SOLVED Unable to access USB Micro SD card


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I get an error Please insert disk into USB drive G and cannot access the drive either to read or write data. I have gone through several online help topics without any success. Any help would be appreciated. I have:
  • Windows 10 Pro Version 1803
  • Dell inspiron 530
 
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It would help if you tell us what you have you have tried to solve the problem. Can you see the card if you open disk management?
 
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Have you also had the card in a different PC and did you safely remove it from the other device?. ;)
 
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I have two different older card readers, one hp, one compaq, that won't detect any sd cards. The USB ports in them work, and the light comes on both when inserting a card, but nothing's detected. Both work fine with Windows 7 and Linux Mint. not sure what it is with Windows 10.
 
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It's not clear exactly what you are doing. Are you using an external card reader that's not working?

May well be some type of driver issue.

Can you try the card reader on another computer?

When you look in device manager, do you see any errors indicated?
 

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Dell inspiron 530
Some of those models came with an optional multi-bay that supported various types of card media.
It would be nice if the OP would return an advise as to what device he is using, or....
We can all just continue to speculate and guess.

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I do not see the card with Disk Management. When I had the card in a different machine I made sure to remove it safely, although that does not really matter. I have a new IO gear card reader and used it to read other sd cards. The only card it will not read is the Micro SD Card either in the adapter or without the adapter. The computer just does not see the Micro SD cards. Incidentally the other Win 10 computers are behaving the same way.
 
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There is always the option that either the adapter is bad (happens all the time to me) or the card is bad which also can happen. Is this the only card that cannot be read??
 
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There is always the option that either the adapter is bad (happens all the time to me) or the card is bad which also can happen. Is this the only card that cannot be read??
 
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Hi Grizzly, The computer sees other cards I insert via a card reader. I've tried two Micro SD cards and get the same response Removable disk (H) no media.
 
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I do not see the card with Disk Management. When I had the card in a different machine I made sure to remove it safely, although that does not really matter. I have a new IO gear card reader and used it to read other sd cards. The only card it will not read is the Micro SD Card either in the adapter or without the adapter. The computer just does not see the Micro SD cards. Incidentally the other Win 10 computers are behaving the same way.
It may be possible that it is not the SD card but the hardware you are using?, what do other SD cards do when inserted, can they be read?. Did you format the format accidently?. ;)
 
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What size is the micro SD card?? some readers may have a limit (I have a few card readers that can read SD/micro SD cards only up to 2GB). Do you have a digital camera or a cell phone where you can test the card? these usually can read large SD cards...
if that is not the case, you might have a bad card.
 
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What size is the micro SD card?? some readers may have a limit (I have a few card readers that can read SD/micro SD cards only up to 2GB). Do you have a digital camera or a cell phone where you can test the card? these usually can read large SD cards...
if that is not the case, you might have a bad card.
Ditto. SD cards marked SDHC are larger capacity, 4GB and up, and some readers can't use them, mostly older Notebooks and USB readers. I even have an older camera that declares a 4GB SDHC card is full when it's not but a 2GB SD-only is fine. My backward-compatible solution is a pocketable SDHC reader that also accepts the MicroSDXC card from phones, about $10 at Wal*Mart.
 
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What size is the micro SD card?? some readers may have a limit (I have a few card readers that can read SD/micro SD cards only up to 2GB). Do you have a digital camera or a cell phone where you can test the card? these usually can read large SD cards...
if that is not the case, you might have a bad card.
I have two sd card readers (a) Sabrent USB 3, and (b) IOGEAR GFR204SD. I have two 16 GB Micro SD cards none of which can be read through either card readers. I have a 2GB SD and a 32 SDHC card both of which can be read through both card readers. The only ones I cannot read are the Micro SD card. Are there special drivers required to read them?
 
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The IOGEAR reader is suppose to be able to read up to 1TB cards, so that should not be a problem.
I tend to say that maybe your cards are defective
 
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I assume by Micro SD you are referring to the very small cards which may have been delivered with a larger adapter the cards can be inserted into? If so, have you tried the larger adapter?

On my laptops, the Micro SD cards are spring loaded and stick out very little when inserted.

I am not sure why you are getting message about inserting media showing some drive letter. Those types of messages would normally happen for devices such as DVDs which already had a drive letter prior to the media being inserted.

I hate to bring it up, but are all of your systems the same age as the Inspiron 530? You may have a new reader but you still have older USB controllers. If newer Win 10 systems are behaving the same, it is probably something else.

How is the card formatted? Did you get them new?
 
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I just had an issue with one of my SDHC cards that wont be read in my IOGEAR GFR209R. Turned out, this card was RAW and did not have a file system on it whereas all my others were able to be read.
As Saltgrass already mentioned, is your card even formatted??
I cannot think of anything else right now......
 
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I have two sd card readers (a) Sabrent USB 3, and (b) IOGEAR GFR204SD. I have two 16 GB Micro SD cards none of which can be read through either card readers. I have a 2GB SD and a 32 SDHC card both of which can be read through both card readers. The only ones I cannot read are the Micro SD card. Are there special drivers required to read them?
 
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Hi Grizzly,

It turned out both cards were faulty. I got another brand card and it worked right away. So sorry for all the confusion I caused. Thanks much for your help.
 
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