Firewire card knocked out USB ports

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by DJC737, Aug 17, 2003.

  1. DJC737

    DJC737 Guest

    I love PC's, NOT! Just installed a Adaptec 3 port firewire card into my PC
    for my new Epson 2200 printer. Removed my modem card to free up some
    resources since I use cable now just in case. All seemed to work great until
    I went to access my Coolscan IV which is on my MB's USB port. It is gone. I
    found that if I remove the printer from the firewire port the scanner shows
    up again. Reinstall the printer, no scanner. This is a new one for me, as
    both the USB ports and firewire card appear to be fully ok in the device
    manager. I have a dual PIII 800 running Win2000 Pro. Any thought welcome,
    Dave
     
    DJC737, Aug 17, 2003
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    Tom Scales Guest

    Gosh, what a helpful answer.

    Back to the original question, I tend to agree with a previous poster that
    the USB support in Windows 2000 is quite weak. XP Pro would (probably) fix
    the problem, but USB2 and dual processors have never gotten along well
    either.

    Oh, wait, do you have a dual processor Mac handy :)

    Tom
     
    Tom Scales, Aug 17, 2003
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  3. I have windows 2000.

    my first firewire / usb 2 was adaptec.
    It would not work.
    I could get a directory of the mindstor, but the files would not
    transfer.
    adaptec knew nothing about problems. the card was hogging the irq.
    they suggeted that I go in and manually play with IRQ's.

    I avoided telling them what to go play with.

    after reminding myself to forever after avoid adaptec,
    I went out and bought a cheap firewire card at bestbuy. no problems.
    I went back and bought a usb2 card. mo problems.

    never again anything from adaptec. bad install, bad support.

    installed roxio creator 5, and the cd drive promptly disappeared.
    I had used it to install creator.
    roxio support knew nothing about such a problem.

    a search on the internet showed that many others knew what the problem
    was.
    roxio's install damaged the registry.

    the instructions from the search fixed the cd,
    but it took registry medic to finally clean up the registry errors.

    never again anything from roxio. bad install, bad support? never again.
     
    Bob Crownfield, Aug 17, 2003
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  4. But he's got a point. :p
     
    Garner Miller, Aug 18, 2003
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  5. DJC737

    Rooker Guest

    I love PC's, NOT! Just installed a Adaptec 3 port firewire card into my PC
    Do you have service pack 4 installed? It improves USB support.


    Rooker
    "If it weren't for physics, and the cops, I'd be unstoppable!"
     
    Rooker, Aug 18, 2003
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    DJC737 Guest

    If MS released it, I installed it. I have seriously considered a switch to a
    MAC but am not sure how many of my photoediting packages will work on it.
    How do you get Adobe to reissue a MAC version of a already purchased Windows
    version. That actually is the biggest cost problem I see in switching. Dave
     
    DJC737, Aug 18, 2003
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