memory card will not work in pc
Posted 18 May 2008 - 01:21 PM
I have a paraktica camera and used it to take some great photographs of my daughters party. However i can not seem to be able to get the memory card to work on my pc.
When i put it in the memory card slot on my pc nothing happens at all.
I don't think there is anything wrong with the memory card as it worked fine on my friends pc. Also all the other memory cards we have in our phones are working fine on our pc.
Does anybody know what i can do about this?
Posted 18 May 2008 - 01:46 PM
Welcome to PCWorld Community!!
OK, what kind of media card is it. I will enumerate a few:
MS/Pro..........................Memory Stick / Pro
Is it something like one of these.
Another question , Does your PC's Media Card Reader support
The Media Card you are trying to read.
Posted 18 May 2008 - 03:21 PM
1/ Click START........
2/ CLK..COMPUTER OR MY COMPUTER ( in XP).....You will see something like this...:
1! Now...DOUBLE CLICK ON MEMORY STICK TO OPEN.....Have fun.
Posted 18 May 2008 - 05:49 PM
Posted 18 May 2008 - 06:46 PM
Yes, I also agree but , there are some that need an adapter,
where you have to slip in that micro card . My youngest , not to long ago,
used my notebook to read a card . unfortunately she didn't use the adapter
that DID come with the card and slipped it in to my card reader and got stuck.
I had to use a pair of needle nose to get at it.
I was not amused!!!!
The member did not mention what kind of card he or she was using so,
maybe the PC's reader does not support that specific kind of card.
OR it could well be that you just have to go in the My Computer and
activate it , like Tech4me said.
Posted 18 May 2008 - 10:59 PM
We have no problem reading any other memory cards and this type of card has worked previously in this pc.
When i go into 'my computer' there is no bit that says 'memory stick' but i think it is caled removable disk f but when i double click this still nothing happens. ? ? ? ?
Thanks to everyone who has tried to help so far.
Posted 19 May 2008 - 12:02 AM
Posted 19 May 2008 - 05:13 AM
It is a SDHC and my pc is getting on for 3 years old now.
When i purchased the card i wondered what the 'hc' bit meant..
After clicking on the 'removable disk F' icon it has started saying the following
"F;/ is not accessible. The request could not be performed because of an I/O error"
I haven't a clue wht that means but i am assuming i will not be able to use it on my PC.
The pc it workes on is a new one so that must be the problem.
Is a card reader something that goesinto the USB port so i can insert the memory card in there? I do have aUSB cable but would have preferred to be able to just pop in the card.
Many thanks for the help and advise.
Posted 19 May 2008 - 06:59 AM
Another option sometimes is if you have a newer Photo type printer that has memory card slots, you can sometimes use that as a backup card reader. I defitely would not delete photos from the card while it is in the printer.
While it may be a hassle to delete photos when the card is in the camera, there have been some inconsistencies in reading this card on this one computer. Since your other computer apparently reads the card fine, I would use it to delete the photos if there are more than just a few.
This would also be a good time to make sure you have backups of all your photos. That is one of the things people lament the most with a disc failure is that the had all their photos on it and no backups. Burning a CD of all the photos won't take long and if you do it on a regular basis, you will have several backups. I never delete the photos on a camera card until after the copies on the computer are backed up.
Both my cameras are older and use the CF cards. My new laptop has a build in SD card reader. :(
Posted 19 May 2008 - 07:20 AM
Posted 19 May 2008 - 11:18 AM