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Pain in my ass USB 2.0 Enclosure. . .

[GEEK MODE]
So, I was looking at upgrading the HD in my laptop to a 60GB Toshiba, which would have run me about $127.00.  I start checking prices on regular IDE Hard Drives, and Enclosures, and find for the price that I can get a 160GB WD 7200 RPM Drive with 8MB of Cash and an Enclosure for roughly the same price. So I decide to. I get it home, the manual for the enclosure is a nightmare of engrish, with the instructions to go to your dealer for tech support if you have any problems. And the problems abound. . .

When I have it hooked up to any of the computers in the house. My Machine, my Mom's machine, or the laptop. It recognizes the USB Mass Storage Device, and pops up an error that something didnt install right. I open up Device Manager and there's a nifty little Yellow Exclamation point and the Message "The Device cannot start (Code 10)"  After about 4 hours of researching on the internet, going to various tech forums, and banging my head against this brick wall, it looks like the enclosure is bad, but the store I purchased it at is closed at this point, guess I get to drive BACK out to Hillsboro tomorrow. Whee. . .  Hope that solves it, or I'll be looking at purchasing a better Enclosure, online and returning this craptacular one.
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I do love my laptop, and am counting the hours till my wireless router and mini-pci card arrive. . .

Rev Dj RaZ

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ekim_chipter
Dec. 10th, 2004 06:54 am (UTC)
Is there some sort of software or Drivers you need for the external HDD?
that Exclamation Point beside it in Device Manager usually means you need a driver.
razorslave
Dec. 10th, 2004 12:06 pm (UTC)
USB with Windows XP requires no drivers.

Rev
deprivation
Dec. 10th, 2004 08:36 am (UTC)
the really cheesy looking enclosure that i bought for our dvd burner works like a charm. both usb2, and firewire (oooo, i love that firewire).

marissa's been asking for more hard drive space, and replacing her internal would be very difficult, so i've been thinking of getting her the same setup for an external drive.
razorslave
Dec. 10th, 2004 12:06 pm (UTC)
Where did you get the enclosure, and how much did it cost you?

Rev
deprivation
Dec. 10th, 2004 01:20 pm (UTC)
i got it at newegg.com -- it wasn't too spendy, and it was both firewire and usb2, so that added a little bit of cost.

i don't remember the exact cost, though.
(no subject) - hydr0503 - Dec. 10th, 2004 09:02 am (UTC) - Expand
razorslave
Dec. 10th, 2004 12:09 pm (UTC)
Yeah I downloaded all of the appropriate driver packs from Compaq, the USB works for a mouse, my DM2 and my Soundblaster Audigy NX. I've reinstalled the Drivers from Safe Mode, to ensure I wiped out any duplicates, at this point I'm pretty sure it's the enclosure, thats what the info I found online points to as well.

Rev
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