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Memory card reader mounted as a drive and scandisk

I was thinking of getting a 7 in 1 memory card reader. My compact flash card seems to be corrupt and I was wanting to read it using the card reader.

Do these card readers that connect to the USB port able to be mounted as a drive? Am I able to use scandisk under Win XP to error check/fix it? The camera utils don't come with error fixing tools. The camera is a Canon A70 powershot.

Thanks.
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Zoist
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CallandorCommented:
They look like a drive, but since they are physically solid state devices, they can't be repaired with the same utilities.  The usual method of fixing them is to reformat them, preferably in the camera, in your case.
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ZoistAuthor Commented:
I tried that within the camera but it comes up with a format error code. All the Canon support site says about the code is that the card has errors on it. Pretty useless support! I'd rather not throw it away.
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CallandorCommented:
You can try formatting it in Windows, but if the camera can't do it, I am not optimistic.  At that point, it is beyond repair.  These storage devices can be damaged by removing them from a reader without a software eject or before they are finished being written to.
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