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Thursday, June 9, 2005

Driver is not intended for this platform

If you use CF adapters or SD, Memory stick or any such removable flash memory in your laptop via a pcmcia (pc card) adapter and you get the following error “The Driver is not intended for this platform”, you could go out to google and try to search for it.



Here is what I got:

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&q=%22driver+is+not+intended+for+this+platform%22+atapi



All of that was basically crap!



Just go to windows/system32/drivers and rename the atapi.sys file to something else (I renamed mine to atapi.sys.old) and try inserting the card again.

Whamo! Things work. After spending a day and a half trying to figure out what was going on, I figured I would share it here to save others the aggravation and also so I don’t forget how I fixed it the next time I have to rebuild my machine.