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    Default flashreader wont start

    I've just had Windows 10 installed, & am trying to get my Flashreader to run but the machine doesn't know what it is or there aren't any drivers for it. is it too old??
    WHAT DO I DO ???

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    Default Re: flashreader wont start

    You mean a memory card reader?? Buy a more recent reader. What does device manager say for it?

    Is it external / one you put in a 3.5 / 5.25 bay?

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    Default Re: flashreader wont start

    It's a compact Canon flash card reader, "External"
    I'm past buying new. why wont it work? there must be a updated driver in MS. 10,surely.

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    Default Re: flashreader wont start

    I have no idea why it wont work. What does device manager say under its entry?

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    Default Re: flashreader wont start

    Only if the manufacturer saw fit to write new drivers for it, often they don't.
    If windows 10 doesn't pick it up automatically then odds are you need a new one.

    If you can find a model number you can try googling for a new driver, might work.
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    Default Re: flashreader wont start

    Card readers are usually fairly generic, and typically work everywhere.
    But perhaps yours is some old, obscure design - or broken.

    Can you post a photo of it? Tell us the device/vendor IDs from device manager?
    Non-system disk or disk error. Replace and strike any key when ready.

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    Default Re: flashreader wont start

    I have a generic card reader I picked up somewhere, not second hand still in new packaging.

    Tried it in Win 7 and Win 8 no go absolutely nothing, this was about 4 years ago, so stuck it into storage.

    The other day I needed to look at an SD Card from a camera that wouldn't access it, found the offending card reader which was a mission in itself because I have moved house since putting it into storage.

    Tried Win7 desktop and laptop, no go as before 4 years ago, tried Mint, no go, got out my old Athlon XP computer and bingo, worked no problem didn't even need drivers.
    It's not the least charm of a theory that it is refutable. The hundred-times-refuted theory of "free will" owes its persistence to this charm alone; some one is always appearing who feels himself strong enough to refute it - Friedrich Nietzsche

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