USB HD enclosure stops working

USB HD enclosure stops working

Post by YnJhdGJve » Wed, 23 Jul 2008 06:34:00


Could someone please advise me on an issue. I use a USB HD enclosure and
occasionally XPHome w/SP3 seems to stop seeing the HD. A simple switching of
the unit
off then back on seems to correct the problem but its an annoyance. Is there
a simple fix so the drive stays connected permanently?

Someone in another group suggested that it might be pwr saving issue and so
I did go in and turn off the "Allow windows to turn off to save pwr" option
for all my hubs but didn't seem to help much. I did notice my driver info
says the USB driver is from 7/2001 could that be the problem and I need to
somehow update it?
 
 
 

USB HD enclosure stops working

Post by Patrick Ke » Wed, 23 Jul 2008 07:09:39


No, the problem likely has nothing to do with software if the power settings
don't resolve it. Does that external enclosure work properly on other
systems? If so, consider getting another USB port card for your system.
They aren't expensive and are trivial to install - no drivers needed.

HTH
-pk