Hi. I have an Inspiron 6000 with windows xp. My card reader has recently decided not to work but has worked marvelously in the past. When I insert my card, it either comes up that the card is not formatted or just does not autoplay. I get several different error messages depending on it's mood such as: The disk in Drive E is not formatted. Do you want to format it now? (I don't) and Windows Delayed Write Failed. Windows was unable to save all the data for the file E: The data has been lost. This error may be caused by a failure of your computer hardware or network connection. Please try to save this file elsewhere. I do not know where these came from or why the problem started. Like I said, I had no issues with it before and this just started happening. I did not change any hardware settings. Please help!
Try the card in your camera or other device to check it for damage. If you can try another card in the 6000, do that and see if you get the same message. Reboot the computer and see if all the drives show up in Windows Explorer.