Hi,Today went to format one of my SD cards and to my surprise i failed to do so.A box popped up stating:- Windows cannot format this drive.Quit any disc utilities or other programs that are using this drive,and make sure that no window is displaying the contents of the dive.Then try formating again. Well there was nothing using the drive only the sd card and there was no window open. Can someone please assist me here as this has never happened before.
,An update to this prob,when i insert the sd or pendrive into usb port they open up with no probs, but on screen it shows the autorun logo 'the gear wheel' that has never shown up on any pendrives or sd cards before.Does that help you.
Just one other thing regarding the autorun icon.When i try and delete it a box popps up with msg 'Cannot delete autorun: Its being used by another person or program. Close any program that might be using the file and try again. Thanks,daiol
Since you have run all the checks try System Restore. I have found that strange things can occur, for no apparent reason, with Vista and usually a re-boot does the trick. Otherwise restore to a time before this happened.
Yes i have tried that method of the inserting the card and right click to format,but the box popps up ststing "Windows cannot format this drive.Quit any disc utilities or other programs that are using this drive,and make sure that no window is displaying the contents of the dive.Then try formating again",Also how can i determine if any applications are running as you said galleries ,autoruns,how do i stop these running?. Thanks.