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Drivers for Sony Memory Stick Reader/Writer MSAC-US1A on Windows 7.

Q: Drivers for Sony Memory Stick Reader/Writer MSAC-US1A on Windows 7.

I am using Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. I've been trying to install a Sony Memory Stick Reader/Writer MSAC-US1A but every time I do, it says that it cannot find the drivers. I've attempted to download and install some versions of the drivers meant for older versions of Windows, but those didn't work either.

Is there any way to find a driver that will allow me to use a Sony Memory Stick Reader/Writer MSAC-US1A on Windows 7?

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A: Drivers for Sony Memory Stick Reader/Writer MSAC-US1A on Windows 7.

Quote: Originally Posted by Roboticon

I am using Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. I've been trying to install a Sony Memory Stick Reader/Writer MSAC-US1A but every time I do, it says that it cannot find the drivers. I've attempted to download and install some versions of the drivers meant for older versions of Windows, but those didn't work either.

Is there any way to find a driver that will allow me to use a Sony Memory Stick Reader/Writer MSAC-US1A on Windows 7?

Welcome to the forum,

All I see is an XP Driver here,

Sony eSupport - MSAC-US1A - Software Updates & Drivers

You can try installing in Compatibility Mode
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A:Sony Memory stick reader

Hi, solved my own problem!! I tried right clking "My Computer">properties>Device Manager>looked down the list & found "other devices", opened and saw something with MSAC-US1, which is on my memory stick reader, doble clked, it asked if I wanted to find the best driver> yes> and kept saying yes till it was done. It works!! Wooohoooo! Hope this helps someone else.
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A:Malware-laden Sony Vaio Won't Boot Without Memory Stick Inserted

Are you serious about trying to remove this infection when it's this bad? Do you have an appropriate windows cd to run as a repair disk?The one expert who would be able to lead you thru this is away right nowI have had a little personal experience with an infection that moves thru usb drives before tool will immunize another flash drive and the computer it's run onIt would seem if it was run on your infected computer it probably would make booting into normal mode impossibleI would use the tool and another usb drive to try and move some tools onto the infected computer and possibly bring back some logsI would definitely keep that windows cd handy to run as a repair disk
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A:Sony Vaio desktop memory card reader/floppy MIA

in device manager - view - show hidden devices - anything there

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Dylan2aT said:

I have a Compaq Presario SR1710NX with a 9 in 1 memory card reader which my computer cannot reinstall. I can't find the drivers for this device. It is connected to the proper USB pins on my system board.

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and welcome to the Forum

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Another drive: LiteOn SOHW-1213 it also includes Duel Layer like the Lg 4120. Which is better? Both are 12x DVD+-RW. The Plextor PX712A probably would be better but it cost about $100 more and it doesn't include Duel Layer and there is new technology coming out.
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I have never had a problem with my Sony DVD500a writer until now.
I cannot open the drawer!


A:Sony Dvd writer

if you restart the computer, does it open while the computer is booting? If not, then maybe the power supply is not connected to it
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i insert a memory card into the 51-in-1 card reader/writer, then i plug the usb cable into my dell/windows xp professional and nothing happens . do i need a driver or something and where can i get one? i am a computer beginner. help!

A:digital concepts card reader /writer

Has the reader ever worked and does the PC work with other USB devices? Cable seated properly on both ends?

Card readers don't need drivers loaded for XP.

Is this a cheapo unit? In my experience, the low cost USB gadgets can be flaky. I bought an SD card reader for $2 and it worked once. What did I expect. Cost me more than that in gasoline to return it.
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I have a dual operating system set-up, using Windows7 and Linux Ubuntu.
I am having problems running a number of cd-rom iso disks. Specifically, I want to load the iso disk, "GPARTED". This disk loads with no problems when I use Ubuntu as the op system. But with Windows7,
when the computer starts up, I hear the cd-reader/writer start up, the after approximately 1/2 minute the regular menu comes up on the screen.
Am I missing some setting or something?
Thank you

A:CD/DCD reader/writer problem loading .iso disks

do you mean you are trying to boot off it or that when you load into windows it hangs at the windows logo and reads the disk before continuing to load into windows?
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I have been working on an issue where acrobat reader and writer (both version 6) are installed, and ONE user is unable to get acrobat to open.
--Windows XP
--Acrobat reader 6.0
--adobe full writer 6.0

What I have tried:

--removing and reinstalling BOTH applications
--updating to reader 7.0
--renaming the users profile
There is no way that acrobat opens. Clicking on either program, it just hangs. Doesn't show up in task manager, but does show up in processes.
tried clicking on a pdf file, still nothing opens.
tried "unassociating" pdf files with adobe, reinstalling, then "reassociating" all pdf's with adobe.....still nothing!

If I log in, everything opens up fine. When the user logs in, Not-So-fine.

any thoughts, suggestions, etc. would be GREAT


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Hi, does anyone know of an external PCMCIA card reader/writer that meets the specifications below:

• can read/write
• supports 3.3V/5V 16-bit PCMCIA cards
• type II PC card slot
• can read/write to a wireless LAN card or a modem card or an Ethernet LAN card
• works with Windows OS’s

My whole objective is to be able to use my Sony Ericsson GC82 EDGE PC card on my desktop computer (I’m looking for an external drive solution).

Even if your device does or does not meet all these specifications or you are not sure if it does, still respond to me with the drive that you think may meet my objective.

Much appreciated.

A:External PCMCIA card reader/writer

You can buy PC/PCMCIA card readers that fit into a 3.5in bay or rear expansion slot. I don't know of any "external" ones. Do a google search on "PCI CARDBUS DESKTOP"
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I haven't changed anything in the system, I just woke up one morning and I couldn't burn videos to DVD! I am running Sony's software for movie editing (picture motion browser) and have been making movies for years and never had a problem. I have tried to get the computer to recognize about 6 different DVD reader/writers and I just bought a brand new ASUS unit and still no recognition. HELP!

A:Computer doesn't recognize ANY DVD writer/reader

I assume you already tried those suspect cd-dvd devices in other computers, correct? Are the devices showing correctly in UEFI or BIOS? If yes, are the devices correctly showing up in Control Panel's Device Manager? And, you have or have not used something similar to Acronis Universal Boot, I can't boot the Acronis dvd right now to make sure of the correct name; however, once I invoked it, both my hard-drive and what was once my cd-dvd device had the same name in BIOS; I had to restore a recent [month-old] OS partition image to fix it. It is the first choice of four or five choices within the Acronis Rescue DVD [or usb] boot.

addendum: I corrected the name above: Acronis Universal Boot is the correct name.
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My blue ray /cd writer / reader suddenly disappear from my computer , I when I looked at the driver properties I got "code 19" than I uninstalled and restarted the computer with no success got the "code 19" again .I tried to update the driver and I got an answer from the computer that my driver is up to date .I am stuck in some loop as I do not find a place that I can download the driver and if I am using the window 7 way of solving the issue nothing is happening
"Windows cannot start this hardware device because its configuration information (in the registry) is incomplete or damaged. (Code 19)"
This is the message I get

A:Blue ray reader / writer driver issues


Try the steps here and see if it helps.
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The SanDisk ImageMate 12-in-1 Reader/Writer works on my sister's computer, but not mine.

There was a sticker that said to install the button application before plugging it in, but i forgot about that and plugged it in,

It doesn't read my SD card at all! I tried installing repairing, reinstalling that button application, but I don't think thats the problem.

And everytime I put in the SD card in there, it reads it but when I press the little transfer button it tells me that the monitor is already running and that I need to put in a medium.

What gives?

A:SanDisk ImageMate 12-in-1 Reader/Writer Issues

While you're tying to figure it out, you should be able to open My Computer and use the Sandisk as a portable disk drive to read your card?