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Old 11-05-2008, 03:09 PM   #1
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Question how to reformat memory card

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my memory card is corrupted and i am unable to reformat it both in my N76 phone and my computer. can anyone help?
everytime i try to reformat it in my phone, it is said to be in use by other applications and even after closing the applications i cant reformat it. when i insert it into my computer and open the drive, it will hang.
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Old 11-05-2008, 07:53 PM   #2
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Re: how to reformat memory card

plug it to your computer, right click on the drive from My Computer and choose the format option or from cmd type format d:, assuming your memory card is detected as D drive.
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Re: how to reformat memory card

for your reply, i have tried it before but i cant even right click the drive because it will hang.
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Re: how to reformat memory card

then try from the command prompt.

format d: if D drive is your memory card.
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Re: how to reformat memory card

opps i forgot to add that my memory card is always detected as removable disk in F drive.
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Re: how to reformat memory card

yes, it will be detected as a removable disk, type format f: in command prompt to format the memory card.
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Re: how to reformat memory card

hmm i tried what was suggested, however there appeared to be an error in IOCTL call. could you enlighten me? sorry for troubling!
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Re: how to reformat memory card

It seems that there is some hardware problem. Try running Hardware Diagnostic and again try formating.

To run Hardware Diagnostic:
click Start, click Run, type hwinfo /ui in the Open box, and then click OK.


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Re: how to reformat memory card

oh okay thankyou but apparently when i typed that windows could not find 'hwinfo'.. is there no hope for my mmc already?
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Re: how to reformat memory card

I couldn't get the hwinfo command to work either. I tried searching with the microsoft search. Couldn't find it...
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