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External FireWire Harddisc --> crashes


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GaryGG

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I was using my external firewire-connected hard disc for several months. Then I realised that it really works slowly. After doing some researching I found this article which tells that XP Sercive Pack 2 makes firefire really slow: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/885222

So I installed the file (rebooted the computer) and made sure the registry information is ok.
BUT after this when ever I turn on the power on the hard disk the computer crashes and it will not start unless I unplug or turn off the HD.

Some might say this is a bit annoying :whistling: Fortunately there is also USB2 connection to the HD so I can use it, but I really would like it to work faster with the firewire connection.

Any ideas how to uninstall the update or make the HD work again with the firewire?
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If you can remember the ref number of the update, it should be listed in 'Add/Remove Programs' (make sure "Show Updates" is ticked at the top).
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Thanks, I found the update from Add/Remove Programs. I had not marked the "updates" box, but after doing that the update I was looking for appeared on the list.
And now the FireFire works again, BUT slowly as it used to do.

Should I try to run the same update once more and try if that works, or any new ideas how to speed up the FireWire speed to that level is should be?

It is upbelievable that XP SP2 does this kind of things!
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