Laptop slowly recognizes usb stick/sd card/xpress card slot

By tidri
Jan 1, 2014
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  1. Lately, My laptop is very slow in recognizing my usb stick, or my Hard drive (usb 3.0) or my sxs cards through my express card slot. It 's also slow in recognizing my sd-cards through my card reader. I have a very fast laptop. A lenovo W530.

    I just started a while ago, and I can't get it to recognize faster . Everything else works just fine and fast.... but it takes up to 4 minutes to recognize these things.

    Can somebody help?

  2. TheHawk

    TheHawk TS Enthusiast Posts: 32   +9

    Hey tidri. 2 things come to mind if it previously worked. One is a reinstall of all the drivers for the mobo, and the other is a full AV/Malware/Rootkit scan. If everything checks out, a full format and an OS reinstall would be my third move.
  3. pghninja1

    pghninja1 TS Rookie

    Reinstall your drivers. Is anything reported in the application or system event logs? Is your antivirus set to scan/block USB-connected devices?

    Does every USB drive detect slowly, or is it one in particular?

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