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Anonymous
September 29, 2004 11:37:18 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

1.) Computer is based upon the Intel D875PBZ motherboard
2.) WinXP Pro SP2 and all updates
3.) This motherboard /system has multiple USB ports (front/back)

Cause for current situation:

External USB hard drive lost power when attached to the front USB port.
WinXP was in the middle of the "AutoPlay" function, where it was reading the
directory of the attached hard drive, after being attached to the system.

Problem:

External USB hard drive is not damaged.

The hard drive works properly on rear USB ports of the system (as well as
other computers)

When it is attached to the front USB ports - it is not immediately
recognized or available.
Drive letter is NOT established (assigned) and Disk Management will usually
lock-up (or take a very long time to "come up").

Other non-hard drive devices (Iomega Zip Drive) work fine with the USB port.
========
Previous steps taken (without resolution).

1. Uninstalled the specific USB port and USB root hub (device drivers) for
the motherboard -- and then reinstalled.
2. Logical Drive Manager usually locks up, when it does it sees partition
(on the USB drive) it has no drive letter - and drive letter can not be
assigned.

Easiest way to "clear" the corrupted hard drive config for this port?

g. beat

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Anonymous
September 30, 2004 4:37:21 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

You will need to remove the instance of the external USB Hard drive from
the registry before it will work properly in the front panel again. It
creates a different key in the registry when you use a different port.
This is why it works in the back ports. Try this:

First, remove the USB HD if it is connected, then click Start-Run-Type
regedit and click OK. Navigate to HKLM\System\CCS\Enum\USB and look for
the Vid_Xxxx folder that contains information about your USB HD in the
folders under it. Now right click on the Vid_Xxxx folder that contains
info about your USB HD, click Permissions and set it to allow full
control. Now right click on the key and delete it. Do this for all
folders labeled Vid_Xxxx that contain information about your USB HD
(should only be one, but may have multiple folders under it).

----
Nathan McNulty


G.Beat wrote:
> 1.) Computer is based upon the Intel D875PBZ motherboard
> 2.) WinXP Pro SP2 and all updates
> 3.) This motherboard /system has multiple USB ports (front/back)
>
> Cause for current situation:
>
> External USB hard drive lost power when attached to the front USB port.
> WinXP was in the middle of the "AutoPlay" function, where it was reading the
> directory of the attached hard drive, after being attached to the system.
>
> Problem:
>
> External USB hard drive is not damaged.
>
> The hard drive works properly on rear USB ports of the system (as well as
> other computers)
>
> When it is attached to the front USB ports - it is not immediately
> recognized or available.
> Drive letter is NOT established (assigned) and Disk Management will usually
> lock-up (or take a very long time to "come up").
>
> Other non-hard drive devices (Iomega Zip Drive) work fine with the USB port.
> ========
> Previous steps taken (without resolution).
>
> 1. Uninstalled the specific USB port and USB root hub (device drivers) for
> the motherboard -- and then reinstalled.
> 2. Logical Drive Manager usually locks up, when it does it sees partition
> (on the USB drive) it has no drive letter - and drive letter can not be
> assigned.
>
> Easiest way to "clear" the corrupted hard drive config for this port?
>
> g. beat
>
>
>
>
Anonymous
September 30, 2004 4:51:06 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

I'm having a similar problem with my XP Pro machine. My
250 USB iomega zip drive and USB memory key do not show up
in My Computer (and cannot be accessed) when connected to
front USB ports. I've tried the solution suggested in the
knowledge base (command prompt), but that didn't help.
Any suggestions much appreciated.
Kathy
>-----Original Message-----
>1.) Computer is based upon the Intel D875PBZ motherboard
>2.) WinXP Pro SP2 and all updates
>3.) This motherboard /system has multiple USB ports
(front/back)
>
>Cause for current situation:
>
>External USB hard drive lost power when attached to the
front USB port.
>WinXP was in the middle of the "AutoPlay" function, where
it was reading the
>directory of the attached hard drive, after being
attached to the system.
>
>Problem:
>
>External USB hard drive is not damaged.
>
>The hard drive works properly on rear USB ports of the
system (as well as
>other computers)
>
>When it is attached to the front USB ports - it is not
immediately
>recognized or available.
>Drive letter is NOT established (assigned) and Disk
Management will usually
>lock-up (or take a very long time to "come up").
>
>Other non-hard drive devices (Iomega Zip Drive) work fine
with the USB port.
>========
>Previous steps taken (without resolution).
>
>1. Uninstalled the specific USB port and USB root hub
(device drivers) for
>the motherboard -- and then reinstalled.
>2. Logical Drive Manager usually locks up, when it does
it sees partition
>(on the USB drive) it has no drive letter - and drive
letter can not be
>assigned.
>
>Easiest way to "clear" the corrupted hard drive config
for this port?
>
>g. beat
>
>
>
>
>.
>
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Anonymous
September 30, 2004 12:16:38 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

Nathan -

OK, knowing where to edit the registry is very useful.

After performing this edit. WinXP goes through the hardware discovery
process and then pauses at the step "Found New Hardware" - Disk Drive
(bubble pointing to lower right tray) - also on the lower right is the
"Safely Remove hardware" icon

This is where for normal operation WinXP performs the "Autoplay" step to
read the disk's directory structure. The red activity light on the external
hard drive is ON for a period of time (about 3 to 4 minutes) - pauses and
then goes ON again for another 3 to 4 minutes.

Appears to be a problem with LDM and cached information (tmp file somewhere)
on the disk (not in registry?).

Trying to open Computer Management OR right-clicking on My Computer for
Manage .... bring hour glass and then hour glass disappears .. with no
program opened.

Greg

"Nathan McNulty" <nospam@msn.com> wrote in message
news:eVQJOBspEHA.3900@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> You will need to remove the instance of the external USB Hard drive from
> the registry before it will work properly in the front panel again. It
> creates a different key in the registry when you use a different port.
> This is why it works in the back ports. Try this:
>
> First, remove the USB HD if it is connected, then click Start-Run-Type
> regedit and click OK. Navigate to HKLM\System\CCS\Enum\USB and look for
> the Vid_Xxxx folder that contains information about your USB HD in the
> folders under it. Now right click on the Vid_Xxxx folder that contains
> info about your USB HD, click Permissions and set it to allow full
> control. Now right click on the key and delete it. Do this for all
> folders labeled Vid_Xxxx that contain information about your USB HD
> (should only be one, but may have multiple folders under it).
>
> ----
> Nathan McNulty
>
>
> G.Beat wrote:
>> 1.) Computer is based upon the Intel D875PBZ motherboard
>> 2.) WinXP Pro SP2 and all updates
>> 3.) This motherboard /system has multiple USB ports (front/back)
>>
>> Cause for current situation:
>>
>> External USB hard drive lost power when attached to the front USB port.
>> WinXP was in the middle of the "AutoPlay" function, where it was reading
>> the
>> directory of the attached hard drive, after being attached to the system.
>>
>> Problem:
>>
>> External USB hard drive is not damaged.
>>
>> The hard drive works properly on rear USB ports of the system (as well as
>> other computers)
>>
>> When it is attached to the front USB ports - it is not immediately
>> recognized or available.
>> Drive letter is NOT established (assigned) and Disk Management will
>> usually
>> lock-up (or take a very long time to "come up").
>>
>> Other non-hard drive devices (Iomega Zip Drive) work fine with the USB
>> port.
>> ========
>> Previous steps taken (without resolution).
>>
>> 1. Uninstalled the specific USB port and USB root hub (device drivers)
>> for
>> the motherboard -- and then reinstalled.
>> 2. Logical Drive Manager usually locks up, when it does it sees partition
>> (on the USB drive) it has no drive letter - and drive letter can not be
>> assigned.
>>
>> Easiest way to "clear" the corrupted hard drive config for this port?
>>
>> g. beat
>>
>>
>>
Anonymous
September 30, 2004 7:49:02 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

Hi !
This problem is actually assumed by Microsoft, we're millions in the same
case, trying to change drivers, etc.

Have a look on that

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;873169&Product=windowsxpsp2

We have just to wait, and to send bills for non-working to Microsoft Corp...
Cordially,
Jean-Louis (France)


"G.Beat" wrote:

> 1.) Computer is based upon the Intel D875PBZ motherboard
> 2.) WinXP Pro SP2 and all updates
> 3.) This motherboard /system has multiple USB ports (front/back)
>
> Cause for current situation:
>
> External USB hard drive lost power when attached to the front USB port.
> WinXP was in the middle of the "AutoPlay" function, where it was reading the
> directory of the attached hard drive, after being attached to the system.
>
> Problem:
>
> External USB hard drive is not damaged.
>
> The hard drive works properly on rear USB ports of the system (as well as
> other computers)
>
> When it is attached to the front USB ports - it is not immediately
> recognized or available.
> Drive letter is NOT established (assigned) and Disk Management will usually
> lock-up (or take a very long time to "come up").
>
> Other non-hard drive devices (Iomega Zip Drive) work fine with the USB port.
> ========
> Previous steps taken (without resolution).
>
> 1. Uninstalled the specific USB port and USB root hub (device drivers) for
> the motherboard -- and then reinstalled.
> 2. Logical Drive Manager usually locks up, when it does it sees partition
> (on the USB drive) it has no drive letter - and drive letter can not be
> assigned.
>
> Easiest way to "clear" the corrupted hard drive config for this port?
>
> g. beat
>
>
>
>
>
!