Fixing “SD Card Reader is not working in Windows 10” Issue


As we know that there are lots of users who are willing to upgrade to Windows 10 from Windows 8.2. But remember one thing, that doing will let you face some issues. One of the main issue they are facing is “SD card is not working in Windows 10”. The SD card is not being detected by the system and after inserting the SD card, the card drive does not seems to be working. Most probably, this error is taking place in these three types:

  • Driver issue
  • System issue
  • Device issue

These are the main three types of issue due to which this error is taking place. However, there are some steps mentioned below that will help you get rid of this issue with an ease. Let us have a look at the steps:


  • Run Windows Hardware Troubleshooter Utility
  • First of all, Click on Start
  • Then Open settings Tab from the search bar of Windows 10
  • Now Select Troubleshooting
  • Next you have to type Hardware Troubleshooter and click on it to start troubleshooting.
  • If you perform this basic task then you may solve many problems automatically.

Fix Card or Card Reader Issue:

Most of the time, SD card is the main agenda. If the memory card you have inserted in the external drive is damaged or corrupted then it will not be recognized by the Windows computer system. However, you can simply try the same card in a different computer so that you check whether the SD card is okay or not. If the problem still persists then it is clear that the card is not good due to which you are getting this issue.

Fix System Setting

Generally, the card reader is disabled in the settings “BIOS”. So, you should always check once if the option is enabled or disabled. As a result, after enabling this option, if the card is all okay then it will obviously read in Windows 10.

After applying the above steps you can easily get rid of this issue. However, you can also try updating necessary drivers so that you will be able to access your SD card in Windows 10. But, if you still find yourself helpless then you can also try third party tool. Here, in this case, you can make use of Card Data Recovery tool to get this issue fixed with an ease. This can easily fix SD card reader issue as well as any other kind of issue related to  memory card instantly.


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