I used the USB 1.1 port in one of the USB slots on the back of the ASUS G1S laptop and at first Windows Vista couldn't recognise the drive. So, I used the Databook drivers that came with the Travelstar 8E unit which has a 8.1 GB ATA/33 3 1/2" IDE hard disk. The laptop unit lacks PCMCIA slots as it uses a PCI Express card instead. Windows Vista treated the IBM Travelstar 8E as a removal drive.
Here are some certain issues that I have found when using the external unit:
1. The Travelstar 8E unit does not get recognised when viewing the Disk Management section of Computer Management. Only drives C and D are recognised. The Travelstar 8E is listed as drive E. The unit was recognised when it was used on the Toshiba Tecra 720CDT laptop with Windows 95 and Windows NT 4.0 as well as the Compaq TC1000 tablet computer that I recently got. Also, I do not have the ability to change the drive letter of the portable USB device like I did in earlier versions of Windows.
2. When using the Event Viewer to troubleshoot errors, Events 6 and 8 are detected referencing to the Virtual Disk Service. Throwing error codes 80070032@0200000F for Event 6 and Error code: 32@02000017 for Event 8.
3. Looking at the Device Manager, listed under "Portable Devices", a yellow exclamation point is shown meaning that there is something wrong with the Microsoft WPC FileSystem Driver. When I click on the non-functioning device, I get this in the Device Status:
This device cannot start. (Code 10) Click 'Check for solutions' to send data about this device to Microsoft and to see if there is a solution available.
4. Lastly, when looking at the device properties for the IBM-DYLA-28100 USB device, attempting to populate the volume of the device throws this error:
Volume Volume information for this disk cannot be found.
Sorry for the information being unreadable, but for some reason, I uploaded these screenshots via Twitpic and it wouldn't let me view the original size of the image. Plus, I was also viewing the issue via the TightVNC client on my Windows 2000 machine.
I have tried to provide as much information as possible, but is there a way to correct this issue? If so, how would I do it?
Edited by ppgrainbow, 20 January 2013 - 12:59 AM.