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SD Card: disk write error, BSOD

By rblake
Oct 1, 2003
  1. Hi,

    I am using a card reader and a 64Mb SD Card. With my XP machine at work, everything is fine.

    With my Win98 machine at home reading from the card is fine, using Norton Disk Doctor works to repair any faults BUT no way can I write anything to it without the BSOD.

    Any ideas gratefully received.

    R.
     
  2. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    Windows 98 needs a driver for that card-reader (not needed in ME, W2K and XP).
    Forgot to install it?
     
  3. rblake

    rblake TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 24

    Nope. Did what they said and installed it first.

    It was working "quite" well for a while then - stopped!
     
  4. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    Using TweakUI (get it from any DL-website or Microsoft), go into the tab "My computer" to see if you have enough drives activated there. Click on a few to get some extra allocated.
     
  5. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,573   +65

    That blue screen is a mystery to me. Might want to try the microsoft knowledgebase in my signature.
     
  6. rblake

    rblake TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 24

    Thnaks guys!
     
  7. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    You probably have an older version of Norton Utilities.
    I personally would NEVER let Norton Disk Doctor try and repair any disk, Norton is notorious for screwing up disks, especially floppies.
    Try to run "Scandisk" on that SD-card at work under XP, it may correct the problems. (or try it under W98 at home)
     
  8. rblake

    rblake TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 24

    Thanks for that but I accidentally discovered the problem and solution!

    It was the VIA Tech 3038 PCI to USB Universal Host Controller in my old machine. Nowthat I've put the update in it's fine! Magic!

    Thank you for your help though, it's appreciated.

    R.
     
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