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OS: Vista, SP1

My SD/MMC drive does not appear anywhere (MyComputer, Disk Manager). In My Computer the only available drives ar C:\, D:\ and J:. I can no longer view any removable disk drives. When I put my SD card into its slot, it doesn't get read at all. I can't load pictures from my card to my PC.

Any insight would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!

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If you haven't already go to device manager and see if the relevant drivers have been installed, if not download them directly if the automatic driver search fails to find a device. You will need to know what hardware the sd card slot is, but if you google your pc manufacturers model number a list of parts should be found

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The auto search does fail to find the device. Also, it worked fine up until the other day. I was loading pictures last week and now nothing. So, I did a restore from last week, but they are still not apprearing. The only thing I can think of is that I use a Registry Cleaner (CCleaner) - I can't see that impacting though? –  user24416 Jan 11 '10 at 17:41
    
I got nothing! mmm, cCleaner is a long shot but worth a go. –  Shack Jan 11 '10 at 17:49
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try the USB Drive Letter Manager for Windows:

USBDLM is a Windows service that gives control over Window's drive letter assignment for USB drives.

if this doesn't solve the problem, there's also an excellent Troubleshooting Guide for USB drives.

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I have seen computers where the card reader isn't detected until you plug in a card and reboot the computer. Only then is the device detected and drivers installed.

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