I just got my card reader in from Newegg today. It was the $5 Rosewill USB 2.0 reader
. So I decide to test it, and I put my 2GB Ultra SD card in. All checks out, it says it's a 1.9GB Mass Storage Device.
Here's the problem: Being the idiot I am, I just thought "Ok, it's working... done for now." So I just removed the reader without "Safely removing hardware." Now I put it in and nothing happens at all; I've tried all the USB ports on my computer on XP and XP X64, my brother's computer, and my sister's laptop. None are even recognizing that there's a device plugged into USB. I've tried it with the SD card in, with it out, and with a different 1GB SD card in, all to no avail. Both SD cards are recognized by my Wii. So my question: did I ruin the card reader by not safely removing it, and is there a known fix if so?
Sorry for the wall of text.