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Showing error

Wed Jan 15, 2014 3:47 pm

I got my raspberry pi model B today and in my destop i have downloaded the raspbian wheezy (extracted after downloading) and win32 disk imager(extracted after downloading). I runned the Win32 Disk Imager and selected the image file of raspbian wheezy. After that i selected the SD card and clicked write. But after that it is showing "An error occured when attempting to get a handle on the device. Error 5: Access is denied". Can you please help me. I dont know what to do.

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Re: Showing error

Wed Jan 15, 2014 4:26 pm

Try NOOBS instead.

NOOBS only requires basic Windows skills (the most complicated bit is unzipping a file) to create a Pi-bootable SD card. The primary motivation for NOOBS was to eliminate the need for Windows-only users to mess around with things like images and image-writing software (that must be downloaded/installed/configured for the Windows user).

As long as you can unzip a file, NOOBS should work for you.
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Re: Showing error

Wed Jan 15, 2014 6:57 pm

Try ejecting the card from your Windows machine and re-inserting it.

If that doesn't work get a copy of the SD Formatter to reformat the SDCard.
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Re: Showing error

Thu Jan 16, 2014 1:00 pm

Thank you all for the help. I tried in a different system and it worked. Can i ask a doubt please. I am trying to capture real time videos and retriev the data through ethernet optical link. Can you please give me some idea. I am just a beginner. Is it that i need to write the code in python and execute it. if anyone has some link or ideas please share. Thanks

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Re: Showing error

Thu Jan 16, 2014 3:06 pm

You might start by giving a little more information.
Real time videos?
Do you mean video from the Pi camera?
Ethernet optical link?
The Pi ethernet connector is only 100Mbit, so why an optical link?

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Re: Showing error

Thu Jan 16, 2014 3:20 pm

The video will be captured by pi camera and wish to store the data . i also wish to retrieve the data through ethernet cable. thanks

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