In Reply to: Re: As per your request (Harddrive followup) posted by Bill D. on 04/27/02 at 10:37 PM:
Thanks for your reply, i bought a pcmcia card (IOGEAR) it should work?
Thanks again, you've been a great help :O)
: Actually, that looks really healthy. I would assume that the drive requires more power than the laptop can provide. This is not unusual. That is why (thanks Jeff) USB 2.0 adapters have a separate power supply.
: Another possibility is that the drive cannot be on a hub. It needs to be on the laptop port. If you're using a hub, bypass it.
: I would suggest a USB 2.0 Cardbus adapter. Adaptec, Belkin and Siig offer them.
: : Heres the info you requested:
: : IRQ 0 System timer OK
: : IRQ 1 Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard OK
: : IRQ 3 Acer Laptop Fast Infrared Port OK
: : IRQ 4 Communications Port (COM1) OK
: : IRQ 5 ATI RAGE Mobility (ACER) OK
: : IRQ 5 ACER NIC-559A PRO/100+ with Alert On LAN 2* OK
: : IRQ 5 Lucent Win Modem OK
: : IRQ 5 ESS 1969 PCI AudioDrive (WDM) OK
: : IRQ 6 Standard floppy disk controller OK
: : IRQ 8 System CMOS/real time clock OK
: : IRQ 9 Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System OK
: : IRQ 11 Intel(r) 82371AB/EB PCI to USB Universal Host Controller OK
: : IRQ 12 PS/2 Compatible Mouse OK
: : IRQ 13 Numeric data processor OK
: : IRQ 14 Primary IDE Channel OK
: : IRQ 15 Secondary IDE Channel OK
: : RECAP:
: : Outline:
: : -Acer TravelMate 734tvx
: : -Lava Link drive enclosure
: : -Ata 133 Maxtor 160 GB drive
: : -cleaning didnt help
: : -WINXP
: : Alright, i bought this external drive for my computer and its a USB 2 device. The port on my laptop is the older version USB port so it wont run as fast, but since the drive enclosure is backwards compadiable it should function properly. I dont know what to do. I plug my drive in, it recognizes the drive, installs the drivers, and it functions. Problem comes in when i try to access data. I click on the drive, and 90% of the time it will lock my system. If not i can browse the drive for a little while, but its very unstable, constant little lockups you have to wait to re stabalize......
: : Thanks for your help in advance