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Cannot format with windows 7 ultimate vaio computer with express card slot and/or usb adapter

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  • ssjklee May 17, 2011

    The result was that it said that the 32 Gig Express card was write protected. I cannot find a place where it could be write protected
    do you have a comment
    this is a transcend 32 gig express card

  • ssjklee May 17, 2011

    If this were a SDHC then I would understand!! This is an Express Card from Transcend

    It is a Solid State Disk

    Please check you info to be sure there is a locking switch - I cannot find one - the sides are metal and the bottom is solid and the top is where it is inserter - deminsions are 3 inches by 1 and 1/4 inches by 3/8 inch thick

    Thanks for your help

  • ssjklee May 17, 2011

    no important data
    still says write protected - HOW?
    The software of transcend did not have a format for an Express Card - I tried the SD, the CF, and the other - none worked - all said disk was write protected
    does transcend have format software for express card (TS32GSSD34E-M)

  • ssjklee May 17, 2011

    DID NOT WORK! any other suggestions

  • ssjklee May 17, 2011

    Well, this express card has rarely been used. It did work at one time. UGH
    Any other suggestions - it appears to be dead etc.

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Welcome to Fixya

Check the device and make sure this small mechanical switch/tab has not been moved into the write protect position. The write prtotect tab is usually located on the side. If same thing will happen then try to format the drive using the software of transcend.

Pelase let me know is you need further assistance.

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    Jose Cada May 17, 2011

    do you have important data inside the drive? try to format it using the software a provided.

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    Jose Cada May 17, 2011

    Try this procedure:

    Start > Run "cmd"

    type--> diskpart

    type--> list volume

    type--> select volume #

    type--> attributes disk clear readonly

  • Jose Cada
    Jose Cada May 17, 2011

    Start > Run "cmd"

    type--> diskpart

    type--> list volume

    type--> select volume #

    type--> attr disk clear readonly


    * awhile ago we used attributes now lets use attr

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    Jose Cada May 17, 2011

    troubleshooting i gave you should be able to resolved the problem. try to use the gadget with other computer. if same thing will happen then you have a hardware problem already.

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Hi,
Welcome to Fixya. You can use the HP USB Disk/Drive Format Utility is a Windows based software used to format drives to FAT, FAT32 and NTFS partition types.

1. Download

2. Format pen drive

3. (Before removing USB flash drive click on the Safely Remove Hardware icon and then click on USB flash drive you want to remove)

If you have questions please let me know. Thanks for using Fixya

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Where do you plug in the adaptor on the e machine for wifi


Depends on what kind of Wireless Adapter you are using

There's the Wireless Adapter Card

Comes in three styles of connection,

1) PCI Wireless Adapter Card,

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4389486&CatId=2701

2) And PCI-Express x1 Wireless Adapter Card,

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1068811&CatId=2688

PCI-Express x4 style may be out there too.
(I've never bothered to look. I use the USB style)


A Wireless Adapter Card based on the PCI technology, goes in a PCI slot. Generally White in color, but NOT always,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PCI_local_bus

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:PCI_Slots_Digon3.JPG

A Wireless Adapter Card based on the PCI Express technology, is used in a PCI-Express x1 slot,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PCI_Express

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:PCIExpress.jpg

Top example is a PCI-Express x4 slot.
Moving down, next is a PCI-E x16 slot
Next, PCI-E x1 slot
Next is a PCI-E x16 slot,
and the last one at the bottom is a PCI slot.

Notice they are all Yellow.
Color of connector does NOT matter.

What the expansion slot is, does........

Also there is a USB Wireless Adapter,

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3970955&CatId=2704

This type of Wireless Adapter, plugs into any available USB port on the computer.

Front or back of an eMachines desktop computer, in any available USB port.

Any available open USB port, on an eMachines laptop.

(Or any computer manufacturer)

What is the model number of the eMachines Desktop PC?
Examples, T1090, T2460, W4685, D2246, etc.

I should be able to tell you what motherboard is used inside, and may have access to a link, to the Motherboard Manual.

Post back in a Comment.

Regards,
joecoolvette

Apr 14, 2013 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

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Sony Memory Stick Formatter Software If your Sony Memory Stick has stopped...


Sony Memory Stick Formatter Software

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If your Sony Memory Stick has stopped working in your digital device,
Sony's Memory Stick Formatter Software may be able to format your Memory Stick in a more compatible way for your device.

Compatible operating systems include:

* Windows® 7 Starter / Home Basic / Home Premium / Professional / Enterprise / Ultimate
* Windows Vista® Home Basic / Home Premium / Business / Ultimate
* Windows® XP Home Edition / Professional
* Windows® 2000 Professional

Preparation

* Confirm that the write-protection switch of the Memory Stick is set to the "Write enable" position.
* Insert the Memory Stick into the Memory Stick slot of the device or computer.
* If you are using a file recorded on Memory Stick with another application, quit the application before beginning the formatting process.

The Format Process

Note: Formatting will erase all files in the Memory Stick. Always double-check the Memory Stick contents before formatting to prevent loss of important data.

* To start Memory Stick Formatter, click Start->Programs->Memory Stick Utility->Memory Stick Formatter.
* At the "Drive List" screen, click to highlight the drive letter that represents the Memory Stick device/slot.
* Click the Start Format button.
* At the "Warning..." screen, confirm that you wish to format the Memory Stick, and click OK. Note: To quit the process, click the Cancel button.
* Do not remove the Memory Stick from the Memory Stick slot during formatting, as this may cause corruption.
* At the "Format was successful" message, click OK.
* To quit the Memory Stick formatter utility, click the Exit button.

Download the Sony Memory Stick Formatter Here.

I hope that helps.
____________________________________
Click here for Sony's Memory Card File Rescue software.

on Apr 18, 2010 | Sony 4GB Memory Stick PRO Duo Memory Card

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Sony Memory Stick Formatter Software If your Sony Memory Stick has stopped...


Sony Memory Stick Formatter Software

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If your Sony Memory Stick has stopped working in your digital device,
Sony's Memory Stick Formatter Software may be able to format your Memory Stick in a more compatible way for your device.

Compatible operating systems include:

* Windows® 7 Starter / Home Basic / Home Premium / Professional / Enterprise / Ultimate
* Windows Vista® Home Basic / Home Premium / Business / Ultimate
* Windows® XP Home Edition / Professional
* Windows® 2000 Professional

Preparation

* Confirm that the write-protection switch of the Memory Stick is set to the "Write enable" position.
* Insert the Memory Stick into the Memory Stick slot of the device or computer.
* If you are using a file recorded on Memory Stick with another application, quit the application before beginning the formatting process.

The Format Process

Note: Formatting will erase all files in the Memory Stick. Always double-check the Memory Stick contents before formatting to prevent loss of important data.

* To start Memory Stick Formatter, click Start->Programs->Memory Stick Utility->Memory Stick Formatter.
* At the "Drive List" screen, click to highlight the drive letter that represents the Memory Stick device/slot.
* Click the Start Format button.
* At the "Warning..." screen, confirm that you wish to format the Memory Stick, and click OK. Note: To quit the process, click the Cancel button.
* Do not remove the Memory Stick from the Memory Stick slot during formatting, as this may cause corruption.
* At the "Format was successful" message, click OK.
* To quit the Memory Stick formatter utility, click the Exit button.

Download the Sony Memory Stick Formatter Here.

I hope that helps.
____________________________________
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on Apr 18, 2010 | Sony 2GB Memory Stick PRO Duo Memory Card

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How to add usb ports to Dell 530


Suggest use a USB adapter card.

More specifically a PCI USB adapter card.

Dell Support > Inspiron 530 Series Desktop PC > Owner's Manual,

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/inspd530/en/OM/HTML/index.htm

In the list click on - Removing and Installing parts

1) Unplug the computer from power.
[Unplug FROM the surge protector, not the back of the computer. (Power Supply)
Unplugging from the back could lead to a power surge ]

2) Computer on a table open the computer case,
Click on - Removing the Computer Cover - in the list.

3) FOLLOW Anti-Static Precautions
Your body carries Static electricity. Static WILL fry out (Short Circuit) the delicate hardware inside the computer.

Computer on a table, computer unplugged from power, computer case open.
TOUCH an unpainted surface, of the metal frame of the open computer case.
This action will relieve your body of Static.

Should you leave your computer in the middle of working on it, be SURE to Touch the metal frame again, upon your return.

4) http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/inspd530/en/OM/HTML/parts.htm#wp1184332

Here you see an illustration of your motherboard. Oriented as it is in your computer case. (Just no hardware components, nor cables are attached)

At the bottom of the motherboard are 2 White long expansion slots.
In the illustration they are labeled by the numbers 21 and 22.
If one of these slots is open, and not being used, you can install a PCI USB adapter card.

This is one example of a PCI USB adapter card,

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=5606148&Sku=S262-2744

At the back of the computer, located towards the bottom, are the Expansion Slots.
Four horizontal slots.

If there isn't some sort of add-on adapter card already installed, all of the expansion slots will be covered with an Expansion Slot Cover.

If there is an add-on adapter card installed of course, one of the expansion slot covers will be removed.

Line up the PCI USB adapter card with the open PCI slot, you have chosen.
Now look at the expansion slots at the rear of the computer.
Notice what expansion slot that the PCI USB card's bracket, lines up with.

Go to the back of the computer, and view the small metal bracket on the bottom right. Loosen the Thumbscrew, and swing the bracket out. (Thumbscrew is supposed to just loosen, not come out)

Remove the expansion slot cover for your PCI slot choice.
Install the PCI USB adapter card.
Note that there is a Locating Lug in the PCI slot, and a matching Locating Notch, on the PCI USB adapter card.

Line them up, then push the PCI USB card straight down into the PCI slot.
Also watch the metal bracket on the back of the PCI USB card.
The 'tang' at the Bottom, slides down in-between the framework.

The top of the bracket has a half-moon notch, that lines up with a small 'dowel' on the computer case framework.
Make sure it is aligned, and the bracket is aligned.

What I am referring to will become readily apparent, as you go to install the PCI USB card.
If there are any other add-on adapter cards, they may try to fall out, when you go to install the new add-on card.

You just have to line them up, so their bracket notches are all on the 'dowels', and hold them in place. Then swing the 'door' closed. Tighten the thumbscrew.

If you have an Add-on card in the way, and by moving it to the other PCI slot, will allow you to install the PCI USB card, go ahead, and move it.
Doesn't matter. BIOS will find it, and assign an Interrupt Request.


There are two other expansion slots above the 2 white PCI slots.
The expansion slot right above the top PCI slot, is a PCI-Express x1 slot.
If this slot is open, OR the only one available, you can use a PCI-Express USB adapter card.

Example,

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=5606149&CatId=511


The last expansion slot you have is above the PCI-Express x1 slot.
This is a PCI-Express x16 slot, and is ONLY used for a graphics card.

For additional questions please post in a Comment.
Regards,
joecoolvette

Jul 13, 2012 | Dell Inspiron 530 Desktop Computer...

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What Wireless card to buy


A version that is Wireless N.

You can install a Wireless N adapter card in any available (Open)
white PCI slot, or use a Wireless N adapter that plugs into any available USB port.

1) Dell Support > Studio XPS 8100 Desktop PC > Service Manual,

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/studio8100/en/sm/index.htm

I would like you to click on - Technical Overview

Now on System Board Components

The number 23 points to the white PCI slot.
The numbers 24 and 26 point to a PCI-Express x1 slot.

You can buy a Wireless N adapter card to fit either a PCI slot, or a PCI-Express x1 slot.

{NOTE* Number 27 points to a PCI-Express x16 slot.
This = NO.
This expansion slot is used for a graphics card, ONLY }

Examples of a Wireless N adapter card for a PCI slot, and a PCI-Express x1 slot,

A) PCI: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4389486&CatId=2701

B) PCI-Express x1:
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=788312&CatId=2702

C) USB:

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=5079829&CatId=2688

Why use anything but a USB Wireless N adapter?
I don't know. They allow me to toot the whistle, but not drive the train.

Information on PCI, and PCI-Express;

PCI:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PCI_local_bus

PCI-Express:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PCI_Express

For additional questions please post in a Comment.

Regards,
joecoolvette

Feb 11, 2012 | Dell Studio Xps 8100 Desktop Computer

Tip

Sony Memory Stick Formatter Software If your Sony Memory Stick has stopped...


Sony Memory Stick Formatter Software

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If your Sony Memory Stick has stopped working in your digital device,
Sony's Memory Stick Formatter Software may be able to format your Memory Stick in a more compatible way for your device.

Compatible operating systems include:

* Windows® 7 Starter / Home Basic / Home Premium / Professional / Enterprise / Ultimate
* Windows Vista® Home Basic / Home Premium / Business / Ultimate
* Windows® XP Home Edition / Professional
* Windows® 2000 Professional

Preparation

* Confirm that the write-protection switch of the Memory Stick is set to the "Write enable" position.
* Insert the Memory Stick into the Memory Stick slot of the device or computer.
* If you are using a file recorded on Memory Stick with another application, quit the application before beginning the formatting process.

The Format Process

Note: Formatting will erase all files in the Memory Stick. Always double-check the Memory Stick contents before formatting to prevent loss of important data.

* To start Memory Stick Formatter, click Start->Programs->Memory Stick Utility->Memory Stick Formatter.
* At the "Drive List" screen, click to highlight the drive letter that represents the Memory Stick device/slot.
* Click the Start Format button.
* At the "Warning..." screen, confirm that you wish to format the Memory Stick, and click OK. Note: To quit the process, click the Cancel button.
* Do not remove the Memory Stick from the Memory Stick slot during formatting, as this may cause corruption.
* At the "Format was successful" message, click OK.
* To quit the Memory Stick formatter utility, click the Exit button.

Download the Sony Memory Stick Formatter Here.

I hope that helps.
____________________________________
Click here for Sony's Memory Card File Rescue software.

on Apr 18, 2010 | Sony 1GB Memory Stick PRO Duo Memory Card

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NEED TO CONNECT COMPUTER FOR WIRELESS ACCESS. DO I NEED A PC CARD OR A USB ADAPTER?


A USB adapter will work well.
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if you have an available PCMCIA slot you could use that as well.
PCMCIA Slot: d_schrute.jpg
with a PCMCIA wireless adapter:
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If the computer is a desktop and you have available PCI/PCI- Express ports you could get an internal wireless card like this:
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Aug 20, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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8gb micro sd card ,unable to format on pc as well as on nokia c7, tried deleting files but all deleted files came back when card put back into the phone and working as well.needs assistance to format the...


plug the card into your computer with a usb adapter or if you have an sdcard slot use that. then right click on My computer or computer if your using windows 7. click manage, click on Disk Management, under storage. You should see your SD card there. Right click and choose FORMAT.

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My mini sd card is in raw format and my computer can't read it - how do i change it back to fat file system ?


  1. Place the mini-SD card within the mini-to-SD card adapter. Make sure the tab on the mini-SD is facing the upper side of the adapter. Slide it in slowly, being careful not to damage the pins.
  2. Slide the adapter in an SD slot on your computer. If you do not have an SD slot, place the adapter in a USB card reader, and plug that into a USB slot on your computer. Give the computer time to read the card.
  3. Open "My Computer" (usually located in your start menu) and navigate to your mini-SD card. It will usually be recognized as a drive such as "E:" or "H:."
  4. Right-click on the drive and select the "Format" option. A menu window will open.
  5. Make sure that the drive size is set correctly, and that it is set to the file system you wish to use (usually FAT32 on an SD card). If you don't know what file system you should use, just leave it at the default setting.
  6. Enter a volume label, which is the name for the drive, then press start. This process should only take a few minutes.
WARNING
  • Do not use the "Quick Format" option unless you have just recently formatted the mini-SD card. "Quick Format" doesn't completely erase all data and is not effective unless used after a full format.
  • When you format your mini-SD card, all of the data on it will be erased. Make sure to back up your files on the card before formatting

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