Why does Sony multi-card reader show up now as a RealTek product?

I've had a Sony MRW62E/T1/181  card reader for several years. It worked fine until recently. When I plugged in the USB cord that came with it into my XP Pro SP3 computer, I got a message asking me to install a RealTek driver. To the best of my knowledge, there are no RealTek products on my PC. I've tried rebooting and deleting entries in the Device Manager. No luck. I can't get the PC to recognize the card reader, much less retrieve photos from my SanDisk Ultra III 8GB SDHC camera card I've always used. Even stranger, I can use the card reader just fine if I plug it into the Windows 7 system at work. Yes, I have the Sony drive letter software installed. I've also tried different USB ports on my PC. Tips?
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Now if it’s a driver issue.
Most card readers and other USB Storage devices (ebook readers, cameras, camcorders, etc), use generic USB Win drivers.
Have you try to uninstall only the drivers of the USB Mass Storage Device?
Here is an example how to uninstall the Reader Digital Book USB drivers in the Win SO. It’s the same even for other Storage devices.
https://us.en.kb.sony.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/32193/p/73878,73935,73936/c/65,66/kw/drivers
Then reboot PC and connect the card reader.

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