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Memory card is not getting detected in laptop

Question: Memory card is not getting detected in laptop

My samsung 16GB memory card is not getting detected in my laptop.
Even if I connect through my phone data card it's not detected. But it is working properly in my phone. I have been using it for 2 years.

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Answer: Memory card is not getting detected in laptop

MerissaWalker said:

Have you tried it on other computers?Click to expand...

yes, even then it is not getting detected

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When I upload images from a memory card (cable connection)to PC (Windows XP Home), I prefer to call up the Scanner & Camera Wizard. Sometimes this works ok, but more often it tells me that no device is detected. It then takes several attempts before it returns to normal & the images are uploaded. An alternative is to upload using the HP Photo & Imaging software but yesterday even this played up, saying that no images were detected. I always check that the memory card is firmly inserted & that all connections are ok - indeed they must be because eventually the upload works. What can be the reason for this problem ? Thanks

Answer:Memory card not detected

I forgot to say that when trying to use the S & C wizard, it initially just shows the scanner connection & there seems no way of bringing up the memory card connection.

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i 'm using this memory card since 4 years ago but now suddenly its crashed when i copying files phone to pc.
memory card is not detecting on phone too
is memory card crashed or waste? help !! i need to use it :'(
i tried memory card reader ... here this screen shot below

Answer:Why my memory card is not detected?

They fail just like anything else electronic. Other than carefully cleaning the contacts there isn't much you can do. What does disk management show for that card?

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Hey, I have a friend that got a new 1 gig of memory and he installed it fine but when we go and open up the system properties (right click on Computer and selected Properties) it still shows as 2 gb instead of 3. Anyone know whats up?

Thanks ahead of time,

Answer:New Laptop memory not detected by windows

Quote: Originally Posted by curtranhome

Hey, I have a friend that got a new 1 gig of memory and he installed it fine but when we go and open up the system properties (right click on Computer and selected Properties) it still shows as 2 gb instead of 3. Anyone know whats up?

Thanks ahead of time,

type msconfig in search/

Go to the advanced tab. Is "max memory" checked? if so uncheck it. Reboot

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(Sorry, if i will make mistakes. I 'm still learning English)

I have a very old laptop, i dont used it in the last 3 years. Yesterday i wanted to use it, i reinstalled the Windows. When it finished, i wanted to install the GPU driver. But for my suprise, the gpu is not detected. I can't install the driver if it cant find the gpu. I tried to reinstall the Windows, it didn't help. What can i do to repair it ?

My laptop specifications :
-CPU : Mobile AMD Sempron 3200+ (1.6Ghz, 512KB L2 cache)
-GPU : ATI Radeon Xpress 1100
-RAM : 2,5Gb DDR2
-OS : Windows Xp

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I recently installed XP on my HP laptop after I got tired of Vista. Everything seems to be working fine, except that I can't find the appropriate sound drivers because there is no sound card detected on the laptop. When I run dxdiag, it tells me to download the appropriate drivers, but I downloaded all the drivers on HP's website for my model of laptop (HP Pavillion 9640US) and I still don't have sound. I also don't even know what drivers I even need. Is there a way to find this out?

Answer:No sound card detected on laptop

The audio drivers for your model on HP support are Vista only!

Try these.

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It is a Medion laptop about 4 years old with XP Home SP2

Can't connect via Wireless, even though the drivers are installed for the card in Device Manager and the icon says "One or more Wireless networks are detected - click this ballon to connect"

Windows is being used as the Wireless Utility and no wireless networks are listed, even though other laptops can detect them

Ipconfig says Media Disconnected about the Wireless Card in command prompt

The wireless light is switched on by pressing Fn and F1


Answer:Wireless Card not Detected in Laptop

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I have a Toshiba Satellite a135-s4527. It has a Realtek 10/100 ethernet card in it, and an Atheros wireless card.

My ethernet card doesn't show up in device manager, but the wireless card does.

I went to and downloaded the appropriate drivers for Windows 7 and my model of computer and installed them, but the ethernet card still doesn't show up in device manager and I'm limited to wireless connections.

Can someone tell me how to get my wired connection up and running?

Answer:Laptop: No ethernet card detected?

the ethernet card might be faulty.. you can look at the option of running a hard ware test or just use usb converter for internet connection

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I bought a laptop this time 2 years ago. Suddenly wile watching a hd film in bed my laptop over heated and then crashed. So I waited then booted up again and now my good graphics card is not working
It is not being detected in device manager at all. Does anyone know how to fix this?

some details on laptop and graphics card. cost me a good bita dosh so would like to get it fixed
Chassis & Display Vortex Series: 17.3" Matte Full HD LED Widescreen (1920x1080)
Processor (CPU) Intel® Core?i7 Quad Core Mobile Processor i7-3840QM (2.80GHz) 8MB
Graphics Card AMD® Radeon® HD 7970M - 2GB DDR5 Video RAM - DirectX® 11

Answer:Laptop Graphics card suddenly not detected

Ouch if the laptop over heats and shuts down and not recognized again it could actually be physical damage to the video card. Another way to test if the video card has completely failed is by plugging an external monitor into the display port on the laptop. It could connect via hdmi, vga, or possibly display port. If a picture appears on the monitor then it could possibly be software related if you dont see a picture the video card has failed for sure. If it has failed you will more than likely have to replace the motherboard. In rare chance the video card may not be intergrated to motherboard but I doubt it. If you know someone that could whats called (re-flow) the video card

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I have just reformatted a Acer Travelmate 2420 and have windows running, after installing all the drivers from the acer website i now have network problems, the device manager shows an exclamation for ethernet controller but there is nothing about the wireless card which is internal, meanwhile i cannot use the |Cable connection either and doesnt detect when a cable is plugged in even thought it says the driver is installed! what do i do i cannot connect to windows update because i cant connect to the net and am not sure who manufacturers the wireless card!

Thanks, Olly

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Okay, I did something really stupid. It was late, I was in the dark, and I wasn't paying attention (obviously) so here's what happened...

I had a SanDisk 2GB Micro SD Memory Card that I was using in my cell phone.
I wanted to transfer some pics & photos from my computer to the phone, so I decided to stick it in the Express Card slot of my laptop. Simple enough, right?

....Well being the incredibly smart person that I am, I put the micro memory card in the adapter, but it was the wrong one. So my computer pretty much swallowed it whole. I can't get it back out.
Now I can't use the Express Card slot in my computer AT ALL, because the old one is still stuck in there. You can't really see it, but if you try to put another adapter in there, it won't "click". It won't go all the way because ... the old one I lost is still in there waiting to be rescued, haha.

So my question is: How do I get the memory card out of my computer??

I tried taking it apart, but I couldn't get the part of where the express card slot is, so that was no good. There's a way to do this, I know. I'm just not smart enough to figure it out on my own. Which is probably a good thing, because I might mess it up again, lol.

I have a Toshiba Satellite A215-S7416 laptop.
Any help is appreciated!



Answer:MicroSD Memory Card stuck in the Express Card slot on my Satellite A215-S7416 laptop

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Hi everyone.
I have an Alienware 15 R2 (i7 4720HQ, 970M, 16GB, FHD) running windows 10.
I have set it up in desktop mode by connecting it to ASUS MG28UQ 4K monitor, mouse and keyboard. The monitor is connected through the laptop's mini dp port.
The problem is that when I boot up the laptop with the monitor connected, the laptop's internal sound card (SoundBlaster Redcon 3di) does not function, and is not available in the audio playback devices menu. The intel display audio works, though.
But when i shut down the laptop, disconnect the monitor, and then boot it back up, the sound card is detected and functional, and stays funtional even after i connect the monitor to laptop after it has booted. It keeps working until i reboot, after rebooting the same thing happens.
Any ideas what might be going wrong?

Things i tried:
reinstalled sound card driver
windows troubleshoot

Thanks in advance  

Answer:Sound Card not detected when laptop boots up with external monitor (mini dp) connected - Alienware 15 R2 (4720HQ)

First, make sure that the display audio device is not 'disabled' in Device Manager. When connected through HDMI this should be enabled. If it is disabled, try enabling it and see if that resolves the problem.

Second, I would suggest downloading the latest graphics drivers from Intel. This should also update the HDMI audio drivers, and may fix the problem. You may also need 4th Generation or later CPU graphics drivers. You may want to download Intel's driver updater, to automatically search for drivers.

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I have a HP 17-G129DS.What size and speed memory card will my laptop be able to read and write to ?

Answer:memory card will my laptop be able to use

R-U-kidding-Me wrote:I have a HP 17-G129DS.What size and speed memory card will my laptop be able to read and write to ?Hi, Please verify what is your question, you asking for RAM ot for SD card ? For RAM your machine has Two SODIMM slots - NON customer accessible / upgradeableDDR3-1333MHz Dual Channel Support (DDR3L-1600 downgraded to DDR3-1333)DDR3L-1600-MHz Single Channel SupportSupports up to 16 GB of system RAM in the following configurations:? 16384-MB total system memory (8192×2)? 12288-MB total system memory (8192×1) + (4096×1)? 8192-MB total system memory (8192×1) or (4096×2)? 6144-MB total system memory (4096×1) + (2048×1)? 4096-MB total system memory (4096×1) or (2048×2) All standard DDR3 and DDR3L RAM sticks for laptops have same size. Regards.

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I have an Ideapad U530 Touch running windows 8.1. I accidentially disabled the Nvidia GeForce GT730M graphics card and no I cannot get it back. When I initially disabled like an idiot I lost most video capabilities as the only thing I saw was a very dark screen. I rebooted and the computer would just load to a blue screen. I was able to get into BIOS and change to UMA only which allowed me to at least get back on the computer. However, now the Nvidia card is not being detected as being on the computer. Is there a way to re-enable it? The display is now running on the Intel set up but it is very fuzzy and I would prefer to have it back running like it used to. Thanks

Answer:Nvidia GeForce GT730M Graphic Card No longer Detected on Lenovo Ideapad U530 Touch Laptop

Hi adlb1300,
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
Switching to UMA will disable it physically leaving it undetected by the computer.
   Switch it back to Switchable or auto then I suggest you perform a Factory recovery to have the proper dirver on it.
Afte switching it back to Switchable in BIOS Turn the system OFF and press the Onekey Recovery Button to boot into recovery.
Solid Cruver

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My Compaq nx7400 has a pop-out tray on the left side, with 4 slots for memory cards - I think ?! I've tried loading an SD card into the tray & pushing the tray in - but without success..... Anyone know the correct way to use this weird plastic tray thingy ?? Thanks

Answer:How do I use the memory card slot on my laptop ??

Hi, I have a new G72-25OUS laptop, I'm wondering how to use the slot on the left side, that says SD-MS/Pro-MMC-XD? I assume its to put a SD card in from my camera to upload photos, do I just stick it in and if so, how do I get it out? I don't have a manual, didn't come with one and can't find info in the help section. Hope someone knows how to do this. Thanks.  

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I bought a new additional 1Gb Ram for my laptop HP Compaq Nx9010 with pentium 4 2.86ghz having 256mb card. when i fix new ram to the additional slot, it is not detectecting. please help me to solve this matter.

Answer:Upgrading memory Card to Laptop

Is it compatible?What type of RAM?What brand?Where did you buy it?

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This may sound a silly question and it is related to a earlier post.I want to transfer some photos from a memory card from my wifes phone using the memory card flash memory slot on my laptop but cannot get the card to go all the way in and if I did how then would it come out.I am putting it in with the corner with the cutout going in on the R/H side.The laptop is a Asus K73E and the memory card is a SD MLC 256mb

Answer:How to insert memory card into a laptop

Have also tried a SanDisc 8gb card same problem.I could use my external card reader but would like to know why it will not work this way.

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my laptop is not reading any of my memory card or my memory sticks

Answer:when i put in memory card my laptop cant read

Try them on another machine, if they work there, then you probably need to update your card reader's driver.You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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i have problem with my laptop unable to read memory card

Answer:my laptop not reading memory card?

Could you please post complete product/model number of your Notebook? You can use link below to find this info

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Answer:will any sd memory card do for acer laptop

HI George Pretty much any SD card will work in your Acer laptop, however, make sure you buy a well known make from a reputable dealer. There are quite a few fakes around, which will cause a lot of grief! You can use either standard SD or the newer SDHC ones if your laptop is made after 2007/8. If it is an old laptop, then use the standard SD.  

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Answer:will any sd memory card do for acer laptop

HI George Pretty much any SD card will work in your Acer laptop, however, make sure you buy a well known make from a reputable dealer. There are quite a few fakes around, which will cause a lot of grief! You can use either standard SD or the newer SDHC ones if your laptop is made after 2007/8. If it is an old laptop, then use the standard SD.  

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the system shows that graphics card memory is almost 1792MB (almost 2GB)

but HWINFO64 shows 1GB

why the difference

Answer:HP Laptop Graphics card memory


The video memory of the Intel HD 4400 isn't really more than that.

The dedicated memory of this GPU ranges from 64-128, what you see is shared from the RAM.

You shouldn't really worry about that.

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Never had an issue plugging my phone (with my memory card attached) to my laptop and nit pops up.i could add tunes to the card,etc.....i had microsoft would not delete or remove from my laptop.i downloaded "Revo unistaller pro" and it took it right off like noones busi (good program to use and virus free,i'd presonally recommend).Howevermafter removing it,it askes for a scan (for any leftover folders relating to that specific progrma i deleted).there were about 10-15 things left over related to that program alone.i did delete all of those things (mkaing sure it was for that program and nothing else).

now,what does this have to do with my memory card not popping up anymore i ask?

ever since i did delete those extra folder and things related to microsoft,my memory care ever since has not popped back up on my laptop nor does it even recognize when the card is there and i can't even find it anywheres on my laptop,nowheres.pure coincidence? or ironic? I'm computer's a s imple procedure to fix,but i can't seem to correct it..and um.....i'd like to fix this so i can add more music back unto my card.ok c'mon people lil help here.

Answer:Laptop not recognizing my SD memory card anymore,why not?

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I am using a Compaq Laptop with a built in card reader, it reads other cards but for some reason won't read this one. The card won't read anywhere else, how can I get it to work again as there are pictures on there I would like to recover? Thanks Martin

Answer:Compaq Laptop npt reading SD Memory Card

Smart recovery
zero assumption

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System Info:
Dell Inspiron E1705
Intel Core2Duo 2.0 GHz
2 gigs of RAM
GeForce GO 7900 GS
Windows Vista Ultimate

Some problems:
1. Recently I've been getting the blue screen of death more and more often, especially when my computer is just idling or when playing a game. And I believe that my graphics card seems to be the problem.

2. Using RivaTuner, I am able to check upon the temperature of the CPU core. For some reason, the fans on my computer don't turn on until the temperature of the core hits, 70C sometimes even higher, highest I've seen it go was 79C. So is there anyway to set the fan speed at a certain rate to prevent that from happening, cause I think that I my system is crashing with the blue screen due to overheating.

3. Early today, I ran some hardware diagnostics, and the video card apparently failed the video memory test. The problem that occurred is that when calling for a specific memory location, like FFFFFFFF, the card responded with FFFFFBFF, just a rough estimate, and I tested a few more times, and each came up with a different address problem. Total hardware failure?

edit: Also, it is possible for the driver of the card to be affecting its hardware? such as the fans and memory?

Answer:Laptop Video Card Memory Error

1. Can you get the Stop Error code that looks liek this:

0X000000ZZ where ZZ is a Alpha Numeric combination. There is also a line in all caps below it that will help as well.

2. Try SpeedFan or CoreTemp

3. Do you have the latest nvidia driver?

4. Yes it is possible for a driver to cause this.

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Hi I had a problem my hp tx2500 laptop it booted up but just a blank screen appeared so I took the covers of the hard drive & memory card off and its the 2 memory cards which clip out by holding the silver clips in , now iv noticed the black plastic surround which has the silver clips attached the top of it has a small chip out of it and I gathered that's the problem just wondered if anybody could give me advice obviously that black bracket is on the mother board so do I need a new motherboard or can I buy a replacement bracket and how do they fit in is it soldered or clip etc I'd really appreciate the advice thanks   

Answer:Laptop memory card change something has broke help please ?

Bad News:From your description, it appears to be the RAM socket is damaged.  It cannot be repaired & motherboards cost almost as much as a new computer.

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My winxp laptop is showing the error msg: "windows nt has found only 0k of low memory. 512k of low memory". I press the power button and it will sometimes remain black screen and then cut off after a few seconds or it will show the Windows booting screen and get to the desktop screen and cut off. I can't get it to stay on long enough to retrieve urgent needed files from it. Are there any suggestions. It is crucial that I retrieve the files from this laptop.

Answer:Laptop keeps cutting off due to memory/sd card error

I would pull the RAM and clean its contacts with either contact cleaner or with a clean pencil eraser followed by a brush or compressed air. If that doesn't work, replace the RAM. If that doesn't work pull the drive and hook it up to another computer to rescue the data.

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Hey i got this laptop about 6 or 7 months ago and it has always had the problem where it wouldnt recognise the micro SD card that I put into the slot.

I have the Acer travelmate 5710 and am using two memory adaptors one is a 'DSE' and a sandisk microSD/transflash adaptor (I have a microSD 2GB card.)

when i insert it, a little remove safely comes up in the bottom tool bar and in 'My computer' there is a little picture of a memory card and i double click it, then it says "Please insert a disk into drive F" and im like, err there is a disk in there (my memory card) Do I have the memory card drive ( F: ) configured as a CD drive instead of memory card drive? Help me please someone.

Answer:Laptop doesnt recognise memory card?

unfortunately not all laptop use all different brands of memory.
make sure you know the max amount of memory the system takes if you exceed that it will not reconize it and also find out what the brnd was originally and go with that brand but to answer the sd question see if there is a bios upgrae as well as removeable drive drivers on there website. if not you are out of luck. sorry if i got carrie away in the beginning lol. good luck!

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ok, i was bored and got some homebrew for my ds, but i needed some files off my psp memory stick, and couldnt be bothered to charge it as its dead and i cant find the charger, so i thauhgt "ill try it in my laptop sd card slot reader" and after a some moments later, bang!! autorun pops up, with the memory stick icon on it, all the files are accessable aswell

now my question is, HOW DID THIS WORK!, i looked in the slot and the pins are much to big/spaces to fit all the pins on the card. everyone know theres a size difference between sd and memorystick. how did it work, i didnt think there were duel sd and memory stick readers, all the usb ones if seen have seperate slots. this is bugging me, as it shouldnt, that and i have to get it in just the right place to get it to work, it doesnt seem to fit snug in the slot.
any idea on how the hell this is working thanks

Answer:memory stick pro duo in laptop SD card reader slot? it is even possible? i need help

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I have an HP Pavilion ze4560us laptop. The video card is a ATI Mobility Radeon 7500. I have two sticks of 256MB RAM, 64MB of which goes to the video card. I'm thinking of getting a stick of 512MB to pop in there. What I'm wondering is, can I increase the amount of memory that the card gets? What I would like to do is up the video card to 128MB. So..

Question 1:
Can I even do it?

Question 2:
Would it work?

Question 3:
Would it make a difference?


Answer:Can you adjust shared video card memory on a laptop?

No you can't change the video card memory. :knock:

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My laptop doesnt have a memory card reader so I bought a USB memory card reader to be able to read my camera photos. I bought a standard run of the mill no brand memory card reader, it works perfectly fine on my desktop, when plugged in, the folder would run and open.

On my laptop, nothing happens (my folder autoruns for my external harddrive), and it doesnt appear in 'My Computer', I know it has been assigned g: so i run g: and I get this error message:

The file does not have a program associated with performing this action. Create an association in the Folder Options control panel.

I dont know what association to change or do when I'm in the control panel! I would appreciate any help! I really dont want to buy another memory card reader hyuk! Thanks in advance!

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Anything in bold is copy pasted from information elsewhere.

Laptop Acer Aspire v3-772g
Windows 10
NIVIDIA GeForce GT 750m sometimes spits at me that I have 3gb or 4gb dedicated video memory on my card, and sometimes 1gb.

So I dediced to find out myself.

Start -> Run -> Msinfo32 -> Components -> Display:

I have 2.
One is obviously my Intel HD Graphics 4600
"Adapter RAM 1.00 GB (1,073,741,824 bytes)"
1 GB on the intel HD graphics sounds about right?

And the other is my NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M
"Adapter RAM (1,048,576) bytes"
What's going on here msinfo32 suggests my card has 1 MB of memory?
This laptop's graphics card should have 3 GB or 4 GB dedicated video memory.

Am I misunderstanding how my system memory is used? Does it somehow use some of that ram as dedicated memory to my card as well? I haven't changed any settings nor know how to.
"Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 16.0 GB"
NVIDIA Control Panel:
Help -> System Information -> Scroll down to the info:
"Total available graphics memory: 12228 MB"
"Dedicated video memory: 4096 MB DDR3"
"System video memory: 0MB"
"Shared system memory: 8132 MB"

Ok this is looking more reasonable? What is lying to me and why?
Can someone explain to me please. I'm rather tech savvy usually with myself under going study for I... Read more

Answer:Laptop NVIDIA GeForce Card - Dedicated Memory

The first screen shot suggests to me that the GT 750 has 4 gigs of onboard (dedicated) RAM and is using (sharing) 8 gigs of system RAM for a total of 12 gigs. Why it says 1 gig in system info I don't know? It might be its actually using the Intel graphics when you opened it. It's switchable graphics. Unless you forced it to use the NVidia GPU it may be using the Intel? You would think it would say Intel at the top though?

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my sandisk memory card from my digital camera will not work with my laptop for some odd reason,, i have a dell inspiron 6000 with windows xp,, it actually comes with a san disk slot , there was a time 6 months ago where it would work but now nothing ..

when i put the card in the slot it makes the chime that its been put in but i cant get to the card through my computer , or find it anywhere ..
it doesnt even give a message saying the driver is not working properly or something

please help

Answer:Sandisk memory card will not work in my laptop , but i have the slot for it????

you might have to wait a little bit.

Sometimes, when I connect my camera to my computer it takes about 30 seconds for it to read it and pop up. Especially if I have the whole thing packed with RAW's.

Try connecting your camera to your computer instead of using a card reader.

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These few days I am experiencing problems regarding either the memory card or laptop. Whenever I insert the memory card (Sandisk) first thing when the laptop turns it, It will either freeze the laptop until I remove it and 2-3 instances the laptop made a buzz noise and freeze hence I had to do a hard shut down.

I am getting loads of event error 15

The device, \device\Scsi\JMCR1, is not ready for access yet.

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I have an Acer Aspire 1640Z laptop.  Exploring it and the manual I find that there is a slot on the right hand side of the laptop for a 'Type II PC Card.'Is a Type II PC Card the same as as memory flash card ?  I understand there a 3 types of card, and that the Type III will not fit a Type II slot, as they are a different thickness to type II.Thanks in anticipation.


Go to Solution.

Answer:Acer Aspire 1640Z laptop. Which memory card to us...

PC card type II is the slot type and a type II CardBus PC Card is the actual card.

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Anything in bold is copy pasted from information elsewhere.

Laptop Acer Aspire v3-772g
Windows 10
NIVIDIA GeForce GT 750m sometimes spits at me that I have 3gb or 4gb dedicated video memory on my card, and sometimes 1gb.

So I dediced to find out myself.

Start -> Run -> Msinfo32 -> Components -> Display:

I have 2.
One is obviously my Intel HD Graphics 4600
"Adapter RAM 1.00 GB (1,073,741,824 bytes)"
1 GB on the intel HD graphics sounds about right?

And the other is my NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M
"Adapter RAM (1,048,576) bytes"
What's going on here msinfo32 suggests my card has 1 MB of memory?
This laptop's graphics card should have 3 GB or 4 GB dedicated video memory.

Am I misunderstanding how my system memory is used? Does it somehow use some of that ram as dedicated memory to my card as well? I haven't changed any settings nor know how to.
"Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 16.0 GB"
NVIDIA Control Panel:
Help -> System Information -> Scroll down to the info:
"Total available graphics memory: 12228 MB"
"Dedicated video memory: 4096 MB DDR3"
"System video memory: 0MB"
"Shared system memory: 8132 MB"

Ok this is looking more reasonable? What is lying to me and why?
Can someone explain to me please. I'm rather tech savvy usually with myself under going study for I... Read more

Answer:Laptop NVIDIA GeForce Card - Dedicated Memory

The first screen shot suggests to me that the GT 750 has 4 gigs of onboard (dedicated) RAM and is using (sharing) 8 gigs of system RAM for a total of 12 gigs. Why it says 1 gig in system info I don't know? It might be its actually using the Intel graphics when you opened it. It's switchable graphics. Unless you forced it to use the NVidia GPU it may be using the Intel? You would think it would say Intel at the top though?

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I can not scan the phone memory and the SD card with the antivirus in my laptop...How to do it?

Answer:Can I scan my phone memory and the SD card with the ativirus on my laptop?

Do you mean you want to scan the phone when you plug it into the laptop? First you don't need to worry about viruses on WP phones. If you want to scan your SD card you'll have to take it out of the phone and connect it via a card reader.

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Hi - running patch current Windows 8.1, and am having an ongoing but not always constant issue regarding how much memory I have available to me on any given boot of Windows.
I have 32 GB of memory installed on the computer, and yet almost 17.3 GB of that is not available to me, and is shown as Hardware Reserved when I look at the Physical Memory in the Resource Monitor.
I have validated the memory is error free through multiple runs of Memtest, have removed memory strips and blown out any possible dust from memory slots, and SOMETIMES, it properly will show me around 30.4 GB available, however most boots it is showing pretty
consistently that 17.3 GB is flaged as Hardware Reserved.

I did some searching, and have tried some of the suggestions, such as making sure the Maximum Memory box is not checked in MSCONFIG, and have also tried editing ClearPageFileAtShutdown in the Registry to change it from the default value of '0' to a
new value of '1'.  Nothing has worked thus far.
I DO need access to as much of that 32 GB of memory as possible, due to this computer using huge amounts of memory as a Digital Audio Workstation, recording music with huge volumes of samples loaded fully into memory.  Performance suffers greatly when
half of what is installed is not available.
I have also looked in the BIOS for any ways to adjust video memory and memory mapping and neither exists in the BIOS at all for me to try anything with.  The CPU happens to be an AMD ... Read more

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 I have installed additional memory in a laptop before however i would like the comfort of a few screenshots, photos and guide, if available.

thank you.

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I am not computer-savvy at all, so forgive any terminology errors.

I have the chance to acquire an Acer Travelmate 2420 for next to nothing.

For my purposes, I would need to upgrade the memory and graphics card. I don't know what it currently has but I could look it up if given directions on how to do that.

Could someone provide a link or links and tell me what I would need to purchase, the approximate cost, and if it is something I could do myself?

Thank you.

Answer:Advice/links on how to upgrade a laptop memory & graphics card, please?

start here for your memory, you can get up to 2 gigs

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Hi!I have a Sony Vaio vgn-tz31mn, Intel core 2 CPU u7600 1.20 GHzRam 2038MB32 bitWindows vista businessBios are "Phoenix Trusted core Setup Utility"Bought it in 2007.I'm trying to raise the memory usage from 64 (current) to it's max of 256, however, the Bios does not have the option to do this- any tips here as to how to access this feature ?Thanks!

Answer:Increase Sony laptop graphic card video memory allocation

It is not feasible, 64MB is the base allocated memory, Windows will use System Memory to increase the amount of memory available to the on-board graphics chip as and when required...... is quicker than waiting for an answer....

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All of the pictures on my digital camera got deleted. I have attached the SD card to a memory card reader and plugged into the USB port, because I hope to recover my pictures via a photo recovery software. However, my laptop is not detecting the memory card reader, although the blue light is on. When I click devices and printers, it shows up as a removable disk (drive E). Further, none of the recovery programs have detected my photos from the memory card reader. They either show drive E as having nothing on it, or don't even give drive E as a recoverable option.

How can i fix this these problems?

My laptop is a Dell Inspiron 14R, Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium, 64bit. The memory card reader is a Dynex 12 in 1.

Thank you.

Answer:Getting deleted pictures back- laptop not reading memory card reader

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what are the memory size limitations, (if any) for the supported types ?

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I have just put a new machine togetherSkt 754 Athlon 3100+Skt 754 Mobo2 x 512 PC3200 DDR RAMTrouble is, only half the RAM is being detected. (I have tested both sticks in another PC, they both work and show up as the right size).If I have them both installed (1GB) then only 512 shows up. If I have one installed then only 256 shows up!Definatly a mobo or bios problem I think. Am I just doing something silly wrong with speed/frequency etc?Thanks.

Answer:Memory Problems...Only half the memory detected

What motherbord are you using? Are the memory modules single or double sided?

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I was pretty excited when I first installed vista. Every few days, however, I find something wrong with my system that I need to fix.

I'm currently trying to read a memory card from the built in reader. It is a standard SD memory chip. I even tried a separate microSD card (placed into a SD converter) and come up with these same results:

No drive shows up in "My Computer".
In the "Safely Remove Hardware" icon in the bottom right tray, the system detects a PCMCIA IDE/ATAPI Controller. On the bottom it reads "PCMCIA IDE/ATAP Controller on Texas Instruments PCI-1620 CardBus Controller with UltraMEdia." I will assume this is my memory card reader.

Any ideas on how to get vista to read my card so that I can access the files?

Answer:Vista woes continued... Compaq Presario Laptop Memory Card Reader

People wanting to install Vista on laptops should really run the Vista Upgrade Advisor before they do so. Incompatible device get reported. When they get reported you get presented with a manufacturer link where you'll possibly find a generic device driver which will allow the component to work under Vista.

I've a Compaq/HP laptop here too. There's no Vista Touchpad driver for it. Vista Upgrade Advisor directs me to the Synaptic website, where I can download a generic driver for the thing.

I've found no trace of a suitable driver for your Card reader, though. Simple solution? Disable the thing and grab a USB based card reader to use instead of the built in one

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Hi, I recently put together a new computer with parts from newegg, and when I attempt to start it up, my debug LED reads "53" which, according to the manual, indicates a memory initialization error (no usable memory detected).

My system:

CPU: Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I72600K

Motherboard: ASRock P67 EXTREME4 GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-8GBRL

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus

PSU: Thermaltake Toughpower XT TPX-775M 775W ATX 12V v2.3 / EPS 12V v2.91

Video Card: EVGA 012-P3-1571-KR GeForce GTX 570 HD w/Display-Port (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16Click to expand...

Things I have tried:

1. So, I installed the whole thing, LEDs light up, fans whirring, all that. Just no POST.
2. I followed this guide to try and solve my problem, to no avail:
3. Currently, I have everything taken out of the case with only the motherboard, CPU, HSF, and PSU hooked up.
4. I have tried both sticks of RAM seperately in each slot.
5. I have tried resetting the CMOS.
6. I was careful to constantly touch the grounded PSU before I touched sensitive pieces.
7. I made sure all connections were secure, and everything was in its proper place.

N... Read more

Answer:Can't POST, "Memory initialization error. No usable memory detected"

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hi, my phone storage is full.and i have installed app on card .now i want to transfer my app from one memory card to other memory card . how can i transfer app from one sd to another?

Answer:How can I transfer my apps from one memory card to another memory card?

I don't think you can transfer apps from one memory card to another.

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hi, my sony memory stick says "reinsert the memory card " when i insert it into my cybershot camera. It cant read the memory card, does anybody know what wrong and how to fix it. thanks.

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I use T400, model 2765-RY9. windows Vista 32 bit. The default RAM is 2GB but I add another 2GB. From My computer-Properties I can see RAM 4GB under memory section However if I see form Task Manager-Performance tab, it is only 2519 (Physical memory). If i run dxdiag it also shows 2520MB under system tab. Under Display tab for ATI Radeon 3400, the approx physical memory is 1255 MB (I understand that the ATI is shipped with 256MB only) I wonder why my task manager and dxdiag only shows 2519. where is the other 1.5 GB? If it is taken by ATI, how to reduce memory for ATI and give it to the system RegardsAndre 

Answer:4GB Memory not detected

the other part of ram is hogged by the ati graphics card, i am not sure whether you can reduce it, it automatically allocates it. Hopefully in the future BIOS or Driver release, the GPU would allocate the ram when it is in use. 

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Hi, I have the AMD version of the Thinkpad Edge e135. It came with 4GB of RAM preinstalled and I recently added another 4GB (of the same model). My OS (a 64bit Linux) however, still has only about 3.5GB available. This value being close to the 32bit barrier, I first thought it was a problem with the OS. But then I noticed this: When while booting I choose "F10 to diagnose hardware", I get the following contradicting output:   ? System Information ? Memory ? Total Physical Memory 8GB   ? Quick Memory Test ? Total Memory 3695MB \\ Available Memory 3578MB Is it in the end maybe a problem with the BIOS? Up to now I only checked the newer version "HMET64WW (2.04)". Did anyone get this successfully working? Maybe with the older version? Any experiences, ideas or suggestions would be really appreciated. Thanks for your help in advance! Cheers, Michel


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Answer:e135 (AMD) — memory not detected

Replying to myself: Now it works. I couldn't stop myself from fiddling around. At one point I interchanged by chance the two memory boards. That is, the originally installed one is now in the originally free slot. The new one I bought, is in the formerly occupied slot. I don't understand why, but now it works.

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Hi everyone!

My PC features are as follows.

Windows 98 second edition
801 mhz intel processor
128mb ram

I have decided to add a new 64mb sd-ram memory but my motherbrd doesn'st detect it and detect only the 128mb memory.

When I went in bios, it gives me only 131072 bytes, which equals the 128 mb.

Does any one have an idea about how to make the motherbrd to detect the 64mb ram?

Answer:Memory not detected by Motherboard!

Some of those old boards simply won't work with Double Sided RAM.

Does the RAM you are adding have Chips in both sides of it? What about the existing one?

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my sony memory stick is not getting detected in any comp and in my digital camera is there any way i can retrieve my data? pl help its 64 mb memory stick

Answer:memory stick is not getting detected

Odds are not good. You can google usb recovery for software links that may help

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...every single stick only is detected as having half of each capacity - all double-sided sticks - so if you stick in a 1GB stick as I did you'll get 512MB and a 512MB stick gets 256MB and so forth.

This board (Gigabyte i848p) has three slots and each one shows only half the memory so it's not confined to just the one. Now I know the memory isn't faulty (brand-new from MSY) if any of you know that place. Proof comes directly from CPU-Z but Windows and the BIOS just don't know it's there. I edited the second screenshot for obvious reasons...

Any ideas why? Is it worth returning the 1GB stick and getting a single-side stick?

Answer:Half-memory only being detected...but....

I had a look at your motherboard specs and it did not say your motherboard uses ddr-Sdram it just said ddr . It may just be the problem .. Other then that i would load optimized defaults in the bios and make sure the ram is running at the voltage it should be running on if it isnt change it . Also maybe try updating your bios

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:cryi have windows 95 pc i know it is very old but when i put my memory stick in it does not detect it but in a windows vista it does help plz:confused

Answer:memory stick not detected help plz

Only OSR2.1 and OSR2.5 of Windows 95 did supported USB, . If you do not have either of these releases, it will not work. USB Guide.htm

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Today I tried overclocking my CPU; I eventually managed to successfully overclock the processor. However, my SLI config. doesn't seem to work anymore. I have the message "SLI-Ready Memory - Not Detected" in my BIOS page. The Nvidia control panel says that SLI is enabled, but when I tested it in Crysis, the 3D indicators did not show up. For some reason the visual indicators do show up in a few other games. The game is much slower too, so I know SLI is no longer functioning at least in Crysis. How do I fix this?

Thanks for any assistance.

Answer:SLI Ready Memory - Not Detected

Crysis is a real mess of a game. It's terribly optimized, and thus, it actually loses performance when SLI is enabled in most cases, and it can't even run with SLI enabled sometimes at 2560x1600. SLI is still enabled, it's just not doing anything in Crysis, because the Crysis engine is absolutely awful.

The "SLI-Ready Memory - Not Detected" isn't anything to worry about. You don't need SLI-Ready Memory. It's just a gimmick to sell more RAM at a higher price than normal. The actual benefits are negligible.

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Please help me to find this solution ..........

Answer:My Nolia Lumia 1320 is showing memory low.How i can transfer in my memory Card?

If transferring apps to SD card, go to Storage Sense > Phone > Apps+Games and press the check box and tick the apps you want to move to the card.
If transferring other content, use the Files app from the Store.

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I just got a P100-327 aShop=true)
which, according to that page, is supposed to have "1 x 5-in-1 Bridge Media slot (supports SD? Card, Memory Stick?, Memory Stick Pro?, MultiMedia Card?, xD-Picture Card?)" but the pdf user manual that came with it says that it does not support Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick Pro Duo or mini-SD.

However, I have a Memory Stick Pro, and a Memory Stick Pro Duo in a Memory Stick Pro adapter and the reader can't seem to read either of them (they should both count as Memory Stick Pro which should be readable right?)

Should I be able to read my Memory Stick Pro cards? Why can't I since it says I should be able to? Do I need to install something first?

Answer:Satellite Pro P100-327: memory card reader does not read Memory Stick Duo


In my knowledge and according to the manual the Bridge Media slot supports Media of type
- SD Memory Card
- MultiMediaCard xD-Picture Card
- Memory Stick
- Memory Stick Pro

Please note that the Memory Stick and Memory Stick Pro are not the same as Memory stick Duo and Memory Stick Pro Duo.
Don?t mix it.

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I replaced the original 4 gb memory card by a double 8 gb.

Before this, I checked the size limit. I found that max is 16, good:

Bios is 1.30, the last as I know, and only 8 is detected by the Bios.

I crossed the two memory slot, and still getting 8.

I left only one, still 8. Exchanged with the other 8, still 8...

Please help.

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In my XP Pro service pack 3, fully updated the full 4 GB of memory is not detected and used. In the System Properties and the Task Manager/ Performance/ Physical Memory it does only show 3.25 GB of RAM. But in the System Information it shows the full 4 GB. I did see at a Microsoft web site that XP 32 bit should detect and use up to a maximum of 4 GB, so what trick can I do to solve this issue. And in the BIOS the memory detected is; 4096 MB which is 4 GB, thanks.

Answer:Solved: full 4 GB of memory not detected and used

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Hi all, I have an ASUS A7N8X-VM/400 motherboard with me coupled with an Athlon XP 2000+ Thoroughbred. The memory on the board seems to have been detected incorrectly, as it is running at 333 MHz when it should be 266. I have tried just about everything so far to adjust the speed, as using the NVIDIA System Utility and an older BIOS doesn't work. Is there anything else out there? I should also note that I have 2 sticks of PC2100 running in dual channel mode.

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I recently installled new ram on my computer , 2x1gb-dualchannel-OCZ gold series-enhanced latency-pc2 5400-667mhz-ddr2 sdram on an Asus p5ld2 motherboard.When i start it up the post says its detecting it as pc2 3200.I'm not sure if its on the qvl or not so im going to check soon.please let me know if theres any way i can change this without buying new ram.

Answer:System memory incorrectly detected

This link confirms you should be able to use this RAM at 667MHz.

The first thing I would recommend to you would be to clear the CMOS. (Assuming you haven't done any tweaking in BIOS) There should be a jumper to allow you do do so. Check in the user manual to find out where.

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hello all

i have a satellite pro p100
and recently installed vista
the sd slot looks installed properly on the device manager but nothing is coming when i insert a sd memory card
even not the drive saying "nothing in"
it appears tho on the device manager, and it says "installed properly"

that same sd slot works very well on XP

i have tried to installed the XP drivers but, nothing seems to change
i have tried the 2 drivers in the vista list, but they seem to be for formating and booting

i start wondering if we really can read a memory card on vista ?

thanks all

Answer:Satellite Pro P100 - SD memory not detected

does anyone know how to get the drivers of the SD compliant card reader,in a file and not as a .exe file ?


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Hi guys,

the built in card reader on my laptop does not recognize/read sony's memory stick pro duo - is this normal or not?
I know it should read memory stick pro but not sure about pro duo.

Can you help me please?

Answer:Satellite M60-104 - memory card reader does not read memory stick pro duo


>the built in card reader on my laptop does not recognize/read sony's memory stick pro duo - is this normal or not?

Of course this could be normal behavior because not all cards are compatible and supported.
I would recommend taking look into the user manual because there you can find a information which cards can be used in the notebooks card reader!!!

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I have a problem using the recovery DVD, as posted previously. The microsoft website tells me that i may have failing hardware (Ram) as the error i get is cannot load Dlls needed for Kernel.

I ran the microsoft Dos memory checker and all the time the results are expected: ffffff actual: 7fffff

I purchased some new ram and installed it, the ram installed ok, but i still have the same problem.

I now read that this model has 256mb internal ram which is non removable.

I think that it must be this non removable ram which has become corrupt in someway.
Is this non removable ram really non removable?
I can't locate it on the motherboard.

Does this mean, if this ram is corrupt and non removable that i have to purchase a new motherboard?

Any help and advice would be warmly welcomed - especially anything that means i don't have to buy a new motherboard!

Also, if someone knows the model number of the motherboard, i would appreciate this too.

Thank you in advance,


[Edited by: admin on 11-Feb-06 08:28]

Answer:Satellite A60 - DOS memory checker detected problem

Hi Paul

According to the unit manuals the internal memory is not upgradeable and as far as I know not removable. I?m not 100% sure if this module has a fault.
In my opinion you should contact the Toshiba service. He can make some diagnostic test and he can give you a proper answer about the malfunction. Maybe you don?t need to replace the motherboard.

Good luck

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Hi there i have a persistant error on boot on 2hp z800 using tesla cards. 209-Memory Warning Condition (WARN_DQS_Test) detected on boot when using Tesla m2090 gpu any idea on how to fix this ? Thanks !

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My old videocard, ASUS N6800TD 512MB has been showing an incorrect memory clock. Before I got my new computer it was my main card, and it's in a spare computer now but on my main computer, it was always running at 325MHz core and 540MHz memory, or at least this is what rivatuner reported. Now, it runs at 325MHz core and 1080MHz memory. I thought at first that maybe this was because 540MHz was the SDR speed and the DDR memory made it 1080 effective. However, the memory is DDR2, not GDDR3 so I don't know how it can be running at 1080MHz, which means that 540MHz must be the real DDR speed meaning that 270MHz would be the SDR speed. Does anyone know why the memory is being reported incorrectly or if it is incorrect at all?

EDIT: Even the Nvidia Control Panel overclocking feature reports the memory speed as 1080MHz

Answer:Video Memory Clock being wrongly detected (I think)

Nvm, it turns out my old videocard has been... well I don't exactly know what happened to it during production. But it turns out the memory which runs at 1080MHz stock goes all the way up to 1678MHz, and the 325MHz stock core OCs up to 520MHz... Believe me I don't understand WHY but in a comparison between my 7600GT XXX and my old 6800 at overclocked speeds, its faster than the 7600 so looks like I'm gonna return it...

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W/7 SP1 64 bit 6GB RAM. I had a power outage and I'm now getting the above message BSOD. I have booted with a boot disc and ran chkdsk /R it found a few errors, I booted into Safe Mode once and that worked, but I decided to run Check Disk again, now it won't boot anymore. It won't boot into Safe Mode, stopping at C:\windows\system32\drivers\disk.sys. Check Disk starts at every bootup. From the boot disc in Command Prompt I ran FSUTIL Dirty Query, the results is Drive is not Dirty. I ran Memtest and the Windows Memory test, RAM tests Fine. I booted off W/7 DVD and try Startup Repair. It said this disc cannot repair volume. From the boot disc I tried to run Driver Verifier, it said it was not a Valid Windows 32 application. Not sure if this has anything to do with it, but I have 4 HDD's and when booting from the Windows 7 DVD or Boot disc, it lists the Windows Volume is Drive G: with Drive C: as the System Reserve. When the computer boots into Windows, the Windows Volume is C: I cannot boot into the computer to run diagnostic mode. I cannot scan for Malware, I cannot update drivers as I can't boot in. Not sure what else I can try before I re-install.

Answer:Special Pool Detected Memory Corruption

Try disconnecting the drives that do not have the Windows install and see if it's Id'd as the C drive almost sounds like MBR corruption?

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Why is HP Notebook 1000-1329TU memory detected slightly less than 1GB (9xx MB)?Is the memory broken ? Because I searched through BIOS setting, there were no options for graphics memory setting

Answer:HP Notebook 1000-1329TU memory detected 1GB only although in...

Hi,Please try these steps:Hold down the Windows Key and press R (or just Click Start),Type msconfig in the Run box (or Search box) and hit Enter,  In the System Configuration windows, click the Boot tab,Click the Advanced Options button,Un-stick the box next to 'Maximum Memory',  Click OK,Click Apply and then OK to get out,Restart the notebook for the change to take effect.Regards,

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Hello, I have a Dell Precision M4800, i7-4940MX that came with 8GB of Samsung memory.  I have installed a Samsung 850 Pro 1TB SSD in the SATA, and a Samsung 840 EVO 1TB in the mSATA slot.  I am running BIOS version A13.  I have disabled the Intel HD Graphics in the BIOS so it only uses the Nvidia Quadro K2100M.  Everything was working fine.
I wanted to upgrade to 32GB memory so I bought 2 Patriot Viper 2x8GB kit.  Model: PV316G160LC9SK.  Each SODIMM module is supposed to be 8GB PC3-12800 1600MHz 1.35V 9-9-9-24.
When I remove the Samsung memory and install the Patriot Viper memory in all 4 slots or just 2 slots, the computer doesn't boot and I receive the LED blink code "No memory modules are installed/detected"
However, if I leave the Samsung memory in two of the slots and at the same time install two of the Patriot memory in the other two slots, the computer will boot.  BIOS will show 24GB however it shows the speed of 1333 instead of 1600.  If I remove the Samsung memory, once again it will not boot with the Patriot memory alone. 
Why is the Patriot memory not recognized by itself and why can't I boot from it?
I looked at the Patriot Memory with the program CPU-Z. The timing tables shows JEDEC#3, JEDEC#4, JEDEC#5, XMP-1600.  All voltages say 1.35V
Why is there no memory settings or XMP setting in the BIOS?  Why would Dell offer me an unlocked ... Read more

Answer:Dell Precision M4800 Memory not detected.

Hi Zak00,
Thanks for posting in the Dell Community Forum.
Just wondered if you've had the chance to read this article?  There is some good information there about how to choose memory for the M4800.

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Hello,I upgraded my T500 to Windows 7 and my USB Memory Stick is not recognized.It switches on for a few seconds then off. On Windows it appears and then disappears within a few seconds.Then I tested some other USB Memory Keys and some works, some other not.Do you know what causes this and how I can solve this ?I already used System Update 4.0 (firmware + drivers) and installed Intel latest chipset software.Thanks for your help.Richard

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Hi, trying to be quick before I BSOD again.

Recently had problems getting multiple BSODs, even though I haven't changed any hardware.

I got the aforementioned BSOD error and ran verifier to see the driver problem.

spqp.sys is the only one that came up that wasn't loaded it said "never loaded". I did a Windows Search for it and could not find it.

I don't know what to do know. Thanks in advance.

Answer:Special Pool detected memory corruption

Can you access the hard drive long enough to get a hold of the contents of the C:\Windows\Minidump folder? If so, zip it up and upload it to your next post.

What settings did you use when running Driver Verifier?

If the spqp.sys file was never loaded, then it's not likely to be a current problem. But a google for it doesn't reveal any results - which makes it suspicious IMO. Try posting over in the Malware forum for assistance:

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Hi folks!

New guy on the block!

I have a customer with a toshiba Satellite m40-276. I have upgraded her memory to give her a little more to play with..

Went into bios to see if everything was OK but no extra memory being shown. I removed the new memory and older memory and put in the new 1GB module and started the computer again.
The bios still didn't change from the old memory size?

Went into windows and sure enough the memory was detected there as normal?
I added the other memory module and went into bios again but no change there?

Windows, however, recognised both modules?

Her computer is the same bios from factory and has never been updated.

My questions are...why is the bios not recognising the memory upgrade? Is it going to help by upgrading the bios?

Appreciate any suggestions I can get on this matter.



Answer:Satellite M40-276 - Memory upgrade not detected in Bios

Generally speaking, if you upgrade RAM using tested compatible modules it should be recognized properly.
We don't know which modules do you use and I presume there is some compatibility problem.

RAM on Satellite M40-276 can be upgraded up to 2 GB RAM and compatible modules are:
DDR2-400/533 256MB (PA3389U-1M25)
DDR2-400/533 512MB (PA3412U-1M51)
DDR2-400/533 1GB (PA3411U-1M1G)

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my computer and i have been companions through a lot in the past 4 years and i have always managed to make it work. since buying it, i have only formatted it once and that was about a year and a half back.
hardware 8 gb ram
gts450 nvidia graphic card
amd phenom x6
so this is what happened,
i had left the computer on for abput 2 hours and had switched off the moniter. when i returned, the diplay didnt work. i thought it must be a problem with the connecteing cord so i tried to shake it. when nothing worked, i turned the whole system offf the main electricity cord. after some time,
it was a slow start but it worked, later blue scren appeared and said windows did so to prevent damage to files and restarted.
once that happened, my pc said something about lack of external memory as windows cannot be booted.
whenever i have tried, same has happened. fan andights areworking. but nothing appears.

Answer:physical memory not detected, windows cannot boot up exact when reporting error messages.  They are important clues, which...if not properly reported...lead down the wrong path.
System manufacture and model...or motherboard manufacturer and model?

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I installed the Nvidia 9500GT got the Blue screen of death after many headaches I took it back and got the Nvidia GT520 still got BSOD I have done a complete hardware diagnostic test on every piece of hardware on the computer and everything checks out good. I have the latest Video card and mother board drivers installed and keep getting the blue screen of death on random things mostly DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR EQUAL
a theory I have is maybe the Video card memory speed is conflicting with the Video card memory runs faster then the System memory and I've read that Vista has problems with ram that runs at different speeds. could that be the issue?
Just a quick update I just uninstalled the Nvidia HD Audio Driver I have a feeling it was conflicting with the Realtek High Definition Audio Driver...
We will see...
Any help or info from you guys will be helpful, thanks

Here are my system specs:
System Information
Saturday, June 04, 2011 9:13:24 PM
Model Information
Model Name m8300f
Product Number GX611AA-ABA
Software Build 81NAv3PrA1
Serial Number XXXXXXXXXX
System Information
Manufacturer HP-Pavilion
Total Number of Logical CPUs 2
Total Physical Memory 3.00 GB
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Answer:Video card memory vs system memory conflict?

Just tried this: this will fix the BSOD issue,I'm sick of getting the BSOD on my system when nothing is wrong with the hardware. I work to hard to keep it running like new, don't want something simple to take it down. but this has been going on for weeks hopefully this will fix.I'll know in the morning.This is also interesting:

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how can I move the maps from internal memory to card memory at lumia 435

Answer:how to move maps from internal memory to card memory

No longer possible.

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A device manager wasn't mentioned from the manufacturer. The manufacturer is PNY. Anyone know why it might cause the computer to run on virtual memory? There is a warning box that pulls up reading "out of memory at line:1521". I don't know what I need to do.

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 I have a 4 month new laptop and my laptop's hard disk is not detected. From starting it's run slow and today when I reset it because it's not run well, it's stuck in reset. The hard disk is not detected in BIOS. What should I do. The warranty will be expired in dec 2017. any idea. Thanks in advanced.

Answer:I have a 310 151KB laptop and my laptop hard disk is not detected when I run it,

Hi anirugu91 , 
As the harddrive is no longer detected in the BIOS and that previously had slow performance issue, I would suggest that you call in technical support for in warranty repair.
If you have a spare harddrive, you can try to swap it to further check if the issue is just the harddrive (page36).
Testing the same drive on another pc can also help isolate the issue or slaving it to a harddrive enclose.
Doing such steps is not requred by technical support to avail of the inwarranty service instead simply informing them that the harddrive is not even detected in the BIOS would be enough.
Hope this help answer your query.

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Im getting this BSOD lately when im playing games, browsing on the internet and generaly by using the pc.
This is the report i have found in the event viewer:
- <Event xmlns="">
- <System>
<Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power" Guid="{331C3B3A-2005-44C2-AC5E-77220C37D6B4}" />
<TimeCreated SystemTime="2013-02-08T17:11:27.060002800Z" />
<Correlation />
<Execution ProcessID="4" ThreadID="8" />
<Security UserID="S-1-5-18" />
- <EventData>
<Data Name="BugcheckCode">193</Data>
<Data Name="BugcheckParameter1">0xfffff98010ff6f60</Data>
<Data Name="BugcheckParameter2">0xfffff98010ff6059</Data>
<Data Name="BugcheckParameter3">0xab40a8</Data>
<Data Name="BugcheckParameter4">0x23</Data>
<Data Name="SleepInProgress">false</Data>
<Data Name=&qu... Read more

Answer:BSOD special pool detected memory corruption

Please upload your full reports:


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I have McAfee and whenever I scan the laptop it tells me that
a Trojan named NTOSKRNL-HOOK is removed from the memory and that it is a Generic Rootkit.d!rootkit. McAfee is not able to find any file in the system that is been infected. The trojan is always there in the memory even if I scan the memory many times.

At the beginning it was directing me to other websites whenever I was using IE or firefox to open a link. I tried to remove it by going through the procedures explained in this link

After removing the infected files when I return to normal mode the Trojan is in the memory again.

Now the on-access scan is disabled completely and I cannot enable it.

I ran dds.scr and the results are attached. When I run gmer.exe it stops after a while and the computer stops functioning, I am not even able to move the mouse, and I need to reset the laptop. Once I stoped the gmer and saved the results in Ark.txt which is attached. Note that what is in Ark.txt is not the complete result of scan.

I appreciate your help

Here is dds.txt file:

DDS (Ver_09-07-30.01) - NTFSx86 NETWORK
Run by Mohsen at 1:05:40.09 on Tue 08/11/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_10
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.3582.3186 [GMT -5:00]

AV: VirusScan Enterprise + AntiSpyware Enterprise *On-access scanning disabled* (Updated) {918A2B0B-2C60-4016-A4AB-... Read more

Answer:ntoskrnl-hook is detected by McAfee in memory but cannot be removed

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Please copy this page to Notepad and Save it to your Desktop in order to assist you when carrying out the following instructions.

Before beginning the fix, read this post completely. If there's anything that you do not understand, kindly ask your questions before proceeding.
Ensure that there aren't any opened browsers when you are carrying out the procedures below.

It is IMPORTANT that you don't miss a step & perform everything in the correct order/sequence.


One or more of the identified infections is a backdoor trojan.

This type of infection allows hackers to remotely control your computer, log keystrokes, steal critical system information, and download and execute files without your knowledge.

If you do any banking or other financial transactions on the PC or if it should contain any other sensitive information, please get to a known clean computer and change all passwords where applicable, and it would be wise to contact those same financia... Read more

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please running xp pro 2002 version sp3 on my custom built pcit has a A8V deluxe motherboard and AMD  athlon 64bit processor 3800+2 x 1 gb pc3200 (400) ram and trying to add another 2 x 1gb of ram of excactly the same make.when i installed them and booted pc i got the error messege USB DEVICE OVER CURRENT STATUS DETECTEDSYSTEM WILL SHUT DOWN AFTER 15 SECONDSplease note i had no USB devices plugged in, i then took out the 2x 1gb memory sticks i had just put in and booted without error, how can i resolve the problem of installing the extra ram without errors, thanks ash


QuoteUSB DEVICE OVER CURRENT STATUS DETECTEDSYSTEM WILL SHUT DOWN AFTER 15 SECONDSAt what point do you get this error?I know the first display is usually the video card and video RAM.  Does the system run through POST at all?  Can you get to the BIOS, to see the RAM, there?

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Dear Tech Support,

I think my computer has serious problems. I don't know what is wrong with it because it is very fast and works very good. But something it just crashes out of the blue and gives me BSOD. Mostly the BSOD is Memory Management or IRQL not less or equal.

I have followed your BSOD Posting Instructions. The OS on this computer is Windows 7 (32 bit), before I had Windows Vista as standard OS on it. The computer is approximately 4 years old, with "Intel (R) Core? 2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz 2.40 GHz" processor and 3 GB RAM Memory. I also have the output folder and perfmon file attachted to this thread.

Thanks in advance!

Answer:BSOD - Special pool detected memory corruption

I don't see any crashdumps. You aren't using any "cleaning" software are you? The problem with them is they'll clean up crashdumps, which we need to analyze (plus most of them can end up being harmful).

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Hello, I have been trying for about a week now to fix the constant BSODs I have been getting with the error code with the most common error code of "Special Pool Detected Memory Corruption". A few details before the specs:
Never had BSODs before I recently upgraded the hardware on my computer
Had installed Win10 before I had upgraded any hardware without any issues
The only piece of hardware I did not upgrade was my PSU unless you count not upgrading my HDD
BSOD usually happen when I try to install something large like a game; rarely will happen randomly, but mostly will happen when installing something
Intel i7-7700K @ 4.2 GHz 
Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 DRAM 3000MHz C15
GTX 1060 6GB 192-bit GDDR5
ASUS Prime Z270-P
Thermaltake SP-750M Smart M Series 750W (like I said this is the oldest part, but unless I missed something should be adequate for now)
Win10, x64, Version 1709, Build 16299.192
I attached the Sysnative file as well, if I can give any more information just let me know, thanks.

Answer:Special Pool Detected Memory Corruption BSOD

Sysnative not attached
I'd suggest also checking over in the General Security forums for your status with the Spectre/Meltdown updates.
They can cause problems with booting and/or BSOD's - but I'm not familiar with the details on them.
Here's a link to the General Security forums:

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Well I'm glad that have plenty of RAM, although many people may not be so lucky...

I use vertical tree style tabs with multiple windows and do A LOT of research so it isn't uncommon to have 50-250 tabs open at once. At some points my memory use will be close to 8-10GB for FF alone while other browsers will only require 1.5-3GB for the same pages.

Is there something that can be done to make this less of a problem?

What I do is check the resources being used in task manager and there are add-ons for session managers and the ones that I have used are extremely cumbersome and have been more trouble than they have avoided using this following trick.

What I want to do is be able to close FF and re-open it with all the same windows and tabs. Once this is done, the memory leakage seems to be remedied for the time being, so the 10GB of use is back down to the appropriate 1.5-2.5 (depends upon sites loaded). When the app is reloaded all the page history for moving back & forward is still there (so if you have a tab with 15 pages in the forward button selection and 30 in the back button selection, those are still available - so it seems to retain everything).

What I found to be the easiest process to do this without some add-on that very often doesn't work (most worked less than 50% of the time) is to open task manager, go to processes tab, select firefox.exe and "end process". This ALWAYS terminates FF unless it is being hung-up by some ou... Read more

Answer:Firefox (v22 to present) memory leak detected - anyone else know what to do? A TRICK!

My FF install seems to have that desired behavior, and (IIRC) it started when I first started using tab groups.

Alternatively, you could kill the FF process, restart FF, and then restore the previous session (menu bar >> History >> Restore Previous Session).

Edit: My current FF install is version 28.0

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Im always getting this BSOD error. Please help me identify the driver that is causing it.
Minidumps attached.

Answer:special pool detected memory corrupt BSOD

Quote: Originally Posted by ceril

Im always getting this BSOD error. Please help me identify the driver that is causing it.
Minidumps attached.

These crashes were caused by memory corruption (probably a driver). Please run these two tests to verify your memory and find which driver is causing the problem.

If you are overclocking anything reset to default before running these tests.
In other words STOP!!!

*Download a copy of Memtest86 and burn the ISO to a CD using Iso Recorder or another ISO burning program. Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool

*Boot from the CD, and leave it running for at least 5 or 6 passes.

Just remember, any time Memtest reports errors, it can be either bad RAM or a bad motherboard slot.

Test the sticks individually, and if you find a good one, test it in all slots.

Any errors are indicative of a memory problem.

If a known good stick fails in a motherboard slot it is probably the slot.

RAM - Test with Memtest86+

2-Driver verifier

I'd suggest that you first backup your data and then make sure you've got access to another computer so you can contact us if problems arise. Then make a System Restore point (so you can restore the system using the Vista/Win7 Startup Repair feature).

In Windows 7 you can make a Startup Repair disk by going to Start....All Programs...Maintenance...Create a System Repair Disc - wit... Read more

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I've been having lots of BSOD's and not been able to track down the issue.

Tried driver verifier and mem test on each ram stick but no issues.

Files attached. If anyone has any ideas I would be very grateful.


Answer:BSOD's - mostly special pool detected memory corruption

opps forgot specs:

OS- win 7 64
CPU - Intel i7-920
RAM - 6gb G.skill ripjaws
BOARD - Gigabyte ex58 ud3r
PSU - Corsair tx650
GFX - Ati 5770 HD 1GB PCI VaporX
HD - raid 0: 2 x Barracuda 7200.12 500GB S300


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I purchased a Dell Studio XPS 8000 sometime ago but when I tried to upgrade
the memory from 8GB to 16GB, I ran into some problems. First off, here are
the specifications of my PC, which will hopefully give more information for anyone
who is willing to help me troubleshoot my predicament:

Dell Studio XPS 8000
Chassis Serial Number: 5WWXML1
Running Windows 10 - 64 bit
Processor a Main Circuit Board b
2.80 gigahertz Intel Core i7 860
32 kilobyte primary memory cache
1024 kilobyte secondary memory cache
8192 kilobyte tertiary memory cache
64-bit ready
Multi-core (4 total)
Hyper-threaded (8 total)
Board: Dell Inc. 0X231R A01
Serial Number: ..CN736049BM0169
Bus Clock: 133 megahertz
BIOS: Dell Inc. A03 12/21/2009
Chipset: Intel D131 rev 17
The original memory configuration that came
with my Dell Studio XPS 8000 is as follows:
'DIMM1' has 2048 MB (serial number F2E2172B) [Slot 3- Black]

'DIMM2' has 2048 MB (serial number F5E2172B) [Slot 1- White]

'DIMM3' has 2048 MB (serial number 02E3172B) [Slot 4-Black]

'DIMM4' has 2048 MB (serial number 06E3172B) [Slot 2- White]

I had a total of 8gb of memory.

I replaced it with Corsair (Vengeance) DDR3 8GB (2 x 4GB)
This was inserted into [Slots 1 & 2 White] with Slots 3 & 4 Black left empty. I had planned on buying another pack of Corsair (DDR3 8GB (2 x 4GB) if the 8GB worked, therefore bringing me to the maximum amount of 16GB of memory which is all the motherboard can handle accordin... Read more

Answer:Memory not detected in Bios - Dell Studio XPS 8000

As that model doesnt have diver support for windows 10, that may be part of the issue. That rig wasnt meant for w10, have you considered going back? That may help. I dont see a way to run that OS on that hardware. At least reliably.

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Today I installed my new SSD, and installed windows 8.1.  It worked for the first 3 hours, until I got the special pool detected memory corruption BSOD.  I looked at other forums, and  I did the Memtest, and it didn't work.  It started happening when I got my ssd, anyone have any ideas how to fix this?
EDIT: I fixed the problem

Answer:special pool detected memory corruption BSOD

Could you let us know what you did?
It'll help others who come looking for help with a similar problem.

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memory card is not showing its memory in card

Answer:memory card is not showing its memory in card

I'd suspect either card or reader bad.1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.

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i have installed my application on 8 gb memory card. now i want to change memory card. I copied full memory card to other. But i cant copy all files. How can i get all files?

Answer:How do I do a back up from one memory card to other memory card?

u cant move the apps between to SD cards the only way is to move them phone initially and again moving them to new SD card. i know its not possible when you have big apps....then first try to move few apps to the phone then to new SD card and again the next few apps i know its a time taking process

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I am running Windows XP in a Compaq Presario, with CD reader and CD/DVD burner.
My question: How do I get a DVD(with photos and sound) onto a Flash Memory stick or an SD card??

Answer:Transfer DVD to Memory Stick or Memory card

Simplest method:

Insert the Disc with photos and sound (close any autorun)
Go to My Computer
Right Click on the CD/DVD drive (with your photos and sound in) and select open
Click on Edit (in Toolbar) then Select all
Click on Edit (in Toolbar again) and select copy

Close the folder

Insert your Flash Memory stick and select Open folder to view the files
Click on Edit (in Toolbar again) and select paste

All done Copy and paste (some say I'm good at this !)

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Completely new to this so apologies if barking up the wrong tree .... !

Rather than buying a 32 gb memory stick to upload some important jpg pictures into for safety's sake, I'm wondering if it's possible to upload and store them in a spare and unused 32gb memory card that I've got lying around instead ? Equally if it's then possible to download them safely later on ?


Answer:Possible to save to a memory card rather than a memory stick ?

Short answer is Yes. An SD card is very similar to a flash drive as far as the technology goes and can be used like an SD card for storing files. I would format it Fat32. And you can download (Copy) the files from the card at any time.

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