USB FDD (Lacie Pocket USB FDD - Myfloppy3) not detected correctly

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Hardware' started by steven, Apr 15, 2007.

  1. steven

    steven Guest

    I am using vista ultimate, on Asus A8N-VM-CSM Motherboard. PC has no
    floppy drive and I am attempting to use a USB Floppy drive (Lacie - Pocket
    USB FDD Myfloppy3). Upon connection nothing happens, a quick check in
    device manager indicates under USB controllers - standard openHCD USB Host
    Controller with an (!) exclamation mark. Properties show:

    This device cannot find enough free resources that it can use. (Code 12)
    If you want to use this device, you will need to disable one of the other
    devices on this system.
    Click 'Check for solutions' to send data about this device to Microsoft
    and to see if there is a solution available.

    Clicking check for solutions provides nothing. The USB ports on the pc
    then fail to work until i uninstall all USB controllers from device
    manager and reboot. The USB ports work OK with a flash drive I have, and
    the floppy drive functions correctly on an XP PC I have. I can boot from
    a boot disk if I have it in the drive whilst the PC reboots. I have
    disabled as much as possible in both device manager and BIOS (onboard
    audio, onboard VGA, etc).

    When plugging the drive into an XP PC the drive is detected as a Y-E brand

    Lacie's website has no information regarding this, and the website for Y-E
    indicate that the device should work under vista, as it is natively
    supported by the OS Drivers. Maybe I'm looking in the wrong direction.

    Can someone point me the right direction.


    steven, Apr 15, 2007
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    Rick Rogers Guest

    Hi Steven,
    Not so, something is happening, it's just not the right thing. There is some
    basic incompatibility going on here that is resulting in a resource
    conflict. Have you updated the BIOS to the latest instruction set from Asus.
    Checked with their support on Vista compatibility with this motherboard?

    You already know that the device works ok, and that your USB works ok
    otherwise with other devices. It may also be that the device requires a
    firmware update to run properly under Vista.

    Run System Information (msinfo32) and see what devices are conflicting when
    it fails (Hardware/Conflicts).

    Best of Luck,

    Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
    Windows help -
    Rick Rogers, Apr 15, 2007
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  3. steven

    steven Guest

    Very true. Something is happening. Just ran msinfo32, and it appears
    that the standard openHCD USB Host Controller is sharing the same IRQ as
    the Sound Card. After work I'll remove it and let you know the results.
    As for drivers, etc, out of luck as ASUS in their infinite wisdom appear
    to not be supporting VISTA on this motherboard.


    steven, Apr 15, 2007
  4. steven

    Rick Rogers Guest


    May help just to move the sound card to a different slot. But, there may
    also be a basic BIOS incompatibility with Vista (which may be why it isn't
    supported in Vista).

    Best of Luck,

    Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
    Windows help -
    Rick Rogers, Apr 16, 2007
  5. steven

    steven Guest

    I decided to remove the Sound Card so I wouldn't have to rearrange my IDE
    RAID Controller Card. With the Sound Card Removed I still receive the
    same problem. I think its a motherboard / Vista combination. I'm looking
    at upgrading in a few months, so until then I'll just find an ordinary FDD
    to use. I would like to thank you Rick, for your assistance.

    steven, Apr 16, 2007
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    maridian Guest

    att steve in regards to your FDD. i found that you can mount hard driv
    from old computer and asus mb will detect and read, and if you want t
    add FDD you need start up discs for your driver to run DOS.:
    maridian, Feb 26, 2010
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