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Gargravarr
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Inspiron 6000 - SD Card Reader (Driver?)

I've installed Win2KPro for work related software compatibility. In my device manager I have an unknown PCI Device (yellow "?"). I'm assuming this is the SD Card Reader as that is the only device that is not functioning/responding. Where do I get the driver for the reader as it's not available at Support, neither in XP or 2000 download areas? I've tried running the Dell Notebook System Software, but I get an error message stating that "this computer does not support this operating system."

Please help, thanks!
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DELL-Rollie
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Re: Inspiron 6000 - SD Card Reader (Driver?)

Gargravarr,
 
Thank you for using the Dell Community Forum.
 
Dell does not factory install Windows 2000 on the Inspiron 6000, and you will not find a complete set of drivers for that Operating System.  I do not know of a Windows 2000 driver for that piece of hardware.
 
Try this driver for your system, Microsoft Secure Digital I/O.  This is for Windows XP and I do not know if it will work with Windows 2000.  This is for the Inspiron 9200, but should work on the 6000.
 
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Gargravarr
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Re: Inspiron 6000 - SD Card Reader (Driver?)

Thanks for the help and link to the file... however, when I run the setup, I get the error "This computer does not support this operating system." Is there a way to extract the files from the .cab files, perhaps I can manually install the drivers?

Thanks again for your help.
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Re: Inspiron 6000 - SD Card Reader (Driver?)

I have just purchased a Dell Inspiron 6000. I saw that it had an SD memory card slot and so i inserted a memory card from my digital camera, but nothing happened. I dont know if there is supposed to be an auto start or if i have to open it. Im not sure how to access my memory card when its inserted. Can someone help me? Thank you! :smiley happy:
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Zantei
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Re: Inspiron 6000 - SD Card Reader (Driver?)

Hi, I'm Zantei from Japan.
SD Card Slot driver problem on Win2k Pro & Winxp Pro with
DELL's Inspiron 6000 is hot issue in Japan too.

BTW I maybe found a solution. Plase download a file from
below URL.

http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/exportcompliance.aspx?c=us&cs=19&l=en&s=dhs&fileid=113408&SystemID=INS_PNT_P4_9200&category=0&os=WW1&osl=en&deviceid=7818&devlib=7&releaseid=R86531&p=HTTP

when you got this file, try execute this file.
the file will be extracted and install driver automatically.

after driver installed, please check SD Card device on DeviceManager. You can probably find a new device "SDA
-Standard Compliant SD Host Controller" in a new category
"Secure Digital Host Controllers".

Please Let's try! good luck!
I'm waiting your report.

Cheers,
Zantei (from Japan)
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Gargravarr
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Re: Inspiron 6000 - SD Card Reader (Driver?)

Zantei,

Thanks, I was hoping this was going to solve all my problems, but I get the same error as before (Using Windows 2000 Pro-SP4):

"This computer does not support this operating system."

Is there anyway to get around this? Perhaps be able to extract the drivers out of the CAB files?


Thanks for any additional info you can provide.
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Zantei
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Re: Inspiron 6000 - SD Card Reader (Driver?)

Hi,Gargravarr,

I've an apology in a part of my comment.
At previous week, I tested the file on winxp Pro SP1 only.
Win2k Pro SP4 was not tested. So I didn't know that can't
work the driver on W2k.

I'm interested to this issue(can use SDIO on Inspiron 6000
with Win2k SP4).

Please any information for this issue, If you have.
Thanks.

Best Regards,
Zantei
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Zantei
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Re: Inspiron 6000 - SD Card Reader (Driver?)

Hi,

I found a file for SDIO at Win2k.

ttp://www.maxselect.ru/binary/drivers/notebooks/TravelBook_TZ/SD_Card.zip

CAUTION!
THIS FILE WAS CHECKED BY A VIRUS CHECKER.
BUT I NOT CHECKED THAT WORKING THE DRIVER ON Win2kProSP4 at Inspiron6000.

PLEASE PAY ATTENTION TO THAT YOUR OWN RISK.

good luck.

Cheers,
Zantei
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Gargravarr
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Re: Inspiron 6000 - SD Card Reader (Driver?)

I downloaded this file. The howtoinstall.txt file was unreadable. I tried to use the update driver option in the hardware manager and pointed it to the downloaded files.

It seemed to install, but after the reboot, I now have the following entry in my hardware manager with a yellow !:

SDA Standard Compliant SD Host Controller.

It has the following error:
This device is not working properly because Windows cannot load the drivers required for this device. (Code 31)
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Hagis2k
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Re: Inspiron 6000 - SD Card Reader (Driver?)

Well i did recieve mine Inspiron 6000 yesterday i installed my own 2003 licence
i hate when you live in sweden and cant choose the english version from dell on the os

and the sd card reader do work with mine 2003 after
i downloaded the "www.maxselect.ru/binary/drivers/notebooks/TravelBook_TZ/SD_Card.zip"
be sure to install all drivers properly i got the device working all fine now thanks Zantei for your help much appreciated !!!
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