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November 13, 2010 7:07:12 AM

Hello,
i have 4gb sd memory card, during copying data i pulled the memory card from my laptop, now when ever insert the memory card, the pop window open with a message that you have to formate the card but when i try to formate the card then after short while the message appear that window is unable to formate it, is there any solution for the mentioned problem
November 27, 2010 10:34:21 AM

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The SD memory card has got corrupted. It many be corrupted due to many reasons like Pulling out of card when a read/write process is running, virus attack, capturing photos when the battery is too low etc.

In your case, it must have got corrupted due to pulling out the card when the data were being copied. Format your card from MS-Dos, if you are unable to corrupt in Windows.

After formatting you can get back some of the files like audios, videos and Photos using any third-party Photo Recovery Software.


Fahim_36

Thanks Ronald for replying, i have already tried it to formate with DOS as well as with some softwears avaliable on line but m not succeeded yet, if you have any other option please let me know, i shall wait for your response
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November 28, 2010 7:13:12 AM

There are lots of causes why memory cards gets corrupted most are human error like removing the card from a card reader while folders and files from the card are open on a computer.

If your memory card becomes corrupted, stop using it immediately. Do not format or attempt to delete any images from it.

If the card is still readable, try retrieving the files using an image recovery program. If the card is unreadable in the camera, try retrieving images by using a memory card reader.

Some recovery programs recover a wider range of files than others. They recover images, documents, mail, video, music and a variety of file formats such as bitmap, sound, animation, etc.

If you’ve lost images as well as video and audio files make sure the program you use is capable of dealing with each format you hope to recover.

Image recovery programs can be downloaded from the developer’s website, usually with a 15 – 30 day free trial period.
When images can’t be recovered and the photos or other files are of great importance to you, you can send the card to an Image Recovery Lab. Many memory card manufacturers offer recovery service for a fee of course.

If you can part with your photos, it may be less expensive to purchase a new memory card rather than send the corrupted one to a lab. If your card is still on warranty, the manufacturer may attempt photo recovery without charge.
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November 30, 2010 6:21:34 AM

this kind of problem happens sometimes to devices like USB flash or memory card. Windows says you have to format it and sometimes it won't let you format. This kind of problem is called "format error". Possible reasons may be your flash or card is corrupt or damaged and the OS won't recognized it properly and indicates you to format it.

The solution is Do not format it right away as format will make the data inside much harder to be recovered. The best way is to rely on a format recovery program. Try Wondershare Data Recovery - Format Recovery and see if it will help you recover data. Or if the files on your memory card are photos, videos or music, you may also turn to Wondershare Photo Recovery or Photo Recovery for Mac.

And before the data recovered, stop using the card. Good luck.
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December 4, 2010 4:06:57 AM

Hi i would like to share my experience with my sd card problem and the solution that i found.

my sd card has been used to store photos with my canon camera and i have stored many of my daughter's pictures. However three month ago, when i plug my sd card to my computer to print some new photos, however it reported the same not formatted problem. i searched a lot of solutions available on the internet and did many recovery tools that could help and then i selected this one since it helped me found 90% of lost photos.

Solution that helped me. http://www.icare-recovery.com/howto/memory-card-photo-r...
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October 11, 2012 5:03:04 AM

fahim_36 said:
Hello,
i have 4gb sd memory card, during copying data i pulled the memory card from my laptop, now when ever insert the memory card, the pop window open with a message that you have to formate the card but when i try to formate the card then after short while the message appear that window is unable to formate it, is there any solution for the mentioned problem

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