SD card driver issues

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    Purchased a HP pavillion dv6615eo with a 5 in 1 card reader. Great now I can avoid all those usb cables to transfer photos from my digicam, however whrn I insert the card Vista insists that it needs to install a driver first > would you like windows to auto install> yes > sorry we can't find it, would you like to look online for solution> yes > sorry we cant find a solution. I've been in touch with HP for what it was it worth, I already downloaded the latest divers etc and they unfortunately could help.

    Has anyone else had the same problem and solved it?
     
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    Thanks for the reply but I've tried it already and it according to the installer it does not apply to my system, I assume it was already intergrated with my version of vista. Thinking of just doing a favtory reset and see if that solves it unless you have any other ideas?
     
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    decided to update the Bios from HP and now I have 2 devices missing a driver: PCI memory and the SD Host controller. It looks like its factory reset time!!
     
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    Hope you understand that a factory restore (1) requires that you either have on hand or make a set of restore disks (CDs/DVDs), and (2) completely reformats your hard drive -- wiping out any and all partitions and data you may have created.



    With a problem this basic (can't read an SD card), I'd investigate complaining to the vendor to see if they will restore it for free. I did a complete restore on an HP desktop myself (after making the recovery CDs) and that did nothing to fix the problem I had. Sent it back to HP, they restored it, and haven't had a problem since (over a year now).



    If you tell them up front that it won't read SD cards, maybe you can get them to test that before they send it back to you.
     
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    Worth a try I guess. Thanks
     
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