From: John Navas on
On Sat, 27 Dec 2008 20:26:37 -0800, Pat Cheney <pcheney(a)> wrote
in <4gD5l.11213$x%.4821(a)>:

>On Sat, 27 Dec 2008 20:07:32 -0800, Pat Cheney wrote:
>> I'm running the suggested WinXP "Computer Management" program now in order
>> to "delete the partition" to see if that helps.
>I dutifully followed the suggested instructions at
> for deleting a partition but failed.
>In hind sight, these instructions couldn't have worked with the card in the
>card reader or with the card in the camera because when I right clicked on
>the E: drive in the WinXP SP3 "Computer Management" program, the "Delete
>Partition" menu item was grayed out.

With Disk Management running, click Action -> Help.
Click Troubleshooting in the right pane.
Click "A basic disk's status is Not Initialized"
Read and follow.

>I give up.

OK, then I won't waste any more time on this.

>Thanks for all the help. We solved the first of three "problems"
>but the other two are a different topic altogether than what was first
>1. The Casio EXILIM camera port is USB/AV and therefore not mini-USB


>2. The Motorola mini-USB equipment is not the same as the Blackberry's

True, standard Mini-B USB. Blackberry apparently is not.

>3. I somehow irreversibly corrupted my 4GB Sandisk UltraII flash card

False, almost certainly. Probably just needs to be initialized,
partitioned and formatted.

Very best wishes for the holiday season and for the coming new year,