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Sd card format/volume problem

I recently bought a Sandisk 2GB SD card. It worked fine in my i-mate JAM but I then decided to try it in my digial camera. Don't ask me why but I decided to format the card in my digital camera. The result is that I now have a single volume of 979MB instead of the previous 2GB. I've looked at the card under Windows XP disk management I can definitely see that it has formatted the card with a single volume and left an unformatted volume. Question: how do I remove the volume so I can reformat my card in my PPC to its true 2GB size? My existing SD card formatter in my PPC resolutely believes this is now a 1GB card instead of a 2GB card. I've been to the Sandisk site but it doesn't seem to contain an answer. Can anyone here help????? LouisB "I'm a half-wit. I sold the other half on e-Bay" I have the same problem. I recently formatted my 2gb microSD card, but it only shows up as 956mb now. How do I change it back to its original 2gb?

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  • Anonymous Nov 30, 2008

    Same thing here. 2GB card, shows up as 965, and it wont format. I try to open the window, and it says to format, so I click OK, and then it says, can't be formatted. Whats up?

  • Anonymous Jan 07, 2009

    I have the same problem. I am tyring to format a SanDisk 2GB Memory Card and it is failing when I try format it as FAT32. The problems I see with other users on this forum I have experienced when formating just using FAT. FAT only has the capabilities of reading up to 1 GB--correct me if I am wrong. The answer is to format the card to FAT32, but I am having issues formatting the card in my HP laptop.



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It's a fake card probably from Hong Kong.

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