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Subject: other XP-Problems - was:Re: XP USB problems
From: for_spam_at_gmx.de
Date: 2003-05-22


regarding XP-Problem - I have a completly different kind of problem:

if I plug/unplug my archos and suspend/unsuspend my (XPHome,Gericom)
Notebook several times,
this gives a problem with my archos after a while.
The Icon and the drive letter is still there - but the Volume-Name magically
dissapears.
If I want to copy data to the archos, I get a message, that the filesystem
on the archos
doesn`t support long filenames, and the filenames get mangled while copying.

I always rebooted my notebook to resolve this issue, but now I recognized,
that this must be
just a "explorer issue".
If i go to task manager and kill ALL explorer-instances (including the one
instance which is your XP desktop) and then start a new explorer via
task-manager`s "new task" - all is fine again and I can
see the volume name and can copy long filenames.
this is weird - indeed. I thought it was a driver/hardware issue.

Did anyone experience this problem, too ?
Is this a known bug?

regards
roland

> > I use Archos with XP SP1, and have no problems at all - I never shut
> > use the 'Safely remove hardware' and just get a warning tone when it is
> > unplugged. The USB Mass Storage Device driver is Microsoft
> > 5.1.2600.1106 (xpsp 1.020828-1920).
> >
> > The only thing I remember doing is to load the USB 2 hot fix at some
> > time in the past, but I may not have even done that since I re-build a
> > couple of months ago (just SP'd it and allowed windows update to patch
> > away...) No System tray icon, just an additional drive letter in
> > explorer.
> >
> > Archos JBR 20, running on a Belkin USB 2.0 PCI card (Driver OMI 1.0.3.1)
>
> I read others messages, and it seems that only a few people here encounter
> theses problems...I have XP + SP1 too, and I'm going to look for usb 2
> fix.
>
>

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