Quote: Originally Posted by F17ZY
hey sorry for making it sound like 3 pc's *snip* my ex hdd woks on them like a charm
F17ZY; I think I understood you ... your external hard drive works OK on either of the other two computers, but you still get errors when you plug it in to your computer. Right?
I looked at you system specs (nice job by the way, filling your sys specs!!
) and see you have a 650W Power Supply. From what I have read and from my own experience I can not
tell by looking at a power supply, or by the rating sticker on the side, just how well it has been engineered or what quality of parts have been used. I have seen trusted name brand 250W PS hold up where some other 480W PS goes up in smoke. So what kind of power supplies are in the other two computers? Are they of better quality than the PS in your computer? I don't know ... and most likely could not tell by looking. The same question applies to the motherboard. Is your Foxconn i925 engineered to supply adequate current to your 2 80GB sata hard drives, 2 500GB sata hard drives, ati hd pro 2400 video card, AND an external usb hard drive? I don't know and couldn't tell by looking. So by supplying external power to the external usb hard drive, we might just be able to confirm or eliminate "Power Supply" as a cause of your issue. Then we could move on.
Nice pics also. Good call. Someone who understands that gibberish may be able to shed some light on what it means? Did you try googling the actual "controller error"?
Actually this if the first time I have come across the possibility of a 7 usb driver issue so I am looking forward to solving this!