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I place my SD card into my comuter and it comes up with "you need to format before use". When I formatted it it says "window could not complete format. Now I can not use it. please help.

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As Saigua suggested, please make sure that you are using the compatible card reader.

Also, if it's compatible and still not working, use the Low Level Format tool to format the card.
You can download this tool here,
http://hddguru.com/download/software/HDDGURU-Low-Level-Format-Tool/LLFsetup.2.36.1181.exe

Make sure that you back up if you have any data as it will be completely deleted.
After formatting using this tool please make sure that you also do a normal format in windows as well to create the File System again.
If it still does'nt work please let me know.

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Dear Friend

I think it is not hardware problems. to solve this problems format this SD card in virus free mobile. It is defineatly works.
Tips: never format SD Card in computer.


Yours
Pralayankar Acharya
Nepal

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Wow, that's awful; sounds like Windows isn't completely comfortable with the SD card reader in it, or the SD is beyond the size handled by the drivers. Double-check with a new reader if that reader isn't from 2008 in the first place.

The version of Windows you're using would matter too; perhaps it's WinXP SP3? This problem should definitely be categorized by OS. Not as generic to all desktop PCs.

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