When I plug in a SD Card, my computer freezes

June 9, 2011 at 22:05:44
Specs: Windows Vista
Hello, my issue is that recently whenever I put an SD card in my laptop's SD Card slot, my computer freezes. To be more specific, it will appear that my screen freezes, but if I move my mouse, I can see the arrow move to a different location after a few moments, but then it freezes again. The only way to get out of this is to hold down the power button until it turns off.

It's definitely not a problem with the card itself since I've tried multiple with the same result.

I have no idea if it's a driver or update problem, but it was working fine up until last month.

How can I fix this? A majority of my work is moved around via SD card and this is becoming a concern.

Thanks in advance for any help.

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June 9, 2011 at 22:53:49
try a system restore back to BEFORE the problem

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June 9, 2011 at 23:18:30
Have you recently added any USB devices that are connected to the Laptop?

Are you using a USB hub?

Have you ever successfully used the memory card that is now giving you problems?

What capacity is that memory card?

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June 10, 2011 at 10:05:34
I have tried a system restore, but the problem came back after a day.
I haven't added any new USB devices, I'm not using a hub at the moment, my cards were working fine before and work in there respective devices, and my cards are about 8 GB.

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June 10, 2011 at 10:10:30
If the restore point worked for a day, did you use a restore point going back one day?

I suggest you download and run malwarebytes. Get it at the link below.


Try a different card.

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June 15, 2011 at 00:07:11
I ran malwarebytes, I'm not sure if it found anything. Either way, after that I gave it a few days and I only had the problem happen once. So I think it could have been a hardware issue. Thanks for the advice though.

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