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November 5, 2004 3:44:55 AM

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

Folks,
I have replaced my tiny system HD with a reasonable sized one and installed
a 300gig for data storage.
I have re-installed XP Home on the new system, but, during the process of
re-installing various add-ons, I added a USB/Firewire card before installing
its drivers. I installed the drivers afterwards. I think that this is why
when copying large files/folders to my external USB HD (Maxtor, for backup)
it does a sort of stutter step every few seconds. It did not do this before,
it ran smoothly and quickly.

I am planning to delete its drivers, remove the card, install the Maxtor
drivers, replace the card, keep my fingers crossed!

I have seen advice on deleting/re-installing drivers in this group before.
Please point me in the right direction.

Any other advice would be appreciated.

TIA

Pat
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November 5, 2004 3:44:56 AM

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

You might try removing the card and rebooting. Then put the card back in
but try a different slot. Since the drivers are already on the hard drive,
you will probably get a good installation. Trying a different PCI slot does
sometimes improve things, but I don't know why.

"Pat" <patclough@wembleypark57.fsnet.co.uk> wrote in message
news:cmeib6$b8o$1@newsg3.svr.pol.co.uk...
> Folks,
> I have replaced my tiny system HD with a reasonable sized one and
> installed a 300gig for data storage.
> I have re-installed XP Home on the new system, but, during the process of
> re-installing various add-ons, I added a USB/Firewire card before
> installing its drivers. I installed the drivers afterwards. I think that
> this is why when copying large files/folders to my external USB HD
> (Maxtor, for backup) it does a sort of stutter step every few seconds. It
> did not do this before, it ran smoothly and quickly.
>
> I am planning to delete its drivers, remove the card, install the Maxtor
> drivers, replace the card, keep my fingers crossed!
>
> I have seen advice on deleting/re-installing drivers in this group before.
> Please point me in the right direction.
>
> Any other advice would be appreciated.
>
> TIA
>
> Pat
>
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