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#1 dd22qq


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Posted 16 June 2005 - 06:06 AM

Someone asked me to reinstall their operating system for them, which I did (no genius there and all went smoothly).

However, I kinda stuffed up in that it used to do something which it no longer does.

This person uses their PC primarily for transferring pictures off of their camera and onto the desktop. They have a USB card reader thingy which they used to simply stick the camera's memory card into and Windows XP would immediately recognise that it had been inserted - and open a window to show the contents of the card automatically.

Now, I know the card reader is installed correctly, and operates properly thru Windows Explore/My Computer - files can be transferred to/from it without a hitch. But this person does not want to have to navigate to the card's contents manually - they want <b>Windows to recognise the card being inserted, and to open a window displaying the contents automatically</b>, just as it did before I played around with it.

It was not third party software, as I have spoken to the original guy who installed the card reader - even he can't remember what he did, and says it's some function of Windows somewhere.

Anyone know if it can be reconfigured?

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#2 yano


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Posted 16 June 2005 - 08:46 AM

When you first installed the reader to Windows and inserted the card, didn't you get a pop-up menu asking you what you would like to do? If you did, you should have selected Windows Explorer (display the contents) and checked the little check mark box that says do this ever time.

If you want to get this pop-up again, try just reinsterting the card into the reader.

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Posted 16 June 2005 - 05:46 PM

If that doesn't work, delete it and reinstall it again.

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