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Windows 7: Card reader not working. Replaced drivers. Works ok for month.

06 Sep 2019   #1
Xeno Morph

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 
Card reader not working. Replaced drivers. Works ok for month.

When it's working properly the activity led flashes when SD card is reading, then card shows up in explorer. When it's not working, inserting SD card, the led lights up but no flashing and doesn't show in explorer. Uninstalling drivers in device manager... rebooting system will replace drivers and will work for a while. I tried updating drivers but windows says it's already using the most up to date drivers. Within a short period... month or two... at some point it stops working again. Then I have to repeat uninstalling drivers and the process starts all over again. Any advice would be much appreciated.



Baron


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09 Sep 2019   #2
iko22

Windows 7 x64, Vista x64, 8.1 smartphone
 
 

Hello,

The next time the device stops working, you want to read the Device Status of the Device Driver. The Device Status is located in the General tab of the devices properties window.
The Device Status should provide you more information about the problem.

Also, can you try with a different SD card , when the problem occurs ?

Hope that helps.
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12 Sep 2019   #3
Xeno Morph

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Thanks for your input Iko. I opened "Device Manager" then uninstalled the drivers and reinstalled them, again, so it's working at the present time.



NOTE: I did try a different SD card and didn't work. Both cards work fine in my other card reader in my second pc.
Also, when card reader is not working, the device status says it's working properly. Strange thing is... reinstalling the drivers seems to fix it for a short while. Anyway, that's all the time I'm going to spend on this issue. Thanks again.



I guess we can call this temporarily resolved.


Baron
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13 Sep 2019   #4
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

Are the drivers signed if not then windows will kick it out normally on reboot
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19 Sep 2019   #5
organicgoose775

Windows 10 64bit
 
 

Hi there,

Do you still experience this problem? I also get this problem, and until now it still fixed for maybe a week, and then the problem appear again.
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21 Sep 2019   #6
patroz

Windows 7, Windows 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Xeno Morph View Post

Thanks for your input Iko. I opened "Device Manager" then uninstalled the drivers and reinstalled them, again, so it's working at the present time.



NOTE: I did try a different SD card and didn't work. Both cards work fine in my other card reader in my second pc.
Also, when card reader
adapter is not working, the device status says it's working properly. Strange thing is... reinstalling the drivers seems to fix it for a short while. Anyway, that's all the time I'm going to spend on this issue. Thanks again.



I guess we can call this temporarily resolved.


Baron

Does this SD card detection issue have any relationship with Windows update?

Do you think a windows update made the last installed driver obsolete?
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