Firewire Optical Drive Disapears RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi everyone,


    Recently, I upgraded my computer from XP SP 2 to Vista and since then I have experienced some very annoying problems with my firewire devices. My machine has two firewire devices: a optical drive (DVD) and a 80GB hard drive. I have noticed that it is nearly impossible for me to transfer files from a DVD to a local HDD while also transferring from the external HDD to the local HDD. Many times the optical drive will just dissapear from My Computer, and the file transfer dialogs have frozen on many occasions.


    I never had this problem in XP. Has anyone else seen this???

    Wednesday, August 8, 2007 6:46 PM

All replies

  • Maybe you need some updated storage drivers from your chipset vendor?


    Also is your DVD and HDD on different or the same IDE cable? Perhaps you want to put them on different cables (if available)

    Friday, August 10, 2007 3:34 PM