Re: [NTLK] Formatting & Erasing Linear Flash Cards

From: James Wages <>
Date: Tue Aug 05 2008 - 00:38:57 EDT


With regard to the part of your email I've quoted below, I must again repeat
that this PC my friend's friend uses is at least 8 years old. It's ancient.
So it's likely it meets the requirements of 16-bit and 5-volt. But again,
it lacks the driver named "PCMCIA and Flash memory
devices", despite the fact it has XP on it.

So could someone please extract and send me the appropriate Windows PC card
device driver? I can then test and let the Newton world know if there is a
possible solution here.

Alternatively, which ancient Mac notebook model has a 5v, 16-bit PC card
slot built-in?

Many thanks,

James Wages


On 8/5/08 1:16 PM, "John Broughton" <> wrote:

> It is just barely possible that if you can find a really old PC laptop that
> does use the 16 bit 5 volt PC slot and uses a really old OS, such as DOS 6,
> you might be able to format the card in Microsoft Flash Format, but I doubt
> it. The fact that your friends older PC laptop can read the data on the card
> is no indication that it can set up that card to work in a Newt. Most 5 volt
> cards are readable in 3.3 volt PC slots but, as you found out, they are not
> writable. Bottom line, if you have other cards that are readable in the Newt,
> it would not be a good idea to test or format them in a Mac or PC.

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