System device drivers are attracting a lot of interest of recent due to the potential for mismatching or compatibility problems with newer software packages and devices. Let us begin by looking at the Windows 8 device manager. When the new OS package is installed, there will be up to three base system devices, which are handled under the device manager. The reason for this is that the drivers that are meant to control the activities of the card reader are not installed correctly. They could be only partially installed or badly installed. You will need to find the drivers on the media or alternatively, get them from the manufacturer’s website. Most reputable manufacturers will have a list of drivers, which is found on the section that relates to removable chipsets or media.

Getting your driver right

Always look for the precise drivers that correspond to the media that you have uploaded. There are very few devices that are able to work with different drivers, such as a printer. The vast majority require precise matching, hence the use of serial numbers for identification purposes. Another potentially problematic area is that of USB ports that are not properly linked to the motherboard. In this cases, Windows will not be able to recognize the ports and by extension the devices that use those ports as connectors. Try to locate the USB drivers, in order to resolve this issue. The media that came with the computer will have the details of the match. Alternatively, you can interrogate the manufacturer’s website for further details.

When you have installed the card reader drivers and USB port drivers, the issues should be resolved. However, if they are not resolved then you should look at how Windows is recognizing the system devices. For example, there could be hidden drivers that you are not aware of, but which are essential to operating the computer. In order to confirm this, you will have to visit the manufacturer’s website and download all the drivers that are recommended as being “essential”. Install one by one until they are complete. At this point, you should pretty much be able to use the system. This secondary installation also serves the purposes of upgrading the existing drivers that are not updated. You are then able to cut down on errors and false starts.

The installation comes with a number of other perks, which will help the system to run better. If at this stage you are still experiencing problems, then there is something wrong with the hardware devices that you have attached to the computer. In order to isolate the one that is causing the problems, you have to detach them one by one whilst checking functionality. If that is not possible, then you should take the computer to a repair shop where they will be able to undertake a much more in depth investigation. They might also make the decision to completely replace the faulty hardware. As a final note, it is good to share your experiences with other users, so that they too can resolve their problems using your method as a reference point.