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Old 05-10-2012, 01:28 PM   #16
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It could be the card compatibility, which is a possibility, see link below for an example of one.

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/w...a-e5f031dabd38
Maybe, but its not just 2GB SD cards. 4GB SDHC cards fail to read/format under win7 aswell.
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Old 05-10-2012, 01:31 PM   #17
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Maybe, but its not just 2GB SD cards. 4GB SDHC cards fail to read/format under win7 aswell.
Dunno what to tell you, I use SD cards in Win7 64-bit just fine.

Maybe it's your drivers, or windows install/services issue.

Good luck with it.
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Old 05-10-2012, 01:32 PM   #18
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No idea. What does Disk Management show?
It shows the size of the partition, format, drive letter, all the usual.
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Old 05-10-2012, 01:34 PM   #19
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It shows the size of the partition, format, drive letter, all the usual.
In that case I'm inclined to blame the other reader. Or the drivers for it.

Have you checked for software updates?
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Old 05-10-2012, 01:35 PM   #20
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It shows the size of the partition, format, drive letter, all the usual.
A shot in the dark.

Try the solution outlined in this thread:

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/245128-32-format-card

i.e. the panasonic format utility, or the HP one.
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Old 05-10-2012, 09:05 PM   #21
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I'd try a different card reader on your Win7 machine, as that seems to be your issue. Least from what all info/feedback I'm seeing in here.

Then format the cards as FAT32 (with default sized allocation units) on Win7.
If it's below 8GB, it may only allow formatting as FAT, but don't use NTFS for memory cards.

Be sure to always "Safely Remove" any card from any system, as not doing so could corrupt the card in some form or another.
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Old 05-11-2012, 09:37 AM   #22
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Be sure to always "Safely Remove" any card from any system, as not doing so could corrupt the card in some form or another.
Doesn't that usually disconnect the card reader too?
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Old 05-11-2012, 10:37 AM   #23
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The SD cards are already formatted, its just that win7 does not think they are when using the internal card reader. When using the external one everything is ok. It seems weird because we just got this computer less than a month ago.
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Old 05-11-2012, 10:45 AM   #24
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The SD cards are already formatted, its just that win7 does not think they are when using the internal card reader. When using the external one everything is ok. It seems weird because we just got this computer less than a month ago.
The internal card reader evidently has a problem reading your SD cards. Either replace it, get new firmware, or just forget it.
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Old 05-11-2012, 10:46 AM   #25
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There is no updated firmware, I'm going to see if we can get this fixed. Thanks.
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