Raspberry Pi V2-Jessie crashed. I cannot reformat SD card???
My Raspberry Pi V2 running Jessie crashed yesterday. As I watched the boot up afterwards it was full of errors relating to the boot SD, etc. I assume that the SD card had been corrupted. I tried the "Restore" option for booting and that gave me errors also.
Next using HDDRawCopy v1.1, tried restoring a backup image to that SD card. Same problem, will not boot and lots of I/O errors. I tried to format this card hoping that that would correct the failing areas. Using SDFormatter 4 I got an error message that the SD card was locked, thus formatting was impossible. The write protect tab is set properly.
I tried using Windows 10 to format with a similar "I can't do it" results. I tried a different SD card, also a Raspberry Pi NOOBs image, which gave the same results.
Now I found another 8GB SD card and tried to restore my backup to that card, again using HDDRawCopy 1.1. This time HDDRawCopy says that the backup image and the SC card are slightly different in size (the SD being a bit larger) and throws a write error and shuts down (it also does that when I tried using a 32 GB SD card.). In the past I'm sure I have restored 8GB images to 16GB SD cards?
Every formatting method I've tried (Nikon camera, Panasonic camera, Windows 10 Device Manager, Windows 10 "properties:format", Windows 10 DISKPART, ...) seems to think the card is lock or not available to formatting. Rebooting the PC did not help.
If the PC will read the card, I assume it is compatible with SHSD cards?
This morning I downloaded and installed the latest version of SD Formatter (version 5). Using the second 8GB SD card above, the new version formatted the card - voila!!! Then I tried to copy the latest download of the Raspberry Pi NOOBs files and the copy failed: Disk write protected :-(
I tried to reformat it again with SD Formatter 5 and that program now throws an error that the SD disk was write protected.
So now I have two 8 GB micro SD cards which are out of action. I'm afraid to try with another one, 16 or 32 GB as I can not afford losing additional card to this problem.
I started up an old Windows 7 laptop which also would not format the cards.
I would appreciate any ideas or solutions....RDK