SD Driver for HP Pavillion DV4 Windows 7 32bit

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I have a HP Pavillion DV4 laptop that I bought 4 months ago with Windows 64 bit Home Premium installed.  Unfortunatly the 64 bit OS is not compatable with several software packages I have to run so I loaded Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit on it after wiping the drive.  Now my SD card reader doesn't show in the removable device drive view.  It does show in the device manager.  I uninstalled the driver and then reinstalled it a couple of times with no luck.  How can I get the SD reader working again?
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As strange as it sounds, insert the device, and then choose Eject. See if that alters the state.  I had an issue with a USB modem, that contained software also.  At times it would read as a drive, rather than a device.  This might work in reverse for you.
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try this to identify the devices :

Start>Programs>Accessories>System Tools>System Information.
Now select  "Components" and highlight "Problem Devices".
All hardware devices with a driver problem will be listed here.
Make a note of the first line of the PNP Device ID line of the entry. It will show a Vendor number and a Device number (VENxxxxDEVxxxx) both four digits long.
Look up those numbers here:   http://www.pcidatabase.com/index.php

This will tell you the manufacturer and the chip number.  Check the manufacturer's website first or google them


****alternatively, you can run driver easy : http://www.drivereasy.com/      
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..or insert a memory card (many hide devices if empty)

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As I suspected it was a driver problem.  Driver Easy loaded a different driver and the system was fixed.  Thanks
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tx for the feedback!

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