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a c 381 * Windows 8
November 22, 2011 4:02:55 PM

Hello,
Card reader not appearing in Windows explorer, bug or just me?
a b * Windows 8
November 22, 2011 6:17:41 PM

Look and see if it shows in the device manager!Windows 7 shows it in the device manager but not windows explorer.
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a c 381 * Windows 8
November 22, 2011 8:26:55 PM

Generates a 'Windows Sound', appears in Device Manager but no Options Menu appears. It DOES appear in Win 7 Windows Explorer under Computer as Removable Disk (E) but not in Win 8 so far. Well, it does sometimes but then Windows thinks its a DVD RW as it asks for a disk! Then I discovered that a CD won't read either, though it must have read have read the DVD to install itself. Think I'll shelve it for a month or two and try again after I've reported these bugs...
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a b * Windows 8
November 22, 2011 8:59:38 PM

Thanks for the info!
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November 22, 2011 8:59:58 PM

Often cardreaders don't show up in the explorer window, if you haven't actually inserted a card. Not trying to patronize you, just saying - you might have forgotten to try that.
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a b * Windows 8
November 22, 2011 9:02:22 PM

Plus 1 ^ that is how mine works under 7!
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a c 381 * Windows 8
November 23, 2011 7:57:41 AM

chriscornell said:
Often cardreaders don't show up in the explorer window, if you haven't actually inserted a card. Not trying to patronize you, just saying - you might have forgotten to try that.

Tried a couple of different sizes to no avail. At one point it actually appeared in W Explorer as Removable Disk D then prompted me to insert a disk! Needless to say the DVDR RW is not working in Windows Explorer either. Guess they have some work to do...
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a b * Windows 8
November 23, 2011 5:09:06 PM

My optical drive and USB card reader are working normally.

In this screenshot you can see Drive O: (Install Ubuntu) which is a MicroSD card in the USB reader. And that CD/DVD disc was a just burned .iso copy of Ubuntu 12.04

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a c 381 * Windows 8
November 23, 2011 6:37:15 PM

Replaced Mobo since last post. DVD now working, but Card Reader still not working. If I try plugging it in more than once it crashes the system!


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a c 381 * Windows 8
November 23, 2011 6:40:24 PM

Doh. Didn't get the link right!
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a b * Windows 8
November 23, 2011 6:57:11 PM

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a c 381 * Windows 8
November 23, 2011 7:02:28 PM

Thanks! Now I'll have to figure out how, and correct size...
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a b * Windows 8
November 23, 2011 7:11:12 PM

Use the Forum code option - just paste that into the post:
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a c 381 * Windows 8
November 23, 2011 7:22:54 PM

Thanks again...
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a c 381 * Windows 8
November 24, 2011 8:01:56 AM

The plot thickens! Several attempts to use the card reader resulted in the system crashing (instant reset) so I tried it in a USB3 port. No crash, recognised but asked for a disk to be inserted. The 'libraries' progress bar increased rapidly at first then slowed right down. I left it running for over an hour during which time the power settings put the machine to 'sleep'. When I woke it up the contents of the SD card were displayed normally, and the request to 'insert card' had gone. I closed Windows Explorer, opened it again and the card was reading as normal. But when i tried to write to it got error code 0x8007045D indicating an I/O device error. Frustrating as I would like to use Win 8 on a regular basis. I have early stages Parkinsons and find the user interface easier to use than Win 7...
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June 21, 2012 12:04:28 PM

sharing my experience: have several card readers and it seemed most would not work on my windows xp computer. turned out that it was the usb extension wire I was plugging into. when I tried directly plugging the readers into the usb port of the computer the problem disappeared. the extension works fine with my printer and at least one of the readers.
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a c 381 * Windows 8
June 28, 2012 5:00:25 AM

Best answer selected by dodger46.
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