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Windows 7: Card Reader Not Recognized.

14 Sep 2010   #1

Windows 7 Pro X64
Card Reader Not Recognized.

I've just taken some photos on my digital camera and want to upload the to the computer.

I normally use my Advent ade-rdr01 all in 1 card reader, which you plug into the front USB ports, install your card and you can access the SD card.

I did this just now and it popped up saying "usb device not recognised" i thought ok. I tried another port and had the same problem.

So i took the card out, and tried again on another port, this time one round the back and still had the same problem. Theres no device being shown in my computer and the light isn't flashing on the reader to say its connected to the computer like it normally says.

I have tried a restart and a disk clean up and a Registry sweep, but i still have the problems.

Any idea what the problem could be? Rather frustrating.


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14 Sep 2010   #2
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot

Hey Dan,

Have you used this device in your PC before? I'm wondering if the drivers aren't working, or have somehow been uninstalled or corrupted. Maybe check the device manager and make sure that your USB ports are all okay. Do your ports read USB flash drives okay?
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15 Sep 2010   #3

Windows 7 Pro X64

Hi Mellon.

Not to worry. I think its just got old and worn out. I personally think it got too hot and cooked its self as it was always plugged in.

I have purchased another one for the sake of £5


btw, i did check the USB ports too. Its more hassel then its worth.
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