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DeSade
22-03-2011, 12:22 PM
Does anyone know how to disable the card reader in a Compaq Presario CQ62?

It thinks its a drive and will not let you format the disk until its disabled.

Speedy Gonzales
22-03-2011, 12:26 PM
If it came as part of the system it might be in the BIOS.Its a removable device so you can use it for formatting memory cards

DeSade
22-03-2011, 12:39 PM
Its not where the manual said it would be so I dunno.

A copy of puppy linux with dban that ignores the reader would also work for this but so far all the ones I have tried error out because of it.

Speedy Gonzales
22-03-2011, 12:53 PM
You may have to unplug it from the USB header inside the case

Then plug it back in after. So, youre trying to completely wipe the hdd?

DeSade
22-03-2011, 01:01 PM
Yes, its not booting up so need to format it to get it working.

Its a laptop, not sure about opening it up to find the USB header.

Speedy Gonzales
22-03-2011, 01:28 PM
Oh probably not a good idea opening it then :p Remove the hdd then chuck it in something / a desktop then use dban or something. And unplug whatever hdds (that are in the case). In case you format the wrong hdd