SD card will not format

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by suprhb, Feb 21, 2010.

  1. suprhb

    suprhb New Member

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    Under properties the drive is "FAT32" I wanted to convert it to NTFS, however it will not let me do this. I right click on the drive and select format and immediatly the drive disapears and I get a pop-up stating:

    There is no disk in drive E:

    Insert a disk, and then try again.


    I also tried through the command line. I get the message:

    Cannot determine file system of drive E:

    The drive seems to be working fine otherwise. I can add files etc.

    This is driving me crazy. Anyone have a clue about what the problem may be or how I can fix this?
     
  2. timsuddaby

    timsuddaby New Member

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    Connect your USB device (i.e. card reader), open the [FONT=&quot]Device Manager[/FONT],
    expand [FONT=&quot]Disk Drives[/FONT].
    right click on the USB drive and select [FONT=&quot]Properties[/FONT] and open the [FONT=&quot]Policies[/FONT] tab:
    The 'trick' is to change the settings from “Optimize for quick removal” to “Optimize for performance”. now NTFS will be available in the Format dialog.
     
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  3. suprhb

    suprhb New Member

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    Thank you!
     

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