The capacity of a Secure Digital (SD) card that is larger than 32 GB is reported incorrectly in Windows Vista and in Windows Server 2008

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Symptoms

Consider the following scenario:
  • You connect a Secure Digital (SD) card that is larger than 32 GB to a computer that is running Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008.
  • You try to format the SD card, or try to check its properties.
In this scenario, the capacity of the SD card is reported incorrectly.

Note This issue also occurs on a computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2.
For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
976422 The capacity of a Secure Digital (SD) card that is larger than 32 GB is reported incorrectly in Windows 7 and in Windows Server 2008 R2

Cause

This issue occurs because the capacity of SD cards that are larger than 32 GB is calculated incorrectly in Windows Vista and in Windows Server 2008.

Information about the capacity of SD cards is provided by the Card Specific Data (CSD) register. If the capacity of an SD card is equal to or lower than 32 GB, the "C_SIZE" (device size reserved) field in the CSD register is 12 bits long (with 10 bits high, and 2 bits low). If the capacity of an SD card is greater than 32 GB, the "C_SIZE" field in the CSD register is 22 bits long (with 6 bits high, and 16 bits low).

In Windows Vista and in Windows Server 2008, the capacity of SD cards that are equal to or lower than 32 GB is calculated correctly. However, for SD cards that are larger than 32 GB, the high bits are shifted incorrectly by 6 bits instead of 16 bits. Therefore, the capacity is calculated incorrectly.

Resolution

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing the problem described in this article. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support
Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

Important Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 hotfixes are included in the same packages. However, only one of these products may be listed on the Hotfix Request page. To request the hotfix package that applies to both Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008, just select the product that is listed on the page.

Prerequisites

To apply this hotfix, you must be running one of the following operating systems:
  • Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1)
  • Windows Vista Service Pack 2 (SP2)
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 (SP2)
For more information about how to install the Windows Vista service pack, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
935791 How to obtain the latest Windows Vista service pack

For more information about how to install the Windows Server 2008 service pack, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
968849 How to obtain the latest service pack for Windows Server 2008

Registry information

To use the hotfix in this package, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.

Restart requirement

You have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace a previously released hotfix.

File information

The global version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.

Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 file information notes

  • The files that apply to a specific product or milestone (RTM, SPn) can be identified by examining the file version numbers as shown in the following table:
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    VersionProductMilestoneService branch
    6.0.6000.20xxxWindows VistaRTMLDR
    6.0.6001.22xxxWindows Vista SP1 and Windows Server 2008 SP1SP1LDR
    6.0.6002.22xxxWindows Vista SP2 and Windows Server 2008 SP2SP2LDR
  • Service Pack 1 is integrated into the original release version of Windows Server 2008. Therefore, RTM milestone files apply only to Windows Vista. RTM milestone files have a 6.0.0000.xxxxxx version number.
  • The MANIFEST files (.manifest) and the MUM files (.mum) that are installed for each environment are listed separately . MUM and MANIFEST files, and the associated security catalog (.cat) files, are critical to maintaining the state of the updated component. The security catalog files (attributes not listed) are signed with a Microsoft digital signature.

For all supported x86-based versions of Windows Server 2008 and of Windows Vista Service Pack 1

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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimeSP requirement
Sdbus.sys6.0.6001.2252789,08818-Sep- 200920:25SP1
Sffdisk.sys6.0.6001.2252713,31218-Sep- 200920:47SP1
Sffp_mmc.sys6.0.6001.2252712,28818-Sep- 200920:47SP1
Sffp_sd.sys6.0.6001.2252711,77618-Sep- 200920:47SP1

For all supported x86-based versions of Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 and of Windows Vista Service Pack 2

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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimeSP requirement
Sdbus.sys6.0.6002.2222989,08818-Sep- 200909:54SP2
Sffdisk.sys6.0.6002.2222913,31218-Sep- 200910:13SP2
Sffp_mmc.sys6.0.6002.2222912,28818-Sep- 200910:14SP2
Sffp_sd.sys6.0.6002.2222911,77618-Sep- 200910:14SP2

For all supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 and of Windows Vista Service Pack 1

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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimeSP requirement
Sdbus.sys6.0.6001.22527111,10418-Sep- 200921:26SP1
Sffdisk.sys6.0.6001.2252714,84818-Sep- 200921:53SP1
Sffp_mmc.sys6.0.6001.2252714,33618-Sep- 200921:53SP1
Sffp_sd.sys6.0.6001.2252713,82418-Sep- 200921:53SP1

For all supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 and of Windows Vista Service Pack 2

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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimeSP requirement
Sdbus.sys6.0.6002.22229111,10418-Sep- 200909:58SP2
Sffdisk.sys6.0.6002.2222914,84818-Sep- 200910:24SP2
Sffp_mmc.sys6.0.6002.2222914,33618-Sep- 200910:24SP2
Sffp_sd.sys6.0.6002.2222913,82418-Sep- 200910:24SP2

For all supported Itanium-based versions of Windows Server 2008

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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimeSP requirement
Sdbus.sys6.0.6001.22527268,80018-Sep- 200920:22SP1
Sffdisk.sys6.0.6001.2252733,79218-Sep- 200920:57SP1
Sffp_mmc.sys6.0.6001.2252730,20818-Sep- 200920:57SP1
Sffp_sd.sys6.0.6001.2252730,72018-Sep- 200920:57SP1

For all supported Itanium-based versions of Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2

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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimeSP requirement
Sdbus.sys6.0.6002.22229268,80018-Sep- 200909:51SP2
Sffdisk.sys6.0.6002.2222933,79218-Sep- 200910:21SP2
Sffp_mmc.sys6.0.6002.2222930,20818-Sep- 200910:21SP2
Sffp_sd.sys6.0.6002.2222930,72018-Sep- 200910:21SP2

Status

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

More information

Additional file information for Windows Server 2008 and for Windows Vista

Additional files for all supported x86-based versions of Windows Server 2008 and of Windows Vista

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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimeSP requirementService branch
Package_for_kb975823_client_1~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mumNot Applicable1,36719-Sep- 200906:37NoneNot Applicable
Package_for_kb975823_client_2~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mumNot Applicable1,53019-Sep-200906:37NoneNot Applicable
Package_for_kb975823_client~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mumNot Applicable1,71319-Sep- 200906:37NoneNot Applicable
Package_for_kb975823_server_0~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mumNot Applicable1,42519-Sep-200906:37NoneNot Applicable
Package_for_kb975823_server_1~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mumNot Applicable1,53119-Sep- 200906:37NoneNot Applicable
Package_for_kb975823_server~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mumNot Applicable1,71319-Sep-200906:37NoneNot Applicable
X86_sdbus.inf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22527_none_725dc354e37e8f83.manifestNot Applicable1,66419-Sep- 200906:43NoneNot Applicable
X86_sdbus.inf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22229_none_744635d0e0a31755.manifestNot Applicable1,66419-Sep- 200906:43NoneNot Applicable
X86_sffdisk.inf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22527_none_a4b68f9403117172.manifestNot Applicable2,83619-Sep -200906:43NoneNot Applicable
X86_sffdisk.inf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22229_none_a69f02100035f944.manifestNot Applicable2,83619-Sep -200906:43NoneNot Applicable

Additional files for all supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 and of Windows Vista

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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimeSP requirementService branch
Amd64_sdbus.inf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22527_none_ce7c5ed89bdc00b9.manifestNot Applicable1,66619-Sep- 200906:47NoneNot Applicable
Amd64_sdbus.inf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22229_none_d064d1549900888b.manifestNot Applicable1,66619-Sep -200906:47NoneNot Applicable
Amd64_sffdisk.inf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22527_none_00d52b17bb6ee2a8.manifestNot Applicable2,83819- Sep-200906:47NoneNot Applicable
Amd64_sffdisk.inf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22229_none_02bd9d93b8936a7a.manifestNot Applicable2,83819- Sep-200906:47NoneNot Applicable
Package_for_kb975823_client_1~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mumNot Applicable1,37519-Sep-200906:37NoneNot Applicable
Package_for_kb975823_client_2~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mumNot Applicable1,54019-Sep- 200906:37NoneNot Applicable
Package_for_kb975823_client~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mumNot Applicable1,72319-Sep-200906:37NoneNot Applicable
Package_for_kb975823_server_0~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mumNot Applicable1,43319-Sep- 200906:37NoneNot Applicable
Package_for_kb975823_server_1~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mumNot Applicable1,54119-Sep-200906:37NoneNot Applicable
Package_for_kb975823_server~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mumNot Applicable1,72319-Sep- 200906:37NoneNot Applicable

Additional files for all supported Itanium-based versions of Windows Server 2008

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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimeSP requirementService branch
Ia64_sdbus.inf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22527_none_725f674ae37c987f.manifestNot Applicable1,66519-Sep- 200906:37NoneNot Applicable
Ia64_sdbus.inf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22229_none_7447d9c6e0a12051.manifestNot Applicable1,66519-Sep- 200906:37NoneNot Applicable
Ia64_sffdisk.inf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22527_none_a4b8338a030f7a6e.manifestNot Applicable2,83719- Sep-200906:37NoneNot Applicable
Ia64_sffdisk.inf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22229_none_a6a0a60600340240.manifestNot Applicable2,83719- Sep-200906:37NoneNot Applicable
Package_for_kb975823_server_0~31bf3856ad364e35~ia64~~6.0.1.0.mumNot Applicable1,42919-Sep-200906:37NoneNot Applicable
Package_for_kb975823_server_1~31bf3856ad364e35~ia64~~6.0.1.0.mumNot Applicable1,37019-Sep- 200906:37NoneNot Applicable
Package_for_kb975823_server~31bf3856ad364e35~ia64~~6.0.1.0.mumNot Applicable1,71619-Sep-200906:37NoneNot Applicable

References

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Article ID: 975823 - Last Review: October 24, 2012 - Revision: 4.0
Applies to
  • Windows Vista Home Basic
  • Windows Vista Home Premium
  • Windows Vista Business
  • Windows Vista Enterprise
  • Windows Vista Ultimate
  • Windows Web Server 2008
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise
  • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter
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