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Old 01-18-2009, 06:02 PM   #1
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Default Windows 7 won't recognize my card reader

I've got a 7-in-1 card reader that is plugged in to the internal USB header on my P35-DS3L motherboard. It worked fine in Vista. I installed Windows 7 last night and can not get it to recognize my compactflash cards. However, the USB2.0 slot on the device works just fine with a flash drive.

I've installed the latest INF from Intel for the chipset, and rebooted several times since then.


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Old 01-18-2009, 10:26 PM   #2
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Default Windows 7 won't recognize my card reader

is there a driver download for the reader? try a different USB port.
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Old 01-19-2009, 01:29 AM   #3
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Default Windows 7 won't recognize my card reader

Hrm...

I noticed that on my lappy too - wasn't seeing E-drive (the card reader) - thought it was just me.

I really didn't pay any attention to why it wasn't (ahem) reading my reader. Guess I'll check it out, now that you mentioned it.

Truthfully, I've only run W7 a few times, to make sure my triple-boot setup is working. Other than that, I'm not much interested in W7, especially since I've been tweaking my Vista install for 20 months - and W7 is buck-ass naked and totally featureless, unless you want to use Paint or Wordpad...

LoL!

I hope MS wasn't dumb enough to release a beta to the general public, with no driver support - like they did with Vista.
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Old 01-19-2009, 08:11 AM   #4
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Default Windows 7 won't recognize my card reader

I noticed the same thing in my computer until I inserted a SD card and then it showed. You can also go to disk management and see if it's there - might have to assign the drive.
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Old 01-19-2009, 01:43 PM   #5
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Default Windows 7 won't recognize my card reader

yeah, it doesnt show until you put in a card
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Old 01-19-2009, 04:01 PM   #6
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Default Windows 7 won't recognize my card reader

I have a 4GB SD card in my lappy reader at all times - use it for ReadyBoost.

Vista sees it - openSUSE see it - W7 doesn't!

Here's a screeny for you... :beer:

http://VinDSL.com/images/Clueless-W7.jpg
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Old 11-26-2009, 09:20 PM   #7
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I was having same problem with my usb ports and card reader, I checked everywhere to see if they showed at all, which they didn't. Failing that I checked they were on most up to date drivers, which they were.. soo..

I just rolled my card reader + usb drivers back, both usb and card reader now work fine, so I'm guessing that some of the updated drives aren't functioning properly.
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