Problem: My Sandisk SD Reader will not work on XP Home

The Sandisk SD Reader is an external device that allows a computer to read SD cards. These cards are used in a variety of electronic products, from cell phones to digital cameras. If your computer does not have an internal SD reader, you will need an external reader such as the one manufactured by Sandisk. If your Sandisk SD reader will not work on XP Home, the reason could be an outdated driver, a dead USB port or a wrongly assigned drive letter. Instructions:
Driver Update
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Insert the Sandisk SD reader cable into your computer’s USB port.
two

Click on the “Start” button, right click on “Computer” and choose “Manage”. Click on “Device Manager”.
3

Look for yellow exclamation points next to either “Disk Drives” or “Universal Serial Bus Controls”. Exclamation marks indicate a damaged or missing driver.
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Right-click on the name next to the yellow exclamation point. Select “Uninstall” from the list of options.
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Click “Action” on the toolbar and choose the option “Scan for hardware changes.” Wait for your computer to automatically detect Sandisk SD Reader and install drivers.
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Click the “Start” button, select “Computer” from the list of options, and look for the Sandisk SD reader in the list. If not listed, insert the reader’s USB cable into a different USB port and repeat these steps.
Re-assign a letter
7

Click on the “Start” button and select “Control Panel” from the list of options.
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Click on “Administrative Tools” and select “Computer Management” from the list of options.
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Select “Storage” from the options and click “Disk Management”.
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right-click on a drive letter to change it. Choose “Change Drive Letter and Path”.
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Select “Change”, click on a new drive letter and click “OK”.
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Select “Yes” to define the new unit.

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