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Subject: Re: Archos 6000 usb hell

Re: Archos 6000 usb hell

From: Michael O'Quinn <>
Date: Tue, 6 May 2003 20:17:31 -0700 (PDT)

On Tue, 6 May 2003, fifth hand wrote:

> Hello,
> Please help me. I am having major issues with my new Archos 6000 (firm
> 4.53) with Rockbox 2.0 (though I'm sure that is not the prob). The usb
> drivers I have been able to find, both the xp and 98 version, are VERY
> unstable. Frequently, the Archos will crash/reboot the system when I power
> it up or install the drivers. If the system is restarted the Archos almost
> always shows "unable to start, code 10" If I go to the Add Hardware Wiz. I
> am to the point that I have to completely uninstall then reinstall the
> drivers every time I need to get into the Archos. I have searched the Web
> to try to find other drivers but so far no go. I read on a page somewhere
> that there are third party drivers that work but the site did not list them.
> Do you know these third parties? Thanks to all. Brief specs: Epox
> 8RDA+(Nforce2), Win XP w/sp1(home) Thank you for any responce.

Some Motherboard chipsets tent to be unstable with USB. I have heard of
(and experienced) a number of instabilities with Via chipsets in
particular. If munging around with drivers doesn't do the job, you might
consider a USB PCI add-on card. Just make sure you can return it, in case
THAT doesn't work.

Received on 2003-05-07

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