Vista can't read 4gig flash SD cards?!

Discussion in 'Operating Systems' started by Menelmarar, Jun 25, 2007.

  1. Menelmarar

    Menelmarar [H]ardness Supreme

    Feb 15, 2001
    Dad sent me an IM sometime late last night, so I don't have full details.

    We just recently upgraded him to a new Core2 system, Windows Vista, all that new jazz. Has a P965 mobo, 2gig RAM.

    He moved his card reader over from his P4-WinXP box. Which could read his 4gig SD cards for his camera. Said the same card reader under Vista on the new computer either:

    1. Can only read 2 gig of the 4gig cards
    2. Cannot read the 4gig cards at all, can only read his 2gig cards.

    Are there known problems out there relating to this?

    It's just a generic 5in1/7in1 something another 3.5" bay card reader that I imagine vista picked up and installed an automatic mass storage driver for.
  2. Dez3rt.Eagle

    Dez3rt.Eagle Limp Gawd

    May 18, 2007
    My Vista had problems reading my camera SD Card. And I had a problem with a program, I installed it and it wouldn't work, and it screwed up when you tried to uninstall it.

    I'd just stay with XP for a wile. I had allot of problems with Vista. It's a good OS if you have 2GB RAM and all you do is browse the net.
  3. Zepher

    Zepher [H]ipster Replacement

    Sep 29, 2001
    I know there are issues with card readers not reading the HC cards, but since it did work in XP, I would suspect the driver that Vista loaded.
    does the manufacturer of the generic reader have a website? maybe there is a driver for that hardware for Vista
  4. djnes

    djnes [H]ard as it Gets

    Mar 24, 2000
    I had very similar problems, and it is driver related. My Omnibook 6000 wouldn't read large SD cards either, until I manually updated the card drivers.
  5. n00b

    Feb 24, 2007
    I'm 95% sure there's a Microsoft update patch re this (improved HC compatibility for Vista); might be part of Vista updates (so double check) or if not search the MS website/support site.