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Vista insists on formatting any memory card I use

Recently, when I put any memory stick, or any device that uses flash memory like an ereader, PSP etc, into my Vista laptop, I get the "This device needs to be formatted before you can use it" message.
They all work fine in other machines.
Help!
Thanks,
Tim


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Hello,

You must be having a problem with Windows Vista.
Some of the system files have been corrupted making it have operational problems.
To solve this problem, you will have to reinstall Vista or perform a system repair, using a Vista installation CD.

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