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Wont autorun! not formatted?

Usually when i put my sandisk 4gb memory stick pro duo in the drive it autoruns and gives me options to load photos. all of a sudden it stopped doing that and if i try to manually run it says disk not formatted...

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  • reneesmlbx May 15, 2009

    Actually, I am having this problem with 2 memory cards that i have been using for a while. All of a sudden I cant access the pics. It wont autorun, and when I try to go directly to the drive I get the message about it not being formatted. I click yes to format and then get a message that says unable to format...

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Yeah there is an issue with the format of the card, you would need to format the card before you use it ever in your camera or pc.. The thing is people think there already formated and the camera sotred the pics on it without a format or with a format of its own that is not recon. by the computer. Make sure you format using FAT and not NTFS or any other format to allevaite further issue's.. I hope this helps you and Thank you for using Fixya.com please rate this soution we do not get compensated for free questions however we look for good ratings..

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    Try doing it on another computer to rule out the memory card if you have two memory cards doing the same thing then wow its got to be the computer or the memory card is locked check for locking mechisem thanks dont forgrt to rate

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Try and either plug the camera that it goes in directly to the pc or simply try another usb port/computer. If it does the same on another PC it's not impossible that card has become faulty.

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Actually, I am having this problem with 2 memory cards that i have been using for a while. All of a sudden I cant access the pics. It wont autorun, and when I try to go directly to the drive I get the...


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