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Old Apr 30, 2003, 1:00 AM   #1
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I just got a Belkin 8-1 media reader & writer, I got it working ok in WinXP but when I shut down windows & then reboot it can't find the drive. I played around with it a little unistall the drivers all to no avail then I tried to simply plug it back in & it works ok, but when I shut down & reboot it can't find it again UNTIL I unplug the reader & plug it back in again then all is ok. Can't you leave these readers pluged in all the time????
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Old Apr 30, 2003, 8:10 AM   #2
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I've not got mine with me at the mo. But seem to remember it depends on whether a card is in the slot or not when re-booting.
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Old Apr 30, 2003, 2:49 PM   #3
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I got it working, well most of the time, anyways. I had a icon for the removeable media on the desktop, & it seems not to like me having it there, as everytime I rebooted it didn't recognize the reader, but I just did another test & put the icon back on the desktop & then shutdown & rebooted & it worked ok, then I did another shutdown & reboot & it didn't recognize the reader. I then took the icon off again & it didn't see the reader, & then after shutdown & reboot it did see the reader. Is this a problem for all USB 1.1 readers or just this model. It works most of the times after the reboot. weird ehhhhh???? So times ya feel like a nut & sometimes ya don't.
Is this just a USB thing????
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Old Apr 30, 2003, 3:38 PM   #4
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Must be an XP thing. Don't get these probs with Win2K/98SE.
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Old Apr 30, 2003, 4:07 PM   #5
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Make sure you got the latest drivers, and visit the site from time to time to see if a newer driver has been released.

Even when you buy something new, you should visit the manufacturer's site to get the latest driver.
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Old Apr 30, 2003, 10:01 PM   #6
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I've had this problem with Win2K and a 6-in-1 card reader. By right clicking on one of the drives from the card reader and selecting Properties, it would find the pictures on the disk (my error was that I should insert a card into the drive, even though the card with pictures on it was already inserted). You might want to give that a try.
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Old May 1, 2003, 12:41 PM   #7
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Here is a suggestion...

Just leave the reader USB plug in your computer.

That is what I do.

Never a problem with my 6-1 reader
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