A common issue I find with a lot of my storage devices, be it USB, microSD or SD cards, is the fact that they get ‘corrupted’ for some reason. This manifests in the data not being able to be copied, or worse, It copies but behaves irregularly when it (the data) is downloaded onto another device.
Like most users on the Windows 7 OS I utilize the ADMA (Advanced Direct Memory Access) to send files between the storage device (a SD card in this event) and the computer. And I also get error messages. Now, I’m sure you have a significantly easier fix for it, but this is the fix I tend to use for my corrupt storage issues.
This is the simplest and most obvious manner of fixing the issue. If you happen to be running an older version it is likely compatibility issues that are mucking around with your precious data. Instead of a deep rooted problem and fix investigation, you may just need an update. Go get one. And anyhow, we’ve always asked you guys to stay updated with new releases of software for this very reason.
Once it’s on, install the software.
You should now get the following screen:
Once the installation is complete, you need to restart your computer for the changes to take affect (I’m sorry, there really is no other way of doing it, for it to work proper, a reboot is prerequisite)
When the computer reboots you should be good to go and the corrupt Storage device should now be able to run with no hiccups.
Now, there’s every chance that the SD card or other storage devices themselves have gone rogue because you’ve been mating them with undesirable devices (picking up viruses and malware).
In this event you really need to run a scan on your device using your PC protection suite that we spoke about.
I mean, let’s face it, it’s much easier disposing a storage device like a USB or SDCard as opposed to having to format, or worse replace, your entire hard disk.
Computer’s undoubtedly open up new frontiers for us, but they also expose us to challenges that we haven’t had to deal with yet, which is why it’s essential to stay abreast of changes, updates and solutions for your particular operating system.
Do that and you should be able to skirt around a fair few issues. If you can’t then there is always advice how to walk you through fixing your corrupt SD Card problems.