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Solved: Can't format RAW 16 GB SD Card

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  1. DeadGlow

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    So I got this 16 GB SD Card which I was using for my Samsung Galaxy S2 (yes I know I'm behind don't judge me :p), and I decided to use "Link2SD" to 'extend' my Internal memory (since that phone only comes equipped with less than 2GB -.-)
    Anyways, in order to do that I had to partition my SD Card. Now I know how to do that via PC, but I was a bit... hasty in doing so and decided to do it on my phone. Miraculously, it worked and I had 2 FAT32 partitions, one being 10 gb and the remaining being on the other. After a while, I got sick of the Link2SD app telling me that it would be better to partition the second half as EXT, so like the picky idiot I am, I repartitioned my SD Card, using my phone, into 2 partitions, one 9 GB Fat32 (for normal storage) and the other one being a ~6GB Ext4 partition (for the extension). At first I got problems because the SD Card wouldn't eject properly as it had two partitions. Eventually it went through but DISASTER! I looked at the partitions on the SD Card and it was 14.9GB of RAW memory. I got worried and plugged the card into my PC, and tried to format it the normal way (the prompt that appears when you plug in a unformatted storage drive). I got a warning that it couldn't be completed, and that it didn't succeed. Then I tried doing it via the Computer Management window but even that kept failing. I then tried using this HP Formatting application (on PC this time) to attempt it but it said that the drive was Write-Protected. I then tried using diskpart on CMD to turn off readonly, but I kept getting the same error message and when I tried cleaning the disk, it would say that it's not ready. What can I do to fix this? Or did I completely mess up...?:confused:
     
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    Thanks for the help, but I already managed to fix it. The simple volume thing came up when I tried again this morning and it fixed it, but thanks anyway :)
     
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    Glad you fixed it. (y)
     
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