usb SD card reader problems


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steph

For some reason Win 2000 will not recognize my usb card
reader. I have done the updates for 2000 and even tried
two different usb drivers off the web. Has anyone else had
a similar problem? One solution that was on a site
mentioned changing some code- but we didn't have the
folder or file that they were mentioning.

I'm really frustrated that I can't get this to work and
that there are no driver updates available for 2000.

Help?!
*steph*
 
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KnowBuddy

Fighting similar problems with my first USB Flash Disk
device myself, it's inaccessable and unshown in Win 2000
+SP4 Explorer window. It pops into (Control Panel) Device
Manager list as a new PnP line item under USB Mass Storage
Device -- Generic Flash Disk USB Device, then Properties
shows "Device is working properly". Which gets me nowhere.

* TRY THIS (my new dead-end discovery)...

Right-click "My PC" - Manage to open "Computer Management"
window (an instance of MS Management Console, methinks.)
Expand Tree in left pane... to "Storage" branch, expand it,
Click folder icon "Disk Management" which inventories
Disks & Volumes, and may autolaunch a disk wizard, may be
called similar to "Write Signature... blah-blah Wizard" or
else ???... Clicking through Wizard dialogs to Finish,
closes Wizard and goes back to 1 of several optional Views
(select under menu View) of system Disks, etc.
Hopefully, your USB memory device(s) should be shown in the
View/Top/Disk List &/or in the View/Bottom pane/Graphical
View options. The particular Disk info should display 3
or 4 short line descriptors such as Disk#, type, size, and
"status" (e.g. online, offline, foreign, unreadable,
unrecognized, etc.)

Mine shows 24 MB (of a 32 MB device), "Online",
but "Unknown" type defaulting to "Disk 2" label,
and the Graphic bar shows "Unallocated" (i.e. no
partitions, or formats or anything)...

So still it's recognized by system but remains
inaccessable, unformatable, etc.
As you said,... "FRUSTRATING".

I now can only hope to try a 3rd party software disk
manager on it, e.g. Diskkeeper or Partition Magic
(I'm not familiar with recent versions of Norton's
whatever, that may also have a tool to try.)

GOOD LUCK & PLEASE POST ANY PROGRESS FOR ALL OF US WHO
ARE STUCK WITH THESE PESKY USB FLASH RAM DEVICES.


Mine
 
K

KnowBuddy

Update:
Executive Software Diskkeeper Workstation, v. 7.0.398.0
did NOT recognize the USB Flash Disk, so was useless here.
....More to follow, hopefully...
 
K

KnowBuddy

When you say "there are no driver updates available
for 2000", that's probably not exactly correct.
You don't mention if you have installed the latest
Win 2000 Service Pack (SP4 currently) from Micro$oft.
It did include updates to the relevent driver files,
at least:
C:\WINNT\system32\drivers\classpnp.sys,
...\disk.sys

See if you have at least version 5.0.2195.6655 (or later)
(Right click file name, Properties, Version tab)

HTH
-----Original Message-----
For some reason Win 2000 will not recognize my usb card
reader. I have done the updates for 2000 and even tried
two different usb drivers off the web. Has anyone else
had a similar problem?

* SNIP *
 
A

Ann Lawler

Hi

Have you tried leaving a spare SDcard in the reader when you shut down ,
when you start up the PC it thinks that the device is in use and recognises
it . Then when you actually want to use the reader you just swap the card
for the one to be read and it should read it straight away, when you finish,
replace spare card and hopefully that should work. It means having a cheap
card in the machine all the time but for ease of use it's worth the extra
cash.

Ann
 
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alexalexander6990

Click start, right click on my computer, and then click properties. Next goto the hardware tab at the top, then click device manager click the plus next drives, right click on your media card reader and uninstall, now restart your computer. Make sure you have no card in the slot and after your computer restarted and installed the driver. Now put your SD card reader in your computer. For more info http://www.easyreplication.co.uk/flash-cards/
 

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