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Windows 7: HP Pavilion 15 in 1 reader

28 Mar 2009   #1
benwaynet

windows 7
 
 
HP Pavilion 15 in 1 reader

I did a clean install on my new HP pavillion model a6632f, everything works other than I can't get the 15 in 1 reader to show up. There are no unknown devices in device manager.

Any ideas?

Thanks,jb


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31 Mar 2009   #2
johngalt

 

Is your BIOS set to enable all of the USB devices?
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31 Mar 2009   #3
benwaynet

windows 7
 
 

ok, really odd, rebooted to check the bios (there was nothing in the bios about usb ports/devices) when I logged back into windows 7 all the drives showed up. I hadn't rebooted in a long time. I wonder if it had something to do with the computer going in and out of sleep for so long....Any way. Thanks,jb
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01 Apr 2009   #4
johngalt

 

That would probably be it - in Windows 7 there is the ability to disable unused USB ports - if that is enabled, then that is exactly what will happen.
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01 Apr 2009   #5
blackroseMD1

Windows 10 Tech Preview 9926 x64
 
 

When I built my system, the only thing I kept from my old Pavilion was the 15-1 reader. In my experience, Win 7 hides those drives until you insert something into one, which is awesome, cause I always hated having those empty drives showing in Computer
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02 Apr 2009   #6
johngalt

 

Not here - well, it does and it doesn't....

HP Pavilion 15 in 1 reader-win7-7068-aio-card-reader.png

Notice that in my computer (and this was opened with the default Win + E KB shortcut) you see all drives, but in the tree folder to the left you only see populated drives....


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02 Apr 2009   #7
blackroseMD1

Windows 10 Tech Preview 9926 x64
 
 

Huh, well, after looking at things, there is an option in Folder Options that says (on 7068 x64):

Hide Empty Drives In Computer Folder



Here is how my comp looks with it checked:


With it unchecked:


And with a SD memory card inserted with the option checked:



johngalt, apparently your comp has it unchecked, or your mobo reads it differently than mine does.
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02 Apr 2009   #8
johngalt

 

Nah,. it is unchecked - but stranger, is that it still blocked from the folder tree regardless of the setting....

Ahh, figured that out too - I don't have the setting to show all folders checked in the folder options either....

I actually like it this way - in my computer I see my hardware - in the folder tree I see populated drives.

+1 for M$ for those configuration options....
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