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Prompt [Q] Android phone stopped recognizing my SD card

Here's the deal.
Today I woke up to my phone charging by the night... but it downcharged to 15% of batterry. I reboot it and find out that my SD card showed up info of being "empty". The minitool partition wizard on a PC shows me that info:

no no, the memory card is 8GB not 32MB.
How to recover the partitions? Also, the SD card has been partitioned for use with app2sd programs with this tut: http://forum.xda-developers.com/wiki...d_partitioning, because my phone (HTC Explorer "Pico") has a very small amount of internal memory. The rom was stock though.

Of course I could re-format it, but I don't want to, because the data stored there was very special to me. I want to recover it.
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I had that same problem a while back. I unmounted the SD Card and put it in another phone and it still said the same. So I soft reset my first phone, put the SD Card back in, and all was good.

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I had that same problem a while back. I unmounted the SD Card and put it in another phone and it still said the same. So I soft reset my first phone, put the SD Card back in, and all was good.

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But the card couldn't be recognized on a Linux, on a DMDE, SD Formatter, HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool, and primary on a TestDisk and on a GParted, and one big nothing was achieved.... You say that if I just soft reset the android phone, everything will be back to normal? Did you had the exactly same problem? You know, I need to clarify things before I do something that could destroy entirely my data.
 
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I didn't have the exact problem just something similar and a soft reset (which will do no harm) worked for me. If the SD card can't be read any other ways then I don't know anything else other than formating the SD card.

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I didn't have the exact problem just something similar and a soft reset (which will do no harm) worked for me. If the SD card can't be read any other ways then I don't know anything else other than formating the SD card.

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Thanks anyway, I'll do that tommorrow BTW I can't even format the SD card...
 
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Thanks anyway, I'll do that tommorrow BTW I can't even format the SD card...
try putting the sdcard in another phone and see what happens, maybe you could format it from there
 
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try putting the sdcard in another phone and see what happens, maybe you could format it from there
Nope, I put it into the camera, other camera, camcorder... nothing can format it

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