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while formatting my memory card it has decreased to 8 megabytes. Originally it is 32 Gigabytes memory card. any idea on it, how to reformat as 32 gigabytes

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  • It could be hardware problem and the card has crashed either form some electrical damage or because it is fake. You can test if your card with H2Test
    – Piotr Kula
    Feb 3, 2014 at 11:19

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Have you tried this? https://www.sdcard.org/downloads/formatter_4/

From http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=13138

by aztecoso08

"I had the same problem, only 56MB would show. I used the program from this link. I formatted with the "FULL (overwrite)" option, which took a while, then the full SD card was available to me again. Thanks bredman"

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I am going to assume that you are running on the Windows OS.

The raspbian operating system is a port of Debian Wheezy ( a Linux distro) , Linux uses the ext based file systems, which is not read windows as a result you will only see partitions that are either fat or NTFS based.

If you have Linux you can use gparted to detect and format the SD card to a file format of your choice or you can use the link ( https://www.sdcard.org/downloads/formatter_4/ )provided by Arita to format the SD card from windows.

Also you can verify the actual size of the SD card by right clicking my computer -> manage -> disk management. Here you will see your SD card with the actual size and the amount of free space etc.

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