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andyg

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#61
Just as an update:
List now includes Audio however, I cannot see any mention of the CnM Lifestyle Internal Card Reader. The device is fitted, connected and has the power light on (in fact, the light does not go off??) but I cannot see the device anywhere on the PC??


Operating System
Windows XP Home Edition 32-bit SP3

CPU
AMD Athlon 64 3000+ 52 °C
ClawHammer 0.13um Technology

RAM
2.00GB Single-Channel DDR @ 199MHz (3-3-3-8)
Motherboard
SiS-760 (Socket 754) 40 °C

Graphics
AL1916 (1024x768@60Hz)
64MB NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 (Microsoft Corporation) (CardExpert Technology)

Storage
465GB Seagate ST500DM002-1BD142 (SATA) 36 °C
465GB TOSHIBA STOR.E ALU 2S USB Device (USB (SATA)) 33 °C

Optical Drives
NEC DVD_RW ND-3550A

Audio
Realtek AC'97 Audio


Sorry for the constant emails but trying to offer as much info as possible?
 

DSTM

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#62
Just as an update:
List now includes Audio however, I cannot see any mention of the CnM Lifestyle Internal Card Reader. The device is fitted, connected and has the power light on (in fact, the light does not go off??) but I cannot see the device anywhere on the PC??
Hi. Your PC will not see this device if the drivers have been removed.I would suggest reinstalling the drivers for this device.
Anything in Windows updates?

QUOTE
"Internal computer hardware is directly connected to the motherboard on the inside of a computer system. This includes internal SD card readers. Occasionally, you may find the SD card reader not listed among the currently installed devices. This is because the driver for the SD card reader has been removed. When this occurs, the computer is not able to detect or use the equipment. In order to reinstall the internal SD card reader, you must upload the driver back to the computer" UNQUOTE

Read more : http://www.ehow.com/how_8313193_reinstall-internal-sd-card-reader.html
 
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Plastic Nev

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#63
Hi, DSTM is right, and the drivers for the card reader will probably be a one on its own as I doubt the chipset drivers will be part of it, as being a built system whoever built it may have got the drivers disk with it when he fitted the reader.
I have looked round myself and although I can find places to actually buy the reader, no one seems to have drivers for it.
However, the adverts for it on Amazon suggest it is a plug and play device, (No drivers needed) so Windows itself should recognise it and install its own drivers.

It will mean first shutting down the computer, then taking the cover off, finding the cable which connects it to the motherboard, and then disconnecting it from the motherboard. Start the computer up again with it disconnected. Windows then will run up and run as normal.
Shut the computer down again, then reconnect it, there is a good chance Windows will then see the device as new hardware and install its own drivers.

If everything else seems to be OK, we may be able to leave it at that, however let us know how you get on.

Nev.
 

KenB

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#64
Hi Andy
Just to confirm what Nev has said ..

This device does suggest "plug and play" so it should just be a case of re-connecting and Windows should find it.

Let us know how it goes :)
 

Plastic Nev

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#65
Hi I have now found a quite useful site if there is any more problems with drivers for other hardware, they have a scanner service which should point out which drivers may be needed.
Have a look here :-

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andyg

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#66
Hi I have now found a quite useful site if there is any more problems with drivers for other hardware, they have a scanner service which should point out which drivers may be needed.
Have a look here :-

Link deleted by KenB

How good is this? tried using it and it thinks my PC is a HP/Compaq Notebook???
I tried manually selecting the motherboard etc and it then asked me to register which I did and now it wants me to phone a Toll Free number to get my Password Key!!
 
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KenB

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#67
and now it wants me to phone a Toll Free number to get my Password Key!!
I assume that you have not phoned ?? ( Don't - they will probably want to sell you something :) )
 

Plastic Nev

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#68
Oh dear, sorry about that, it looked a good trustworthy site. Don't go any further with them.
If you have no further problems we will leave things alone.

Nev.
 

andyg

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#70
I assume that you have not phoned ?? ( Don't - they will probably want to sell you something :) )
Don't worry, may be stupid with computers but not daft!! :)

The Card reader is now working ok after doing what you said so thank you for that.
I now need ( I assume?) some drivers still for the Motherboard etc??
I have been busy and not been on here for a few days and already forgot where we were!! :rolleyes:

I've still got this WinFast disc which looks like the genuine disc that come with the Motherboard??

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Contents are listed in a previous post (post 53).
 
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Plastic Nev

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#71
No sorry but it certainly isn't the right disk as your motherboard is not a Winfast one, it is a SiS motherboard, made by a different manufacturer. No idea as to why that disk was given to you. After all it did come up with an error the last time you tried it any way.

If everything is working as it should do now, it is more than likely the correct drivers were installed for everything by Windows itself.
However keep a check on things and if you find something not working as it should, let us know.

Nev.
 

andyg

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#73
No sorry but it certainly isn't the right disk as your motherboard is not a Winfast one, it is a SiS motherboard, made by a different manufacturer. No idea as to why that disk was given to you. After all it did come up with an error the last time you tried it any way.

Nev.
Now I'm confused?? Told you I know nothing about pc's!
To be honest, I have never heard of either WinFast or SiS but the board has both on it?

Andy.jpg

If you feel all is ok and I cannot argue to be fair then many many thanks to you all for all your help, totally appreciated.

Does your 'Fund' accept PayPal??
 

Plastic Nev

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#74
I know it seems strange, however the Winfast logo I can see is only on a heat sink, it may be also the graphics chip as well, but cannot seem to find much information one way or the other regarding your motherboard and number that Speccy found for us. Maybe because it is a few years old and little information now available, this happens.
Any way if your happy everything else is OK then we can leave it at that. Though don't hesitate to come back and let us know if you find something isn't right.

As far as I am aware yes for the Paypal and thanks very much for the offer, it all helps in keeping the forum here..

Quick edit, the Paypal logo is top left of the main index page, just click on that to donate, and thanks once again.

Nev.
 

Plastic Nev

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#77
Now you are getting me confused Ken, from the research and general look I have done around SiS and Winfast appear to be two different companies!!

However, whoever made the motherboard, I feel sure the disk must be the wrong one for it, due to the message Andy gets when putting it in.
If all is running smoothly, then leave it out of the equation. (Don't try and fix what ain't broke)

Nev.
 

andyg

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#78
Can I just ask a question?
When the PC powers down and all goes quiet, the power light for the CnM Card Reader stays illuminated and so does the External HD.
The card reader connects via the motherboard and the External HD connects by USB.
To turn those off I have to flick the switch off at the wall.
Is there something I can do to get these to turn off when the PC 'shuts down'??
 

Plastic Nev

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Hi Andy, although to all intents and purposes the computer is shut down, but the power supply isn't fully shut down and they never are while there is still power from the mains.They have to be otherwise there wouldn't be any power to make it turn on when the main tower button is pressed to start.

Typically the power is still on for the lower voltages just for that purpose and that low voltage is what is provided at the USB socket and other devices internally connected to the USB main rail on the motherboard, hence why both the card reader and the external drive still have lights lit.

So in essence, there isn't anything that can be done to make those lights go out without completely turning the mains power off at the wall.

Nev.