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Subject: Re: XP USB problems

Re: XP USB problems

From: c s <>
Date: Wed, 21 May 2003 11:09:52 -0700 (PDT)

--- Brian Wolven <> wrote:
> Jon Drukman wrote:
> > At 02:06 AM 5/21/2003,
> wrote:
> >>> I can confirm the restarts, and it's the messy
> kind too. It only
> >>> happens to me when I am not extremely careful
> (and only in XP):
> >>
> >> For me, it happens each time I try to do
> something with XP and my
> >> jukebox...
> >
> > XP SP 1 + JBR 20 here - no problems at all. i
> wonder if it has
> > something to do with the USB controllers on the
> motherboard.
> I have XP and a JBR20 also, and can plug and unplug
> the JBR at will
> (without 'stopping' it) with no difficulties. The
> only thing I can recall
> checking is to make sure that write caching is NOT
> enabled for the JBR.

Same here. No problems on Win XP. Before I disabled
write caching, XP would give a warning if I
disconnected the USB without first selecting "stop USB
device", but I never had a problem even when I did get
the warning. Since I changed to "disable write
caching", I can just unplug it after disk activiy has
completed and it causes no warning or other problems.
In the box where you disable caching, it even says
that doing so will make it safe to unplug the USB disk
without having to do a "stop USB device".

> On win2k, I get error messages if I unplug without
> stopping first.
> Unfortunately, it only permits me to stop the JBR
> about 30-40% of the
> time. Usually it says "This device cannot be
> stopped". So I unplug it
> anyway. =) I get the little "you've been a bad user"
> dialog warning box,
> but nothing happens most of the time. It caused
> win2k to reboot once out
> of the ~200 times I've done this.

With XP and Win 2K I always get the "cannot be
stopped" message if any explorer window is open to the
Archos disk or any folder on it. When I closed those
explorer windows before stopping the device, XP and 2K
always would succede in stopping the device. This is
different from Win 98 behavior which would let you
stop the device even if you had an explorer window
open to it.


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