Last updated on January 5th, 2022 at 07:40 am
If you’re unable to format your SD Card and windows also unable to format your SD Card, you can try this command prompt method to format and clean your SD Card. In this post, you’re going to learn How to Format a Memory Card which cannot be formatted in a Smartphone or by a Windows system.
You don’t need to use any third-party software, just plug your SD Card into a Card Reader or any USB which can help you to make your SD Card readable on a windows system.
Simply Plug-in your SD Card into a Windows PC/Laptop and follow the Steps.
How to Format a Memory Card Which Cannot Be Formatted
Here you need to follow some simple steps to Format your SD Card even if Windows is unable to format it.
We’re going to use a Command Prompt trick to format an unformattable Memory Card. It takes 2 min to complete the formatting process.
You just need to have a Windows System to use this Command prompt trick and you’ll be able to fix any SD Card problem using Command Prompt.
Step 1. Open Command Prompt >> Type in search “Cmd” > Right click on Cmd >> Run as Administrator
Step 2. Type Diskpart and Hit Enter key
Diskpart is a windows command that uses for creating disk partition.
Step 3. Type list disk and Hit Enter key
List disk is a command that uses for showing a list of the available disks. This command helps you to locate your SD Card.
Step 4. Type Select disk # and hit Enter key
Locate your SD Card on the list carefully. See in the screenshot, There are 2 disks showing in the list, Disk 0 is the Hard Drive containing 465GB of storage and Disk1 is an SD Card of 3.7GB.
I am going to choose Disk 1 because I am using a 4GB of Memory card, Identify your disk by size and type the disk number.
Step 5. Type clean and hit Enter Key
This command will clear all bad sectors from your SD Card.
Step 6. Type create partition primary and hit Enter key
This command will create a new partition on SD Card.
Step 7. Type active and hit the Enter key
This command will make the newly created Partition active.
Step 8. Type format fs=ntfs and Hit Enter Key
This command will format the drive with the NTFS File system.
Step 9. Type exit and hit Enter Key
Now you’re all done! Close the command prompt and check your SD Card is formatted successfully.