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Windows 7: Formating WHOLE 8GB SD CARD?? how?

26 Nov 2011   #1
zapp22

Windows XP Pro SP3, Windows 7 Pro 32-bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit, Windows XP Home SP3
 
 
Formating WHOLE 8GB SD CARD?? how?

gang this should be easy as cake but none of the links I've found and Utils I've tried work. Simple good 8GB Kingston SD card [fullsize]. long past was formatted FAT32 half the space, yielding one good 3.something GB partition, the other 4gb is orphaned.
Cannot delete the partition, merge freespace, reformat to take maximum.

how??


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26 Nov 2011   #2
Faceofjoe421

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Click Start Menu, right click on My Computer, and select Manage.

Under Storage, click Disk Management and it should be there.

Then Right Click on your Device and select Format
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26 Nov 2011   #3
zapp22

Windows XP Pro SP3, Windows 7 Pro 32-bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit, Windows XP Home SP3
 
 

nope.
disc management only gives me either/or options regarding the existing 4gb partition OR the free 4gb unpartitioned. It does NOT provide an option for exterminating the existing partition, and does not provide an option to delete partition.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Faceofjoe421 View Post
Click Start Menu, right click on My Computer, and select Manage.

Under Storage, click Disk Management and it should be there.

Then Right Click on your Device and select Format
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26 Nov 2011   #4
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Have you tried using diskpart?
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26 Nov 2011   #5
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Try HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool. Download from here .

Report if successful.
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26 Nov 2011   #6
noobvious

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zapp22 View Post
gang this should be easy as cake but none of the links I've found and Utils I've tried work. Simple good 8GB Kingston SD card [fullsize]. long past was formatted FAT32 half the space, yielding one good 3.something GB partition, the other 4gb is orphaned.
Cannot delete the partition, merge freespace, reformat to take maximum.

how??
What you need is right here....SD Formatter 2.0 | Download | SD Memory Card | Digital AV | Consumer Products | Support | Panasonic Global
It's much more effective on SD and microsd cards than the Windows built-in formatter.
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26 Nov 2011   #7
zapp22

Windows XP Pro SP3, Windows 7 Pro 32-bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit, Windows XP Home SP3
 
 

the sd formatter fails. same as disk management it only assumes dealing with an existing partition to redo the existing.
Easeus worked. so I know have a clean 8GB partition.

jumangi I'm there - thought of that this a.m. but doesn't it default a <4gb Fat 32? how do I get the win7 iso on there with it such that it boots, executes?? anyway I'll give it a shot now and report back
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26 Nov 2011   #8
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Have you used diskpart? It's not disk management, it's a command line utility.
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26 Nov 2011   #9
zapp22

Windows XP Pro SP3, Windows 7 Pro 32-bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit, Windows XP Home SP3
 
 

Done! now what?
the HP formatter did the trick, all 79@### bytes...

so... do I just simply copy the iso on there and give it a shot? guess so -
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26 Nov 2011   #10
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

No, you don't just copy it. You have to use diskpart. Here's a tutorial.

How to Create a Windows Bootable Install SD Card or USB Flash Drive

Your motherboard also needs to support booting from SD.
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