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OK, I seem to have a problem with my inbuilt card reader. A while back the list of extra drives (such as SD, smart media drives labled as K: H: etc) just dissapeared from 'my computer'. I was then not able to use the drives and the auto run feature did not come up when a card was inserted. Then a few months later they all came back and were fully functional. And then, just now they dissapeared again!!! HOW? So I just need to know how to get them back please! I have a feeling that these changes have taken place when I have either installed or uninstalled some software (no idea which, though non directly related to the card reader).
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Have you tried reinstalling the software? It should be on the CD that came with the computer or motherboard.
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Yeh, I've tried that about three times now to no avail! I really don't know what I can do, any help would be much appreciated!
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Have you changed any BIOS settings? If so, try restoring the default settings.

You may also want to open the case and re-seat (remove and replace) the cable to ensure they have a good connection.
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ERM, I'm not a highly advanced computerer! I don't know what BIOS settings are and how to change them! please help me with that.
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If you don't know how to change the settings, I doubt that you have made any changes <_<

If you want to restore the BIOS defaults, the eaiest way is to remove the motherboard battery for at least five minutes (with the power disconnected).

A typical battery:
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well, thanks for the help. Unfortunately I really don't have the skill to do this I feel! I don't fancy taking my pc apart. It really is a strange problem. Thanks for your help though
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Hi,
I've the same problem. Sometimes the virtual drives are disappearing (the last time i installed AdAware and after cleaning the drives were gone). Reinstalling the software doesn't helped.
To get them back I opened the case and pulled off the cables from the card reader. Then I booted XP, shutdown, reconnected the card reader, booted xp and the drives were back and ready to use.
But there must be an easier way to go...
I would be thankful for any suggestion.
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