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Memory Card Problem

When I insert my memory card into the SD slot on my Inspiron 546 PC I get a message from Microsoft Windows that I "need to format the disk in Drive E: before you can use it."   I have used this card successfully before and in the past a menu would come on the screen that would allow me to download the pictures to my C: drive.  Any thoughts on how to fix this so I can download pictures as in the past?

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RE: Memory Card Problem

Hi, 

Format the SD card once and try again. 

Does this card work on a different machine?? Have you tried a different card on this machine??

Suspecting mostly SD card problem. 

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RE: Memory Card Problem

I have tried two cards on this machine.  Both have worked successfully before.  Neither will work now.   

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RE: Memory Card Problem

Please update the chipset drivers from dell support site and try again.
Do the cards work if your format them ??

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RE: Memory Card Problem

It will not let me format them.  I go through the steps and in the end it says they cannot be formatted in E: drive.

I cannot find a reference to "chipset".  Would it be found under another name?

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RE: Memory Card Problem

The drivers will be under the category chipset, if you dont see it, then please search under firmware if any.

Try formatting the card on a different machine please.

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RE: Memory Card Problem

Can i format it in the camera?  I did that originally and it worked ok.

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RE: Memory Card Problem

Yes you can definitely do that, but keep in mind you will lose the data stored in camera/memory card.

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RE: Memory Card Problem

I believe I found the driver listed as SD/MMC USB Device under Portable Devises E:\.  An update search yielded "The best driver software for your device is already installed and is up to date."  Would it make any sense to uninstall this and reinstall?

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RE: Memory Card Problem

Yes please you can go ahead as it will clear out any corrupted files in the existing drivers.

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