My PX-708uf is not recognized by Win XP after a system reboot. I have the drive connected through the onboard firewire connector of my systemboard. If I power the drive up (or remove the FW cable ans insert it again) while in Win XP the drive gets recognized, sometimes just as CD drive and sometimes as DVD-RW drive. The drive can be accessed and functions ok. If I then reboot the system, the drive just shows ‘Local Disk’ with a red question mark through the CD icon. The drive is not accessable.
This is what I’ve tried so far:
- formatted hdd and installed Win XP, latest Intel .INF update and SP1a. Installed no other software!
- tried a Gigabyte 8KNXP and an Asus P4C800-E deluxe systemboard and connected the drive through the onboard FW-400 connector
- connected the drive through a pci firewire adapter (oxford controller)
- tried a 4-6-pins cable and 4-4-pins cable
The drive functions ok when connected through USB, but to me that defeats the purpose of buying this drive in the first place.
Plextor Tech has been very friendly and the drive has been replaced twice already, but the problem stays with every new drive they keep sending me.
Anybody else experience this problem too, or has a suggestion? TIA.