How to Resolve the “Windows Could Not Format” SD Card Error Message

Normally, you can format an SD card on a Windows computer without any problems. But sometimes you may encounter a situation where you cannot format the SD card due to various unknown reasons.

In this article, I will describe the reasons that lead to this problem and the solutions that will help you solve all kinds of problems with unformatted SD cards.

What is the cause of the “Windows failed to format” SD card message?

System file error on your SD card: It’s likely that your SD card is corrupted for another reason. The reason may be a system file error. And you already know that Windows refuses to work with a corrupt SD card. read more

Troubleshooting: Stop Error Code 0x00000024 BSOD in Windows

When you get error 0x00000024, you may see a blue screen (also called “death screen”) with the message “stop 0x00000024” when you boot your computer or shortly thereafter. This doesn’t mean much to the average user, but it can make it difficult to access your data.

And then it becomes a huge problem. You immediately wonder how to fix error 0x00000024. In this article, you will learn everything about 0x00000024 errors, from their causes to ways to fix them.

What causes the Stop Error Code 0x00000024 BSOD?

  • A virus or malware attack.
  • Damaged device drivers.
  • Old or misconfigured drivers.
  • Damaged hard disk or system files.
  • Drivers conflict due to installation of new hardware.
  • Deleted system files after drivers or software installation.
  • Due to NTFS_FILE_SYSTEM STOP error caused by corrupted RAM.
  • Damage to the Windows registry due to software installation or removal.

How to resolve the Stop Error Code 0x00000024 BSOD?

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How to Resolve Error 0x8004242d – Failed to Format Selected Partition

Error 0x8004242d is usually accompanied by the following error message: “Failed to format selected partition. Error: 0x8004242d” in a pop-up window during Windows installation. As a result, users are unable to format the disk partition and install the platform.

In this article, we will tell you how to solve partition formatting problems with DiskPart.

What causes the error message “Selected partition could not be formatted” (error 0x8004242d)?

  • The computer’s data cable is loose.
  • The installation drive has a corrupted file system error.
  • The drive controller or driver is out of date.
  • Your Windows system is incompatible with the mass storage controller or mass storage driver.
  • The hard disk drive on which you want to install Windows is a dynamic hard disk drive.

How to troubleshoot the error 0x8004242d – Failed to format selected partition?

Clean up the disk using Diskpart

Cleaning the disk with Diskpart can fix error 0x8004242d (but it removes data from the disk).

  1. To do this, open a command prompt by typing cmd in “Run” and press Ctrl + Alt + Enter.
  2. You can also open Command Prompt from the Windows installation window by clicking on Repair Computer -> Troubleshooting -> Command Prompt.
  3. Type diskpart at the command prompt and press Enter.
  4. Type list disk at the command prompt and press Return to display the list of disks.
  5. Type select disk x (replace x with the real disk number) at the command prompt and hit Enter.
  6. Make sure you select the correct disk, as clearing the disk will erase its data.
  7. Type clean all at the command prompt and press Enter.

Formatting a partition during Windows Setup

  1. Start the installation media. Specify your settings and click Install Now.
  2. Click I accept the license terms after reading the Microsoft software license terms.
  3. Then click Next.
  4. Click Custom (Advanced).
  5. Select Disk 0 Partition 1 and Delete.
  6. Then click OK when prompted.
  7. Repeat step 5 to delete partition 2 from disk 0.
  8. Then click New to create a new partition.
  9. Specify the disk size, and then click Apply.
  10. Click OK when prompted.
  11. Select Disk 0 Partition 2, and then click Format.
  12. Click OK when prompted.
  13. The formatting should be successful.
  14. You can click Next to reinstall Windows.

Both of the above methods may seem a bit complicated. Be very careful when using them, as all the actions are instantaneous and you will not be able to go back. read more

Fixing slow USB 3.0 data transfer speeds

slow USB 3.0 data transfer speeds

If you have just purchased a new USB 3.0 drive (or hard drive) and are experiencing surprisingly slow read/write speeds, read on for a quick fix! A USB 3.0 drive should provide write speeds of at least 15-20MB per second, if not more. But Windows is not properly configured to achieve these speeds by default.

USB drives are commonly used on computers to transfer files such as photos, videos, documents, etc. When transferring large amounts of data, transfer speed is very important.

However, sometimes you get annoyed with the slow transfer speed of the USB. No one wants to wait dozens of minutes for data transfer, especially when you need the data now or you have important things. read more