|Re: 200LX -- can't seem to access A: drive|
Message #5 Posted by Bill (Smithville, NJ) on 8 Apr 2012, 9:08 p.m.,
in response to message #1 by Glenn Becker
I've used a number of CF cards on the HP-200lX. I've also used some Sony Memory Sticks successfully. I have been unable to get a SD card with a CF adapter to work on it.
I just did a check with a 128 mb card. Worked fine. I then reformated it FAT32 on a windows machine, then I get the error you got. Reformated to FAT on a windows machine, and now get an I/O ERROR on A Drive.
At this point, reformating the card on the HP-200LX and card again works fine. Be prepaired to wait a fairly long time for the format of a large card on the 200LX. (ie, fresh batteries should be installed or a/c adapter).
Check to make sure you have formated it in FAT format. You may want to check the Partition type on the card to make sure it is set for a PC and not linux partition. Suggest you do a format on a windows machine, if you have access to one and then give it another try.
If all else fails, try a different card.
I agree woth others who say staying with smaller cardes is faster. The problem today is finding smaller cards. But you should be able to fdisk a small partition on a larger card and then use it. I haven't tried that, but should work.