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Dazzle Multi Card Reader

By dsimms ·
I have a Dazzle Multi Card USB 2.0 Reader, my system picks up the device but it will not read any cards. I have tried different types of cards with no luck and have tried it on different PC in my office with no luck. I have a hp compag desktop P4 system running on Windows XP.

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by dsimms In reply to Dazzle Multi Card Reader

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by candi_sd In reply to Dazzle Multi Card Reader

If the card reader is being recognized and installed fine by not only your main system but other systems as well and just will not actually read the cards then I would have to say you have a problem with the device itself. I would try a different card reader if that is possible.

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by TheChas In reply to Dazzle Multi Card Reader

While it is true that XP recognizes more USB devices than previous versions of Windows, there are still many USB devices that will not function properly without the manufactures drivers.

Card readers are in this class.

Download and install the latest driver from Dazzle, then connect the reader and it should work properly.

The installed memory card should show up as a removable drive in Windows Explorer and My Computer.

Chas

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by dsimms In reply to

The manufacturer does not require any drivers for XP.

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by TheChas In reply to Dazzle Multi Card Reader

The note for the Dazzle card readers that they do not require drivers only means that Windows XP includes the required drivers. They still need to be installed!

Checking over the FAQ section at www.ziocorp.com they offer this advice:

"Q - I get no drive letter when plugging in my Dazzle 10 in 1 reader.

A - Plug the reader into the USB port on your PC. The issue is that there is no drive letter and you can verify this by checking My Computer and seeing this.
Right click on the My Computer icon and scroll down to Properties
Click the Hardware tab
Click Device Manager
Near the bottom of the list there will be an entry for USB Devices. Here the reader will probably be listed as a DFU adaptor.
Right click and select Update Driver
Click the Install from a specific location button
Select Don't search. I will choose the driver to install
Select USB Mass Storage Device
The drivers will install. Unplug the unit and plug it back in and the device will show up with two drive letters in My Computer"

There is also a registry hack for a specific Intel chip-set and problems with Dazzle readers.

Chas

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by dsimms In reply to

There is a drive recognized by XP when I plug in the reader, and mass storage device driver is also installed properly in the device manager. It will not read any cards that are installed. I have tried two separate units and get the same results.

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by brddog In reply to Dazzle Multi Card Reader

It sounds like the actual data on the cards cant be read by the system. Much like having a zip file and not having winzip installed. If the system is seeing the drive is it reporting any data? What are the file extensions if data is reported?

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