External HD problem (firewire)

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by www.ttdown.com, Jan 3, 2004.

  1. Greetings all,

    Win XP Pro
    Packard Bell I-MEDIA 5116 SE Desktop PC
    Iomega 120GB external firewire HD

    The Iomega hardrive shows up as drive D in 'My Computer' and about 75%
    of the time works fine. Problem is that every now and again the PC
    seems to loose the connection to the drive and the only solution is to

    I have connected the Iomega to my laptop and do not appear to have the
    same problem.

    The device manager shows the following info

    This device cannot start. (Code 10)

    Click Troubleshoot to start the troubleshooter for this device.

    The troubleshooter shows nothing (at all!).

    The driver is listed as being provided by Microsoft. Should this not
    be Iomega?

    Any ideas?

    www.ttdown.com, Jan 3, 2004
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  2. I forgot to mention that I have tried the drive connected to
    both firewire ports on the PC, no difference.
    www.ttdown.com, Jan 3, 2004
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  3. HDD Portable USB/FireWire drive:
    Not necessarily. MS may have a more suitable driver - go figure.
    Hywel Jenkins, Jan 3, 2004
  4. www.ttdown.com

    blah Guest

    Thanks for the link. I'm loath to try this as I do not have checkbox
    labeled 'Startup Items' in the 'Selective Startup' group of the

    Perhaps I'm just being dumb here. There is a checkbox for 'Load
    Startup Items', perhaps this is the one the doc means.

    Have you had this problem before.

    blah, Jan 3, 2004
  5. No - I just tried their site for you ;)
    Hywel Jenkins, Jan 3, 2004
  6. www.ttdown.com

    blah Guest

    From the 'General' tab on the System Configuration Utility Page,

    Normal Startup
    Diagnostic Startup
    Selective Startup
    Process SYSTEM.INI File
    Process WIN.INI File
    Load System Services
    Load Startup Items
    Use Original BOOT.INI
    blah, Jan 3, 2004
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