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"Fdisk" a SD card? (reformat it to original size)

Discussion in 'Other PC hardware' started by ZippyDSM, Jul 27, 2009.

  1. ZippyDSM

    ZippyDSM Regular member

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    Ok I got a cheap 32GB SD HC card that now shows it to have 8MB or unusable data on it.

    How do I fix this? 0-o

    I have read Fdisk might fix it and I might can flip the remvoeable bit on it with another program but...really...how do I just fix the damn thing?
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  3. KillerBug

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    fdisk is obsolite. You could dry using diskpart (start>run>"CMD" then "diskpart" and then "?")

    The card is probably dead, but it won't hurt to try the "Clean" command within diskpart.
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    ZippyDSM Regular member

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    ya its dead I picked up a 16GB kingston usb pendrive for 16$ off ebay so I am not to worried about it now...
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    8MB usually implies the drive has failed.
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    ...Or that it was purchased from eBay (ebay even has a warning about these cards).
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    sammorris Senior member

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    The same goes for most unbranded stuff off ebay, let's be honest. If quality matters, I only buy stuff off ebay if I know exactly what I'm looking for.
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    That's not wat the warning was about. The warning is about conterfeit flash memory cards. Aparently a lot of people are selling true counterfeit cards complete with packaging. The cards look nearly identical to the real thing, but have only a few MB of cheap memory inside.
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    Oh right, didn't know that. The fact that Zippy said 'now shows' suggests it wasn't like that from the off though. Thanks for the heads up though!
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    Ya it said 32GB and held a couple gig on it before blowing out.

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