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    Help CF Card Won't Format

    I have a Transcend 4GB Industrial CF Card. Unfortunately I am unable to use it at the moment as it keeps asking that I format the card before I use it and then when I do try and format I get a message telling me 'Windows was unable to complete the format'.

    Is there any good software out there I can use to repair the card, preferably free?
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    Default Re: CF Card Won't Format

    Try formatting it in a different system I have had the same issue before.
    i formatted it in my daughters laptop using a card reader and it worked first time.
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    I don't think that would work mate. It failed on my card reader using my netbook and now it also won't work on my desktop.
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    Hmm ok let me have a gander.
    i had some cf card software once.

    im out till later but I will look for it today
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    Any luck mate?
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    Default Re: CF Card Won't Format

    Are you just wanting to use it. If not chuck it in the bin. Not worth loosing stuff in the long run.

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    Default Re: CF Card Won't Format

    It has a wee bit on the side you slide up and then you can format it. then just recover the files with recuva my files.

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    Sorry matey can't find it anywhere been in the loft too
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    Do you have a camera that takes a CF card, try and format it in that.

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    Default Re: CF Card Won't Format

    I have a sandisk rescue code you can have, but its at my mum's house so may take me a few days to get it sorted for you.

    but I agree with crashtestmac, skip the card and buy a new one, its caused you this problem now it is likely to cause you problems in the future.

    I would suspect that the industrial cards would have a decent warranty on them so may be worth looking in t that route or if you don't need the operating temperature range they offer buy the normal ones for £11 at my memory?
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    Default Re: CF Card Won't Format

    look for hptools should be able to format it

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    That worked a treat Mickey thanks.
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