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I have A new Micro SD card Windows XP cannot read it or format it. It can only tell me its format is RAW. Disk Manager is no help cannot read the drive. I tried formatting in my camera it works there but the PC cannot read it. It's a Kingston 2GB card. My internet searches tells me it must be changed to FAT but not how. Can anyone help me?

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John
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  1. well you can use a program like swissknife v3 to format it into any format that you want.

    http://www.compuapps.com/download/Swissknife/swissknife.htm

    it also allows you to format any sized hard drive into fat32 format.
  2. thank you i'll let you know how it goes.
  3. This did not work. It said the drive is write protected.
    Can you suggest any thing else?

    Thank You
    John
  4. Best answer
    The drive write protect is enabled meaning that little write protect switch is on. See:
  5. What if the card is not locked? but it still shows "card is locked?"
    what will i do then?
    PLS help! i have a asimilar problem!
  6. Daniel

    MOst probably there is no solution to recover this type of matter

    I also have problem with kingston 1gb and 2 gb.

    The problem occur when my handphone 'program jam" and white screen for long time.

    the wrong approach is to restart the handphone. This will cause the smartphone program deleted the system file and from FAT converted to RAW and your handphone will tell it is password protcted.

    the correct approach, take out the card and slot in to computer, wait and be patient .....the computer will 'peak' use a lot memory and will cause all other thing/program to slow down or even no movement for the mouse at all..

    Just leave the computer for 10 minutes, then the computer may recover your memorycard .

    I successful try before, proven successful.

    If you did restart your memorycard by handphone and camera when it 1st time unable to access then your card are not possible to recover .

    Just buy a new one will do.

    In my country, Malaysia, at Asia, dont you heard before or not....a 1gb is selling at only RM18 (USD 6) (price like a MCD big mac 2x price only) not expensive at all, but made in China.
  7. Hi! I had the same problem with my SD card. I formatted my SD card from RAW to FAT with "SD Memory Card Formatting Software Ver.2.0" from Panasonic. Here is the download link: http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/sd/download/sd_formatter.html Download button is on the bottom of the page. It works perfectly!
  8. pisu4ever said:
    Hi! I had the same problem with my SD card. I formatted my SD card from RAW to FAT with "SD Memory Card Formatting Software Ver.2.0" from Panasonic. Here is the download link: http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/sd/download/sd_formatter.html Download button is on the bottom of the page. It works perfectly!



    Thanks it worked! You saved me some euros :)
  9. no bro it says this derive is not supported
  10. wht can i do
  11. pisu4ever said:
    Hi! I had the same problem with my SD card. I formatted my SD card from RAW to FAT with "SD Memory Card Formatting Software Ver.2.0" from Panasonic. Here is the download link: http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/sd/download/sd_formatter.html Download button is on the bottom of the page. It works perfectly!


    Thank's Mas bro this utility it's working for my MicroSD 2Gb................ :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
  12. try to format it during window installation using window xp setup disk (no need to complete the installation)
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