Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: SD card format issues

17 Jun 2012   #1
Alexander Moore

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
SD card format issues

It seems that my SD card cannot work. It was working just fine before, but after using a CMD command to install a Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Installation to it, from disc drive directly to the SD (which I now want to remove) it can no longer be read by computer.

Upon inserting the card, my computer prompts me telling me I need to format the disc. It then opens a window saying the following :

Capacity : Unknown Capacity (this is the only option)

File System : FAT, NTFS, exFAT (and what I want is FAT32, but it's unlisted)

Allocation Unit Size : Default allocation size (this only changes when choosing NTSC or exFAT.

But upon attempting to format (under any set of options) it just tells me that it can't be done.

Attempting to do so in CMD only gives me an error as well.

Currently, the computer is reading the card as being in "RAW" format. It can't read how much of it is being used or unused. In disk management, the whole drive reads off as 14.43GB of Unallocated space.

So basically...what do?

Thanks in advance.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Jun 2012   #2
Alexander Moore

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Issue fixed on my own - sorry for bugging you.

Fixed via SDFormatter V3.1
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 SD card format issues

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads for2: SD card format issues
Thread Forum
Solved Graphic Card not detected after format; drivers can't be installed Graphic Cards
Have Photos on sd card, says I must format? Music, Pictures & Video
Mini SD Card Reader - tells me to format Hardware & Devices
cant format sd card fat 16 General Discussion
Word 2007 Date format issues Microsoft Office
Format issues Hardware & Devices
SD card format problem Hardware & Devices

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:39 PM.
Twitter Facebook Google+

Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App