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PNY FPTS-S SmartMedia Reader/Writer isnt reading cards

I bought an old camera online. It takes Smart Media cards, so I bought one and a reader/writer. The card is working fine in the camera, but when I plug the reader into the usb port on my pc, Windows is saying "please insert disk into drive I:". Is there something I need to do for it to read the card? I've never dealt with these card before.

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sapperj
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SOURCE: mass storage device

I suspect that the "Portable Media Serial Number Service" local service is not running.

You can check this by opening the Control Panel<AdministrativeTools<Services. Look for the above service and make sure it is running. If not set it for "Automatic" and click the "Apply" button, then "Start" by right clicking the service and click "Properties".

Let me know if this works!

Jeff

Posted on Jun 23, 2008

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SOURCE: Sandisk ImageMate

Hello:

Usually the disk has a little small switch, move it to unprotect the disk.
If your disk does not have an little small switch or button, Use directly an utility program to delete the normal partitions and format the disk.

Thank you for using FIXYA!
Regards :-)
Pablo

Posted on Oct 11, 2008

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