1394/firewire prob in XP

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Cosmoe

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I just upgraded to XP from 2k and am having problems with my Maxtor IEEE1394 drive. Worked great in 2000 but its seems that XP thinks the drive is some network connection or something. I get to the XP boot logo and it freezes there spinning my maxtor drive over and over(i even let it sit for 30 min). I tried disabling/uninstalling the newtork connection for it but it keeps on doin it. Maxtor's support site says nothing about this. :confused: Can anyone help me or even tell me if they have a maxtor firewire they switched from win2k to XP that worked or didnt work?
 

eddie5659

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Hiya and welcome

This is the System Requirements:

Available 1394 port on your computer
PC: Pentium II or higher with a minimum 32 MB of RAM
Windows 98 Second Edition/Millennium/2000
Power Mac G3 or higher, Mac OS 8.6 or higher

It dosen't mention XP, though.

There is this:

Q-24: Why can’t I run the 1394 External Storage with Windows NT 4.0?
A: NT 4.0 is not a plug and play operating system that supports 1394.

I know that is about NT, but that could be the reason why its not working.

From:

http://www.maxtor.com/products/externalstorage/TechSupport/Q&A/30028.htm

Do you get any error codes when this dosen't 'see' it?

Have a look at this:

Windows XP does not support USB 2.0

I know, different model, but is yours USB2?

Regards

eddie
 
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