windows xp does not recognise SD card

Dell Dimension e521 desktop
December 24, 2010 at 04:58:12
Specs: Windows XP Home Sp3, 2.0GB
Dell Dimension E521 running Windows XP Home SP3. The 2GB SD card I use in my Canon camera is no longer recognised when inserted into the reader slot. I have successfully used this card with the computer many times before, it still works in the camera and I am not aware of any changes to the system coinciding with this problem. I'm not sure where the card reader is listed in device manager, but there are no warning or error messages shown there.The only thing is a device shown as "Unkown Device" in the USB section. I can download the photos via a USB port while the card is installed in the camera. Some solutions I have seen suggest installing new device drivers but I don't see why this should help when it has been working before.

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#1
December 24, 2010 at 09:11:56

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#2
December 27, 2010 at 02:42:59
Working again now. Not sure what caused it but fixed by cold reboot (although not by warm).

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#3
April 13, 2011 at 13:55:49
same situation for me, same solution.
It happened after I started an additional external USB Harddisc.

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#4
June 17, 2011 at 08:48:04
My computer wont read my memory card from my camera but it will download them if I put in the usb lead. Its driving me crazy. There is no message nothing, and if I go into computer, and into card readers and click on them to see if they can see they card, they all say Please insert removeable disk into removable disc reader. thats it. Can anyone help. My computer was bought from Pc world about 5 years ago, it is an E-System pentium 4 running on Vista.

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#5
June 17, 2011 at 11:18:48
Pinky Dee, your PC is over 5 years old...memory cards have hugely expanded in size since then and your PC probably can only read a minimal sized card...1-2gb in size.

A simple usb card reader would be your best solution:
http://www.google.com/search?q=dicr...

It is much better than using the cable from your cam...and much quicker in the transfer!

Some HELP in posting on Computing.net plus free progs and instructions Cheers


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