PCMCIA Not Working Correctly

Hi i installed Windows 10 a few weeks ago on my laptop a Dell Latitude D630 and it works great, Apart from one thing my PCMCIA Card is not functioning correctly.

I use the slot for my camera micro drive cards, when i insert the card it is detected a driver installs, it is correctly shown in device manager and it shows on the removable device list. . But for some reason it dose not show in file explorer.

It is very weird and the only thing i can compare the problem to, is the problem some windows 8 installs had with the DVD drive not showing on file explorer with some computers, and you had to do a reg hack to get it to show. This is basically the same except its a PCMCIA device.

My device works fine i have about 10 different micro drive's from several different manufacturers and none of them work. I have tried them on a friends Windows 7 laptop and they all work perfectly. So i dual Boot my laptop with Windows 7 to make certain my PCMCIA slot was working and they all worked perfectly, and the slot functions correctly, so this is definitely a issue with Windows 10.

I have asked this question before and the advice i got from Microsoft did not do anything which is why I'm re asking just this time making sure i give better information. So if anyone can help i would be very grateful.

All My Best Neanderecow !

 

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Hi Neanderecow,

Thank you for your interest in Windows 10.

This issue is majorly caused due to device or driver compatibility or outdated BIOS.

We suggest you to visit the computer manufacturer website and install all the latest drivers for Windows 10, if you don't find the drivers for Windows 10, please visit the computer manufacturer website and check for the drivers.

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Modifying BIOS/ complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) settings incorrectly can cause serious problems that may prevent your computer from booting properly. Microsoft cannot guarantee that any problems resulting from the configuring of BIOS/CMOS settings can be solved. Modifications of the settings are at your own risk. 

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All drivers are as up to date as possible already and so is my bios, my cards are detected by windows 10 they are just not showing in file explorer. windows 10 shows the device in settings - devices it even says what make of micro drive it is so there must be something more going on with windows 10.
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I too have a problem with the PCMCIA slot on my Laptop, also a Dell, since upgrading to Win 10. I use mine for a number of different cards but mostly for a USB3 expansion card. The slot is there under the device manager but it will not recognise any card I put into this slot. I have contacted all the card makers and unsured that the correct drivers are installed. My laptop is upto date with Dell drivers and BIOS . None of the card producers can provide any answer and the only advice I have recieved is to bin the upgrade and complete a clean install of win 10. Every thing worked well under Win 7 Pro but not Win 10.

I have no intention to buy a copy of Win 10, yet, to try this clean install and it would seem that many PCMCIA users have similar problems. 

So all I can say is that you are not alone.

MS please sort this for us.

PJCook

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Same problem here.  Dell D630.  Recent upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10.  PCMCIA card is no longer recognized as a logical drive.

Can we please get some help here?

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This is definitely Windows 10 problem.  I installed

Mint on my Dell D630 and it recognized the PCMCIA Card.

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Same for me. Dell latitude D530.

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I also have installed Windows 10 on an old HP laptop, an NC8430 with a pcmcia/cardbus slot.  I have USB 2.0 two port cardbus cards that I used in my pcmcia slot with Windows 7 and XP and they were all recognized and any flash drive I plugged into the USB slots on the card worked fine.  Now that I have upgraded to Windows 10 the pcmcia/cardbus cards I put in the pcmcia slot are recognized and drivers install, but whenever I try to put a USB flash drive into either of the two USB 2.0 slots, Windows does not recognize them.  It puts them as 'unrecognized devices' so this has to be an incompatibility with Windows 10 and pcmcia/cardbus.  Is there any chance that updated NEC drivers will be developed or will I just have to put my old slot plug back in and ignore its existence?

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Well I dumped my nc8430 and gave it to a young family member to use, so I don't care about it anymore! :) However I have a Dell D630 that I use and its PC card slot works perfectly in Windows 10 in recognizing my SD to PC Card (even with SDHC capacity 64GB) as well as my dual USB port card, so they must have better drivers for Dell anyway now or I've lucked out with the cards I have.

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