MitchellK15 wrote:when i put it into a dell latitude sd card reader. the program i was using to format is the one in the quick start guide.
It could be that the dell's SD
card slot is not SDHC
compatible (esp. for writing). I've always used an external, "USB-stick-like", SDHC
card reader/writer** since my ~3 year old netbook's slot is not marked "SDHC".
** That labelled "D" in this "motley collection": http://www.cpmspectrepi.webspace.virgin ... aders.html
Still running Raspbian Jessie on some older Pi's (an A, B1, B2, B+, P2B, 3xP0, P0W) but Stretch on my 2xP3A+, P3B+, P3B, B+, A+ and a B2. See: https://www.cpmspectrepi.uk/raspberry_pi/raspiidx.htm