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marknf316

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I am using an olympus fe-180 olympus digital camera and an olympus 1gb xd card. I formatted the card in the camera, and it saves pictures fine, I can view all of the pictures on the camera. once I take the card out and put it in the built in 5-in-1 reader on my hp dv6000t, it says card must be formatted, when i try to format it, it says "could not formatted". this happens every time i put the card in. I have downloaded all of the drivers, and still doesnt work. I know the card reader works because it reads sd cards fine. Thanks in advance.
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Is the card readable by another computer using Vista or XP?
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yes, it works in other card readers, i tested on a pc with xp and it worked
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Thats odd.

I did just search and realized that... I don't know what OS you are using.
One site I found says it ships with Windows XP.

A quick search on HP.com to see if any new downloads where there found This download for the 5-in-1 reader, which you might have.

There are XP x64, Vista 32 and 64 bit drivers for it as well.
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im running vista premium, and have downloaded all of the latest drivers, im starting to think its a problem with the hardware of the card reader. (its a built in ricoh 5-in-1 reader)
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I'm thinking the same. The only way I could guess to confirm that is to find out if
1) No other XD card works and
2) See if another card (one of the other 4 readable, like CF) work or not.

Seeing as it sees a card is there, its not a wire lose to the USB connection, but its still a very odd issue.
I assume since the computer appears new that its under warranty which would be good for you.
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yea it reads sd cards perfectly, and it is under warrenty and when i contacted hp they said theyd fix it for free, i was just wishing to fix it myself and not have to go through all of that. Thanks for the help though.
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