I recently purchased a Dane-Elec 256Mb memory stick for my stepdaughter. It worked fine at first on a Win98 PC, having first downloaded the relevant driver from the manufacturer's web site. Now, although the PC recognises the memory stick's existence, it is not possible to read from or write to it. I have also tried it on a machine running XP which also sees the device but, when trying to read/write, it asks me to insert a disk in the relevant drive. I've tried contacting the manufacturer but have been met with a stony silence! Any advice would be gratefully received.
I ah a similar problem with a MMC card , I found that I had to format the card in the camera. But remember that it will erase any info on the memory stick. If you have images that you want to keep I think there are 'recovery programs' out there, where I am not sure.
It isn't a camera card, it's a portable memory stick. The same happens no matter which PC USB port I plug it into - the PC recognises its existence but won't let me read or write to it. Tried the formatting option but, once again, I am prompted to insert a disk into Drive (drive letter).
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