I tried to format my micro sd but failed to format

September 27, 2015 at 21:26:46
Specs: Windows 8
CMD asked me to enter a volume label then hit enter.

After hitting on "Enter", I received the prompt "Invalid media or track 0 bad- disk unusable. Format failed.

Is there still a way to have this fixed?


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#1
September 28, 2015 at 00:34:05
No, you'll have to buy a new card.

The memory chips inside your existing card are corrupt and that cannot be fixed.


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#2
September 28, 2015 at 17:09:39
It does sound like a bad card, but just for test, open up a CMD windows and type in DISKPART then LIST DISK, find your disk and select it, "SELECT DISK #" then type in CLEAN

Now try to initialize the disk in the disk manager, then format it.

Worth a shot


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#3
September 28, 2015 at 17:33:50
That's sad to know but let me try below suggestion in case it work. it's worth a try

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#4
September 28, 2015 at 17:35:07
Hi Gretti! Thanks! I'll definitely try that when I get hold of the card again when I get home. I'm currently at work now and excited to get home later as you've given me another spark for chance. :) I'll keep you posted if it works :)

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#5
September 28, 2015 at 18:52:17
Doesn't it show in 'my computer' or 'computer'? Just right-click on it and choose 'format'. Seems like that would be easier than doing it from command prompt. For all you know you're not entering the right drive letter.

If it's not in 'my computer' then you need to have a look at it from 'disk management'.


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#6
September 28, 2015 at 18:53:18
From a nerdy point of view, it's always fun to try and fix things. From a technical point of view, how pissed off are you going to be when you save that "once in a lifetime" picture to your drive only to find out it was written to the bad sector you thought was fixed.

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#7
September 28, 2015 at 20:14:55
Hi DAVEINCAPS, it's actually still showing up in "my computer". I already tried the format button but I'm still having the same issue over and over. But I still have some hope left. :)

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#8
September 28, 2015 at 20:17:50
Hello THX 1138, I'm actually having fun trying these new things and recommendations. It's been a long time since I've been challenged to do something like this. In case these recommendations doesn't work this time, at least I have learned a lot from you guys. So next time it happens, I can try troubleshooting using the above-mentioned recommendations. ;)

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#9
September 28, 2015 at 20:31:47
Lilcritters, don't get me wrong, I'm a geek at heart and love it when I can resurrect technology from the dead, it's fun and somewhat empowering.

But that being said, I strongly urge you, even if you do get this working, don't use it again to store important data on, there is a reason it's gone belly up. Keep it as a fun project to play with.

Nerd on!


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#10
September 28, 2015 at 20:35:33
It's probably bad then as Phil says.

In disk management you should be able to remove the partition, then repartition and try the format again. But even if that's successful it might be risky to use it.


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#11
September 28, 2015 at 20:47:57
THX 1138 , thanks! I'll keep that in mind. Aja!

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#12
September 29, 2015 at 16:45:25
Try going to disk Management and deleting the partition. Then create a new partition and then format it. The partition may have become corrupted.

In reference to # 6 & # 9 above, as implied, you shouldn't store important files on ANY flash drive or card. They are not reliable enough.

While I am lecturing, you should always maintain at least two copies of any important files. Keep at least one copy on media isolated from your computer.


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