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Card Reader Help

by allwcl.2000 / April 4, 2008 5:15 AM PDT

I have a card reader that came with my Compaq Desktop running XP Media Center Edition 2005. I used to be able to insert my SD memory card into the Reader and then a small window appears giving you options on what you want to do. Now when I do this no window appears. I have to now go to "My Computer" and click on the SD "drive" to continue. Small inconvenience but how do I get back to the orignal setup.

I think the kids downloaded some games and this started happening.

Thanks for any help.


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Try This
by Darton Fury / April 4, 2008 5:19 AM PDT
In reply to: Card Reader Help

Click Start, My Computer, right click the letter of the card reader and select Properties. Click Auto Play tab and select Prompt Me Each Time to Choose an Action.

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Looks Easy But....
by allwcl.2000 / April 4, 2008 6:34 AM PDT
In reply to: Try This

Thanks for the reply. Tried it...clicked "apply", then "ok", but still no window appears. I also tried clicking "restore defaults", restarted the computer but still the same. That Auto Play is what I wanted it to do. Gotta be something simple I'm missing.


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Check This Service
by Darton Fury / April 4, 2008 8:12 AM PDT
In reply to: Looks Easy But....

Enter services.msc in the Run dialog box. Look for Shell Hardware Detection. Make sure this service is set to Started/Automatic.

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No Go
by allwcl.2000 / April 4, 2008 12:43 PM PDT
In reply to: Check This Service

Checked and it's on "automatic", still not back to the way it was but can use this way. zzzzzzz I'm going to sleep ... nite.

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Simple Fix
by allwcl.2000 / April 11, 2008 12:02 PM PDT
In reply to: No Go

Just to let you all know the fix was to download from Microsoft the "Autoplay Repair Wizard", that did the trick.


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Sd reader
by mantoe / May 20, 2013 10:10 PM PDT
In reply to: Simple Fix

I know this is an old thread but sd card reader is not working and i tried the autoplay repair wizard and I got this message...
AutoFix [V5.2.3790.67]
Time [2013-05-21 07:59:04]
Microsoft Windows Version [5.1 (Service Pack 3) <2600>]

Test [The Shell Hardware Detection service is running.] - Instance [N/A]:
Result [AutoStart Setting]: OK
Result [The Shell Hardware Detection service is running.]: OK

Test [Policies] - Instance [E:\, Drive Type: 2]:
Result [HKCU\...\Policies!NoDrives]: OK {Absent}
Result [HKCU\...\Policies!NoDriveAutorun]: OK {Absent}
Result [HKCU\...\Policies!NoDriveTypeAutorun]: OK {Present}
Result [HKLM\...\Policies!NoDrives]: OK {Absent}
Result [HKLM\...\Policies!NoDriveAutorun]: OK {Absent}
Result [HKLM\...\Policies!NoDriveTypeAutorun]: OK {Absent}
Result [Driver level policies]: OK {
HKLM\...\Services\!Autorun (Absent) <Allows>
HKLM\...\Services\\Parameters!Autorun (Absent) <Allows>
HKLM\System\CCS\Enum\...!AlwaysEnable (Absent) <Not set>
HKLM\System\CCS\Enum\...!AlwaysDisable (Absent) <Not set> }

Test [Drive Notification] - Instance [E:\, Drive Type: 2]:
Result [Legacy Notification]: OK
Result [AutoPlay V2 Notification]: Problems {
Service (Silent)
Shell (Deaf) }
>> Repair << [Autoplay V2 Event]
Step: No steps to take.
Result: This AutoPlay setting cannot be fixed. Either the device is malfunctioning, or the wizard cannot determine the problem.

>> Required action: The wizard found problems but cannot fix them -> None

Not sure what all this means but hope it can be fixed. The reader was working before I did a windows XP reinstall and I don't have any issues in the device manager.

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