Cannot Detect USB card reader

My USB CF Card Reader cannot be detected recently.  From the 'Device' properties, error "This device cannot start. (Code 10)" or "device are not installed (Code 28)" is found.
My W2k is updated to SP4 and I tried to unistall and reinstall the USB Mass Storage driver but still it doesn't work.
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mmxellAsked:
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Iggy79Commented:
Are you trying to use a USB port that is plugged into the pins on the motherboard?  You will get that error when the pins are not configured right on that port.  Have you tried to use anything else on that port?  Maybe this will lead you in a good direction.
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CallandorCommented:
That could be a driver error, or a failure of the card reader.  Try plugging it into another system, to ascertain whether the device is working properly.  If the device works, try reapplying SP4, in case a driver got corrupted.
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mmxellAuthor Commented:
No Luck.  The Card Reader works well in my other PC.  I reapplied the SP4, but still the problem exists.
From the Control Panel > System > Device Manger, I saw the 'yellow exclamation' mark beside "Unknown Device" under the "Universal Serial Bus controller".  And from it's properties, the device status is "This device cannot start. (Code 10)"
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CallandorCommented:
That doesn't sound good.  Reinstalling the driver as you did with SP4 helps in some cases, but if you have a hardware problem with the USB controller, it won't work, no matter what.  An alternative is a PCI USB card: http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=15-102-008&depa=0

If you're not ready to spend money for a card, or really want to be sure it's a hardware problem, I recommend trying a DOS-based driver and see if that works.  I have used the DUSE drivers on this site successfully:

USB dos drivers
http://www.stefan2000.com/darkehorse/PC/DOS/Drivers/USB/
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tmj883Commented:
Suggest a system BIOS update followed by installation of the latest drivers for your mainboard. Agree with Callandor that the USB controller is the focus of the problem. If the updates do not restore function, then a PCI card is a good option.
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Iggy79Commented:
How is this problem working out for you?  Just wanted to check up on it.
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Iggy79Commented:
If the problem is fixed then please let us know.
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mmxellAuthor Commented:
I didn't do anything, but there is no problem now.  Strange.  Anyway, thanks all for your help.  I just splitted the point to Callandor, Iggy79, tmj883.  As Iggy79 posted the most comments, I assigned more points(45) to him/her.

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