a driver is required, then it is required for your USB, or FireWire interface
inside your PC. External harddrives didn´t require special drivers, because
they are ATAPI compatible."
The solution to this annoying problem (I had it on one PC), seems to be to locate and delete the file INFCACHE.1, which may be corrupted and causing the problem. To delete this file, you will first have to modify its permissions so the users group can access it (right-click on the file->Properties->Security). INFCACHE.1 file. It's located at C:\Windows\inf (scroll down to the file). (Note: to see INFCACHE.1, you must set Windows Explorer to display hidden and system files)
When modify these system files, i usually find i have to take ownership first for my own user account, then add myself to the permissions with full control. then you can delete it, or rename it to X_INFCACHE.1, etc.
I'm glad to say Vista is loading all my USB devices nicely now and the Formac drive works beautifully with USB and Firewire.
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