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Topic # 98459 28-Feb-2012 21:54 Send private message

I have an Apacer Class4 16FB microSDHC card, for my ideos x5. Recently it has been playing up, sometimes my music app has been unable to find tracks on the card, gallery unable to find photos, etc. Its pretty much full, so I was hoping that a format would give it a fresh start.

However, I cant figure out how to succesfully format the thing!

The format function built into the phone seems to format happily - doesnt give any error - but in the end doesnt change the card.

Under disk utilities in OSX, it either seems to format happily, without giving any error, and again making no difference, or it gives a write protected error. Ditto under windows 7.

Im thinking that it could be a write protect error, but surely this shouldnt be a problem when inside the phone 'naked' without a SD - MicroSD adapter. I have been trying as well with microSD adapter, but get the same errors, and have tried toggling the write protect 'switch' on the SD adapter.

The card was bought new from notebookcity, and has been filled up with usable media in the past, I dont think it is a dodgy card (in the sense that it has less capacity than is printed on the casing).

Has anyone else experienced this before, or have any hints? Ive tried googling a number of the issues here but I'm yet to find a successful solution. The card is under warranty, but I would like to format my data before I send it off!

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  Reply # 588077 28-Feb-2012 22:46 Send private message

Tried using any utilities that report on the disk ?

Try deleting the partion etc rather than format




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  Reply # 588172 29-Feb-2012 09:21 Send private message

The OSX disk utility returns the error "Free space in FSInfo block (29243) not correct (29242)" when attempting to verify the disk. After attempting to repair in the same utility, it says that it has been successful, however if I verify the disk again, the same error is given.

Ive also tried a full overwrite & quick format using the SD association formatting tool, which claims to be successful (and takes a long time in the case of a full overwrite!) but still makes no difference.

Ive tried to delete the partition under OSX disk utility, but that doesnt work (although it doesnt provide an error in the process). Under Windows disk management, it wont let me change the partition - all options are greyed out.

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  Reply # 588264 29-Feb-2012 12:13 Send private message

gparted boot disc should sort it out

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  Reply # 588267 29-Feb-2012 12:21 Send private message

gzt: gparted boot disc should sort it out


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  Reply # 588299 29-Feb-2012 13:17 Send private message

Awesome, thanks, Im downloading gparted now and will give it hoon and let you all know how it goes

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