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DS game memory is full, how do i delete

HI My son has a DS game chip with 36 games on it. The memory is full on it. When we turn it on comes up on a blue screen. Initilizing fat Free disk not enough Please delete some file! How can we delete some files? Hope you can help. Thanks Ally

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  • sharonb1970 Dec 10, 2007

    DS game chip with 36 games on it. The memory is full on it.

    When we turn it on comes up on a blue screen.

    Initilizing fat

    Free disk not enough
    Please delete some file!

    How can we delete some files?

  • LynnB Dec 24, 2007

    Exactly the same - got an 18 game card and its full. So do I have to get some software and a cable.... is that it?


  • pandji Mar 23, 2008

    I have exactly the same problem and error message appear on the blue screen.

    This original NDS game card has been used all the time w/o problem before.

    There's possibility that some games were saved into the card and occupy accumulated spaces in the memory card. The next time it was started there's no more enough space for the program to start with.

    The card is checked using another NDS and same problem exist.

    The question is how do we delete files in the card using NDS in manual mode. Please help and kindly explain step by step.

    Thank you.

  • fritzy37 Jun 07, 2008

    I can not delete game data(E.i.mario 3on 3 basketball). what do I do?

  • asap624 Dec 24, 2008

    Hello. I know something that can help you. Jus copy and paste this url or if this doesnt work simply remove the micro SD card from the R4DS then put it into the micro SD card reader the R4DS came with then plug it into you computer. A window should pop up select open folder and view files from there search the folders and delete the roms which end in .nds for example: 1491 - Bleach - The Blade of Fate (U).nds. There will also be save files which end in .sav i suggest you just leave them on the R4 in case you ever want to put back on the roms and play them again without having to start over!!

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    How do I delete corrupt files on a R4 card ?



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Its a bit dumb that it says 'free disk not enough' and expects you to delete some stuff when you cant even get into the game. Does anyone now how to delete some stuff?the games. i have 36 in 1 game thingy whatever its called. And as long as i have this problem i cant play any of the games. Doesnt ANYONE at all have the answer?

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Okay i can help i have an R4 and it works perfect except for my left <- button... i hate that button never really liked it... okay anyways to delete some games that you dislike or whatever take out the chip and in the chip should be a little small chip and put in a USB thing to upload games on. So what you have to do is access the DS game chip R4 or w/e access it and you should delete the games that are not needed simple!
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I am not completelly sure about the game card chip you talk about but that sounds like a flash card cartridge for NDS. If you just would give me more information about that game card like seller store or website or device serial/model, slot used and flash type used. I will investigate about it.

The first: make sure the flash card is well plugged into the cartridge and plug it out and in again to be sure. Better if you clean the flash memory contacts with a dry cloth or q-tip.

Second: find the cartridge documentation and try to find a web page. Usually all the product issues like this are placed in the FAQs area of the manufacturer site. Or at least with the name you can find information in any related forum.

Third: If like I think, a fat error can happen when you use a flash memory card with a fat partition different or not supported by the cartridge hardware or firmware. That is not something that can happen just by using it unlike the files get corrupted.

In your case seems like you depleted the card memory maybe by storing game saves in the card. You can try to delete them by using the card menu. If the error dont let you do it, then you must find the cartridge memory card if removable and try deleting some unused files with your computer using a memory card reader. If not a removable memory then you must have a reader/writer for interchanging files with a computer or a comunicartion cable which should need some software or drivers.

And having something of that you always have the option to format the card, reload the cartridge software, upgrade the firmware, download new game roms, convert them if nescesary and load them in the flash card to play. Usually these devices use FAT16 or FAT file format (not FAT32 until you know this device support that format).

This is all i can say by now with the information you gave me...

Good Luck...

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