How to Fix SD Card not Working in Windows 10?

December 29, 2016

Have you ever met the problem that the SD card not working in Windows 10? This article will give you the solutions to fix SD card not working in Windows 10 problem.

SD card not working in Windows 10 PC

SD card is a kind of common storage device that for users to store data. But sometimes, you may find that your external SD card not working in your Windows 10 computer when it’s inserted. What’s the matter with? How to solve the problem?

How to fix SD card not working in Windows 10?

To find the solutions to fix SD card not working in Windows 10, you need to find the reason why it cannot work in Windows 10.

Situation 1: If the SD card not working in Windows 10, you can insert it to another computer to see whether it is detected. If it’s showing up on another computer, you need to check the SD slot. The common way is to insert the SD card to an USB card reader and plug it to USB port, and check whether it is accessing the SD card data.

Situation 2: Many users said that their SD card can run normally in their Windows 8 computer, while when they upgrade to Windows 10, the SD card not working in Windows 10. If you are in the same situation, you need to update the driver to the latest version for the SD card. Go to the website of computer manufacturer, download and install the latest driver, and restart the computer. Or, you need to restore Windows 10 to the previous OS.

Situation 3: If the SD card is not assigned a drive letter, it cannot be detected by your Windows 10 yet. Thus, you need to go to Windows Disk Management or Diskpart to assign drive letter to the SD card.

Situation 4: If the SD card is not compatible with Windows 10, you need to format the SD card. However, Windows can only format the first partition on the SD card, which means it cannot format the entire SD card if it has been partitioned in someway.

To format the SD card totally, here we highly recommend you a partition manager AOMEI Partition Assistant, which can help a lot.

How to fix SD card not working in Windows 10 with AOMEI Partition Assistant?

To solve the problem that external SD card is not recognized by Windows 10 PC, the AOMEI Partition Assistant can give a big help. First, connect the SD card to the computer, install and launch AOMEI Partition Assistant. It will display you the basic situation of your hard drives. Then, select the SD card and right click it. To format it, select Format Partition at the pop out menu.

Format Partition

It will pop out a window where you can choose what the file system to format. You can select the right file system like NTFS or FAT32.

NTFS

Tips: this operation will erase all data on the partition. If there is any important data, backup with AOMEI Backupper software first.

Click Apply to execute to task.

Apply

Finally, you can use the AOMEI Partition Assistant to change drive letter to the SD card, or create partition on the SD card. And then, it ca work normal on your Windows 10 PC.