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Anonymous
December 31, 2004 1:23:04 AM

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I just got a new Dimension 4700. I (and the friend who set up the
ICS) have attached a removable hard drive to it several times. He
attached it to one of the USB ports on the back of the CPU and the
system froze a couple of times, which he decided was related to the
removable hard drive, so I've stuck to using one of the USB ports on
the front of the CPU and haven't had a problem with the system
freezing, but have had a big problem. The contents showed up in
Windows Explorer just fine until I tried attaching a Compact Flash
card reader to the other front port. The computer recognized that the
device was attached, but failed to read the contents. After a lot of
plugging and unplugging, the computer will currently see the card
reader immediately when I plug it into either front USB port, but it
will not recognize the removable hard drive. I've tried turning it
off and back on, and attaching it and removing it, numerous times and
am at my wit's end about what to try next. Does anyone have any
suggestions?

Thanks in advance for any help.

Emily

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Anonymous
December 31, 2004 7:04:49 AM

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In news:p 0h9t0tjri7frua2vbpn65k1sdfd3c1nm9@4ax.com,
emily@nospam.com <emily@nospam.com> opined very noisily:
> I just got a new Dimension 4700. I (and the friend who set up the
> ICS) have attached a removable hard drive to it several times. He
> attached it to one of the USB ports on the back of the CPU and the
> system froze a couple of times, which he decided was related to the
> removable hard drive, so I've stuck to using one of the USB ports on
> the front of the CPU and haven't had a problem with the system
> freezing, but have had a big problem. The contents showed up in
> Windows Explorer just fine until I tried attaching a Compact Flash
> card reader to the other front port. The computer recognized that the
> device was attached, but failed to read the contents. After a lot of
> plugging and unplugging, the computer will currently see the card
> reader immediately when I plug it into either front USB port, but it
> will not recognize the removable hard drive. I've tried turning it
> off and back on, and attaching it and removing it, numerous times and
> am at my wit's end about what to try next. Does anyone have any
> suggestions?
>
> Thanks in advance for any help.
>
> Emily
if you are confident of your fault analysis -- it is knackered -- get
your money back
:-(
--

Yddap
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Anonymous
December 31, 2004 7:04:50 AM

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On Fri, 31 Dec 2004 04:04:49 GMT, "Yddap" <yddap@spyentrailsmac.com>
wrote:

>In news:p 0h9t0tjri7frua2vbpn65k1sdfd3c1nm9@4ax.com,
>emily@nospam.com <emily@nospam.com> opined very noisily:
>> I just got a new Dimension 4700. I (and the friend who set up the
>> ICS) have attached a removable hard drive to it several times. He
>> attached it to one of the USB ports on the back of the CPU and the
>> system froze a couple of times, which he decided was related to the
>> removable hard drive, so I've stuck to using one of the USB ports on
>> the front of the CPU and haven't had a problem with the system
>> freezing, but have had a big problem. The contents showed up in
>> Windows Explorer just fine until I tried attaching a Compact Flash
>> card reader to the other front port. The computer recognized that the
>> device was attached, but failed to read the contents. After a lot of
>> plugging and unplugging, the computer will currently see the card
>> reader immediately when I plug it into either front USB port, but it
>> will not recognize the removable hard drive. I've tried turning it
>> off and back on, and attaching it and removing it, numerous times and
>> am at my wit's end about what to try next. Does anyone have any
>> suggestions?
>>
>> Thanks in advance for any help.
>>
>> Emily
>if you are confident of your fault analysis -- it is knackered -- get
>your money back
>:-(

I'm not confident of much at this point. It's been a very trying
couple of days getting a network and router set up. I hope it's a
very long time before I have to go through this again.

I decided to see if I could access the shared files on my husband's
computer and there, along with his files, was the list of files on my
removable hard drive. How they got there I will never know as they
showed up as a separate drive G: earlier, but I can access them so I
suppose I won't worry about the small stuff like their not showing up
where they're supposed to.

Getting my money back -- that would no doubt mean boxing this thing up
and sending it back and then later going through the whole network and
router setup again. I would rather take a serious beating than go
through that again. But I would like to know why the removable drive
is now showing up as part of my husband's files if anyone has a clue
about that.

Thanks,

Emily
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