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Windows 7: HDD seen on USB and not on 1394


08 May 2009   #1

Vista
 
 
HDD seen on USB and not on 1394

I am having issues with External Hard Drive. Maxtor III 500gb.

When connected by firewire the drive is not seen. Works fine on USB.

Worked fine on both Firewire and USB on Vista.

Suggestions on how to fix the firewire issue?

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08 May 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Are you hot-plugging this drive or booting up while it's connected? While you should be able to hot-plug Firewire, it may be too fussy for some reason.

I have two Seagate Firewire drives on my HTPC running Windows 7. They work well, though I've never tried to hot-plug them.

Bye.
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08 May 2009   #3

Vista
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Crunchy Doodle View Post
Are you hot-plugging this drive or booting up while it's connected? While you should be able to hot-plug Firewire, it may be too fussy for some reason.

I have two Seagate Firewire drives on my HTPC running Windows 7. They work well, though I've never tried to hot-plug them.

Bye.
Thank you.

I have tried again and all seemed OK drive discovered on boot/hot-plug. Worked fine UNTIL hybernation.

Drive is no longer apparent when coming out of hybernation.
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08 May 2009   #4

Vista
 
 

Further to last post.

Drive is not seen on restart or cold boot.

Drive had to be unplugged, system restarted without it and then replugged into different port before being seen again.
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08 May 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

This may not be related, but I had a problem similar to this when I built that HTPC with Firewire. I used an old Firewire card that I'd pulled from an old PC. It exhibited some of the odd characteristics you cite. A quick trip to Fry's for a new Firewire card fixed the system right up. So, is this on-board Firewire with a fairly new motherboard or is it with a Firewire card?

Bye.
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08 May 2009   #6

Vista
 
 

Its an on-board with 1 yr old mother board HP m9180.

Works absolutely fine with Vista. Only apparent with 7.
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08 May 2009   #7

 

Check your settings to see if Firewire is set to be powered off to save power- if so, try changing that setting and seeing if it makes a difference.
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08 May 2009   #8

Vista
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johngalt View Post
Check your settings to see if Firewire is set to be powered off to save power- if so, try changing that setting and seeing if it makes a difference.
Can see no settings that relate to power management of firewire
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08 May 2009   #9

 

What is the driver date for the driver for your Firewire hub in Device manager?
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08 May 2009   #10

Vista
 
 

Date 6/21/2006
Version 6.1.7100.0
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