Welcome to board bruinhoo and thanks for the info.
The issue I had with this CF card (128GB Laxar Pro 400x) seems to be due to the compatibility of this card with the Tarkan or another cheap adapter I have. Non of the things I have tried work. I even did a thorough format of the card using the "HPUSBDisk" utility tool. The card is fine as I am able to write/read files using it as a removable drive. It's a quality card as far as I know and I really want to keep it. It works with my camera so I can still make use of it.
Well for the next 128GB I will try the SDXC option. Just wish the 256GB SDXC won't cost that much.