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2006-07-06, 21:52 #1
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Firewire Disk Drives Not Recognized (XP SP2 +updat
I cannot get any firewire (IEEE 1394) disk drives recognized.
My system has 3 firewire-capable drives:
<UL><LI>Sony DVD - both USB and firewire capable
<LI>Western Digital (WD3200B011) - both USB and firewire capable
<LI>Maxtor Personal Storage (3000DV) - Firewire only[/list]Both the Sony and the WD drives function when they're connected via their USB ports - alone and both.
When I connect any single drive to the 1394 Host Controller (Radius), nothing happens. When I connect the WD drive to USB and then to Firewire, the drive disappears from Explorer. The WD unit is suppposed to work with both USB and Firewire connected - there's actually a USB hub inside the WD drive.
I have tried every drive connection sequence I can think of with the same results. Also, deinstalling and reinstalling the 1394 host controller produces the same results.
"In the beginning", the Sony drive and the Maxtor drive worked together. Then I bought the WD unit and have had problems ever since. Once I was able to get all three drives working - Sony/USB, WD/FW and Maxtor/FW.
Are there potentially some XP hotfixes (err, updates) I've missed? Anything else? I really don't want to go scorched-earth and reinstall XP. <img src=/S/groan.gif border=0 alt=groan width=16 height=15>Al
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