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Old 10-27-2004, 04:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have an advent 5480 dvd laptop (P3, 800mhz, 128mb RAM) which has one usb 1 port. I have now installed a pcmcia usb 2 card, and usb 2 drivers to which I wanted to connect a samsung 16x DVD-RW to (in a coolmax USA CD-509 enclosure). When I plug it in, it recognises the drive as a mass storage device, but cannot access it through windows explorer etc. Any ideas where I am going wrong?

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Old 10-29-2004, 04:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Maybe a format would solve the prob, lol just posted a topic about how about 4 of my drives in my house no longer work, i could b a virus.

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Old 10-29-2004, 04:48 PM   #3 (permalink)
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You may need to update your firmware or possibly download a specific application for the device.

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