GandalfThePi
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win32diskimager not working

Tue Apr 30, 2013 4:47 pm

my win32 isnt working! is it because im using an adapter with a mini sd? it gives me an error saying "error5: access denied". please help :cry:
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Re: win32diskimager not working

Tue Apr 30, 2013 5:13 pm

On which version on Windows is this?
Did you start win32diskimager with administrator rights (right click on icon then choose 'run as administrator') ?

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Re: win32diskimager not working

Tue Apr 30, 2013 10:18 pm

GandalfThePi wrote:is it because im using an adapter with a mini sd?. please help :cry:
No, those adaptors are purely 'mechanical'. Unless it is faulty (broken connection), whatever it is plugged in to does not see any difference between a mini-SD card in the adaptor and an SD card with the same electrical specification. (Same for micro-SD cards in adaptors.)

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Mr.Dave
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Re: win32diskimager not working

Tue Apr 30, 2013 10:52 pm

If you have the 'Read-Only' slider enabled then yes it is the adapter

Make sure that little slider is in the off position

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Re: win32diskimager not working

Wed May 01, 2013 12:25 am

Also make sure that no other program has access on the SD card..... Including file-manager or the automatic window that pops up when you first insert the card into a USB slot. Close them all down.
Unless specified otherwise my response is based on the latest and fully updated Raspbian Buster w/ Desktop OS.

GandalfThePi
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Re: win32diskimager not working

Wed May 01, 2013 2:41 am

pretty sure its windows xp. and yes i did try running as admin. i dont remember if i had any other programs pulled up that could be using it though. i will try that tomorow or tonight.
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GandalfThePi
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Re: win32diskimager not working

Wed May 01, 2013 9:50 pm

CORRECTION its windows xp. I also tried to leave all other programs closed but that didnt work either. it still gives the error saying: An error occured when attempting to get a handle on the device, Error 5: access denied. :(
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Re: win32diskimager not working

Wed May 01, 2013 11:42 pm

Are you using a built in card reader or external USB reader? Some have had trouble with built in readers in laptops.

http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewt ... =26&t=7315
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Re: win32diskimager not working

Thu May 02, 2013 12:37 am

Just out of curiosity, can you consider using Linux to do this?

This stuff is really so much easier under Linux. Windows does everything in its power to make it hard to do this sort of thing (mind you, there are a lot of things that Windows goes out of its way to make easy to do - in fact, the two sets [things that are easy to do in Linux and things that are easy to do in Windows] are almost disjoint sets).
And some folks need to stop being fanboys and see the forest behind the trees.

(One of the best lines I've seen on this board lately)

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