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MICRO SD CARD WILL NOT FORMAT

If you cannot format an SD card on your PC or external device, retry choosing the exFAT format from the drop down menu (File system box) on windows, then format your SD card using this choice, then format again using fat32 format, this just worked for me and saved my SD card from the bin

1. Double-click My Computer, or Computer (for Vista and Win7)
2. Right-click the drive letter associated with your memory device, then select Format.
3.Select File system format drop down menu to be exfat.
4. Select quick format.
5. Select start.
6. When formatted, repeat steps 3 to 6, but this time select Fat32.


What is exFAT format?


exFat is short for Extended File Allocation Table. exFAT is a file system designed and used by flash drives.

exFAT is not used and was not designed for formatting hard drives. It is only recommended in flash memory storage and other external devices only.

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external hard drive cant format into ntfs but only exfat


The propriety NTFS file format is used by the Windows operating system to format internal as well as external hard drives. You can format an external hard drive with the NTFS format using the built-in program included with the Windows operating system. The procedure is straightforward and does not require any additional software. An NTFS-formatted external hard drive can then be used with any PC running a version of Windows that is later than Windows 3.

Plug the cable attached to the external hard drive into a USB port on the PC. Right-click on the "My Computer" icon on the desktop. Select "Manage" from the drop-down menu. Click on "Device Manager" in the left column of the window that appears. Click on the "+" icon next to "Disk drives" that is in the column to the right of "Device Manager." Right-click on the icon of the external hard drive. Select "Properties" from the pop-up window. Click the "Polices" tab at the top of the window that has replaced the pop-up window. Click the "Optimize for performance" button below "Policies." Click "OK" to close the window. Right-click on the icon of the external hard drive in the center column of the window that is still open. Select "Format" from the pop-up menu. Select "NTFS from the "File system" drop-down menu in the new window that appears. Click the "Start" button at the bottom of the window. Wait as a progress bar appears at the bottom of the window and fills in from left to right. Click the red "X" at the right corner of the window once the progress bar has completely filled in. format usb memory stick to ntfs http://www.online-tech-tips.com/computer-tips/format-usb-ntfs/

Overview and history of ntfs format http://www.pcguide.com/ref/hdd/file/ntfs/over-c.html

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cange file system RAW in FAT


SD cards take on a multitude of formats.

For a card that needs to work on operating systems such as Windows 98, ME or XP Home Edition, it must be converted to a File Allocation Table (FAT) format.


Also, some devices, such as a GPS unit or MP3 player, may require a FAT-formatted card.


Insert the SD card into your computer's card reader.


Click Start, then "My Computer."

Right click on the drive representing your SD card and click "Format."


Choose the memory capacity that fits what the SD card's capacity is.

If the exact option isn't available, get as close as possible.


Choose "exFAT" from the "File system" option.

Click "OK" and confirm you want to format the drive.

Hope this helps.

Nov 20, 2012 | Computers & Internet

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cannot format a 64g stick using xp


Your flashdrive/memory card must be formatted with the exFAT file system. To do this on xp follow these steps: WARNING: - Backup all your data before formatting. - Some cameras may NOT be compatible with the exFAT file system. - Devices formatted using exFAT can NOT be read by any version of Windows prior to Windows XP.
1. Download this Windows update to obtain the exFAT Driver Update: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/955704 2.Right click on the device in My Computer and press format. 3. Select the exFAT file system. 4. Press Start 5. When the message box comes up asking if you really want to format your device and lose everything on it, press ok.
And that should be it.

Apr 22, 2011 | Cameras

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sd card format software


Start up a computer with Windows XP, Vista, or Windows 7. Insert the SD card into an external memory card reader or into the computer's built in card reader. If it the first time a SD card has been inserted into the computer, Windows will recognize the SD card and automatically install drivers to read the memory card.

Go to the computer view by clicking on the windows start menu icon in the bottom right corner of the computer. In Windows 7 and Vista click "Computer". In Windows XP click "My Computer"

Right click on the SD drive under the computer heading. A dialog box with different options for the drive will appear. Click on "Format" to bring up the formatting dialog box.

Select the type of formatting (also known as file system format). In Windows XP or Vista there are several choices including FAT, FAT 32, and NTFS. In Windows 7 there is an added choice called exFAT formatting. This is an improved FAT formatting type with improved meta data capabilities. Choose the formatting type, name if the drive if desired, check or uncheck the "quick format" option, and press the "Start" button. When the SD card format is complete Windows will provide a notification.



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Jan 17, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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My sandisk sd card isn't working in my camera. My camera is a vivitar 5024 camera, everytime I try to take a picture it says memory card is not ready, it says switch to internel ram. This memory card is brand new so what is the problem? No it is not locked i've tried that already, i've tried to figure out what's wrong for a long time now. Does anyone know how to fix this problem? Additional information: The sd card is only 2GB.


Have you tried to format the card.
1.
  • Start up a computer with Windows XP, Vista, windows 7or Insert the SD card into an external memory card reader or into the computer's built in card reader. If it the first time a SD card has been inserted into the computer, Windows will recognize the SD card and automatically install drivers to read the memory card.
  • 2Go to the computer view by clicking on the windows start menu icon in the bottom right corner of the computer. In Windows 7 and Vista click "Computer". In Windows XP click "My Computer"
  • 3Right click on the SD drive under the computer heading. A dialog box with different options for the drive will appear. Click on "Format" to bring up the formatting dialog box.
  • 4Select the type of formatting (also known as file system format). In Windows XP or Vista there are several choices including FAT, FAT 32, and NTFS. In Windows 7 there is an added choice called exFAT formatting. This is an improved FAT formatting type with improved meta data capabilities. Choose the formatting type, name if the drive if desired, check or uncheck the "quick format" option, and press the "Start" button. When the SD card format is complete Windows will provide a notification.
    If you need further assistance please feel free to let me know. Thanks and have great day, Midwest-tek

  • Aug 31, 2010 | Vivitar ViviCam 5024 Digital Camera

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