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Geek help please - Windows 7 HP computer Driver?

 
HOLDFAST
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05/10/2013 08:26 PM

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Geek help please - Windows 7 HP computer Driver?
Not reading SD cards any longer. Worked fine for years. Need no BS link to fix. Valuable pics on cards. Links want money and MS is no help. Thank you in advance. Free link and plain English for the not so savvy.
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05/10/2013 09:34 PM

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Re: Geek help please - Windows 7 HP computer Driver?
Go to HP.com/support
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05/10/2013 09:39 PM
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It actually sounds like a hardware problem. Try someone else's usb based sd card reader. Do other usb devices work? e.g. usb mouse, or usb flash drive etc?
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05/10/2013 09:42 PM

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All other devices work fine, tried 3 SD cards - same error, none working.
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05/10/2013 09:44 PM
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Go and buy a card reader that you plug into a usb port, or do it through the camera, slow but it gets it done. You need a new tower by the sound of it.

On some old PCI vid cards cleaning the contacts with a pencil's eraser worked. Perhaps a bounce sheet with some thin plastic strip would allow you to clean the chip-reader's contacts. I doubt compressed air would clean the contacts but it would get any dust out.

Last Edited by MHz on 05/10/2013 09:56 PM
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Help me clarify here. Is this a built in card reader or a reader your plugging in to a usb port that is no longer working?
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05/10/2013 10:00 PM

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This card reader is built in to 4 trillion dollar HP laptop. Again, worked fine at least 3 years. Yes, some sarcasm here do to frustration.
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05/10/2013 10:13 PM
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Re: Geek help please - Windows 7 HP computer Driver?
sd card reader is dead. No big deal. Here ya go:

[link to www.newegg.com]

[link to www.newegg.com]
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05/10/2013 10:15 PM
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Yeah. Sounds like the reader failed. All the files will still be on the card. No biggie.
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05/10/2013 10:17 PM
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Ok questions dont want to give you bad advice. Is the card your trying to get it to read sdhc by chance and did those cards read in it before. Do you have a different format card you can try in it? This is important because many of those built in readers will not read sdhc especially if its a little bit older computer. Insert a card click your start button then computer and let me know if it shows up at all there or in the tray to safetly remove.
“The most important things are the hardest to say. They are the things you get ashamed of, because words diminish them -- words shrink things that seemed limitless when they were in your head to no more than living size when they're brought out. But it's more than that, isn't it? The most important things lie too close to wherever your secret heart is buried, like landmarks to a treasure your enemies would love to steal away. And you may make revelations that cost you dearly only to have people look at you in a funny way, not understanding what you've said at all, or why you thought it was so important that you almost cried while you were saying it. That's the worst, I think. When the secret stays locked within not for want of a tellar but for want of an understanding ear.” Stephen King
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Re: Geek help please - Windows 7 HP computer Driver?
Could be dust or some such thing in the slot. Id try blowing the slot out with a fast blast of compressed,air.

If that dont work.

I agree with those that say it sounds like a hardware error, but.

Unless an update messed with the driver.

You could go to the manufactuers website click on support then drivers and then enter the model number and download the latest driver for the card reader.

Some printers have the card readers built into them. Shot in the dark but check your printer.

If its the tiny sd card some phones come with a usb adapter in the phone box with the cords and stiff. If you have a recent phone check the box for it.

If that doesnt work the newegg link is the winning idea.
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05/10/2013 10:27 PM
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Depending on the camera, you may even be able to connect the camera to your computer with a usb cable to access the pictures on the card. I know you didn't mention a camera, but I am guessing since you said the card has pictures on it.
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05/10/2013 10:28 PM

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is sdhc and did work before, actually downloaded content to it from this computer, computer is solid and cost 900 from wally world 3 years ago
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05/10/2013 10:40 PM

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Re: Geek help please - Windows 7 HP computer Driver?
You could try reading this topic:

[link to answers.microsoft.com]

On my Windows 7 PC I have a problem with the SD card reading service not running when I plug the SD card in. If I reboot the PC with the SD card plugged in, it then works.
(Or I can manually turn 2 services on, "hidserv" and "SCardSvr" using task manager)

Good luck!
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05/10/2013 11:12 PM
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Re: Geek help please - Windows 7 HP computer Driver?
is sdhc and did work before, actually downloaded content to it from this computer, computer is solid and cost 900 from wally world 3 years ago
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Think you need a new reader unfortunately
“The most important things are the hardest to say. They are the things you get ashamed of, because words diminish them -- words shrink things that seemed limitless when they were in your head to no more than living size when they're brought out. But it's more than that, isn't it? The most important things lie too close to wherever your secret heart is buried, like landmarks to a treasure your enemies would love to steal away. And you may make revelations that cost you dearly only to have people look at you in a funny way, not understanding what you've said at all, or why you thought it was so important that you almost cried while you were saying it. That's the worst, I think. When the secret stays locked within not for want of a tellar but for want of an understanding ear.” Stephen King