I am running WinXP Home. My PC has 4 integrated card devices, normally labelled as disk drives in Windows Explorer. For an unknown reason Explorer no longer sees them, so I can't upload pictures from my camera by inserting the SD card in the drive. The smart card and plug and play services are both running.
Can anyone suggest a cause/remedy (without reinstalling Windows)?
Thanks for quick response. Problem is, no smartcard drive is listed in Device Manager. All four just do not seem to be recognised. System restore didn't help (but maybe the problem has been there for a while without me noticing). Now steeling myself to reinstall Windows unless anyone has any ideas?
I occasionally have this problem with my PC. In my case it is caused by a build up of static electricity.
Shut down the PC completely and switch the small power switch at the back of the PC to the 0 position if applicable. Then (with the PC still connected to the mains) press and hold the Power Switch on the front of the PC for approximately 30 to 45 seconds. Release the front Power Switch and return the small power switch on the rear of the PC to the | position. Then switch on the PC as normal. When you switch it back on you should find the card-reader icons have returned.