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Usb card reader is not connected but shows as connected

Every time I reboot my Dell PC the card reader shows up as drives j k l and m (4 slots) but the reader is NOT connected. What do I do to stop this "ghost" card reader?

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  • father_moe Aug 04, 2008

    This started a week ago and I don't recall adding or removing any software or hardware.

  • father_moe Aug 06, 2008

    The problem is that when I see it as drives I disconnect it on the usb icon. I stop and remove the ghost. However, when I reboot ( and this happened 3 times), though there is nothing connected to the USB port, it shows up as drives. How can I stop the "ghost" of drives from reappearing?

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DISCONNECT THE READER IN THE MY COMPUTER SECTION BY RIGHT CLICKING AND ACCESSING THE PROPERTIES MENU BEFORE U TURN OFF THE COMPUTER

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