1.    16 Dec 2015 #1
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 9
    Win 10

    Loss of SD card reader after Nov Win10 upgrade


    From hours of searching, this seems to be a common problem with Win 10, tho' I've only just experienced it after the
    November 3 Gb "upgrade ?".
    I have a 5 year old Dell Studio XPS 435MT and the Dell support pages were useless. The solution might not be applicable to other makes but after the dozens of other offered solutions that achieved nothing, this worked and moreover has stayed working.
    Apologies if it doesn't work for your system but my elation prompts this posting !

    I had not only lost the SD card reader but my drives were screwed up after the upgrade and the pc would hang every time I tried some "new" driver for the card reader.
    I owe the end of my two days of frustration to the lady who posted here:-
    http://www.drivethelife.com/windows-...-xp-vista.html
    Her link to the OSToto page seems dead but this link was good:-
    http://www.drivethelife.com/
    The d/l of the exe file is free for "Driver Talent" and it identified the missing driver. Installation & a reboot and card reader back in operation.

    I guess I should add I've no connection whatsoever with "Driver Talent" beyond being a satisfied user, which can't be said for Win 10.
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  2.    17 Dec 2015 #2
    Join Date : Jun 2015
    UK
    Posts : 2,166
    Windows 10 Home x64 (Laptop), Windows 10 Pro x64 (Desktop)

    I've been having problems with card reader on my Dell Inspiron 7537 following the Windows 10 upgrade - see Realtek Card Reader Keeps Disappearing

    I tried the above utility but it didn't find a better driver than the one provided by Dell.
    Last edited by Steve C; 17 Dec 2015 at 11:52.
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  3.    17 Dec 2015 #3
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 9
    Win 10
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve C View Post
    I've been having problems with card reader on my Dell Inspiron 7537 following the Windows 10 upgrade - see Realtek Card Reader Keeps Disappearing
    I tried the above utility but it didn't find a better driver than the one provided by Dell.
    Steve.,
    The re-installed driver via "Driver Talent" (removed by the Nov Win 10 upgrade) was for the Intel chipset not a Realtek or Dell driver for the card reader. Of course, it may be irrelevant for your problem but nothing else had led me to consider that Win 10 had thoughtfully replaced - or just removed - that Intel chipset driver.
    So..... more time spent getting my sound back again, my SD card reader restored and Cortana blocked from consuming resources after this "upgrade". Yes, I first should have found how to stop it from replacing 3rd party drivers but I've had the mouse hovering over the "return to Win 7" button several times.
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