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    USB-DVD drive not detecting

    First off. I install my carputer in the car tonight. Ran all the wires and fired 'er up. Works awesome. Now i understand how people can get so obsessed with this stuff. It's friggin' wicked cool. Anyway, i had one issue and i have actually been struggling with this for a while. I purchased a slim DVD-ROM drive and a USB converter. When i powered up the computer and plugged it in it worked fine, but now when i plug it in first and power it up it doesn't detect it. Sometimes unplugging it and plugging it back in fixes it, sometimes not. But typically when its powered up and i plug it in it works flawlessly. I have watched a whole movie on it with no problems. Could this be a bios issue or a usb driver issue or something else. Suggestions?? thanks!

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    Well, I dont know if this applies to you, but I had my car computer under my seat, and when I moved the seat back and forth it ripped the USB wire a bit and caused the same problem. Check wire...and driver(reinstall driver,then plug in the wire.)
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    Yeah. I'm running windows xp.

    I think i found the problem. I had it plugged into a USB v1.0 hub and i guess it has to have v2.0. Most of the time it tells me that i'm running the wrong version and i know to switch it. i plugged it directly into the port and it detected real quick.

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