Windows 7 won't recognize my card reader

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  1. angry hampster

    angry hampster Diamond Member

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    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.


    Any advice?
     
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  3. Hyperlite

    Hyperlite Diamond Member

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    is there a driver download for the reader? try a different USB port.
     
  4. VinDSL

    VinDSL Diamond Member

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    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.
     
  5. gcy

    gcy Senior member

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    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.
     
  6. cudzich09

    cudzich09 Banned

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    yeah, it doesnt show until you put in a card
     
  7. VinDSL

    VinDSL Diamond Member

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  8. Ospy

    Ospy Junior Member

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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.