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Old 08-07-2013, 12:54 AM   #16
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see quote below from OP roughly six hours prior to you post.
"DiskInternals which made a .dsk image"

I've never heard of it but a Google search says it is partition recovery (and other stuff) software that presumably runs on Windows.

It does not appear to be a MicroSoft product. It may well be incompatible with the SD card's formating. Pure speculation of course.

I hope that helps in some small way with the resolution of the OP's problem.

Best regards dogphlap.

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Old 08-07-2013, 09:07 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by dogphlap View Post
Disclaimer: Although I have used Clonezilla and dd quite a lot I have never duplicated an SD card (I use them to clone hard disk drives). I'm no guru so if anyone finds something wrong with my advice please correct me/it (I won't mind at all).
good advice... the only thing i can find possibly wrong is if the pc has an sd card drive it probably doesnt have a cd-rom drive (most newer pc's dont) so i would use a live-usb (live-sd ?) instead.
Old 08-07-2013, 09:36 PM   #18
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Thanks for the kind words.
You make a couple of good points.
Nothing wrong with a live-usb.

I went with live-CDs because the OP posted:
"I'll check out LiveCD as it sounds like what I probably need" when replying to a comment by syg00. That and the fact that none of my ageing motherboards have a bios that will boot to usb means I have no recent experience of Linux on a usb stick (not that that invalidates your point). As to SD card readers, I used to use (and still do sometimes) a usb stick that takes SD cards. If the computer has usb ports and a cd drive it should be usable. A couple of those usb card readers cost very little and would allow for disk to disk cloning. Even if the OP buys an external usb cd drive to boot from, the costs would be much less than the $450 the milling machine people want for a new SD card. Now I come to think of it I do have an HP netbook that will boot to usb (forgot about that). It was a while ago now but back then my success rate with live-usb was less than half that of when booting from an external usb CD drive. Things are probably better now.

Best regards dogphlap.

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