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#1 greenhorn

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Posted 13 September 2008 - 12:37 AM

hi all,
For past few hours i've been grappling with this strange problem with my notebook - compaq v2317 notebook (windows xp home sp2), with a Texas Instruments built-in multiple card reader.
My 1gb sd card which is working fine in my camera and which used to work fine on the notebook till sometime back is not being read properly by it now. Though it is recognised by windows but when i try to open it, i get a message saying "disk in drive g is not formatted". the card is formatted fine and was working till recently. And when i try to format it i get the message " disk is write protected", then the formatting fails everytime (though the card is not locked). this also ruins the card's existing formatting and then i have to format it in the camera.
I tried another brand new 2gb sd card - and this one is not even showing up in windows. But the strangest this is that my 1gb sony memory stick micro M2 works just fine with its adapter! The problem seems to be only with sd cards. I really don't know what to do. :thumbsup:
Can anyone please help...

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Posted 13 September 2008 - 04:40 AM

Have you updated the drivers, or maybe installed SP3?

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Posted 13 September 2008 - 07:29 AM

no have not been able to find the latest texas instruments drivers.

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Posted 13 September 2008 - 09:02 AM

Windows XP or VIsta?

Have a look here: Drivers for your SD Card

Edited by cryptodan, 13 September 2008 - 09:11 AM.


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Posted 13 September 2008 - 09:41 AM

Thanks. It's XP. I just downloaded and updated the driver. But no improvement. Still get the same message: "Disk in drive is not formatted" :thumbsup:

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Posted 13 September 2008 - 07:39 PM

No solutions?? Guys?? :thumbsup:

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Posted 13 September 2008 - 08:39 PM

If new drivers don't solve anything...and the card works fine in other devices for such cards...the logical guess is that the hardware item on your system is bad.

I don't know how to test that in any way other than what you've done.

Hardware items don't last forever...how old is this notebook?

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Posted 13 September 2008 - 11:33 PM

2 years old. i guess then it must be a hardware issue, maybe the contacts for SD cards got damaged somehow over the last month or so.




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