Originally posted by bradybnmci
For the first Issue, I would try a repair on the OS to be sure its not Windows fault right off the bat. I would then try to find a codec package.
as far as the :
When this happens, can you feel major heat coming from the External? I say "Major" heat b/c of course its going to produce heat normally... Does it feel like it may be over heating?
And like Warez said...
Are you connecting a High Speed USB device to an older system w/o USB 2.0 capabilities? When you initially plug the External in, does it give you a pop up balloon stating that you have plugged in a High Speed usb device to a non high speed port?
How do I do a repair on the OS? Because I do have a feeling that it is Windows's fault. It seemed to have the problem when I first got it.
The external has a fan in the back, and I checked it just now and it is not overheating at all. Also, the external Supports High Speed USB2.0 USB1.1 and Firewire
Here are some more specs
* Interface: IDE to USB 2.0 and Firewire
* Supports: 3.5" ATA 133/100/66/33 Drives
* Max Capacity Supported: 400GB
* Dimensions: 190 x 125 x 45mm
* Weight: 240g
* Compatible OS:
- Window 98SE / ME / 2000 / XP
- Mac OS 8.6 & Above