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By keith ·
We have a user who uses PCMCIA cards a lot. He recently upgraded from NT to Windows 2000 and now the reader will not work. It used to assign a drive letter to the drive every time a card was inserted. Now it does recognize something is there, butwill not assign a drive letter, making it impossible to view the data on the card. We've downloaded a few products from the website of the manufacturer and had no luck. Can anyone help us out?

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by TimTheToolMan In reply to PCMCIA problems

Hi,

Does it have the latest Win2K drivers installed on it? They'd be downloadable from the manufacturer's website, but you didn't mention whether you'd got them or not...

If it worked under NT and not under Win2K its almost certainly the drivers. The only other thing it could possibly be is some sort of configuration in whatever software drives the thing (but not at the driver level). I doubt that, though.

One thing to remember, though is that Win2K is not plug and play but then again neither was NT.
Was there some supporting software installed under NT to make it plug and play?

Cheers,
Tim.

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by qballrail In reply to PCMCIA problems

Windows 2000 most certainly is PnP compatible. That was the premise of the interoperabilities of the OS. However, there is a myriad of incompatible hardware check MS listing of compatible devices(http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/server/howtobuy/upgrading/compat/default.asp) most of which have been resolved through compatibility updates as well as service packs. Make sure that workstation is completely updated by checking Windows Update.

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by matt.hall In reply to PCMCIA problems

What type of PCMCIA card reader is this? Is it a laptop with built-in PCMCIA slots? Is it a desktop with and interal/external PCMCIA adapter?
If it is an external adapter, you might try removing the drivers from the System section of the control panel and disconnecting the adapter. Then boot up the computer without the adapter, and then plug the PCMCIA adapter back in and reboot the system.

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