Go Back   Computer Forums > General Computing > Hardware
Click Here to Login
Join Computer forums Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 08-01-2011, 12:59 PM   #11
Solid State Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 9
Default Re: Can't format card? Need Help?

Quote:
Originally Posted by usb3.0 View Post
I had met this situation before. it also is TF card.
if the format of tf card is raw, it means the card was broken. I checked the solution before, it's said there is some solutions also, but I haven't try that method.
Yeah detox, I really do need an adapter. Although, the computer I'm currently using doesn't even have a card reader. I should be getting a new computer that offers this function soon. I heard microSD and transflash (TF) are the same. Could you describe your experience with the situation that I'm facing? I've been looking for solutions but so far there's no progress.
__________________

theblkrev is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2011, 07:37 PM   #12
Solid State Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 9
Default Re: Can't format card? Need Help?

Bump
Up
My
Problem

EDIT: I just checked disk management and said that the card's file system IS indeed "RAW". Oh sh*t. I don't know what the f*ck just happened or what to do next...
__________________

theblkrev is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2011, 09:35 PM   #13
In Runtime
 
HafX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 126
Default Re: Can't format card? Need Help?

Quote:
Originally Posted by theblkrev View Post
Bump
Up
My
Problem

EDIT: I just checked disk management and said that the card's file system IS indeed "RAW". Oh sh*t. I don't know what the f*ck just happened or what to do next...
You need to bring the card back to its original settings now. As far as I can tell the data is lost, so no use crying over spilled milk at this point in time.

You have two options to do this, there is no other way that I know off hand, so if it is not possible with your PC or items, find someone who has the ability to do it for you.

Option (A): Get a SD Card adapter for your (or someone elses) computer, connect the card, and format it as you normally would to bring it back to factory settings
Option (B): Find a digital camera, insert the SD card, and format it through the cameras options (most cameras can do this for you)
Option (X): Get over it and buy another 4GB card as I believe they cost like $5?

Goodluck man
__________________
Case: Cooler Master Haf X
CPU: AMD Phenom X4 955 Black Edition Deneb
MOBO: Gigabyte 890FXA-UD7 [4X XFire Support, 6GB Sata Connectors, 16GB RAM Support]
VGA: 2 Sapphire Radeon 5850 Toxic Edition Video Cards Xfire'd
HD: 3TB Western Digital Caviar Black
RAM: 8GB Corsair XMS3 DDR3 Ram
PSU: Corsair 850TX Enthusiast Edition
Drives: 1x Sony Optaric Blu-Ray Drive, 1x Lite-on DVD RW Drive
Cooling: Corsair H-70 Water Cooling
ETC: Razer Mamba Mouse, Logitech Z-5500's, 2x HP 27" 2709m Monitors
HafX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2011, 09:41 PM   #14
Solid State Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 9
Default Re: Can't format card? Need Help?

Quote:
Originally Posted by HafX View Post
You need to bring the card back to its original settings now. As far as I can tell the data is lost, so no use crying over spilled milk at this point in time.

You have two options to do this, there is no other way that I know off hand, so if it is not possible with your PC or items, find someone who has the ability to do it for you.

Option (A): Get a SD Card adapter for your (or someone elses) computer, connect the card, and format it as you normally would to bring it back to factory settings
Option (B): Find a digital camera, insert the SD card, and format it through the cameras options (most cameras can do this for you)
Option (X): Get over it and buy another 4GB card as I believe they cost like $5?

Goodluck man
It's not paying for another one that's the problem, it's whether or not my data and family videos/photos can be saved from the defected SD card. How am I supposed to get over it if everything gets lost?
theblkrev is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2011, 12:29 AM   #15
In Runtime
 
HafX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 126
Default Re: Can't format card? Need Help?

Then I would recommend going to a local tech center, or even a best buy store if that is the best you have in the area and finding out if they can do data recovery on the SD card.
__________________
Case: Cooler Master Haf X
CPU: AMD Phenom X4 955 Black Edition Deneb
MOBO: Gigabyte 890FXA-UD7 [4X XFire Support, 6GB Sata Connectors, 16GB RAM Support]
VGA: 2 Sapphire Radeon 5850 Toxic Edition Video Cards Xfire'd
HD: 3TB Western Digital Caviar Black
RAM: 8GB Corsair XMS3 DDR3 Ram
PSU: Corsair 850TX Enthusiast Edition
Drives: 1x Sony Optaric Blu-Ray Drive, 1x Lite-on DVD RW Drive
Cooling: Corsair H-70 Water Cooling
ETC: Razer Mamba Mouse, Logitech Z-5500's, 2x HP 27" 2709m Monitors
HafX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2011, 12:29 AM   #16
Daemon Poster
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 624
Default Re: Can't format card? Need Help?

you could try downloading free data recovery software. I just google'd it and there are a few out there.
__________________
Asus M4A88T-M/USB3<>PhenomII X4 965e<>Asus ENGTX460
Seagate 320GB/1TB<>Win7 Ulti 64Bit<>Antec900
SyncMaster 2220WM<>HyperX 16gb<>Cooler Master 600W
detox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2011, 01:25 PM   #17
Solid State Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 9
Default Re: Can't format card? Need Help?

I just found out that my card is now "RAW" instead of "NTFS" or "FAT". Can do I do? I'm trying to format to FAT32 then recover it!
theblkrev is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2011, 01:52 PM   #18
Daemon Poster
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 624
Default Re: Can't format card? Need Help?

swissknife, download this. it will format into fat32.
I have a short guide HERE

but since you have to delete the volume the info on the card may be lost.

I just thought of something else, my phone has an option to use the microSDcard as mass storage.
so when I plug the phone into the computer it shows up as such the list of hard drives. and I can do what i want with it.
does you phone have that option?
__________________

__________________
Asus M4A88T-M/USB3<>PhenomII X4 965e<>Asus ENGTX460
Seagate 320GB/1TB<>Win7 Ulti 64Bit<>Antec900
SyncMaster 2220WM<>HyperX 16gb<>Cooler Master 600W
detox is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:48 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0