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    • dipsomaniac
    • By dipsomaniac 18th Jun 17, 1:11 PM
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    • 18th Jun 17, 1:11 PM
    microsd 18th Jun 17 at 1:11 PM
    when i try to write a image to a micro sid card using windiskimager it splits the sdcard into drive d and drive e but e is not accessable via windows. this has only just started happening. i have wrote off 1 sdcard and now just tried a new sandisk and the same thing happened. when i tried to format using sdformatter i get a error and see these files on sdcard

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/9lom1b9qogmzxng/sdcard.JPG?dl=0

    any ideas as i am baffled and can't afford to keep burning sdcards
    Last edited by dipsomaniac; 18-06-2017 at 1:14 PM.
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    • S0litaire
    • By S0litaire 18th Jun 17, 1:20 PM
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    • 18th Jun 17, 1:20 PM
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    • 18th Jun 17, 1:20 PM
    What image are you trying to write to the SD card?
    Have you tried writing a different image on BOTH SD cards?
    It might be a problem with the image rather than the SD cards

    Try this SD card writer instead:
    https://etcher.io/
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    • aerostar
    • By aerostar 18th Jun 17, 3:26 PM
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    • 18th Jun 17, 3:26 PM
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    • 18th Jun 17, 3:26 PM
    The second drive is probably formatted as a linux partition, windows cannot normally read/write to it after the image has been put on it..

    Your first drive is formatted as FAT or FAT 32 which windows can see and write/read.

    Sounds like you are putting an image for Raspberry PI or similar on to the card.

    What image are you trying to put on ?

    To clean the card download MiniTool Partition Wizard Free

    https://www.partitionwizard.com/free-partition-manager.html

    You can remove the partitions and reformat the card - be carefull that you choose the correct drive
    • rsvtoddy
    • By rsvtoddy 18th Jun 17, 7:21 PM
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    • 18th Jun 17, 7:21 PM
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    • 18th Jun 17, 7:21 PM
    If you just want to reformat an SD card to its original size and aren't bothered about losing what's on the card - stick it in a digital camera (if you have one!) and reformat it in the camera.
    • dipsomaniac
    • By dipsomaniac 18th Jun 17, 8:50 PM
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    • 18th Jun 17, 8:50 PM
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    • 18th Jun 17, 8:50 PM
    Thanks for replies. Am trying to copy libreelec. Have never had a problem before
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    • aerostar
    • By aerostar 18th Jun 17, 9:08 PM
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    • 18th Jun 17, 9:08 PM
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    • 18th Jun 17, 9:08 PM
    From the looks of it the second partition will be Linux - so you will not be able to access it with windows - The libreelec SD card is for the Raspberry Pi and does not run under windows.

    Full info is here

    https://libreelec.tv/downloads/
    • forgotmyname
    • By forgotmyname 19th Jun 17, 8:42 AM
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    It will write whatever the disk image contains. If the image contained 20 partitions then that is what it will create.

    Raspberry pi or other device? Its normal.

    To reformat, delete the partitions first.
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    • dipsomaniac
    • By dipsomaniac 19th Jun 17, 8:31 PM
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    • 19th Jun 17, 8:31 PM
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    It will write whatever the disk image contains. If the image contained 20 partitions then that is what it will create.

    Raspberry pi or other device? Its normal.

    To reformat, delete the partitions first.
    Originally posted by forgotmyname
    thanks what is the best way to delete the partition? i couldn't get partitionwizard to work. keep crashing in win10
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    • aerostar
    • By aerostar 19th Jun 17, 10:20 PM
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    • 19th Jun 17, 10:20 PM
    http://www.lifehack.org/330301/best-5-free-partition-management-software-for-windows-10
    • dipsomaniac
    • By dipsomaniac 20th Jun 17, 8:21 AM
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    be careful if installing easeus. just got the chromium virus/malware after installing it from link. i unchecked any additional software so don't know how i still got infected.
    Last edited by dipsomaniac; 20-06-2017 at 8:32 AM.
    "The Holy Writ of Gloucester Rugby Club demands: first, that the forwards shall win the ball; second, that the forwards shall keep the ball; and third, the backs shall buy the beer." - Doug Ibbotson
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