First off My SD reader quit working when I installed my ipod. I thought it was either iTunes that messed it up or the new USB 2.0 driver I installed. I am almost sure its the USB 2.0 Driver. So i want somone to tell me step by step how to get a new fixed driver for my computer. Tell me what you need as far as motherboard and other info. Here is my story coppied from the experts exchange website.
Hello about a month ago i installed my ipod onto my computer. Ever since then I have been having trouble with my card reader.
To start off with I think there are two reasons why my card reader is not working right. One is that the itunes software has messed up my computer and messes with mass storage devices, or that when installing my ipod I tried installing usb 2.0. A month ago when i tried it i used the disc that came with my motherboard for the 2.0 drivers. My computer did not seem to work with the 2.0, i have a wireless keyboard that is hooked up through usb and it stopped working. So luckily i was able to unstall it and my keyboard worked again. Ever since then my enternal card reader which was hooked up to the enternal usb pins stopped working like it used to. Even though i used to have it working off of usb 1.0 it was way faster than it was after i installed itunes and messed with usb 2.0. After that i would pop in my sd card and i could go through the folders just fine on the card but the minute i opened one with pictures in it that would load up as thumbnails the window would freeze up and the card reader would reset.
I got tired of that so i suscribed to this site, the help i got was thoughtfull but didn't fix it. (by the way i tried the card in another computer, and it worked perfectly and fast) So i bought a new enternal card reader and hooked it up, it works with pictures better, i can tell that it is struggling not to freeze up though. When I try to move movies that i recorded on my digital camera to my hard drive it feezes and resets just like my old card reader. It is really weird because i can go though folders and folders and it dosnt struggle but its like the minute i open a folder with lots of pictures it is almost like it overloads the reader and makes it feeze up and just turn off and right back on (restart).
So today i popped in the card and it said "do you want to open as a folder, play in windows media player, copy pictures from a device to your computer using the camera and scanner wizard" and some other options so i clicked to copy pictures.
The pictures on my new enteral drive when i chose that option it will let me make a new folder to dump all of my pictures and avi files into. It goes really slow, 100kb pictures take about 5 seconds to go, everynow and then the card resets and the program says "cannot copy file, do you want to skip, try again, cancle" So when the card reader turns right back on 3 seconds after it shuts off i click try again. This mostly happens when it gets avi files, sometimes in the middle of jpgs, but it always happens on movie files. I click try again and it will get like 20 % more copyed to my computer then it will shut off and on again and i have to click try again and it will get another 20% of the video untill finally its done with that one.
So TODAY I decied to go buy an EXTERNAL USB drive, and wow, the same thing happens. One thing i do notice is that it seems to work faster when useing the camera and scanner wizard, but it still restarts. Pictures load in about 2 seconds and it seems to run so smooth untill it reaches avi files, then it does the same restart thing.
Today I also installed USB 2.0 Successfully and it seemd to make avi files go faster, but didn't keep it from restarting while copying files.
And when I just go browse though the folders of my SD card when its hooked into my external reader everytime i open a folder with pictures it freezes and restarts, on my enternal one it atlest lets me look at pictures with out feezing.
From what i see, it seems like the readers are not broken, infact when they do copy, esspecially the external card reader, they seem to work very fast and well. but something on my computer is not letting them do it all the way with out restarting them. Its almost like there is a snag that is holding them back. I have no idea, what to do, anyone have any ideas. I can promise you its got to be a software problem. It may be that some how every usb input/output on my compter is somehow fried or maybe the driver is wrong? I dont know please if you need more information ask me, like what i have under my device manager for mass storage and usb devices. I dunno, pplease help i have already spent 70 dollars on trying to fix this problem.
New info since then is that I also found out today that a USB flash drive that works on other computers wont copy files on my computer. When i try to copy an mp3 from the drive to my c drive it says "cannot copy files" If you need more details just ask me. I am pretty sure its the usb 2.0 drivers, they seem like they arn't working too well.