Go Back   Tech Support Forum > Microsoft Support > Windows XP Support

User Tag List

SD Cards Formatting Problems

This is a discussion on SD Cards Formatting Problems within the Windows XP Support forums, part of the Tech Support Forum category. My folks have a Microsoft XP PCand I took some MicroSD cards to their place over the holidays which contained

Closed Thread
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-04-2016, 02:48 PM   #1
Registered Member
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 100
OS: WinXP Pro

My folks have a Microsoft XP PCand I took some MicroSD cards to their place over the holidays which contained photos and videos. When I connected it to the USB on the tower, both cards opened a message asking me to format the cards before I can use them.

I use a MS Vista PC at my home and the cards are formatted to ExFAT. One card is 64GB and the other is 128GB. I never had any issues with them.

I decided to format one of the cards on my folk's machine and it would NOT let me format it at all. I was able to "format" it using a small program called SDFormatter that eventually allowed me to transfer some files to the card that I was able to see on their smartTV.

When i returned home and inserted them into my PC, both cards gave me the message "you need to format the card(s)".... even the one that I didn't format with my parent's PC. I reformatted both cards on my PC (the normal method) and they seem to be working as they should.

I've never come across this situation before with a PC not being able to format and basically screwing up the card(s) when the card(s) are used on another PC.

Anyone come across this and have any ideas on a solution?

P.S. I have plugged in my Samsung Note 3 as well as a WD Passport External USB Drive into their machine and was able to read and transfer data perfectly fine.... as well as plug it back into my PC without any issues. Seems like an issue with SD Cards and probably USB Flash drives...

Thanks in Advance.
Jerold is offline  
Sponsored Links
Old 01-04-2016, 03:36 PM   #2
TSF Team, Emeritus
spunk.funk's Avatar
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 40,532
OS: Windows 10 64 bit

My System

USB on the tower
Did you use the same USB Card Reader on your home computer as at your folks? If not, it may be caused by the Card Reader.
Please press the Like link to right of any post you found helpful.
spunk.funk is offline  
Old 01-05-2016, 05:35 AM   #3
Registered Member
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 100
OS: WinXP Pro

Yes... Same card reader on both machines
Jerold is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
PC problems with startup and some apps
It's about a week that my computer have some kind of problems that never had: It has (sometimes, this happens around 1/3 times i turn it on) some problems in the startup: it loads the first dos screen, the motherbours screen, then when "Starting Windows" on black background appears, it cancels and...
kluster315 BSOD, App Crashes And Hangs 0 07-26-2011 06:44 AM
fps problems
Hey all I have problems with my computer when I play games such as World of Warcraft and League of Legends.. the problem is my fps dropping when im in "combat" in the games, for example when alot effects are going around the FPS goes from 60-30 then back up, but it happens on random moments...
Chris_aftermath PC Gaming Support 4 07-07-2011 01:50 PM
Power Supply Information and Selection
:smile: CHOOSING AND UNDERSTANDING A POWER SUPPLY UNIT The power supply unit in today’s modern computer assumes a role probably more critical than any other single component in your system even when compared to the CPU and motherboard. Therefore, there are multiple factors that must...
Tumbleweed36 RAM and Power Supply Support 0 07-09-2006 03:41 PM

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 Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Post a Question

» Site Navigation
 > FAQ
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:15 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 2001 - 2018, Tech Support Forum

Windows 10 - Windows 7 - Windows XP - Windows Vista - Trojan Removal - Spyware Removal - Virus Removal - Networking - Security - Top Web Hosts