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Windows 7: SD Card Reader Issue

20 Feb 2010   #1

 
SD Card Reader Issue

Since upgrading to windows 7 from vista, I can no longer delete files from my SD card. When I try to format it, it tells me it's write protected - but it's not. I thought maybe my SD Card was faulty, but I've since tried it on my parents Vista OS and it works absolutely fine.

Any help?

Karen.


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20 Feb 2010   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) *** Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), OSX 10.6
 
 

Hi Karen,

I've found some Vista drivers that may work to solve this problem in Windows 7. Please try downloading the appropriate one below:

If you have Windows 7 32-bit: Ricoh 5-1 Card Reader Driver HP Pavilion dv6710ea Entertainment Notebook PC - HP Customer Care (United States - English)

If you have Windows 7 64-bit: Ricoh 5-1 Card Reader Driver HP Pavilion dv6710ea Entertainment Notebook PC - HP Customer Care (United States - English)

Let me know if that helps at all.

Cheers,

Walker
Windows Outreach Team
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21 Feb 2010   #3

 

Unfortunately, it didn't work. It's still telling me it's write protected.

Thanks for your help though, it's greatly appreciated.

Karen.
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21 Feb 2010   #4

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ktheriddle View Post
Unfortunately, it didn't work. It's still telling me it's write protected.

Thanks for your help though, it's greatly appreciated.

Karen.
hi karen, did you try loading the drivers suggested by WalkerA win team in compatibility mode for vista? right click the setup.exe file>properties>compatibility>run as vista>check "run as admin">apply and ok> exit right click on setup.exe file again and run as admin, hope that helps, good luck
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21 Feb 2010   #5

 

I hadn't previously tried it the way you said, but I have now with still no success.

I tried updating the driver in device management, selecting the vista ricoh 5in1 - but it still tells me the sd is write protected.

I was wondering if deleting the windows 7 driver completely would help? I've tried deleting the driver from windows/system32/driver/sdbus.sys but it wont let me. Maybe it's not meant to be deleted?

Thanks both.
Karen.
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21 Feb 2010   #6

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

hi karen, i'm stumped now , try reformatting the drive on your parents pc ,place it back in your pc copy a small file to it and see if it will then allow you to delete it maybe worth a try
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21 Feb 2010   #7

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Try this:

Open command prompt.

Type in command line

DISKPART
LIST DISK
SELECT DISK # (SD Card)
CLEAN ALL
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY
SELECT PARTITION 1
ACTIVE
FORMAT=FAT
ASSIGN
EXIT
EXIT


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21 Feb 2010   #8

 

I think I have an alien in my laptop - coz it's still not working!

Thanks again for all your help though.
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21 Feb 2010   #9

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Try this:

Open command prompt.

Type in command line

DISKPART
LIST DISK
SELECT DISK # (SD Card)
CLEAN ALL
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY
SELECT PARTITION 1
ACTIVE
FORMAT=FAT
ASSIGN
EXIT
EXIT
When i get to CLEAN ALL it comes up with an error saying the disk is write protect, even though I only just tried it on my nieces vista laptop (Which worked fine)

Thanks.
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21 Feb 2010   #10

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ktheriddle View Post
I think I have an alien in my laptop - coz it's still not working!

Thanks again for all your help though.
try theog's method if that dont work then we're all stumped ,just out of curiosity are you using the same usb port every time you try?
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