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    Quote Originally Posted by knubile
    Have you tried to enable/disable the usb keyboard support in the bios?
    Yep I just did. I just can't get this thing recognized on boot up. Driving me nuts. If I unplug and replug all is good.

    Chuck

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    My old one did that too. Really, the only solution that worked for me, was to just use a different enclosure. My 3rd enclosure finally worked fine.
    Its amazing how crappy they really are.
    I now use a transcend storejet 20gig. Pricey, but only use 1usb port. It's a 1.8" drive, so no replacing it with a bigger laptop drive. I did find a 2.5" ensclosure that did work though.
    If you're interested in a storejet, let me know. I have an extra one.

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    Hmm looks like we need SP3, a lot of people have the same issue.

    http://forums.viaarena.com/messagevi...&enterthread=y
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    OK i got this from Via site again, try this as a temp fix:

    OK everyone...



    I contacted Microsoft about the hotfix, and I got a pretty fast reply.. however, the fix didn't work for me... they told me to try a few more things, and still to no avail...



    I am waiting for more information from them right now, and I'll post it when I find out.



    However, there is a workaround for using storage devices, either flash or hard drive based.



    Flash based devices, when you add them, can be activated by going into the Device Manager, right clicking on the new device and installing the driver automatically... the Mass Storage Device driver should be loaded for them. They should then appear in My Computer.



    If it's Hard Drive based, its a little trickier. First, you add the device in the same was as a flash-based drive in the Device Manager. THEN, open the Disk Management tool (Start -> Programs -> Administrative Tools -> Computer Management... Then, click on Disk Management on the left).



    In there, you'll see your Hard Drive based USB drive. Right click on it and assign it a Drive Letter. Sometimes this makes it show up in My Computer. If it doesnt, you can also right click on the disk and choose "Open" or "Explore".



    Sometimes, it will open for a second and then close... if it does, simply open a folder or file inside the device before the window closes, and it will stay open. If you start transfering something, however, it will close... just re-open it again after.



    If you absolutely must get stuff off or on your hard drive based device !



    Of course, this is a workaround until M$ or VIA fixes the problem...



    I'm keeping my fingers crossed....



    Hope this helps someone !
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    Zip, Interesting. I can try the disk management thing but the drive does get assigned a drive letter once it is seen. The article gave me a couple things to try so I'll let you know how they go this evening.

    Thanks for the reply.


    Knubile, I am running a 2.5" 20G Hitachi ruggedized drive. Do you recall the other enclosure that would have worked. The current enclosure I have is identical to this: http://cgi.ebay.com/USB-2-0-2-5-lapt...QQcmdZViewItem

    Thanks for the offer on the 1.8" I don't think it will fit my drive.

    Chuck

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    I give up. The gods above have won me over. I've decide to not use a USB drive and have my 1G flash memory as the primary drive. This unplugging replugging is not going to cut it for me.

    I've decide to just make my 2.5" USB drive the primary drive. I got a 2.5" to IDE adapter and I'm just going to use this.

    If anyone finds the miracle cure for this I would be happy to hear about it.

    Chuck

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