How to Un-partition a SD Card

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  1. Slaimus

    Slaimus Senior member

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    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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  3. Slaimus

    Slaimus Senior member

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    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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    corkyg Elite Member<br>Super Moderator <br>Peripherals
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    Using a good SD reader/writer and this may help:

    SD
     
  5. Slaimus

    Slaimus Senior member

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    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.
     
  6. TheInternal

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    thanks! I'm gonna try that out on my microSD 2 GB card that my phone partitioned into a 1 GB :(
     
  7. TheInternal

    TheInternal Senior member

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    that HP thing worked like a charm. Cheers, mate.