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Windows 7: Need to reinstall windows generic driver

06 Jul 2011   #11
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

Hi Coolclay. By installing Win7 that will negate the Acer eRecovery since it was installed with Vista.
In device manager have you went to all the USB devices and tried Update Driver? I have about 10 on my machine (desk top).
How about a system Restore if your have one available?

I say this for many issues, try SFC /scannow.
Try creating another user account and see if the problem persists with it.

Did you have the SD card in when you've tried updating and scanning for hardware changes?

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06 Jul 2011   #12

windows 7

Ok, I tried to update every usp driver individualy, no change sfc /scannow did not work either.
For some reason, I thought that sfc /scannow was more for network problems tho.

I have been installing and testing with a 512 meg sd card formatted fat32 with the lock on. I have several other cards I can try.
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06 Jul 2011   #13
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

The SFC command is to find and restore corrupt files. did it find anything? Does the lock simply prevent reading/writing?
Did you try a Restore point and a new account?
As a last resort...Repair Install.
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06 Jul 2011   #14

windows 7

The lock is like write protect it is on all sd cards but not on micro sd.
i've had it off and on..doesn't matter cuz driver iz not working. I read somewhere that somebody thought this helped and since I'm trying everything + it keeps me from corrupting the card and have that as a reason for not working cuz I know it is good.

If I don't get it fixed now, I will live with it until someday when I have to reinstall. Right now I need my comp.
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25 Jul 2011   #15

windows 7

My problem appears to be fixed, but there is a story behind it.

I bought a new router with the intention of installing dd-wrt linux based firmware, after installing the firmware all working, decided to try out the optware addition.
In order to do this, I needed extra usb storage on the router. I went with a usb flash drive. To do this, I needed to format the drive with linux partitions and so downoaded and created a linux boot cd with a linux package called Gpart to do the formatting.

Since I needed to reboot my system anyway, I decided to kill 2 birds and install a couple windows updates as well.

Then I booted to Gpart.. gpart recognized the sd card which had been left in the slot with the vague hope that it would someday work and had been half forgotten. Bit of a surprise.

When I rebooted back to windows to continue configuring the router, Went to explorer to copy a couple files and was amazed to see the reader show up! And it works removing and reinserting cards, rebooting everything. It doesn't make sense.. I doubt that the windows updates were for that. Linux and windows have totally different drivers.

It is possible that this is a fluke or that the windows updates did it or what I believe is that somehow when I used the eject media that the hardware somehow marked itself as off line and linux recognized it and reactivated it.

Bizarre, but I'm happy it works, cross my fingers that it is not temporary. Though I am tempted to try and duplicate the problem and solution.

I will not use the windows eject media function for that anymore.

Thank you guys for your time and effort. Very much appreciated.
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