SD card partition

April 11, 2007 at 07:40:57
Specs: Win XPee, 3.4, 1 gig

Hi All, recently bought 2 x 2 gig SD memery cards to use 1 in my car MP3 player and 1 to use for my camera. they both are the same brand ect, (toshiba). anyway put i put one into the computer card reader and loaded with music for the car (they both showed up as 2 gig) and after a few days decided to put 1 into the camera (i did have a couple of songs on it but wasnt conserned) anyway the camera said it needs to be formatted, so i agreed and it did the job, took some pix ect, then put the card into the computer to take the photoes off and the card only read as 982 MB. went into device manager and it is now it 2 partitions, 982 mb (active) and 979 (unallocated) figured the camera must only be good for a 1 gig card. so i tried to remove the partition and reformat as 2 gig, but when i right click either partition the delete partition or the creat partition options are greyed out. tried formating ect no option for the unallocated put the active partition just formates as 982mb same as before, any ideas on how to restore my card back to the orriginal 2 gig??? thanks guys and gurls... sorry i go on so much.
Oz.


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#1
April 11, 2007 at 09:23:17

Can you connect your camera to your computer with a USB 2.0 cable?

If so, see what the card looks like in Disk Management using the camera as the card reader.

I have a Nikon camera and it formats the SD in such a way that I can't read it from a "normal" card reader


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#2
April 12, 2007 at 02:31:24

Hi again, tried that. all i see when connected via the camera is a 982 mb card, cant see the unallocated partition i want to delete, and cant delete the active one. Anyone else got any other ideas??
Oz

"Bite off more than you can chew, And chew like hell!"
Peter Brock.


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#3
April 12, 2007 at 14:34:39

Hi, just incase anyone is wondering, i did a google of the problem and it seems quite common. I fixed it by downloading a free program called SDFormatter. hope this can help someone else aswell. Thanks to all.
Oz

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Peter Brock.


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#4
April 14, 2007 at 08:24:52

I'm having the same problem. I've been trhough a lot of forums and used a lot of suggested utilities. The first one I used was SDFormatter, weeks ago, but it didn't solved my problem. While the utility detects the full capacity, when using it to override the actual format, at the end of the operation it still keeps formating at 989MB of capacity (the difference between your capacity and mine, ozyoiy, relays in the cluster size, I tried all of them when formatting from my pc). I tried to format from my cammera, from another PC, from vista, win2k, another companion cammera, used hp utility, sd utility, diskpart (from xp) and NONE of this fuction. The problem isn't to buy another card, they are cheap enough... The problem is that if I don't know how to fix this situation, if it happens again with a new card, I'm gonna have to be buying cards every time it happens! (PUGE!) If anyone finds a solution, please post it. Thnks in advance!!!

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