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bob johnson Posted on Jan 13, 2007
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Formatting PSP mem. card

I am having problems formatting my sandisk memory stick pro duo 2GB. I would like to be able to upload my videos that i have downloaded from the internet to the memory stick. Please help b.J.

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    card is not formating as it contains corrupted files

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This depends on exactly which problems you are having with formatting, and which operating system you are using to format it. If you are using windows XP, then after plugging the stick into a port/reader, a message should come up saying "new hardware detected" and then windows should check through the generic drivers and recognise the stick. Then go to "my computer", right click on the stick and choose "format". It will probably give you a couple of format options, most likely to appear are "FAT 32" or just "FAT" - select FAT 32 if it is there and it should work, if not try the other option. If you still can't format properly, then there may be a problem with your memory stick, they are prone to failure for many different reasons. If you do not have windows XP then the process should be similar but probably not identical. Hope this helps, please post again if not :)

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