The moment you install Windows operating system on your Dell or Lenovo Notebooks or other Computers, you may experience driver related issues. One of the common issue would be the missing USB2.0-CRW device listed under Other Devices in Windows Device manager.
This issue is seen in computers from Samsung, ASUS or Toshiba etc. In Short, the moment you see the word USB 2.0-CRW in device manager, then it is an issue related to the Card reader of your Notebook or Desktop. You need to go to the driver download page of your Notebook or Desktop and download the Card reader driver from there.
How to solve USB2.0-CRW on Lenovo Machines:
To solve USB2.0-CRW driver issue on your Lenovo Desktop, you need to download the Card reader driver. You need to download the drivers from Lenovo driver download page. As I was using Lenovo H530 Desktop, I installed the driver available in this link and it worked for me.
You could find three drivers listed over there. Depends on the Windows version, please choose the right driver and install it on your machine
- Bitland Cardreader Driver for Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit,64-bit)
- Bitland 5179 Card Reader Driver for Microsoft Windows 8 (64-bit)
- Bitland Cardreader Driver for Windows 8.1 (64-bit)
I hope this drivers will work for you as well. If it does not work, then may be your Desktop is using another card reader and you have to download the Card reader driver from your lenovo desktop driver download page.
How to solve USB2.0-CRW on Dell Machines:
If you have a Dell Notebook ( example: Dell Inspiron 15R), then you may experience similar kind of issues when you reinstall Windows and the driver you need to use will be different. The best way to solve driver related issues is by finding the device IDs of device. In my case, when I check the Device IDs in device manager, I could find find following IDs listed.
Check the screenshot as well:
The above Hardware ID is for the Realtek USB 2.0 Card Reader. Open the Dell Driver download page and find the card reader driver from the list. Click here to launch Dell Driver download page. Select notebook model and download the driver.
In my case, I am using Dell Inspiron 15R and I found the driver from this Dell link.
Download the card reader driver from your notebook download page and I hope it will solve the issue. If you find any better solution or any other workarounds, please update in the comments section. I will try to include your solutions in this blog post.
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