[Solved] SD Card Reader Not Working/Recognized in Windows 10
After upgrade to windows 10, you insert an SD card or micro SD card to the internal card slot and connect it to the computer, but it cannot be recognized by the computer. So you cannot transfer documents, photos and data between computer and SD card. This will be a common hardware error after the windows 10 upgrade. Here we discuss the Internal SD card reader. If you connect SD card to computer via the USB SD card reader, maybe this article can give you some help: USB devices not recognized on Windows 10.
There are 3 ways to help you fix the SD card reader working error in windows 10. And you can try it one by one.
Solution 1: Hardware Troubleshooting
1. Type troubleshooting in the search box, choose the best match one option Troubleshooting in the search results.
2. Click View All to view all the devices trouble.
3. Choose Hardware and Devices option. This belongs to the device category.
4. In this step, make sure the Advanced option "Apply repairs automatically" is selected.
5. After you click Next, windows will detect your computer hardware devices error, scan for hardware changes and check drivers for the devices.
6. Click Apply this.
And then windows will help you to reinstall the SD card reader driver or chipset driver. After finished, it will restart Windows 10 to apply this change.
Solution 2: Update SD Card Reader Drivers
If some devices cannot work, one of the reasons maybe is the driver error, so update the driver is necessary. For the SD card reader, maybe you need to update the SD card reader driver and chipset driver. You can update it from device manager.
For someone who doesn’t know how to find the SD card reader and chipset in device manager, I will recommend Driver Doctor. Using Driver Doctor to solve this problem will be easier and faster.
You can download Driver Doctor to help you scan the computer to download and install the SD card reader driver and chipset driver.
For fix the SD card reader out of work error, you can follow the next steps. Click Scan Now > Get Drivers. In the scan result, you can see there are many chipset drivers you need to update.
Click Download to download chipset drivers one by one or Download All to download all drivers including chipset and SD card reader drivers one time.
After you update the SD card reader driver and chipset driver, you need to restart the computer.
The solution 1 and solution 2 is considered in hardware condition and software condition.
And if your SD card reader can recognized by Windows 10, but not show in This PC devices and drives list, you can try to use the solution 3.
Solution 3: Change SD Card Reader Drive Letter
If you cannot find the SD card in the devices and drives list, maybe is the SD card reader drive letter missing. So add a drive letter for SD card to solve it.
Right-click the Win icon and choose Disk Management.
In Disk Management, find the SD card reader and right-click it to choose Change Drive Letter and Paths.
After that, double click This PC icon on the desktop and see if the SD card reader list in the devices and drives or not.