external firewire drive dismounting

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external firewire drive dismounting

Postby charlienyc » Thu Dec 09, 2010 19:13

hi,
i had to plug one of my DAWs to the internet to receive an authorisation a few days ago and ran some windows updates while i was connected. ever since, i've had major problems mounting and unmounting external drives. firewire has been particularly problematic, but USB seems somewhat effected as well. is anyone else in this boat?

this last round of updates is the most current for windows XP SP2. i still haven't upgraded to XP3 and am waiting for a few things to come about before upgrading to windows 7. i have a strong suspicion many of my issues (on all systems) will subside when i eventually do get everything setup on windows 7, which has been somewhat of a dream on my internet-only machine.

any advice would be appreciated.
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Re: external firewire drive dismounting

Postby charlienyc » Thu Dec 09, 2010 21:36

correction: i'm on windows XP SP3 for whatever it's worth. :roll:
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Re: external firewire drive dismounting

Postby Graemme » Fri Dec 10, 2010 06:59

http://club.myce.com/f61/windows-xp-ser ... -a-260143/

I'm having similar issues here and will be investigating the 'roll-back' solution tonight...

[edit] 10 minutes later, after the M$ Hotfix is installed...

Weird problem where Plextor 755 drive mounted in USB enclosure didn't work properly; now fixed and apparently working well...even though the hotfix is supposed to be only for firewire bus issues (must be a placebo ;-> )

Firewire drive mounting is much better now, too!

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Re: external firewire drive dismounting

Postby Perfect Record » Sat Dec 11, 2010 20:28

Thinking about the Hard Disk Tools thread on this board that I put up. Sounds too familiar.

I'm just saying.....

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Re: external firewire drive dismounting

Postby charlienyc » Mon Dec 13, 2010 18:11

thanks Graemme!

Preston,
yes, i'm hearing and sharing your frustrations. if i had to do it all over again, i'd go with mac or Windows 7. XP is on its very last legs in my world.
cheers,
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