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Micro SD card won't format.

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September 12, 2013 11:18:36 AM

I've had problems with this SD card from the start. I just use it in my phone for music, and the first time I insert it, my computer took 5 minutes to even read it. Now it's asking me to format it, so I say "why not?". Only issue is it won't format the damn thing. I went to the "Disk Manager" but i'm not sure what to do from that point, however it does say the disk is "unallocated", not sure if that has any significance. Then I downloaded the SD card formatting software "SDformatter" and that was a failure. It said the "drive is not supported" and it essentially didn't even let me attempt to format it. Does anyone have a solution? That'd be terrific.

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September 12, 2013 10:01:53 PM
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Ideally the card should be formatted in the phone and not on the computer. Have you tried formatting the card while inserted in the phone? Unallocated space means the space is not allocated (ready) for use. Normally, you can right click on the drive (disk) in disk management and choose to initialize and format the disk. If the phone has a USB connection and you have the USB cable you could try connecting via the USB cable instead of removing the card.
September 13, 2013 12:07:02 AM

kenrivers said:
Ideally the card should be formatted in the phone and not on the computer. Have you tried formatting the card while inserted in the phone? Unallocated space means the space is not allocated (ready) for use. Normally, you can right click on the drive (disk) in disk management and choose to initialize and format the disk. If the phone has a USB connection and you have the USB cable you could try connecting via the USB cable instead of removing the card.


I actually did think of that, although I wasn't sure if it was even possible to format an SD card in my phone, but thank you, this actually helped alot!
a c 106 G Storage
September 13, 2013 12:01:47 PM

ashwel said:
kenrivers said:
Ideally the card should be formatted in the phone and not on the computer. Have you tried formatting the card while inserted in the phone? Unallocated space means the space is not allocated (ready) for use. Normally, you can right click on the drive (disk) in disk management and choose to initialize and format the disk. If the phone has a USB connection and you have the USB cable you could try connecting via the USB cable instead of removing the card.


I actually did think of that, although I wasn't sure if it was even possible to format an SD card in my phone, but thank you, this actually helped alot!


Glad I could help.
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