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Alright computer people, let's see what you got

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by 26SidedCube, Mar 12, 2004.

  1. 26SidedCube

    26SidedCube Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 18, 2003 Messages: 6,590 Likes Received: 9
    Computer troubles.

    Specs:
    Hewlett-Packard Pavillion PC,
    GenuineIntel Pentium III with 128mb RAM

    Problem:
    Recently purchased a Cypress 80gig External
    Harddrive from pcktekonline to find out your
    computer has to be USB 2.0 Compatible. So
    I ordered an off-brand USB 2.0 2-slot Cardbus
    and recieved it today. The cardbus installs fine
    and the computer recognizes it, problem is as
    soon as I plug the USB cable from the external
    HD into the bus the computer freezes. If I even
    plug the AC adapter into the bus, the computer
    freezes. If I turn off the computer and plug
    anything in.. Mystikal starts playing in my
    head and babies cry. Same shit.

    So what's the deal? Should I send back this
    no-name shit and try to order name-brand?
    Is there a simple solution? Am I exceeding
    bandwidth? The fuck is going on?

    Can anyone help or know of a forum where
    I can ask and not have to wait 4 months to
    find one reply? Anything's appreciated.
     
  2. villain

    villain Veteran Member

    Joined: Jul 12, 2002 Messages: 5,190 Likes Received: 2
    Hmm....

    I dun no.... Compatibilty problems?
    you could try slashdot i guess.
     
  3. 26SidedCube

    26SidedCube Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 18, 2003 Messages: 6,590 Likes Received: 9
    Nice.

    I'll let this run for a while and see if the house
    can supply any answers then I'll check out this
    "slashdot" you speak of. Thanks.
     
  4. Dick Quickwood

    Dick Quickwood 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Aug 25, 2002 Messages: 14,783 Likes Received: 14
    i may be getting a new hard drive soon, so this should be fun.

    is the usb thing SUPPOSED to be a usb 1.1-2.0 adapter ? one thing that could possibly work is a BIOS upgrade, maybe then your computer will be 2.0 compatible. here's a couple ideas:

    1. i believe there's a usb-serial port adapter you can buy.
    2. you could take the actual hard drive out of the plastic thing and install it inside your computer.
     
  5. Dick Quickwood

    Dick Quickwood 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Aug 25, 2002 Messages: 14,783 Likes Received: 14
    also,you could try contacting hp, pcktekonline, cypress, or the company that made the usb thing
     
  6. 26SidedCube

    26SidedCube Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 18, 2003 Messages: 6,590 Likes Received: 9
    Re: i may be getting a new hard drive soon, so this should be fun.

    If by 'the usb thing' you mean the cardbus itself,
    then yes. It plugs into the PCMCIA slot and
    then you plug the external hard drive into that.

    I'll try updating the BIOS tomorrow, that's a
    good idea. This is my dad's older laptop that
    he hasn't used in close to a year... so it may
    be a little out of date.

    I'll look into the serial port adapted too.. if
    I can't get this to work I'll try to send back
    the card and order one of those.

    And I'm on a laptop.. so I don't think I can
    actually install the drive itself.

    Once again, gracias.
     
  7. 26SidedCube

    26SidedCube Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 18, 2003 Messages: 6,590 Likes Received: 9
    Yeah, I was going to try that tomorrow also
    if this place wasn't any help... seeing as though
    it's almost 1 in the morning I didn't think they'd
    be open.

    :D
     
  8. Dick Quickwood

    Dick Quickwood 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Aug 25, 2002 Messages: 14,783 Likes Received: 14
    do you have the hp instant support program on your computer ? start>help and support, and i think it's in there somewhere
     
  9. 26SidedCube

    26SidedCube Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 18, 2003 Messages: 6,590 Likes Received: 9
    Uhm.. I think my dumbass deleted it while
    trying to make space on this hard drive...
    if that isn't the end-all self-forehead slap.
     
  10. gfreshsushi

    gfreshsushi Senior Member

    Joined: Sep 21, 2003 Messages: 2,244 Likes Received: 1
    my computer is gray.

    that's all i got.
     
  11. GucciCondom

    GucciCondom Veteran Member

    Joined: Jul 29, 2003 Messages: 5,558 Likes Received: 168
    Why must the pelicans corrode my treebark beanie?
     
  12. Nekro

    Nekro Elite Member

    Joined: Feb 19, 2003 Messages: 2,568 Likes Received: 1
    The problem is that your computer needs more RAM. 128mb is simply not enough memory to be running USB2.0 devices, especially hard drives. What you should do is go spend the $20-50 and get at least 256 more mb of ram, install it, and then use your new HD.
     
  13. adderall

    adderall Elite Member

    Joined: Jun 10, 2003 Messages: 2,921 Likes Received: 1
    heres where the problem lies:



    Specs: Hewlett-Packard Pavillion PC
     
  14. Dick Quickwood

    Dick Quickwood 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Aug 25, 2002 Messages: 14,783 Likes Received: 14
    did you fix it ? if so, how ?
     
  15. CLAYTONCROWN

    CLAYTONCROWN Member

    Joined: Dec 3, 2003 Messages: 506 Likes Received: 1
    fuck HP

    I have the same computer and its never done anything but give me problems. On so many occasions have i wanted to just teach it a lesson or two right out the window.
     
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