Tip & How-To about Miscellaneous
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.
Posted by Chris... on
Apr 02, 2013 | Maxtor OneTouch III Mini Edition 120GB...
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
Apr 22, 2011 | Cameras
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
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.
If this answer helpful please vote me. Good luck. Thanks for using FixYa
If this answer helpful please vote me.
Thanks for using FixYa
Jan 17, 2011 | Computers & Internet
Aug 31, 2010 | Vivitar ViviCam 5024 Digital Camera
258 people viewed this tip
Usually answered in minutes!