I used my RPi for a long time and the OS is a mess. I want to do it from scratch and I want to use the SD Card I got along with the Raspberry with Raspbian pre-installed.

I downloaded the image and tried the below instructions:

http://elinux.org/RPi_Easy_SD_Card_Setup The main issue is that Formatter 4.0 can't format my card. Error: The drive is not supported

In windows disk mgr I can see this. I have no option to shrink/expand any of the partitions. enter image description here

Tried to delelete everything by DISKPART, but that's also not working:

DISKPART> list disk

  Disk ###  Status         Size     Free     Dyn  Gpt
  --------  -------------  -------  -------  ---  ---
  Disk 0    Online          111 GB  1024 KB
  Disk 1    Online         7535 MB      0 B


The disk you specified is not valid.

There is no disk selected.


How can I recover my sd card?

2 Answers 2


I had this issue yesterday and fixed it by formatting with the HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool

Just format it with that program and it'll put it all in one partition.


BOOTICE solved my issue. You can re-partitionate anything with it.


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