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Old 04-17-2007, 07:31 PM   #1
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Default How to Un-partition a SD Card

I have a 2GB SD card that I tried in my older digicam. The camera did not seem to be able to handle 2GB card, and instead created a 1GB partition.

In Windows XP disk management, I see the partition and unallocated space, but it won't let me delete the partition (grayed out).

How can I unpartition it and create a 2GB partition?
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Old 04-20-2007, 11:42 PM   #2
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Default How to Un-partition a SD Card

I cannot even use the unallocated 1GB. The create partition item is also grayed out in disk management.

Anyone have a solution? My 2 GB card is now effectively halved.
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Old 04-21-2007, 10:31 AM   #3
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Default How to Un-partition a SD Card

Using a good SD reader/writer and this may help:

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Old 09-02-2007, 11:52 AM   #4
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Default How to Un-partition a SD Card

After a lot of searching, I found the solution if anyone else has the same problem.

Just download this from HP: Drive Boot Utility

It will zap everything off of a removable device and create a new FAT partition. This has even worked for removing the U3 software on the Sandisk USB drives.
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Old 11-23-2007, 07:28 PM   #5
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Default How to Un-partition a SD Card

thanks! I'm gonna try that out on my microSD 2 GB card that my phone partitioned into a 1 GB
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Old 01-29-2008, 12:25 AM   #6
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that HP thing worked like a charm. Cheers, mate.
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