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Windows 7: External USB Hard Drive Problems

10 Dec 2009   #31
perry

Win7 Professional 64
 
 
Hotfix seems to have worked for me

First, thank God I found this site. I was unsuccessful in my searches on MS and this is the only place I found the hotfix (except later when I knew the hotfix number)! I installed the hotfix and so far it seems to be working for me (about 7 gigs transferred--before it would freeze after a few megs).

I'm also interested in seeing whether it fixes the problem where my USB audio codec speakers work for a while and then stop until rebooting.

Perry


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12 Dec 2009   #32
Major Blud

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Perry, I'd imagine that this would fix your USB audio as well. I have a set of Logitech USB headphones that would freak out when connected to the Nvidia USB ports. They worked fine on the PCI card I installed on the machine; and of course they started working fine on the Nvidia USB ports after installing the hotfix.
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14 Dec 2009   #33
perry

Win7 Professional 64
 
 
USB audio

Yes, it appears to have worked with the USB audio as well. Strange that this problem isn't reported more widely--I would imagine there are a large number of NVIDIA boards out there.
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14 Dec 2009   #34
macgyver2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I wish I would have found this sooner myself, I tried all different versions of many drivers and now I have video issues and can't remember what version number worked best on my laptop. I am about to do a clean install to find the drivers that work.
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30 Dec 2009   #35
erdie

windows 7 64bit
 
 

I just tried the fix and it seems to have worked. The only problem now is the speed of transferring files. Win 7 seems even slower than vista at copying files and it also seems to come up with some crazy times for the time remaining. I just copied 15gigs and at first it said an hour this went up to 23 hours back down to 20 minutes and then when it was almost finished this went to 3 hours.
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31 Dec 2009   #36
macgyver2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

transfer speed can be affected by how large and fragmented the file is. or how fragmented the receiving drive is also could affect the speed. 3rd any other programs running can take away from the speed of the transfer.
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21 Jan 2010   #37
MikeNZ

Windows 7
 
 

Thinking my system met the requirements I downloaded the hotfix. Unfortunately I get the message "This update is not applicable to your computer".

I have an Acer Aspire X1800 (new, which the retailer replaced thinking the USB issue was a motherboard problem), but the same problem still exists on my replacement computer when copying files to a USB external drive. My processor is Intel 2 Quad CPU @2.33 GHz. RAM is 4GB. My IDE ATA/ATPUI controller is NVIDIA nForce Serial ATA Controller.

Can anyone help?
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21 Jan 2010   #38
Major Blud

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

MikeNZ, are you running Windows 7 x64?
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21 Jan 2010   #39
MikeNZ

Windows 7
 
 

Hi there. Yes I am running Windows 7 x64. Any advice would be appreciated
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22 Jan 2010   #40
Major Blud

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Mike,

I don't guess you'd happen to have a USB PCI card you could put in your desktop do you? I would try that and see if the problem persist...
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