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    Can't Read f gig sd card (xp sp2)

    Bought a new Sandisk 4gig, took tons of pictures but friend's Dell desktop can't read the card. I can't connect to his pc using a USB.

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    Re: Can't Read f gig sd card (xp sp2)

    Sorry but your post reads like it's in another language. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15> It would help if we know something about this computer. Brevity is nice, but...

    "can't read the card:" what happens? any error messages? what kind of card reader does he (or you) have?

    "can't connect:" what does that mean? using a USB what?

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    Re: Can't Read f gig sd card (xp sp2)

    Sorry about that.

    The card goes in a slot on the pc. The light goes on but no messages of any kind appear. When I look for it in My Computer, there's no drive listing.

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    Re: Can't Read f gig sd card (xp sp2)

    Aaahhhhh, that helps. Thanks. So, I'm hoping that if the light came on, the reader is working; if there was no error message, I hope the card isn't "being refused" or rejected, and therefore, ...

    I hope we have a drive letter assignment problem, 'cause it "should" be easy to fix. Right-click on My Computer and select Manage. When the next window opens, choose Disk Management. See if you can find the card reader in the right pane, as my screenshot shows for mine (two drive letters). If you find one or more entries for the reader and they don't have a drive letter, you need to right click in the left end of that panel to get the context menu that should allow you to assign a drive letter.

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    Re: Can't Read f gig sd card (xp sp2)

    The maximum capacity of an SD card is 2MB, anything bigger than this is SDHC.
    I have found that most card readers can't read the SDHC format cards, but if you search google for "SDHC USB reader" you will find some that can.

    StuartR

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