CF card is nearly full, but I can't read it

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by Pat, Oct 8, 2003.

  1. Pat

    Pat Guest

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    I got the computer to recognize the CF card, and, under properties, it says
    "Free=8.36 MB, Total=122.48 MB." So, I know the files are there but I can't
    access them. I downloaded PCI Inspector File Recovery, but that program
    can't find the camera as a storage unit; it only finds the hard drives.

    I am tearing my hair out trying to logically figure this out. Is there
    something else I could try?

    thanks,

    Pat
     
    Pat, Oct 8, 2003
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  2. A card reader, and Digital Image Recovery.
     
    Malcolm Stewart, Oct 8, 2003
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  3. Pat

    Pat Guest

    Thanks for responding. I do have a Siig card reader that "used" to work but
    now my computer won't find it--and worse, when I put the card reader in, my
    mouse locks up. I have tried turning the computer off, installing the card
    reader, and then booting up, but in this case the computer doesn't find the
    card reader. I am using Win XP, so when I went on the Siig website, it just
    said "Operating system has drivers built in."

    I will look for Digital Image Recovery. thanks

    Pat
     
    Pat, Oct 8, 2003
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  4. Pat

    Faolan Guest


    Have you checked Device Manager and see if the computer has detected it
    but a fault has occurred? If shows their try uninstalling it from device
    manager reboot, then re-install. You should get the icon in the system
    tray installing the reader (USB Mass storage or some such depending on
    the reader) if you don't get this then it's a possibility that the
    reader is duff.

    Also are you connecting the card reader through a hub? This has been a
    relatively common problem if you have and they only way round getting
    the reader to work is plugging it directly into one of the computer
    ports. I have heard problems where going through a hub in XP can corrupt
    the cards.
     
    Faolan, Oct 8, 2003
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