android media programs not recognizing sd cardSupport


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  1. maish

    maish Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hi ( I am a new Captivate convert - from blackberry) and trying to find my way through
    My sd card ( 32 gig kingston) is recognized by windows ( when attached to usb) and recognized by astro file reader , and winamp etc.

    yet the built in voice recorder and video player will not run and I get erroro message

    Your phone does not have an SD card inserted


    I didnt format the card originally since the phone recognized the card without it
    I also disabled the scan at startup with a program startup manager
    is that the problem ?

    thank you for your patience with a newbie
     

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  2. sremick

    sremick Well-Known Member

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    Why did you disable the startup scan? You shouldn't be using task killers and such if you don't know what you're doing. It's akin to randomly ripping out wires and hoses from your car's engine compartment because you don't like the clutter.

    First thing to do is not sabotage system processes like that.
    Second, make sure both your internal and external SD cards are mounted (yes, it's possible to "unmount" the internal SD).
    Third, try backing up your data and reformatting the card, in the device.

    Also possible you have a bad card. Kingston is only mediocre-quality, a tiny notch above SanDisk.
     
  3. maish

    maish Member This Topic's Starter

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    sremick
    thank you for your help

    after following your advice it seems that
    1) the card is fine
    2) since scanning media is disabled upon startup the card isnt recognized

    the way I fix it currently is unmounting the card and remounting which forces a media scan and then my external sd is read

    how to i re-enable a media scan upon initial bootup ?
     
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    sremick Well-Known Member

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    Undo/turn-off whatever you did to kill it to begin with.
     
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    maish Member This Topic's Starter

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    through the app "startup manager" i disabled media scanning at startup

    I do not have an option through "startup manager" to re-enable it

    here is the web site I followed if anyone is interested

    How to disable media scan on Samsung Galaxy S | adeck.us

    the suggested app "scan media" does notmake my external sd "readable"

    does anyone have an idea how tore-enable media scan from the startup
    thank you
     
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    maish Member This Topic's Starter

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    can anyone give me a hand here
    basically i used startup manager to disable media scanning when the phone boots
    i dont see a method for re-enabling
    if my media isnt scanned the phone doesnt recognize the external sd card

    thank you
     
  7. uneekdroid2012

    uneekdroid2012 New Member

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    idk if u figured this out or not, but i had the same issue an came across a app called "rescan media root" for root users..It gives you the option to re enable media scanning, worked perfect for me
     

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