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    IDE to USB Drive Connection error

    All,
    I have a need where I am attaching a IDE drive via an adaptor I recently purchased. basically the connections work as follows:

    USB cord with and IDE connector
    Power supply to power drive

    upon inserting the USB with the drive connected, it indicates NEW HARDWARE detected. Then goes through the initial setup. With the provided CD, the program will attempt to load the drivers to read the IDE drive.

    At this point I get a failure. Attached is an image of the error.

    Any Ideas?
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    Re: IDE to USB Drive Connection error

    From another source, here is the description of function drivers:
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    Drivers for devices attached to the USB are termed function drivers, because they control a USB functional device. USB is a protocol-based bus, and a Windows component called a bus driver
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    Re: IDE to USB Drive Connection error

    While you're looking to see if Bob's idea is a solution, may I make a suggestion? You could save yourself some zipping work and Loungers the work of downloading just to see a graphic. Most graphics (JPG, GIF, PNG) can be attached directly to a post without the need for zipping 'em up. See attachment.

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    Re: IDE to USB Drive Connection error

    All,
    Thanks! I finally got the drivers to load correctly, and then the trick(at least for now) is to have the drive powered up, selected as Master, then connect the USB.

    thanks,
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    Re: IDE to USB Drive Connection error

    >Thanks! I finally got the drivers to load correctly,
    How did you get them to load correctly?
    I'm having a similar problem. Purchased a no-name cable (in box with CD) last weekend.
    It refuses to install.
    The wizard comes up with a few drivers from the CD, none of which work.
    If I browse (manually) the CD to the appropriate path, "D:USB to IDE Adapter Cable 2.0driverFor windowsWINXPUSBPORT.INF", I get "The specified location does not contain information about your hardware"
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    Re: IDE to USB Drive Connection error

    The USB Mass Storage Device shown in Device Manager should point to a native MS file in %C%WindowsSystem32DriversUSBSTOR.SYS. You may have to retrieve it from the XP CD as it may not have been installed initially.
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    Re: IDE to USB Drive Connection error

    Bob, thanks for the reply.

    "should point" confuses me.
    I have a USB2IDE on the old IBM server; installed it last September, but can't remember how.
    I took a look at the IBM and saw that it referenced a file USBSTOR.SYS, so I checked that I do indeed have that on my Big Beige Box in ..System32Drivers.
    I'm not sure how to make Windows "point" to it.
    Just now I reran the re-install drivers wizard, pointing variously to USBSTOR.SYS, GenUide.inf, and another file, before the Wizard died trying to install USBMONIT.exe (if I got that right).

    In desperation, or close to it, I tried installing from the mini-CD that I used to install on the Big Beige Box last Septmber; tried all three sources, and failed.

    I'm now wondering is (sigh!) a re-install of WinXP might do the trick.
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    Re: IDE to USB Drive Connection error

    If you look at the USB Mass Storage Properties> Device Details it should mention USBSTOR.SYS as in the screenshot.
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    Re: IDE to USB Drive Connection error

    >If you look at the USB Mass Storage Properties> Device Details it should mention USBSTOR.SYS as in the screenshot.
    Thanks, Bob, but you are way ahead of me. I think I'd see that *if* I were able to install the darn thing.
    I've tried with every option offered for installation - with and without the CD, locating the various files under C:Windows when asked. There seems to be no way to install the darn thing.
    I don't want to waste your time; I feel that there is something wrong, and that perhaps a reinstall of WinXP might be the best bet, with the USB2IDE plugged in at time of install.
    FWIW this is what I see when I choose DriverDetails; I'm not surprised that there are no details.
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    Re: IDE to USB Drive Connection error

    I was getting that exact "error" indication when I FIRST tried to install the IDE drive via USB. It didn't load drivers, etc. It turned out to be the POWER Supply to the external drive was NOT supplying ANY power!
    I solved that by wiring up my own power extension cable to plug in from the interior power plug to the IDE drive. Once proper power was in place, the unit was recognised, USBSTOR.SYS was loaded and away it went. Works fine since that.

    I don't know if you can wire up a cable for it but can you or someone with a volt meter check for proper ( 5 & 12 volts ) being applied to the drive?
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    Re: IDE to USB Drive Connection error

    >the POWER Supply to the external drive was NOT supplying ANY power!
    Thanks Bob.
    I thought that I was getting power through the little black brick, hearing the drive spin up.
    I'll try again at lunchtime with a cable from the computer's own power supply; there's a few of them dangling out of the chassis.

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