SD Card Corrupted
Posted 11 October 2012 - 12:00 AM
If you are able to capture an image of the card onto your hard disk, I would expect it to be 4,000,000,000 bytes 4GB more or less. If you get this monster-sized file then we're in business! We can tear into the file see about picking the pictures out that way. There are programs that do this for you. Some are freeware, some are payware.
If imaging fails, then it will be professional-service time, if you chose to go that route.
Posted 11 October 2012 - 04:33 AM
Posted 11 October 2012 - 04:43 AM
When I click ok on the final option, the command prompt style box appears with a message saying 'Number of sectors to copy parameter (0) invalid. Drive/file may not have valid partition structure?' I then click ok and the command prompt style box closes, It's then when I get the 'Error 1 Bad user parameter returned by RMPARTUSB.' message
Posted 11 October 2012 - 06:40 PM
If it's not a problem, perhaps you can post screen shots showing what you're doing? If you want to go through the trouble..
Personally, myself, I'd start using pro-level tools. We're at the base of a steep learning curve right about now. This is were controller chip numbers and firmware versions come into play. All sorts of good stuff. It is also important to do a physical analysis to see if there is a hardware fail. Or perhaps all that need be done is a partition table edit.
We just don't know without further examination.
I'm not spamming or trying to sell you on a pro-service. That's what it's going to take. If I had the time I'd offer to do it for free; as I often do for locals in my town.
But then again this is the internet and anything can happen. Perhaps someone will read this thread, somehow, and really have a magic bullet for you!
Posted 14 October 2012 - 03:04 PM
If the partition has been corrupted, these steps may work, but when the partition flips, it is not the result of partition corruption, but rather that the smaller partition has become default, while the larger partition containing your data has become hidden.
Once you have flipped it back, it will show the correct size & may need to be formatted since it will likely show the partition as blank & raw.
You should be able to recover the data so long as you avoid long format & wiping the drive.
Until then, your just wasting your time trying to recover data from the smaller partition, since this is not where your data is in the first place.
Posted 14 October 2012 - 03:44 PM
I often use pro level tools and these are costly, thus not an option here. And even some consumer-level utilities go for $100.00. This is fast approaching the price of $150.00 for a professional 4GB SD recovery job. So you've got diminishing returns. I always tell people that they should skip a cup of coffee and save that $3.00, in 2 months they'll have the service fee covered with change to spare!
Posted 14 October 2012 - 04:46 PM
But when you can find them, they are free, & they work.
Example: Maxell has a utility called Mode Converter to fix their drives. It is still hard to find a download link. But it only takes 1 min & it works.
Posted 14 October 2012 - 11:15 PM
Posted 15 October 2012 - 08:30 AM
Posted 15 October 2012 - 10:01 AM
An excerpt from section 5 of the "Installing and using the MP (Mass Production) Tool for the UT165 V18.104.22.168" section ...
A tool dedicated to the make and specification of the card seems to be the right way to go rather than try with the "universal" one mentioned above, but finding that tool is as you guys know, very difficult. Getting the info which ChipGenius (free) supplies helps.
But as I said to help890, look at it, but consider it carefully.
Scanning the card with ChipGenius won't do any harm as it scans only, and may provide sufficient information to embark on a hunt for a free dedicated tool. And if you're like me, you'll enjoy the challenge. In fact I'd be happy to go on a hunt for such an elusive beastie.
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Posted 15 October 2012 - 05:59 PM
Yes, it took me a few hours looking for the Maxell utility at first, & a bit of reading. But once I located it, it worked a champ!
Posted 15 October 2012 - 06:39 PM