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USB to IDE Bridge XP driver support


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Ricardinho

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I have a 2.5" HDD enclosure (Model: et-h2521, Maker:Shenzhen (http://www.landusb.c...tView.asp?id=35)). The HDD enclosure works fine on my windows 7 computer but when trying to plug it into my XP machine the HDD fails to install properly(Or to be precise it seems the USB to IDE Bridge fails to install).

The enclosure itself is a high speed USB to IDE device and is ment to be driverless/plug and play for Windows 98SE/ME/2000/XP/Vista. This is the case with Windows 7 as mentioned but not for XP.

Drivers seem to be non-existent around the net, i assume this is because its ment to be driverless. So i cant find any way to get it working.

Does anyone have any ideas to how i can get it working on my XP machine??

Thanks

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Ricardinho

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Anyone got any thoughts on this matter?
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Hi Ricardinho and :)

No software or drivers are required for the enclosure to work on XP.
I suspect you might have a USB issue.

Have you tried plugging it in to another USB port?
Have you tried other USB components in the XP unit?

What (if any) is the exact error you are getting?

Please Go to
1: STARTand the click on RUN
2: Type in devmgmt.msc
3: Click Enter
4. Look for any entries with Yellow Exclamation ! marks or Red X's

In your next reply please include those results

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Hi 123Runner

Sorry for my late reply, been a little busy.

Answers:

- Ive tried all the USB ports in the XP unit
- The XP unit has run other USB devices before
- Through device manager I get a yellow ! (Under "Other Devices" but it does register the enclosures name) with the device status reading out a Code 1 "device is not configured correctly" "To reinstall...." etc.

Hope that helps in figuring out an answer
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This seems like a dead end question :)
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