Solved SD card not being seen.

June 12, 2013 at 16:15:34
Specs: Windows XP
every time i remove my SD card from my ACER Aspire 5610Z Ultrabook i have to reinstall the card reader to see the card slot. BUT it never sees the card.

any ideas on why i have to reinstall to see the card slot? (in my last HD on this same laptop the slot always showed as a removeable drive with a letter)

any idea why the system will not even see the SD card (but will make the sound of the adapter being put into the computer)

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June 12, 2013 at 21:20:30
The SD card might be bad. Does it work in other computers or your phone/camera?

The problem with the reader may be because XP is shutting off power to the USB port it's connected to. From:

"If you're experiencing mouse lockups or failures, it may be because your computer is automatically turning off the power to a USB Root Hub.

1) Go to your Control Panel > System > Hardware tab > and click on the "Device Manager" button.

2) In the Device Manager window, find the item or items labeled "Universal Serial Bus controllers." Open it, and double-click the first item called "USB Root Hub."

3) In the USB Root Hub Properties dialog, click on the "Power Management" tab.

4) "Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power" is checked by default. Uncheck this box, and click "OK."

That discusses a mouse not working but the fix would be the same for you if that is the reason.

Or it may be the reader itself. Mine does that too and I have the USB port shutdown option disabled

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June 12, 2013 at 23:05:29
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After 9 restarts the darn thing is back like normal. Shows up as a drive letter and no problem now.. go figure that one?..

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June 12, 2013 at 23:15:27
Yeah, I never met a computer that always worked right.

Maybe it's a bad connection at the USB port or the card reader may be a bit flakey.

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June 13, 2013 at 03:13:40
Good to know that all is well now. However I would suggest that you back-up your data in your SD card by now because I think the problem is not in your computer but in your SD card or probably the SD card reader. Anyway just to be sure, back up important data. :)

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