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    Hi guys and gurrrls have a problem with a pre-built computer tonite that my friend just bought , deal was I would install the software for her . But on install I have more more drives than a Saturday afternoon on the golf course so thought what the hell ? The card reader lite is on so thought thats not right ?


    Probably just crossed wires and could fix or disable but pissed me off . Thought will just install software for her and found can't find "D" as its called G ? WPI from XP Ingego was what I'm using . I'm so frustrated as know I could fix it but worried about warranty as the fucker is like one hour old .


    My question is, should not be a lite on a drive your not using ?

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    I take it that this 6-in-1 reader has 6 slots? If so, you will have a drive letter for each slot.

    If you had 6 floppy drives you would have 6 slots and 6 drive letters, it's just the same for card readers.

    And the light should be on to indicate it is connected.
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    Good to know lynx.

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    It surprised me when I got one, I was only expecting a single extra drive. When you realise that you could have a card in each slot it starts to make sense.

    I had to plug it in to check on the light though.
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    What software were you installing?

    Whenever I install Windows on a PC with a cardreader I unplug the reader's USB header beforehand.
    That way you install the OS on C: instead of some random drive letter- Sonys are particularly bad about this, you can end up with the OS on G if you're not careful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by clocker View Post
    What software were you installing?

    Whenever I install Windows on a PC with a cardreader I unplug the reader's USB header beforehand.
    That way you install the OS on C: instead of some random drive letter- Sonys are particularly bad about this, you can end up with the OS on G if you're not careful.
    Is there a problem with that? It happened to me once and didn't cause any problems.

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    I'm formating again (3rd) time with a genaritc xp disk and at setup I now have C: Partion1 new raw . I'll have to install all her programs seperatly now but what a pain in the ass .


    To be honest I'v never seen a 6-1 card reader and hope never again .Its called Istar by the way like that dog of a movie . I'm glad I asked you people first instead of phoning the store and complaining .

    Guys here's the deal I got her , I'm pretty happy for just a budget system .

    P4 Value System was the one .


    http://www.alinx.ca/flyer.asp

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    Quote Originally Posted by peat moss View Post
    I'm formating again (3rd) time with a genaritc xp disk and at setup I now have C: Partion1 new raw . I'll have to install all her programs seperatly now but what a pain in the ass .


    To be honest I'v never seen a 6-1 card reader and hope never again .Its called Istar by the way like that dog of a movie . I'm glad I asked you people first instead of phoning the store and complaining .

    Guys here's the deal I got her , I'm pretty happy for just a budget system .

    P4 Value System was the one .


    http://www.alinx.ca/flyer.asp
    I would have gone with the AMD value system (better Nvidia graphics).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Virtualbody1234 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by peat moss View Post
    I'm formating again (3rd) time with a genaritc xp disk and at setup I now have C: Partion1 new raw . I'll have to install all her programs seperatly now but what a pain in the ass .


    To be honest I'v never seen a 6-1 card reader and hope never again .Its called Istar by the way like that dog of a movie . I'm glad I asked you people first instead of phoning the store and complaining .

    Guys here's the deal I got her , I'm pretty happy for just a budget system .

    P4 Value System was the one .


    http://www.alinx.ca/flyer.asp
    I would have gone with the AMD value system (better Nvidia graphics).


    Smart ass ! Thats why I like you VB , but she's a Intel fangirl and we're looking for a good Vid card later in a few weeks but money was an issue . She likes Final Fantasy online and burning music so it was pretty easy to set her up . The card reader is something she would probably never use but oh well .


    On a side note I offered Vista Ultimate for her setup but she said no thanks it does n't work well with my online game . She knows computers so didn't push the issue .
    Last edited by peat moss; 07-07-2007 at 05:34 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peat moss View Post
    On a side note I offered Vista Ultimate for her setup but she said no thanks it does n't work well with my online game . She knows computers so didn't push the issue .
    Well, she knows computers well enough to turn down Vista Ultimate on a PC that could never properly run it, that's for sure.

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