4port USB 2.0 card/Zip 750 Drive bother
Posted 08 March 2004 - 03:55 PM
I've installed a 4 port USB 2.0 card in the back of the computer and I'm running an external Zip 750 drive from it, putting a shortcut on the desktop for this external Zip 750 drive. The Zip 750 Drive works good because I've tried it out on another computer without any trouble, however I've got a bit of bother with the USB 2.0 card:
From 'off' I turn the computer on and wait until the desktop shows. The desktop shows all the usual icons and shortcuts including the shortcut for the external Zip 750 drive, however, on the Zip drive shortcut there is small round question mark on it where the computer doesn't recognise the drive as being there, and subsequently the computer doesn't reconise when a disk has been put into the drive because clicking on the Zip drive shortcut only brings up a message box with the error warning 'cannot be found', and whilst looking for the Zip drive icon in 'my computer' I notice that the icon is not even there!
From experience I've found this is not a permenant situation because I can temporarily overcome this bother by re-starting my computer and this time when it gets to the desktop again the small round question mark is gone from the shortcut and the computer recognises the Zip drive is there and the drive works perfectly and can be used without any bother.
If I were to then re-start the computer yet again, the desktop will once more show my Zip 750 drive shortcut with the small round question mark on it and as you can guess the computer doesn't recognise the Zip drive is there, so then I re-start my computer once again and hey presto! the small round question mark is gone again and the computer recognises the Zip drive exists.
And so it goes on like this with each re-start (there/not there/there/not there...etc) with occasional times when the computer continues to recognise the Zip drive is there after several re-starts of the computer.
One thing is constant, the first time I start up the computer from cold the small round question mark will always be on the Zip 750 drive shortcut with the computer not recognising it, and it has always recified itself with a simple re-start. However this is not supposed to happen in the first place and it would be really good to find out how to sort out this bother.
Does anyone know how this bother could be dealt with, has anyone got any suggestions?
Posted 09 March 2004 - 05:00 AM
From cold, the first start takes about a minute to settle on the desktop, as does the re-start.
On startup it does to-and-fro from the Windows boot screen to a blank screen, ie:
blank/boot screen/blank/boot screen/blank/boot screen/blank/very blank/welcome screen/desktop/blank/desktop
or something similar
Does that mean anything to anyone? :/
Posted 09 March 2004 - 06:59 PM
Posted 10 March 2004 - 02:06 PM
Posted 19 March 2004 - 12:19 PM
I find that when I try to install this USB2.0 Card software that during installation it asks for the location of a particular file, which is not usual, but I direct it to it anyhow, yet when installing in a different computer I find that it works fine even without installing any software whatsoever :/
Posted 19 March 2004 - 01:00 PM
okay okay i'll say it: fOrMaT
these tiny stuff are irritating. ok format might not be a easy solution but it'll definitely wipe it out. maybe its some hotfix problem but instead of investigating that u're better of formatting...
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