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SD card for Phone Won't format

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September 8, 2010 5:29:03 AM

Hello,
My SD card for my phone won't format on my Windows 7 Toshiba Computer, I just bought it and for some reason it's not working, can someone please help me and tell me what to do?

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September 8, 2010 1:30:56 PM

How are you attempting to format it? What sort of error message is it giving you when you try and format it?
September 8, 2010 10:18:50 PM

I put in the SD card and it pops up saying Windows needs to Format it, so I click on format and it says, "Windows was unable to complete the format". I've tried it in NTFS as well but it still does the same thing. It's a Micro SD card that goes into a phone so I can put music, pictures and video on the phone, but it wont let me format. It's a PNY Micro SD card.
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September 14, 2010 8:28:12 AM

KittyKat said:
I put in the SD card and it pops up saying Windows needs to Format it, so I click on format and it says, "Windows was unable to complete the format". I've tried it in NTFS as well but it still does the same thing. It's a Micro SD card that goes into a phone so I can put music, pictures and video on the phone, but it wont let me format. It's a PNY Micro SD card.



Try formatting it on the phone itself most phones have a format tool on them...
September 15, 2010 5:04:39 AM

I cannot format it from my phone, there is no where to format it on there. I still just can't figure it out. Are there any other ways I could try and format it on my computer??
September 15, 2010 6:16:56 AM

KittyKat said:
I cannot format it from my phone, there is no where to format it on there. I still just can't figure it out. Are there any other ways I could try and format it on my computer??


What kind of phone do you have??
September 16, 2010 4:28:57 AM

miwanuma said:
What kind of phone do you have??


It's a Seek from Boost Mobile, but that doesn't matter, the card isn't formatting on my computer so there's something wrong with that.
September 16, 2010 7:13:24 PM

what about the security lock by the side of the card... check that...
September 17, 2010 8:48:24 AM

KittyKat said:
It's a Seek from Boost Mobile, but that doesn't matter, the card isn't formatting on my computer so there's something wrong with that.


This would be another thought have you tried to format on another computer to see if the card is bad? If it does not format on different computer then you know it's bad (card)
September 21, 2010 4:48:59 PM

I haven't tried to format it on another computer, don't have one to try it on. I didn't know there was a security lock, I just took it off, now I'm getting the new Message "The disk is write protected." what does that mean?
September 21, 2010 6:05:19 PM

There is a switch on the card if the computer is saying "write protected" move it to oppisite position. Write protection prevents accidental eraseing.
September 22, 2010 10:24:18 PM

I unlocked it and it has the, 'this disk is write protected' message coming up. There is no other switch anywhere besides the lock/unlock switch.
September 23, 2010 8:46:56 AM

KittyKat said:
I unlocked it and it has the, 'this disk is write protected' message coming up. There is no other switch anywhere besides the lock/unlock switch.



So I think the best way at this point to change back the switch and try on another computer to see if you can format. If you can't on a different comp then its the card. (probaly bad)
June 8, 2011 3:01:43 AM

I've got the exact same problem with my "1 gig Toshiba MICRO SD card" for my phone also. It won't allow me to format it on my phone OR my Windows vista home premium computer. I don't understand why this is happening, i use to be able to insert the card in to computer with no problems at all and add/remove data from it as i wish...
June 12, 2011 2:38:16 AM

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