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Old 05-20-2007
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Angry Flash memory card I cant read data on it.

Hello I need help I dont know If I screwed up or if the device is failing but I knew you guys would have the answers.
I am running windows XP and I wanted to reformat my hard drive and reinstall Win-XP. So before I did I went and bought A 4 GB My Flash , Flash memory card. I took 2 weeks backing up everything by moving files to the card and Was using the card like an additional drive and Data was definettly flowing both ways I saw the date on there and used pictures off of the card a few times. The big day came and I put XP back on machine and now the Computer sees the card when I plug it into USB 2 port as removable drive "E" it shows the volume as 0 used and 0 available. When I try to wright to the card it says I need to format it. When I right click on the card and select explore it says " Please insert a disk into drive E". I tried the stick in other usb ports on the machine and I tried a differant machine running Vista and same results. I always get a warning telling me to format before I can use. I believe I did that before I used it the first time. But Cant be 100% sure. So Did I scew up and forget to format? or is the device failing on the exact day I decided to re install XP or does this thing need other sofwatre installed to make it work or somthing. I have SP2 installed and all updates.
thanks again

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