Quote: Originally Posted by MacGyvr
If Windows reinstalled those devices on a reboot after removal, then it is showing actual devices currently attached to the computer. Do you not have a card reader built in?
YES, I sincerely apologise for wasting time here, I didn't notice them before, and certainly never used them, just weird how they are identical to the external drives. Maybe they were hidden in windows by default for awhile I don't know. I tried an SD card in one and it reads it o.k. I still get this message however on all of the drives in device manager
"This device is not working properly because Windows cannot load the drivers
required for this device. (Code 31)"
Strange how when I scan for new drivers it says they are up to date, just windows can't read them, but the SD slot is working, so I presume the other drives are aswell, I don't know if I should just leave them alone, I'm confident this is a registry problem though, since the errors probably started after I got pc specialist to help sort out my pc remotely, they messed with the registry, but at least the initial problem is solved
, and again sorry for my stupidity on not realising I had drives already on the pc, very embarrassing.