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Internal mem card reader no visible in my computer


martd77

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after installing a buffalo usb external terabyte hard drive my internal memory card reader has disappeared from the "my computer" window so if i insert a memory card nothing happens,if i insert a usb memory stick into the card readers usb port the card reader sees it?

how do i get the card reader to work?

running vista premium 32bit

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BRYNIT

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Has the usb drive taken control of the drive letter originally assigned to your memory card reader.

You could try going into control panel/Administrative tools/computer Management/Disk Management and see if the card reader is showing but has not been assigned a drive letter.

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peter99co

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I lose mine if I do a safe remove but they re-appear on reboot

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martd77

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brynit
yes i think it has,when looking disc 3(j) is my hp photosmart all in one????

ive got c and k which are internal hd drives
jwhich is the external hd

g which says its mt hp allin one

d and e which are both dvd writers

So its completely disappeared,funny thing is my hp has a memory card reader and that works,surely it shouldnt be listed as a drive in "my computer"

cheers
any help accepted

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Kevscar1

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if it shows in Device manager right click uninstall and reboot. Windows should find it and assign drive letters.

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martd77

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if what shows in device manager?
Everything but my card reader shows in device manager

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BRYNIT

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You could try disconnecting your USB hard drive and your printer, reboot computer and then see if the the internal card reader is showing.

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martd77

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done it already,even unplugged the card reader and plugged back in, im gonna buy a new card reader may be faulty,they are after all only cheap,ive had this 2yrs

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