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Perico Apr 27, 2004 12:17 AM

Samsung V4. Problem accessing removable disk.
Problem accessing removable disk.

:D Hello everybody.

I own a Samsung Digimax V4 with a 512 Secure Digital Card and I am quite pleased with it. But just a few days ago, coming back from weekend trip I tried to download to my computer the pictures I had taken (my computer has the XP windows operating system).

I was not able to access the files containing the pictures, the following window appeared:

“Removable Disk E.

DCIM is not accessible.

The Parameter is Incorrect.”

I am pretty sure this is a software problem and not the camera’s but this is the first time it ever happened and honestly I do not know what is causing this problem or how to remedy it.

Any ideas or suggestions?

Thanks in advance to any volunteers.

kdee Jun 9, 2004 5:01 PM

Hi there: I have a digimax 240 with a 256 sd card. I had exactly the same problem with windows giving me the same error message: "DCIM not accessilbe. The parameter is incorrect". I gave up trying to make it work then the next day I unplugged the usb cable on my device and replugged, started the computer, then restored the "Alexa related files" that Spy Bot Search and Destroy removed on a scan the day before. After that, it worked and I could retrieve my photos.

Curious to know what you did to fix the problem or do you know what may have caused it??

jjtucker Jul 3, 2004 5:10 PM

Hi, It helped to read your suggestions. I have a Samsung Digimax 230 and had no trouble moving pic to computer until recently. I had removed some programs, installed spy bot and firewall. I tried the patches and fixes on the Samsung site, removed spybot, disabled my firewall and antivirus (as rec. by Samsung rep) but NOTHING works to recognize my camera as a removable drive or downloading via digimax viewer.

Any suggestions or ideas? Thanks, jj

Miglar Jul 9, 2004 1:56 PM

Got pissed off myself. Tried instead with a smaller SD-card which works.

Else, in order to make the corrupted card usable again, try to rename the directory, copy an original directory from a card that's ok. So, at least, the card can be read again by the camera (and re-formatted). Doesn't guarantee that the next pictures might be seen...

Good luck anyway.:?

Perico Jul 11, 2004 6:31 PM

I can only say that the problem started when I changed the 256 SDC for the 512 one. Sometimes the photos will automatically appear on the included viewer software, sometimes they won't. I have also noticed that the XP function for automatically asking you what you want to do (download, view, etc.) will no longer run. Something curious I found is that the properties of the device were setup to "music files" and when I tried to change it to "image files" it would not allow the change, returning automatically to music files (reading the photo files as if they were music files). Any way, sometimes it works on the first attempt, sometimes it doesn't work. If any one finds out, please tell me.


kdee Jul 19, 2004 3:56 PM

Hi Perico: I had the same problems downloading from my SD card reader to the computer. Isuspect that the XP Wizard that automatically detects the removeable drive and pictures when you connect to the computer and the Samsung viewer softwareare conflicting with each other to do the same task. I removed the Samsung viewer software and the XP wizard now works fine.



kuniya Oct 7, 2004 10:28 PM

Gee sounds like XP doesnt go to well with these cameras. Glad i have windows 98.

I have recently bought a Samsung Digimax v4 & have had no problems with it at all.


ironchef711 Mar 26, 2007 12:44 AM

[shadow=aqua]Removing windows service pack 2 in add/remove programs should fix problem.[/shadow]

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