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10.10.2007, 10:59

I have two Portege 2010 with two different Slimline Combo drive for Cardbus Cable - neither of the two computers are able to start the Slimline Combo drives. Both computer with each different drive were working perfectly in the beginning of September, but none now.

One computer does not recognise the drive at all - the other respond in the hardware profile, that it cannot start the drive.

Both computers run Windows XP 2nd edition.


Thank you

Best regards
Anne Mette Voss

15.10.2007, 13:53

Do you mean the external PC card CD/DVD drive cannot be recognized in the Windows XP?
Hmm… I think I’ve got a idea.
I think you should access the device manager and remove the *Texas Instruments PCI card bus controller* and the *Toshiba ToPIC100 CardBus controller*.
Then reboot the notebook.

After the reboot the OS should install a new hardware (both CarBus controllers) and after this installation you could try to connect the external PC card CD/DVD drives again!

Good luck