Sd card is not formatted
In the modern world, flash drives for PCs are quite popular, and in mobile devices – microSD memory cards. The popularity of devices is due to their low price, the ability to store large amounts of data, and at the same time easily transfer all this data to other devices.
But these devices also have drawbacks – this is a problem in formatting. Users of data storage devices are at a loss from the fact that the SD card is not formatted. At the same time often asked such questions: The memory card is not formatted what to do? And the SD card is damaged Android how to fix? Let’s answer these questions and find out what to do if the memory card is not formatted.
Data flash drives are an indispensable part of the modern world; therefore, it is important to know how to operate and maintain these devices correctly so that they do not face problems at the most inopportune moment.
1 Deleting all flash card data through the console
2 Formatting memory cards through programs
3 Deletion of data through the command “Diskpart”
4 Formatting with Flashnul
4.1 Problems with the program
5 You can not format the flash drive even in these ways.
If your SD card is not formatted, that is, there are problems in formatting the flash drive and cannot do this action, then you need to: either carry the device to a service center, or throw it away. But there are also ways to save the flash drive. One of them is a method of formatting a flash drive through the console.
Delete all flash card data through the console
In Windows, the system has one feature when deleting files – if the file itself is occupied by some processes, then it will not be possible to delete it. And through the console, we can destroy everything without any problems. So, this is what we do in the console if the micro SD card is not formatted:
Use the key combination Win + R
The Run window has appeared. Enter there command – diskmgmt.msc.
Click “Ok” and in front of us appeared the “Disk Management” window. We are looking for our flash drive, right click on it and select “Format”.
Delete all flash card data through the console
If everything went well and without mistakes, then you are well done. If it did not work out, then do not close the article – we still have a couple of ways.
If your microSD memory card is not formatted, the SNDFormatter utility will help you. The program is free and easy to download on the Internet, and we will tell you how to use this utility.
Run the program.
In the tab “Drive” choose our flash drive.
In the “Format Type” tab, select “Full” or “Erase”. “Format Size Adjustment” put “On”.
And click “Format”.
If the program did not work, then try this – Apacer USB 3.0 Repair tool. The utility is similar to the SDFormatter, but it is supplemented with such features:
low level formatting;
disabling protection from flash drives.
The program can be downloaded on the Internet.
Open the standard Windows utility “Command Line” through the key combination Win + X, or look for it in the start menu.
In the new window, write “diskpart”
In the next window that opens, we write “list disk”. The window will show us all the available data recording discs on the computer, including our USB flash drive. We find our flash drive (usually it is at the bottom of the list).
We register data in the “select disk 1” window. Your flash drive may have a different name, not “disk 1”.
Next, we clear the write protection attribute via the command “attributes disk clear readonly”. To check the attributes of the disk, use the command “attributes disk”.
We exit the utility through the “Exit” command, and again we try to format the flash drive.
If the above methods did not help you, then the next one is for you.
Download the program “Flashnul”. The utility is designed for testing and deep work with removable drives on your computer. Therefore, use it carefully and try not to do anything extra. Otherwise, you will damage your data and information recording discs.
We unpack / install the program on one of the main disks on our computer. For example, take the C drive. The program path will be C: \ flashnul.
Run the command line via Win + X or via the start menu and enter this command:
cd C: \\ flashnul
Next, we see a directory with a utility folder, where we need to identify our flash drive. Writing this command: flashnul –p
In the list that opened, look for the name of our flash drive (number or letter). We memorize it. For example, you have a flash drive with the name N. In this case, write the command for a complete data cleaning: flashnul N: –F
We start the test for controller errors, together with it all data will be destroyed.