SD Card Showing In Device Manager But Not Showing In My Computer - "Windows can't access the disk"

My Samsung 8 GB Micro SD Card is not accessible. the card is showing in device manager it is not accessible through my computer. after inserting the card in my laptop, disk management takes very long time in opening and other programs also. Windows chkdsk saying that "Windows can't access the disk" PLEASE HELP

Hello Parimal,

Thank you for providing us with the information.

As per the description, I understand that your SD card is not accessible on your computer, although it is shows up in the Device Manager but not in File Explorer.

In order to understand the issue more clearly, please provide us with the following information.

  1. What exactly happens when you insert the SD card? Do you get any error message?

  2. Have you checked if the SD card works fine on other computers?

There can be a possibility that this issue might have occurred due to corrupted SD card drivers in the system.

First, I would suggest you to run the following Microsoft fixit to get the problem automatically detected and fixed.

Hardware devices not working or are not detected in Windows.

If the problem persists, we can try uninstalling SD card from Device Manager and try reinstalling it. Please follow the steps mentioned below to uninstall the SD card driver.

  1. Press Windows key + X when you are at desktop.

  2. Select Device Manager.

  3. Expand SD card.

  4. Right-click the SD card driver and click Uninstall.

  5. Windows will prompt you to confirm the device’s removal. Click OK to remove the driver.

  6. After the un-installation is complete, reboot your computer as soon as possible.

Computer will load the generic SD card drivers. Now, please go to the manufacturer’s website, download and install the compatible SD card drivers for your computer and check.

For reference:

Please refer to the following Microsoft Help article given below and check if it helps.

Download and install drivers

You may also try to install the optional updates in the system and check if it helps. Please follow the steps given below and check if it helps.

  1. At the Start screen, type Windows Update.

  2. Click or tap Settings on the right side of the screen, and then select Install optional updates from the left results.

  3. When the Windows Update control panel opens, click on “Check for Updates” on the top left corner to receive a fresh list of updates.

I hope this information is helpful.

Please do let us know if you need any further assistance, we will be glad to assist you.

Thank you.


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Last updated June 13, 2021 Views 12,180 Applies to: