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I ordered a new 2.0GB PQI SD Card last week and got it today. I put it in my laptop drive, and booted up my computer. I clicked My Computer and saw it labeled as E: Drive. I clicked it and it wanted me to Format the card. I formatted it as FAT because it kept failing when writing to Fat32 (which I later discovered the card cant handle Fat32). So Afterwards, I rebooted, then reclicked My Computer, and reclicked drive E:. When I did so, my computer instantly froze! I could only move the mouse and minimize and close that screen. THats. I CTRL+Alt+Del and closed My Computer and My documents (mysteriously opened without me knowing).

So I continued this same process 4 times, and if I let it keep going without control alt deleting, then it says "The file is corrupt or Unreadable. ???!
Now I am guessing that my generic SD drive needs updates. But am afraid of screwing something up so I wont try. I figured that the card was locked or something, but I tried it in 2 different positions, and the same result.

So I am asking now for your help PLEASE help me!!! What should I do??? :whistling:
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If possible use a digital camera to format the card. I have brought back many cards this way. Most camera's format in fat( which is really fat16)instead of fat32. You can try using this utility.

http://www.snapfiles...estoration.html

Lexar has a Image Rescue 2.0 software that they say works on other cards. It is not free.

http://lexar.com/sof...age_rescue.html

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I actually dont own a digital Camera :whistling: yes I know "Im in the Dark ages" but the card doesnt have a thing on it! It is totally new and bare. So I cant restore something that I dont have lolz. Is there another computer utility that I can use to reformat the card? or something?
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I would take the card to a camera shop and see if they can format the card. Beyond that you can find a formatting utility here.

http://www.sdcard.org/

Theres not much information there and i have not tried the software so you are on your own on that. It took me 4 times trying to download the manual before i got it. Read everything on the website before you decide to use the software. The software is by the original companys that invented the SD and MMC cards.

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