microSD card not readable on PC, but works on Wii

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Apr 11, 2010
  1. Akuma147
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    I have a problem with my microsd card. It's working perfectly fine on the Wii, I can read and write to it and it plays games normally. I wanted to add some new WiiWare games to it, so I put the microsd card in my PC as usual, but for some reason, the PC is not reading the microsd card correctly. It's not showing as removable drive on "My Computer" like usual, so I went to Disk Management and see it as an H: drive but it's not accessible. I thought it might be malfunctioning, so I put it back in the Wii to test if it works, and everything works correctly.

    I tried using a different microsd to USB adapter and the same thing happens. Then, I tried using a different microsd card, and it reads fine on both the PC and Wii. I also tried uninstalling the USB driver for the adapter in "Device Manager", restarting, and then plugging in the USB adapter and let windows install the drivers, but that didn't help either. The other microsd card works fine, I don't understand why it doesn't read the original microsd card. It used to work fine, now all of a sudden my PC just won't read it correctly, but it works perfectly fine on my Wii.

    Any help would be appreciated.
     
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    a simple question

    is it a SDHC card?

    if it is you need a SDHC card reader as standard SD readers cant read HC cards
     
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    Yes, it's an sdhc card, and yes it's also an sdhc reader. It's worked on the reader before and I also tried a different reader. I also tried a different card on the reader and it works.
     
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    XD at that because my original R4 came with an SDHC reader but it only supports SD
     
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    Do you have any network drives mapped as drive H: ??

    XP (maybe others) have a bug that means a USB drive will get the same letter as a mapped drive, and the mapped drive only shows up in 'My Computer', whereas you will see the SD card in "Disk Management "

    Use Disk Management to allocate an un-used drive letter to the SD Card.
     

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