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Windows 7: SD card

25 Mar 2010   #1
windowsfree

Win7PRo/Ubuntu9.04
 
 
SD card

Wasn't sure where to post this. I am using Win 7 Ultimate. Took a SD card from camera and plugged into USB port and got the message card needed to be formatted. Put same card in an XP machine and it read without a problem. Put the same card in a linux computer and the associated program opened and read the card. Why did I get the message on the Win 7 machine?

Card is a 2 gig Kingston.

Thank you.


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25 Mar 2010   #2
gladson1976

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (XP, 98SE, 95, 3.11, DOS 7.10 on VM) + Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by windowsfree View Post
Wasn't sure where to post this. I am using Win 7 Ultimate. Took a SD card from camera and plugged into USB port and got the message card needed to be formatted. Put same card in an XP machine and it read without a problem. Put the same card in a linux computer and the associated program opened and read the card. Why did I get the message on the Win 7 machine?

Card is a 2 gig Kingston.

Thank you.
Are you using a external card reader or an inbuilt one ?
If it is a inbuilt one, you might have to install drivers for the card reader

You could try this link
Gateway Support Drivers & Downloads
The first driver is for the Memory card reader, but all the drivers are for Windows XP only.
You could try installing it in compatibility mode
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25 Mar 2010   #3
windowsfree

Win7PRo/Ubuntu9.04
 
 
Thanks for the reply

Thanks, I did install the drivers for it and it looks good in device manager. Any other ideas?
(built in)
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25 Mar 2010   #4
gladson1976

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (XP, 98SE, 95, 3.11, DOS 7.10 on VM) + Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx
 
 

1. Are XP and Linux on the same laptop ?
2. Can you check with some other card on the Windows 7 laptop ?

If they are not and other cards also don't work, then the problem could be with the card reader on the laptop.
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25 Mar 2010   #5
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Hi windowsfree
If you can download your pictures to another computer then I would suggest doing that. Once your pics are safe then we can try to solve the current issue.
I presume you are using a USB stick that will take an SD card. If you are plugging into a port at the front of the PC try one of the ports at the back!
When you put the USB stick into the XP machine did it recognise the card as a removable drive which had a drive letter or have you by chance installed software that came with your camera to that XP machine and the card was recognised via that software?
BTW what camera is it and can you connect the camera direct to a PC?
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25 Mar 2010   #6
windowsfree

Win7PRo/Ubuntu9.04
 
 
SD Card issue

Actually Win 7 and Ubuntu 9.04 are on same laptop. XP is a separate Desktop model.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gladson1976 View Post
1. Are XP and Linux on the same laptop ?
2. Can you check with some other card on the Windows 7 laptop ?

If they are not and other cards also don't work, then the problem could be with the card reader on the laptop.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Mar 2010   #7
gladson1976

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (XP, 98SE, 95, 3.11, DOS 7.10 on VM) + Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mitchell65 View Post
Hi windowsfree
I presume you are using a USB stick that will take an SD card. If you are plugging into a port at the front of the PC try one of the ports at the back!
he is using the built in card reader in the laptop

Quote:
Actually Win 7 and Ubuntu 9.04 are on same laptop. XP is a separate Desktop model.
As Mitchell said, Better to take a backup of the card on XP or Linux and then proceed with the trouble shooting
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25 Mar 2010   #8
windowsfree

Win7PRo/Ubuntu9.04
 
 
Thanks for the reply

I downloaded the pictures to the linux folder so that is not a concern and they get backed up to my CLOUD application. The card reader is built into the laptop which dual boots win7ultimate and Ubuntu 9.04.
I did install the correct drivers for the reader after installing Windows 7. So since the same machine reads it using Ubuntu, I fell this is some software or as you stated a driver issue. Thanks.
(It is a Kodak, model unknown right now.)
I just have too many issues with Win 7 on my network and feel that I may just scrap the OS at this time. I have another POST about a network Printer issue that I cannot get resolved.
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mitchell65 View Post
Hi windowsfree
If you can download your pictures to another computer then I would suggest doing that. Once your pics are safe then we can try to solve the current issue.
I presume you are using a USB stick that will take an SD card. If you are plugging into a port at the front of the PC try one of the ports at the back!
When you put the USB stick into the XP machine did it recognise the card as a removable drive which had a drive letter or have you by chance installed software that came with your camera to that XP machine and the card was recognised via that software?
BTW what camera is it and can you connect the camera direct to a PC?
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25 Mar 2010   #9
gladson1976

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (XP, 98SE, 95, 3.11, DOS 7.10 on VM) + Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx
 
 

Guess you might have to reinstall the drivers for the card reader.

Go to Device Manager and remove the driver.
Restart the system and let Windows find the driver when it restarts.
If it doesn't find any drivers, then install the drivers manually and then check if it works.

PS. Have you checked with another card in Windows 7 ? Is it just this one card or all cards ?
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25 Mar 2010   #10
windowsfree

Win7PRo/Ubuntu9.04
 
 
Windows 7 not doing it for me and my network.

all cards. Tried reinstalling drivers, had to manually install. Device Manager looks ok, just wont read it.

Probably will scrap the Win 7 and perhaps go back to dual booting XP and Linux.
Thanks for all the suggestions.
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