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It wont recognize SD cards...

My XPS m170 laptop got a virus, so I was made to erase my operating system and reinstall. However, I allowed someone else to do it instead of doing it myself (which was a big mistake)and now the laptop wont recognize sd cards at all. Could it be a driver that wasn't reinstalled? What should I do?

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  • kabukiroad May 27, 2009

    Typical I suppose, because I had to reinstall quick setup for the LEDs myself.

  • mrbubble May 11, 2010

    It sounds like the OS that was installed onto the laptop was a generic OS and not the OS that came with the laptop (would have installed drivers for everything laptop came with). You could either google the driver make and model, or try and force an update. Open 'My Computer' right click any where in the window, click on the 'Hardware' tab and open Device Manager. Once opened you can right click on the object (should have a yellow exclamation icon) and update or scan for hardware changes. If you cannot update the drivers through here or by downloading on the net, you will have to use the original OS cd. If you knew the make and model of the sd card unit you are using, it would help greatly.

  • venugopal durairajan May 11, 2010

    ask the person who have installed whether he had insatlled the os with custom feautures or typical feautures.???

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Try installing the chipset driver. you can download it at support.dell.com.

also check device manager if you have any item that has a yellow "!" that means that you are missing a driver for that device.


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