My phone took a bath in the river a few days ago. The phone is dead, but the SD card works still. However it is excruciatingly slow! The average read speed is well under 50kb/s. To copy 32GB of data over would take absolutely ages!

I did a chkdsk, and it says that the wrong volume is in the drive...


All three options (Try again, Continue and Cancel) both just make the message prompt again. I have tried pulling the card and reinserting it but this doesn't work, and makes no difference

  1. What does this message mean?

  2. How can I fix it, and make chkdsk work?

  • Based on the error I would say that SD card actually is not working and more then likely is damaged, I highly suspect there won't be a good way to fix the problem that exists on the card itself.
    – Ramhound
    Jul 6, 2015 at 17:36
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    On the chance that some water may have gotten inside the card, get a bunch of dessicant packets, like what are used in medicine bottles, and put them and the card into an air-tight container. If you don't have a bunch of those, bury the card in some (uncooked) rice kernels in an air-tight container. Leave it for about a week in a warm location. If you have an oven with a "keep warm" setting, use a heat-proof, air-tight container and leave it there for a few days. Then test again (let it cool down for several hours before testing if you go the "keep warm" route).
    – fixer1234
    Jul 6, 2015 at 17:54
  • What type of SD card? is it a micro? or one of them with a plastic shell that could potentially still be holding moisture inside?
    – Psycogeek
    Jul 6, 2015 at 18:30
  • @Psycogeek. Its a micro
    – George
    Jul 7, 2015 at 16:20
  • @fixer1234: WHat sort of temperature should I use? Is 50 degrees in the oven OK? That's what the manual says to keep food warm on
    – George
    Jul 7, 2015 at 16:20


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