SmartMedia card damaged?



Muggins
07-09-2005, 09:56 PM
I have a 128MB SmartMedia card that can't be read by my computer. The msg
that comes back is that the disc is not formatted and would I like to format
it now? But I have a lot of pictures/videos on it that I want to get off.

Is there any way that I can repair the damaged area of the card, and still
get off the rest of my pixs?

Thanks for any help!
Muggins

John Inzer
07-09-2005, 09:56 PM
Maybe the freeware at the following
site will be useful:

PC Inspector Smart Recovery
http://tinyurl.com/3frl8

If you decide to try it...let us know if it
solved the problem.

--

John Inzer
MS Picture It! MVP



"Muggins" <Muggins@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:A0951C72-04DE-4ED2-A6D9-D4DA1A48F8A3@microsoft.com...
>I have a 128MB SmartMedia card that can't be read by my computer. The msg
> that comes back is that the disc is not formatted and would I like to
> format
> it now? But I have a lot of pictures/videos on it that I want to get off.
>
> Is there any way that I can repair the damaged area of the card, and still
> get off the rest of my pixs?
>
> Thanks for any help!
> Muggins

Muggins
07-09-2005, 09:56 PM
Thanks, John! I'll try it and let you know.

Muggins



"John Inzer" wrote:

> Maybe the freeware at the following
> site will be useful:
>
> PC Inspector Smart Recovery
> http://tinyurl.com/3frl8
>
> If you decide to try it...let us know if it
> solved the problem.
>
> --
>
> John Inzer
> MS Picture It! MVP
>
>
>
> "Muggins" <Muggins@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:A0951C72-04DE-4ED2-A6D9-D4DA1A48F8A3@microsoft.com...
> >I have a 128MB SmartMedia card that can't be read by my computer. The msg
> > that comes back is that the disc is not formatted and would I like to
> > format
> > it now? But I have a lot of pictures/videos on it that I want to get off.
> >
> > Is there any way that I can repair the damaged area of the card, and still
> > get off the rest of my pixs?
> >
> > Thanks for any help!
> > Muggins
>
>

Muggins
07-09-2005, 09:56 PM
Well, hello again. Here is what has happened with Smart Recovery to date:

Initial install produced an error with a .dll file - solved by following
instr's in FAQ area of site. 2nd install produced another error which was
not listed in the FAQ's, but I decided to reinstall over top of original, and
it repaired the problem.

I started the program, and listed the drive, file type, and destination for
the pix to be recovered to. Out of 128 MB of pix, it restored only one
picture - over 60 times. That is over 60 instances of the same pic. lol

I have an email request into the firm to see if there is something else that
I can do to recover the information on the disc. However, I suspect that it
is too badly damaged to be retrieved. However, when I insert it into my
Olympus 3040 Zoom camera, I can see all the pix. Interesting, huh?

I'll keep you updated if anything more happens.

Regards, and many thanks!
Muggins

"John Inzer" wrote:

> Maybe the freeware at the following
> site will be useful:
>
> PC Inspector Smart Recovery
> http://tinyurl.com/3frl8
>
> If you decide to try it...let us know if it
> solved the problem.
>
> --
>
> John Inzer
> MS Picture It! MVP
>
>
>
> "Muggins" <Muggins@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:A0951C72-04DE-4ED2-A6D9-D4DA1A48F8A3@microsoft.com...
> >I have a 128MB SmartMedia card that can't be read by my computer. The msg
> > that comes back is that the disc is not formatted and would I like to
> > format
> > it now? But I have a lot of pictures/videos on it that I want to get off.
> >
> > Is there any way that I can repair the damaged area of the card, and still
> > get off the rest of my pixs?
> >
> > Thanks for any help!
> > Muggins
>
>

John Inzer
07-09-2005, 09:56 PM
Thanks for letting me know the result....I guess it
was worth a try. There are many other programs
for the same purpose. Try a Google search for:

digital image recovery

--

John Inzer
MS Picture It! MVP



"Muggins" <Muggins@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:DA268560-23C1-432E-BA27-C39C97032568@microsoft.com...
> Well, hello again. Here is what has happened with Smart Recovery to date:
>
> Initial install produced an error with a .dll file - solved by following
> instr's in FAQ area of site. 2nd install produced another error which
> was
> not listed in the FAQ's, but I decided to reinstall over top of original,
> and
> it repaired the problem.
>
> I started the program, and listed the drive, file type, and destination
> for
> the pix to be recovered to. Out of 128 MB of pix, it restored only one
> picture - over 60 times. That is over 60 instances of the same pic. lol
>
> I have an email request into the firm to see if there is something else
> that
> I can do to recover the information on the disc. However, I suspect that
> it
> is too badly damaged to be retrieved. However, when I insert it into my
> Olympus 3040 Zoom camera, I can see all the pix. Interesting, huh?
>
> I'll keep you updated if anything more happens.
>
> Regards, and many thanks!
> Muggins
>
> "John Inzer" wrote:
>
>> Maybe the freeware at the following
>> site will be useful:
>>
>> PC Inspector Smart Recovery
>> http://tinyurl.com/3frl8
>>
>> If you decide to try it...let us know if it
>> solved the problem.
>>
>> --
>>
>> John Inzer
>> MS Picture It! MVP
>>
>>
>>
>> "Muggins" <Muggins@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:A0951C72-04DE-4ED2-A6D9-D4DA1A48F8A3@microsoft.com...
>> >I have a 128MB SmartMedia card that can't be read by my computer. The
>> >msg
>> > that comes back is that the disc is not formatted and would I like to
>> > format
>> > it now? But I have a lot of pictures/videos on it that I want to get
>> > off.
>> >
>> > Is there any way that I can repair the damaged area of the card, and
>> > still
>> > get off the rest of my pixs?
>> >
>> > Thanks for any help!
>> > Muggins
>>
>>

Raymond J. Johnson Jr.
07-09-2005, 09:56 PM
Muggins wrote:
> Well, hello again. Here is what has happened with Smart Recovery to date:
>
> Initial install produced an error with a .dll file - solved by following
> instr's in FAQ area of site. 2nd install produced another error which was
> not listed in the FAQ's, but I decided to reinstall over top of original, and
> it repaired the problem.
>
> I started the program, and listed the drive, file type, and destination for
> the pix to be recovered to. Out of 128 MB of pix, it restored only one
> picture - over 60 times. That is over 60 instances of the same pic. lol
>
> I have an email request into the firm to see if there is something else that
> I can do to recover the information on the disc. However, I suspect that it
> is too badly damaged to be retrieved. However, when I insert it into my
> Olympus 3040 Zoom camera, I can see all the pix. Interesting, huh?
>
> I'll keep you updated if anything more happens.
>
> Regards, and many thanks!
> Muggins
>
> "John Inzer" wrote:
>
>
>>Maybe the freeware at the following
>>site will be useful:
>>
>>PC Inspector Smart Recovery
>>http://tinyurl.com/3frl8
>>
>>If you decide to try it...let us know if it
>>solved the problem.
>>
>>--
>>
>>John Inzer
>>MS Picture It! MVP
>>
>>
>>
>>"Muggins" <Muggins@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>>news:A0951C72-04DE-4ED2-A6D9-D4DA1A48F8A3@microsoft.com...
>>
>>>I have a 128MB SmartMedia card that can't be read by my computer. The msg
>>>that comes back is that the disc is not formatted and would I like to
>>>format
>>>it now? But I have a lot of pictures/videos on it that I want to get off.
>>>
>>>Is there any way that I can repair the damaged area of the card, and still
>>>get off the rest of my pixs?
>>>
>>>Thanks for any help!
>>>Muggins
>>
>>
You don't say where the card was when th PC Inspector software was
used--in the camera or a card reader. If in the camera, try using a card
reader.

John Inzer
07-09-2005, 09:56 PM
"Raymond J. Johnson Jr." wrote:
> You don't say where the card was when
> the PC Inspector software was used--in
> the camera or a card reader. If in the
> camera, try using a card reader.
===============================
Good suggestion, I would be interested
in reading the result of that exercise.

--

John Inzer
MS Picture It! MVP

Muggins
07-09-2005, 09:56 PM
Hi Ray,

The card was in a card reader that is part of my computer system.

An update: I downloaded and tried out 'BadCopy Pro' and it worked like a
charm. I got all my files off the card! Yeeee Hawwwww! lol lol

Now my question is: Can this card be saved? Can I reformat it and repair
or block access to the bad areas? I had a little trouble with it before, but
nothing as bad as this, and reformatted it in the camera, with the options
that come with the Olympus 3040Z. But didn't seem to help.

So if you have an answer to this one, please let me know.

Regards,
Muggins

"Raymond J. Johnson Jr." wrote:

> Muggins wrote:
> > Well, hello again. Here is what has happened with Smart Recovery to date:
> >
> > Initial install produced an error with a .dll file - solved by following
> > instr's in FAQ area of site. 2nd install produced another error which was
> > not listed in the FAQ's, but I decided to reinstall over top of original, and
> > it repaired the problem.
> >
> > I started the program, and listed the drive, file type, and destination for
> > the pix to be recovered to. Out of 128 MB of pix, it restored only one
> > picture - over 60 times. That is over 60 instances of the same pic. lol
> >
> > I have an email request into the firm to see if there is something else that
> > I can do to recover the information on the disc. However, I suspect that it
> > is too badly damaged to be retrieved. However, when I insert it into my
> > Olympus 3040 Zoom camera, I can see all the pix. Interesting, huh?
> >
> > I'll keep you updated if anything more happens.
> >
> > Regards, and many thanks!
> > Muggins
> >
> > "John Inzer" wrote:
> >
> >
> >>Maybe the freeware at the following
> >>site will be useful:
> >>
> >>PC Inspector Smart Recovery
> >>http://tinyurl.com/3frl8
> >>
> >>If you decide to try it...let us know if it
> >>solved the problem.
> >>
> >>--
> >>
> >>John Inzer
> >>MS Picture It! MVP
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>"Muggins" <Muggins@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >>news:A0951C72-04DE-4ED2-A6D9-D4DA1A48F8A3@microsoft.com...
> >>
> >>>I have a 128MB SmartMedia card that can't be read by my computer. The msg
> >>>that comes back is that the disc is not formatted and would I like to
> >>>format
> >>>it now? But I have a lot of pictures/videos on it that I want to get off.
> >>>
> >>>Is there any way that I can repair the damaged area of the card, and still
> >>>get off the rest of my pixs?
> >>>
> >>>Thanks for any help!
> >>>Muggins
> >>
> >>
> You don't say where the card was when th PC Inspector software was
> used--in the camera or a card reader. If in the camera, try using a card
> reader.
>

John Inzer
07-09-2005, 09:56 PM
Excellent! I'm glad you found a solution.
Thanks for the update.

If you reformatted the card in the camera
and continue to experience problems I
would suspect that the card should be
replaced. Maybe there is a guarantee on
the card?

--

John Inzer
MS Picture It! MVP



"Muggins" <Muggins@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:CB10C12E-D320-431B-B0E2-D62C21BA46A7@microsoft.com...
> Hi Ray,
>
> The card was in a card reader that is part of my computer system.
>
> An update: I downloaded and tried out 'BadCopy Pro' and it worked like a
> charm. I got all my files off the card! Yeeee Hawwwww! lol lol
>
> Now my question is: Can this card be saved? Can I reformat it and repair
> or block access to the bad areas? I had a little trouble with it before,
> but
> nothing as bad as this, and reformatted it in the camera, with the options
> that come with the Olympus 3040Z. But didn't seem to help.
>
> So if you have an answer to this one, please let me know.
>
> Regards,
> Muggins

Muggins
07-09-2005, 09:56 PM
I was afraid of that. Oh well. No, the card has passed the warranty date,
so will just have to byte the bullet and get another one.

Thanks for all your help!

Muggins



"John Inzer" wrote:

> Excellent! I'm glad you found a solution.
> Thanks for the update.
>
> If you reformatted the card in the camera
> and continue to experience problems I
> would suspect that the card should be
> replaced. Maybe there is a guarantee on
> the card?
>
> --
>
> John Inzer
> MS Picture It! MVP
>
>
>
> "Muggins" <Muggins@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:CB10C12E-D320-431B-B0E2-D62C21BA46A7@microsoft.com...
> > Hi Ray,
> >
> > The card was in a card reader that is part of my computer system.
> >
> > An update: I downloaded and tried out 'BadCopy Pro' and it worked like a
> > charm. I got all my files off the card! Yeeee Hawwwww! lol lol
> >
> > Now my question is: Can this card be saved? Can I reformat it and repair
> > or block access to the bad areas? I had a little trouble with it before,
> > but
> > nothing as bad as this, and reformatted it in the camera, with the options
> > that come with the Olympus 3040Z. But didn't seem to help.
> >
> > So if you have an answer to this one, please let me know.
> >
> > Regards,
> > Muggins
>
>


SmartMedia card damaged?