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Windows 7: SD HC cards not recognized on Sony Vaio VGN-FZ21E

12 Jan 2012   #1
dezmaas

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
SD HC cards not recognized on Sony Vaio VGN-FZ21E

Hi,

I have just reinstalled windows 7 32bit on my Sony Vaio VGN-FZ21E. Since the install my 2 x SD HC cards are not recognized. I cannot find them in device manager. Both worked fine on the same laptop when I had Linux Mint installed and they also worked on the same laptop in my previous installation of W7 last year. They both currently work fine on another laptop running W7.

I cannot see them in device manager.

I can download new and original Vista drivers on the below Sony site (this worked when I had an issue with my video card, but I'm not sure if there are any there for the SD card reader.

VAIO : Sony Europe

Does anyone have any ideas?


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12 Jan 2012   #2
Hipster Doofus

Windows 7 Pro x64 -- PCLinuxOS KDE4 FullMonty 2011
 
 

(is it the reader or the cards?) If the cards then..........

See how you go formatting them with SD Formatter.

Download link on the left.
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12 Jan 2012   #3
dezmaas

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I doubt if it's the cards if they work perfectly on another laptop and on this laptop when Linux Mint was installed instead of Windows.
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12 Jan 2012   #4
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Did you install all Original Drivers Package?
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12 Jan 2012   #5
dezmaas

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

OK I have found memory card reader writer drivers but I have no idea where to install them. They are .dll .cat .inf and .sis
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12 Jan 2012   #6
dezmaas

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I have team viewer available for any generous experts
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12 Jan 2012   #7
Hipster Doofus

Windows 7 Pro x64 -- PCLinuxOS KDE4 FullMonty 2011
 
 

If you are sure they are the correct drivers right click the inf file. You should see 'install'.
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12 Jan 2012   #8
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hipster Doofus View Post
If you are sure they are the correct drivers right click the inf file. You should see 'install'.
Sometimes win7 will not let you install that way Go to device manager right click on the offending device and select update driver, point to where you have downloaded and extracted the driver files to and windows will do the rest
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12 Jan 2012   #9
Hipster Doofus

Windows 7 Pro x64 -- PCLinuxOS KDE4 FullMonty 2011
 
 

EEK! Something else to remember. Thanks for clearing that up.
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12 Jan 2012   #10
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

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