason why it did what it did, not cuz it was faulty, and as long as i turn the 'my computer' program off b4 i take it out or make sure its not left in the port when reprogramming they will be fine and i have had NO problems with the ones i used when i used them the way they are suppose to be used, it was my fault that i could not read the photos on it, not mechanical--yet... but it ever in the future they die on me/become faulty, then i will make the same decisions u both have come to! thanks and have a blessed one!!


#1
January 24, 2014 at 09:45:22
Have you tried it on another computer?

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#2
January 24, 2014 at 12:25:57
You can try a free data recovery program such as recover or Pc Inspector? Install them on the computer (small installs), then have them scan the sandisk only for data recovery, see if one can see your files.

http://www.piriform.com/recuva

http://www.snapfiles.com/get/pcinsp...

To err is human but to really screw things up, you need a computer!


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#3
January 24, 2014 at 12:33:38
Is there a write protect on the dive?

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#4
January 24, 2014 at 12:58:18
Look for the 8GB external in Windows Disk Management. If you see it there, post all the information listed for it. I suspect you may have removed it improperly. If the drive is listed but states the file system is RAW then use Euseus Partition recovery to repair the partition.

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#5
January 24, 2014 at 15:03:34
Yes Derek i have tried it many times on 2 other pcs and i will try the other suggestions from the rest of u and let u know how it goes! thank u all so much!!

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#6
January 25, 2014 at 16:49:29
i have found the files, but dont know how to get them off the 'pc inspector' program Hopperrox??

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#7
January 25, 2014 at 17:19:11
I'm not familiar with that particular program but while you are waiting for HopperRox this might help:
http://runakay.blogspot.co.uk/2011/...
Looks like it's right click and "Save to". Do not save to the sandisk but save them elsewhere (such as a desktop folder).

I assume you can highlight multiple files using the keyboard in the normal way. Like this:
http://presentationsoft.about.com/o...

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#8
January 25, 2014 at 17:26:47
i finally figured out how to transfer them to my pc, but all the folders that had photos in them are empty??

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#9
January 25, 2014 at 17:33:49
Rather than transferring folders, have you tried transferring the individual "picture files" to a new empty folder (or folders) somewhere?

See my #7, particularly the last bit.

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#10
January 25, 2014 at 17:41:12
it was a memory card, i did not have any partitions on it, what r u referring to then Othehill?? i used that program and all it wants is to do things that partition, i dont need to partition or retrieve a partition, i need to get the photos off the memory card that were accidentally lost??

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#11
January 25, 2014 at 17:55:16
When a memory card is plugged in it appears as a drive in My Computer. I think it is that drive (the memory card) that OtheHill was referring to in terms of recovery with Easus. The memory card itself is like a single partition.

As you have got somewhere with "PC Inspector" I think that at this stage you would be best run with my suggestions at #7 and #9 instead.

EDIT: Have to go now, am in UK and it's nearly 2am. Will be back.

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#12
January 25, 2014 at 23:10:48
thank u all!! i got the photos fine with 'AnyFound Photo Recovery Free Edition'!!

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#13
January 26, 2014 at 09:16:26
Whatever works...glad you got them. Now if you can format the drive it will clear it out and reset the file tables. If it won't format it's probably spent or the write protect is on. (make sure you have all you want off the 8g drive first). I use a program called "GetDataBack", works very well, but it isn't free. I'll keep this one you found in mind.

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#14
January 26, 2014 at 10:05:12
If the drive won't format then delete the partition/s and then create a new partition, then format it.

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#15
January 26, 2014 at 12:41:57
If AnyFound Photo Recovery Free Edition is just a free trial...I would say you will have to pay in order to remove the pics as they only allow so much recovery for free. There are other free ones with NO limits.

HELP in posting on Computing.net plus free progs and instructions


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#16
January 26, 2014 at 14:56:19
I can not get into it to delete anything, it gives me an error message of "windows was unable to complete the format' and before i click the 'ok/start' icon it says at the top for capacity 'unknown capacity'

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#17
January 26, 2014 at 15:00:55
i cant save individual photos if there r none in the file?? thanks but i got it!

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#18
January 26, 2014 at 16:26:06
Not sure from your responses after #12, are you OK now?

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#19
January 26, 2014 at 18:55:15
As i stated in #16 the only problem i am having now is i am unable to format the sandisk after i have gotten the photos off of it, it will not let me format it, read it, or add anything to it?? altho it did let me get the photos off it with the AnyFound Photo Recovery Free Edition I still can not format, read or add anything to it? thanks!!

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#20
January 27, 2014 at 06:19:33
As I have already suggested, You need to delete the partitions and make a new one first. Then you will be able to format them.

Go to Windows Disk management and perform those operations there. If you still don't understand then say so.


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#21
January 27, 2014 at 17:04:52
its not that i did not understand, i go there and it lists the 8GB drive as unalocated and there are NO options to do anything to it, it is not listed in the 1st list, its down lower on the page as unallocated drive?? i click on it and it gets grayed but there is no options for me to make a new partition on it or anything?? what do u mean 'say so' thats why i am here, and U would not be answering me if u didnt already know i am havin problems!! wow, seriously!!

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#22
January 28, 2014 at 14:52:29
There should be options to delete the partition/s. Forget about formatting for now.

Go to Windows disk Management and right click on the listing for the drive in question. You should see a drop down list with "delete Partition" as one of the choices.


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#23
January 29, 2014 at 20:31:59
as i said above, NO there is no menu when i click on it right or left and it is NOT in the list above of the drives, its down below by itself and is a biger square box that goes a bit gray when clicked on, and as i say again, there is no options, lists or menus any where no matter how i click on it to choose to delete the partition or drive or memory card it is... thanks for your time!

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#24
January 30, 2014 at 05:41:25
Are you connecting the memory card by using an internal card reader? If so, that reader may not be compliant with the memory card in question.

Try looking or posting at the Sandisk support site. Link below.

http://kb.sandisk.com/app/cards/ses...

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#25
January 30, 2014 at 05:58:37
i have another disk of the same GBs and it works fine with the card reader i am using, it is this particular card that i had a hard time getting the photos off of it, but was directed by someone here to get them from a free--get photos software, which i did---i got the photos, now the card will not do anything else, can not read, format or delete any petition on it either. so i will try the site u suggested above and let u know if they can help at all!

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#26
January 30, 2014 at 06:27:51
i just right clicked on the drive/8GB memory card in the 'disk management' area and it had 3 selections that were 'new partition', 'properties', and 'help' so i put a new very small partition on it and it remedied the situation, altho i have lost a couple mega bytes (no big deal) i can finally use the card again and thanks for all your time and help! And there is no 'best answer' here except mine cuz i figured it out with a few pointers from 2 of the people who replied to my question here, thanks again!!

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#27
January 30, 2014 at 11:35:36
With the price of memory cards these days I wouldn't use it again myself.

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#28
January 30, 2014 at 11:40:37
Had similar problems with a couple of cheap Sandisk USB sticks myself, in recent weeks.

I binned them.


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#29
January 30, 2014 at 11:51:28
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i would cuz it was my mistake to leave it in the usb port when i was reprogramming a pc, i'm the one that put it in the state it was in, and i'm glad that that was the reason why it did what it did, not cuz it was faulty, and as long as i turn the 'my computer' program off b4 i take it out or make sure its not left in the port when reprogramming they will be fine and i have had NO problems with the ones i used when i used them the way they are suppose to be used, it was my fault that i could not read the photos on it, not mechanical--yet... but it ever in the future they die on me/become faulty, then i will make the same decisions u both have come to! thanks and have a blessed one!!

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#30
January 30, 2014 at 13:07:19
You should NOT keep the only copy of photos in ONLY one place. Make backups. Photos are not replaceable. memory cards and flash drives have a limited number of read/write cycles.

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