IBM notebook not recognizing compact flash card
Apologies if this has been discussed before, but my search was unrevealing.
My CF cards (Sandisk, Lexar) plugged into a PC card adaptor were always recognized by a Toshiba Tecra 780 running Win 95 - and still are - and get assigned a drive letter when put in. However, I have an IBM Thinkpad T20 which recognizes them (I can see it under system and in the tray) - but does not assign a drive letter. In other words, they are unreadable.
When I bought a Lexar 256 MB card with a USB Jumpshot cable, this was not a problem.
I have now ordered a Viking 1 GB card and feel that the same non-assignment of drive letter will occur (confirmed with all the existing cards).
I remember contacting Sandisk, IBM as well as Microsift then - and each blamed it on the other company/companies. It seems to me that the problem must be Win 98 or IBM since the cards are assigned drive letters on the Toshiba.
Can anyone shed any light on this?
(Am also posting this on the Canon 10D forum).