XP SP2 and external hd doesn't recognize drive

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My camcorder works fine on the firewire but my external hd does nothing
once plugged in. I've tried multiple cables and I have the same problem
on both my laptop and my desktop!?

I have tried uninstalling and using the SP1 drivers but somehow I keep
ending up with the sp2 drivers even after renaming the sp2.cab file to
sp2.cab2.

Any help would be great.

Thanks!
 
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Try this:

Disconnect the drive and open the Registry Editior (Start-Run-Regedit).
Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Enum\V1394

Check under that key and see if you can find anything about your
firewire hard drive. If you do find a key, right click on it and change
the permissions to Allow full control. Now right click and delete the
key. Reboot and try plugging the device in again.

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Nathan McNulty

Kash76 wrote:
> My camcorder works fine on the firewire but my external hd does nothing
> once plugged in. I've tried multiple cables and I have the same problem
> on both my laptop and my desktop!?
>
> I have tried uninstalling and using the SP1 drivers but somehow I keep
> ending up with the sp2 drivers even after renaming the sp2.cab file to
> sp2.cab2.
>
> Any help would be great.
>
> Thanks!