I've had to re-install XP, too many nasty things going on to fight.
Now having put in SP2 and all the latest patches I can't add my Freecom Classic External Hard Drive.
There is not install loader of such, jsut a walk through CD that shows how to connect the HArd drive.
Using Hardware Wizard I go through select the Classic USB device (note: a black over yellow ! mark is shown). When I get to the end it says the driver is not installed (didn't have this issue before re-installing).
If I continue and have XP search for the driver it eventually come back with the message
Cannot Install this Hardware
There was a problem installing this hard ware:
Classic SL Hard Drive
An error occured during the installaion of the device
The Data is invalid
Any ideas what may be causing this? My disk is installed as NTFS and to be honest I'm not sure what Freecom is se tas (though I'm 95% sure I was using NTFS before).
I have searche the web looking for a USB driver matching but can't find anything for XP.
I have also tried adding a small 1G USB dongle and I get the same problem. I checked a lap top and found that I had USBSTOR.SYS missing. I added this to my PC but still I get the issues for both as described above. SYS file in WINDOWS/systems32/drivers.
Cheers and oh so many Saturday beers,
Edited by coopedup, 11 February 2006 - 01:46 PM.