Finally, we have somebody complaining about Windows 8 and not Windows 8.1 – a new problem has been spotted and it points to several Epson printer memory card readers not being accessible from Windows 8
A fresh new problem related to Epson printers has been spotted in the Microsoft Community support forums. This time, the problem isn’t related to Windows 8.1 but to Windows 8. Apparently, the Epson printer memory card readers are not accessible from Windows 8 for a user of a Epson Stylus Photo PX730WD model. Here is what he said:
My Epson Stylus Photo PX730WD is able to read and use memory cards inserted in its reader. But I cannot view these readers in Windows 8. I get unable to access all network ports om boot up. Any suggestions?
Just like somebody is suggesting to him, I am saying the same thing – use the Map Network Drive tool in Explorer in order to assign a drive so it doesn’t interfere with existing drives. After that, you need to choose Reconnect at Boot option. Now, your problem should be solved. If it persists, I further hint that you could try and clear the dust from the tray as this has proved to be a big problem in my case.
We have previously written about other issues related with card readers in Windows 8.1 and here they are – Realtek Card Reader Drivers Still not Updated for Windows 8.1, SD Card Reader not Working in Windows 8.1 for some Lenovo Users. If you have been experiencing similar issues, head over there and see what the community is saying.
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Fix various Epson Printer issues in Windows 10, 8.1 and 8
These are not the only problems with Epson printers. Users have reported various problems while using them, and we have managed to search and compile all the fixes we found on the internet and put them into ‘how-to’ fix guides. Here are some of the most annoying problems and their possible fixes:
- How to fix error 0x97 on Epson printers
- Fix ‘Printer Offline’ error in Windows 10, 8 or 7 (once and for all)
- How to Fix Epson Scanner Problems in Windows 10
- Fix: Printing stuck on spooling on Windows 10
- Fix: Can’t remove printer on Windows 10
You can also try to search for a specific fix on our site using the ‘search bar’. In case you fixed your issue let us know in the comments section so we can recommend that specific fix to other users.
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in November 2013 and has been since revamped and updated for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.