Hi, i've been dealing with this issue for the past 6 hours and this is a last resort.
After looking through countless threads, trying everything, from comand prompts and typing finddisk and seeing nothing, opening disk management and only seeing the local disk, putting it in different usb ports, restarting about 7 times hoping everything i changed made a difference, and it didn't.
Whenever i try to disconnect it, enable/disable it, uninstall it, update it, start/restart the computer while it's connected, it hangs and never finishes.
The red light is on when i plug it in, the sd card is from my camera and i can see the videos on there just fine. Sad thing is it worked this morning, had two folders of videos, the first batch was fine but when i tried to moved the last group, it stopped half way through transfer and it hasn't worked since.
I wouldn't mind buying a new sd card reader if that was the problem, but given it still lights up makes me think it can work if i knew what i was doing. Some ports it shows the disconnect thing and i try to disconnect and shows no message, when i disconnect it anyway it then tells me that it was busy with something, even if i just switched the computer on and with nothing open. There is the rare case when i do uninstall it, i unplug and put it back in and it tries to install it, only to fail, it also sometimes doesn't show the disconnect notification and it's just labaled as a usb drive.
Other cases it would show up under portable devices on the device manager as "F:/" but has a triangle, i troubleshoot it, only to say that it has problems and offers no solution, when i trouble shoot it without the triangle, it doesn't even detect the reader and sees no problem, in devices and printers, it shows up as disk drive or USB2.0-CRW.
Which generic usb ports are the front ones of the tower, maybe if i try disabling them it mgiht do something, the disk drive in attachment is supposed to be the reader.
Edited by Andrew87, 16 April 2017 - 08:26 AM.