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Card reader refuses to open SD cards


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Gloom

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I have a Sony VAIO VGC-RB40.

I never had an issue with the built-in multi-card reader until I had a
local computer shop put in some more RAM and re-install Windows XP.

For some reason he installed Windows as the I: drive instead of C:, I'm not sure if that's part of the
issue but I know my card reader has all the various card types always present as individual drives.

I went to Sony's support site and downloaded the correct drivers for my model but it refuses
to read SD cards. I'm sure it's not the card size as it won't read a 1GB SD card I have as well.

I already recieved help with other issues I've noticed since having my PC "fixed".

http://www.geekstogo...on-t228366.html

Edited by Gloom, 16 February 2009 - 12:44 PM.

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Gloom,

Lets go into device manager. Click on start click on run type in devmgmt.msc and press ok.

This should open device manager do you show anything with a Yellow ? Red X or a Yellow !?
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Nope, and it says the device is "functioning normally".
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Gloom,

Lets remove your IDE controllers in device manager.

To do so lets get into safe mode. You can do this by turning off your computer turning it back on and pressing F8 once every second.
Then select safe mode.

Lets reopen device manager.

1.) Click on start click on run type in devmgmt.msc and press ok.
2.) Click the + (Plus)sign next to IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers.
3.) Highlight the entry and press delete until all entries are gone.

Let me know how it goes or if you have any questions.

Edited by tuxmaster, 20 February 2009 - 07:15 PM.

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Wait, what exactly should that do?

I'm sure it's not loose at any rate as it's a multi-card reader and the others seem alright. It will read the card,
but it says it needs to be formatted after a few minutes of trying to access it and then it says it's unable to do so.

It's done this for every SD card I've tried, even ones I'd used previously with no problems.
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Go ahead and refresh your page I have updated my instructions. While you were reading them.
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Still no change. :\
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Gloom,

Do you know the order of installation for your drivers and have access to all your drivers.
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Well, I got them from Sony's support site and installed the driver and then the update.

Edited by Gloom, 20 February 2009 - 07:54 PM.

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Gloom,

The next step is to remove the PCI bus. Removing the PCI bus will uninstall a lot of your other drivers. It may even make is so you can not access the internet. Do you have access to all the drivers needed for your system on your computer?
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I don't have them handy.. and frankly thought of uninstalling/reinstalling all of my drivers doesn't seem worth it for the SD card reader. {:3
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Gloom,

Do you want to continue troubleshooting this issue. It may not be a driver issue.
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If you can suggest something aside from removing all of my drivers, I'm all ears. :3
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If removing and reinstalling them is a potential solution, then you need to go ahead and do it.

Do not waste our time by asking us to fix your problem on your terms.

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Ok, then. Thank you for your help and good day.
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