Nope. The regular format didn't work for me. I'm not saying that you have the same problem that I had, but it sounds like it could be similar.Lontra99 posted on May 20 2004 at 02:03 PM said:A regular smc format won´t do the trick?
I remember getting an error message "ane error as ocurred during transfer"
Try this, first. Format [EDIT: I mean regular, non-lowlevel format] the card and then put a bunch of ZIP files on your card. Make some of them large (like 30+megs), and some of them small (like around 1 meg). Put some small ones on first, and then put a large one or two on there. Then, keep putting files on until the card is full. Then, when you're sure all the files are on the SMC, try to copy them from the SMC to your PC (in some new temporary folder). If you can read all the files off of there just fine and all the ZIP files will open (I suggest ZIP files, because if they get corrupted, then you won't be able to unzip 'em) then you probablly don't have the same problem I had.
If you do have the same problem I had, then this is how I fixed it.
I used a SanDisk ImageMate SDDR-09 card reader. When you install the drivers for it (their WWW site has Win2000 drivers that work under WinXP), it will install a utility called SMPREP. I have heard that other card readers also come with a SMPREP utility, but I can't be sure because I've never tried. I have access to about 5 SmartMedia card readers and this SDDR-09 is the only one that seems to have SMPREP.
Anyway, if you run that SMPREP, then it will do a low-level format. Does anyone else know another way to do a low level format on the SMC?
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