Why Are Card Readers Intermittent?

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by jim evans, Feb 12, 2010.

  1. jim evans

    jim evans Guest

    I have owned about 5 different memory card readers used with 4
    computers and 6 reinstalls of XP Pro and a dozen+ memory cards. All
    of these combinations have been intermittent. That is, sometimes when
    you put the card in the reader the pictures don't appear. I remove
    the card and reinsert it and usually the pictures are there this
    second time.

    Why is this? It's very annoying.
     
    jim evans, Feb 12, 2010
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    U. Link Guest

    The security sevices provided by my isp make my card readers work
    intermittently only and prevent the autorun on CDs and DVDs
    from functioning most of the time.
    Fortunately that is not too much of a problem because I rarely use my photo
    computer on the internet.
    Just as an aside; my slide scanner does not work properly either when the
    security program is running.

    Olie
     
    U. Link, Feb 12, 2010
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  3. Since I use card readers and cards and computers without problems,
    but don't use Windows, it must be Windows ...
    Of course, it *could* be a bad USB-cable ...

    -Wolfgang
     
    Wolfgang Weisselberg, Feb 12, 2010
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    jim evans Guest

    I assume Autoplay is the feature that pops up a window asking what I
    want to do after I insert the card. When composing the message I
    tried to remember the relationship between Autoplay and card
    readability, but I can't remember with certainty. I don't use the
    Autoplay feature and always just knock it down. I use a batch file
    to copy the pictures to my working folder. However, I also have a
    shortcut to the folder on the card that I check if the batch file
    doesn't work.

    Vaguely, it seems if the Autoplay pops up the likelihood the card is
    readable is increased but not certain.
     
    jim evans, Feb 12, 2010
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    jim evans Guest

    Hmm. . . I hadn't considered that possibility. I know I've used at
    least two different cables but . . .
     
    jim evans, Feb 12, 2010
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    ray Guest

    My first guess would be that the problem is MS. It would be very easy for
    you to boot a Linux Live CD - it won't do anything to your current setup
    - it will boot and run from the CD (or DVD). If the same problem
    persists, then it's most likely a hardware issue - if not . . .
     
    ray, Feb 12, 2010
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    Peter Guest

    Some programs, especially those of the Norton ilk, interfere with many
    programs and devices.
    Which one is it? I use AVG with no such issues.
     
    Peter, Feb 13, 2010
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    Peter Guest


    I have used one named Dazzle for CF cards, with no issues for over five
    years.
     
    Peter, Feb 13, 2010
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    Tim Conway Guest

    Using that "Eject" feature also prevents the card from being withdrawn while
    it is still being written to (which might damage it or the data). It's a
    good habit to get into.
     
    Tim Conway, Feb 13, 2010
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    Peter Guest

    Why are you torchuring us?
     
    Peter, Feb 13, 2010
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    Lauren Orda Guest

    Shouldn't that be torrchurring??!!!!
     
    Lauren Orda, Feb 14, 2010
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    Peter Guest


    I he got hired he'd have a new gig
     
    Peter, Feb 14, 2010
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  13. It's only allowed two nybbles, though! Any more and I'll octet it!

    -Wolfgang
     
    Wolfgang Weisselberg, Feb 17, 2010
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