A lady from my church asked me to look at it, but I haven't been able to figure it out so far. Apparently the internal reader stopped working about a week ago. It is an internal card reader on a HP a1630n desktop running XP home SP3. The motherboard has been replaced on it several years ago to a Gigabyte M61PME-S2P.
There is no problems showing up in Device Manager, but I do not see the card reader listed in Device manager either under the USB or disk drive trees.
The drive letters for each card reader slot are not showing up under my computer either. This makes me think Windows doesn't see the device.
The USB slot on the reader does work, but nothing happens when plugging in cards to the slots. I tried different cards and formats. xd, sd etc. I looked in the tower and reset the cable on the USB 2.0 connection on the motherboard. It looked like there is only one cable for the device so how come the USB slot works but not the card reader ones?
I used the Gigabyte disc utility to confirm that the driver for the card reader was installed and even tried uninstalling then reinstalling all usb drivers.
I tried System Restore and also made sure the card reader service was running.
I did find another post here that seemed to have the same type problem. I will try Samm's solution when I get access to the computer again.
Any other suggestions guys?