Posted 01 October 2012 - 02:10 PM
I've got a Dell computer with Windows XP Professional SP3.
I got a Sandisk All in one card reader that my computer can't "see".
If I plug it into another computer here at work, it can "see" the card reader.
When I plug the card reader into my computer, it dings at me telling me a USB device has been plugged in, but it doesn't give me the found new device icon. It doesn't show up under My Computer as a new storage device(or drive). It should add four (4) new drives. When i look at device manager, under Universal Serial Bus Controllers, it only shows a USB Mass Storage Device. If you click on "Properties", it will tell me that the device is working properly. If I click on "Safely Remove Hardware", it shows up as an USB Mass Storage Device.
If I click on it, it will then tell me it is safe to remove the device.
When I'm on another computer, everything is different.
When I first plug the device in, plug & play picks it up and installs it.
If you look under device manager, it lists the device as a Sandisk all in one card reader and four new drive letters.
Same for safely remove device, it will say Sandisk all in one card reader.
What I don't understand, is why it is visible to one computer and not another?
I have a GPS unit and the data from my GPS unit is stored on a Compact Flash (CF) card.
When I get done, I need to download that data and import it into my GIS software.
I used to have an old version of a Sandisk card reader that used to work. I had to let someone else use that card reader and I got a brand new reader. This reader says "Imagemate" and I wonder if the format of my CF card is wrong for this reader? I don't know.
Sorry this post is so long. I've been to the Sandisk site and they have no clue. I keep getting a canned response from them.
Anybody have any ideas?