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External HDD, Windows keeps installing driver
« on: 28. October 2009., 12:07:13 »
Hi,

Recently, Windows started to installing drivers for my external usb hard drive, the mass storage device driver, etc;
Even though I've connected to the computer for two years, on same USB port, it installs the driver whenever I reconnect the
USB cable. I've formatted more than 50 times with FAT32, NTFS and even ext3 but no luck.

Why does Windows keep installing the driver whenever I reconnect?

Thank you for your help.
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External HDD, Windows keeps installing driver
« on: 28. October 2009., 12:07:13 »




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Re: External HDD, Windows keeps installing driver
« Reply #1 on: 28. October 2009., 17:13:19 »
That's kind of wierd...

possible it is a problem with your registry. all device' PID & VID are recorded in the registry on its first detection, so that the next time you plugged the same device again it wont go to the long process of reinstalllation

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Re: External HDD, Windows keeps installing driver
« Reply #2 on: 28. October 2009., 20:15:13 »

Hi Eric, please provide us some additional details like product type & series, operating system & service pack...??

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Re: External HDD, Windows keeps installing driver
« Reply #3 on: 29. October 2009., 10:38:38 »
Sorry for late response.

My computer runs 32bit Windows XP Professional SP3 with latest updates.
No additional software is installed except; 7-zip, Sandboxie, Avira AV, Office '03 and VMWare Workstation.
The external hard drive is Lacie (inside Samsung 160GB) interface is USB2.0.

possible it is a problem with your registry. all device' PID & VID are recorded in the registry on its first detection, so that the next time you plugged the same device again it wont go to the long process of reinstalllation

That's what it should be doing instead of installing the damn driver everytime I connect :(.

Thank you for your help!

[EDIT]: do I need to enabled a service to do this? but all other USB devices works fine (no installation of driver, once installed)
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Re: External HDD, Windows keeps installing driver
« Reply #4 on: 29. October 2009., 11:11:13 »

My computer runs 32bit Windows XP Professional SP3 with latest updates.
No additional software is installed except; 7-zip, Sandboxie, Avira AV, Office '03 and VMWare Workstation.
The external hard drive is Lacie (inside Samsung 160GB) interface is USB2.0.



Take a look here for some Update, FirmWare..-: http://www.lacie.com/support/drivers/index.htm?id=10007


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Re: External HDD, Windows keeps installing driver
« Reply #5 on: 29. October 2009., 16:06:48 »
Hello,

I hope the patch solves it. If not.

Is windows System Restore feature turned on?

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Re: External HDD, Windows keeps installing driver
« Reply #6 on: 31. October 2009., 04:58:46 »
No, I don't find System Restore feature as a useful feature. I disabled it as soon as I installed XP.

Samker, thanks you should be a.. erm.. 'Download Reference Teller'. lol
Thank you for the link I will give the feedback soon.
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