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Realtek PCIE CardReader - The driver for this device has been blocked from starting

Pavilion dv7
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

After upgrading WIndows the Realtek PCIE CardReader no longer functions.


"The driver for this device has been blocked from starting because it is known to have problems with Windows. Contact the hardware vendor for a new driver. (Code 48)

Click 'Check for solutions' to send data about this device to Microsoft and to see if there is a solution available."


What problems? I have never had any.


Under Driver File details: File Version is 6.1.7601.28104 

THere is a further comment "Windows did not start this device becausit it can cause your computer to become unstable" . I have never had issues and this seems a bit like big brother if ther is no option to bypass this.


How do I resolve the problem?

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