PCMCIA ATA drive not recognized


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Guest

I have a Toshiba MK5002MPL PC card hard drive. The drive works fine, and is
recognized on multiple Windows XP laptops that I own. However, on a recently
upgraded IBM T41 with windows XP Professional + SP2, the card is not
recognized at all, as follows:

Symptoms:
- There is no acknowledgement “beep†when the card is inserted
- Plug and Play does not start when the card is inserted
- The card is not found if manually searching with Add Hardware from the
control panel
- In the Device Manager, the card is not listed under Drives when inserted
- In the Device Manager, if Drives is selected and “scan for hardware
changes†is chosen via right clicking, the Device Manager stops responding
and hangs. This does not happen if the card is removed. Checking resources
in other views (e.g. IDE Controllers, PCMCIA adapters) will also cause the
device manager to stop responding.
- If the card is inserted prior to starting-up the computer, the computer
hangs on the Windows start-up screen (the graphic keeps moving, but Windows
never launches).
- If the card is inserted and left there, after a LONG time (1 hour+), the
card will show up listed as a generic card under PCI in the device manager.
It is shown as not working (Code 10). Any attempt to work with the card, or
load a driver, fails.

I have tried starting-up in Safe mode and adding hardware, but the results
are the same. The PCMCIA slot does work, as I can insert other devices which
are immediately recognized by Plug and Play.

Your assistance is greatly appreciated.
 
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G

Guest

Try this, under BIOS setting, set the "PCI Bus Power Management" from
"Automatic" to "Disable" might solve the problem.
 

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