How do I Install Dell 19-in-1 Media Card Reader Drivers?

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How do I Install Dell 19-in-1 Media Card Reader Drivers?
The Dell 19-in-1 card reader can read CompactFlash cards. (Compact flash image by Joel Calheiros from

Some Dell computer models include a 19-in-1 card reader installed in the 3.5-inch drive bay rather than a floppy drive. The card reader allows you to transfer data to and from flash memory cards without needing an external card reader. However, the drivers for the card reader may not be installed automatically if you reinstall Windows on your Dell computer from the original CD. If your Dell computer is unable to detect memory cards that you insert into the 19-in-1 card reader, you may need to reinstall the driver for the card reader.

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  1. 1

    Open a Web browser and navigate to the Dell Drivers and Downloads website (see Resources).

  2. 2

    Click the green button under "Choose a Model."

  3. 3

    Make a selection on the drop-down menu indicating whether you have a desktop or laptop computer.

  4. 4

    Select the product line of your Dell computer, such as "Dimension" or "Precision."

  5. 5

    Select the model number of your Dell computer and click the "Confirm" button. This brings you to the list of downloads available for your computer.

  6. 6

    Click the arrow next to "CD/DVD" to expand the category.

  7. 7

    Click the "Download" button next to "CA-200 Enhanced 19-1 Card Reader," then click the "Download" button under "Download via your Internet Browser." Save the file to your desktop.

  8. 8

    Double-click the file "R166862.exe" on the desktop when the download is complete to install the drivers for your 19-in-1 media card reader.

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