How To Format Corrupted SD Card With Command Prompt

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How To Format Corrupted SD Card With Command Prompt

Sometimes Windows standard format unable to format some SD cards. And due to this reason many users get upset.

But using command prompt option you may try once again to format the SD card and get success on it. 🙂

I know it not looks as easy like Windows standard format but the truth is that the command prompt method is also quite easy. Once try to format using command prompt, it can recover your corrupted SD card.

Why Sometimes Windows Standard Format Fails?

Sometimes windows standard format fails to format the SD card because it gets Corrupted.

Why SD cards gets corrupted?

  • Incorrectly formatting – When a non-technical user know little about formatting then they tried to format the SD card himself. And due to not proper formatting the SD card gets damaged.
  • Virus attack – If your SD card has been attacked by a computer virus then it gets corrupted.
  • Keep in the wrong place – Most of the people keep the SD card in wrong place when there is no work of it. The card gets damaged by placing the card in the paper.

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How To Format Corrupted SD Card With Command Prompt?

#1. Press Windows Key+R or Go to start, open Run and then type cmd.


#2. It will open a window.

Command Prompt

#3. Now type diskpart and hit on enter. Here if you see a new popup window, simply click on yes and after that you will come to this window.


#4. Now type list disk and hit on enter.

List disk

#5. In this case I am using my 4 GB SD card so it is showing Disk 1     Online     3819 MB     0 B.

Now, simply type select disk 1 and hit on enter.

select disk 1

#6. Type clean and hit on enter.


#7. Here type create partition primary and hit on enter.

create partition primary

#8. Now type active and hit on enter.


#9. Type select partition 1.

select partition 1

#10. Type format fs=fat32 and hit on enter. Here you can see that your formatting and repairing started.


#11. Now wait till 100% completed. It takes time according to your memory card storage. As I told you earlier that in this case I am using my 4 GB memory card so it takes approx half an hour.

Here you can see, formatting goes 100% and the SD card formatted completely.

format completed

Now Done!

Hope your SD card has been recover. Now you can able to store anything on your SD card.

So, this was the whole process to Format Corrupted SD Card With Command Prompt.

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