I think I misspoke with you last night.
I did program a card for the summer institute. The card I programmed on was labeled with "LA database"(I know, I should have changed the label). It was a card I have used here for testing and have never had a problem with.
The card I programmed for the summer institute was working fine here.
I have not seen your problem. The message you are getting is encountered in uploads and downloads but not at power up as far as I know.
Will try to duplicate here.
You may want to try using a manager card to see the status of the election.
I will regenerate the download and attach it to another e-mail as soon as I retest. You can then copy the files directly to the pcmcia card using the pcmcia slot on your laptop.