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[filmscanners] Re: Vuescan and 64bit Windows - Ed's reply



Sorry I have been out of this loop for a while.  On taking advice to
update the BIOS and chipset drivers, I checked the Asus site for
updates.  There is an "auto update" for the BIOS and a list of chipset
drivers on their website.  Asus may make a great motherboard but their
web support leaves much to be desired.  The BIOS update indicated "No
appropriate image files on this server", what ever that means.
Therefore, I did not attempt to update the BIOS.  I did download the
chipset, display, and audio drivers.  The chipset drivers and the PCI
Express video adapter are Nvidia products.  When completed the
installation of these drivers, everything looked OK until I restarted
the computer.  But just as the restart was completing, I encountered the
much feared blue screen.  I wont bore anyone with the details but I
finally was up and running some seven hours later, with the updated
drivers.  So far, fingers crossed, the reader is seeing memory cards.
Before the updated drivers were installed, the system would usually not
see anything coming out of this card reader until I restarted with some
device plugged into the reader.  Flash drives that plug directly into a
USB port would be instantly recognized at any of the USB ports I've
tried, other than the one on the reader.

Thanks for suggesting to update the BIOS and drivers.  I usually do that
at the first sign of any trouble.  I guess I got a little lazy.

Jim

Laurie Solomon wrote:

>>My 2c cents here: USB printers, scanners and other
>>peripherals that plug into the wall or are battery-powered
>>typically don't draw power from the USB port so are not affected by
>>the 500mA limit.
>>
>>
>
>Unfortunately, this is not true.  The power that is drawn from the USB
>connection has nothing to do with the power drawn from the wall to power
>or run the device per se.  Power drawn from the USB port is used to
>overcome resistance in the cabling and power the transmission of data
>down the cable - not to power the device.  Powered hubs are active hubs
>that get power from a transformer source that plugs into the wall but
>uses this power to replenishing the USB cable line power that is lost to
>resistance or too many devices making power demands on the hub for their
>cabling and data transmission.
>
>
>
>>The 7-in-1 card reader may be marginal in its power
>>requirement, and some motherboards are less robust than
>>others in this department (some can comfortably handle up to
>>800mA, some struggle with 500, some even vary from one port
>>to another)
>>
>>
>
>On these points, I concur.
>
>----Original Message----
>From: filmscanners_owner@halftone.co.uk
>[mailto:filmscanners_owner@halftone.co.uk] On Behalf Of Charles Knox
>Sent: Saturday, June 03, 2006 8:15 PM
>To: laurie@advancenet.net
>Subject: [filmscanners] Re: Vuescan and 64bit Windows - Ed's reply
>
>
>
>>My 2c cents here: USB printers, scanners and other
>>peripherals that plug into the wall or are battery-powered
>>typically don't draw power from the USB port so are not affected by
>>the 500mA limit.
>>
>>The 7-in-1 card reader may be marginal in its power
>>requirement, and some motherboards are less robust than
>>others in this department (some can comfortably handle up to
>>800mA, some struggle with 500, some even vary from one port
>>to another) -- I suppose you've tried it in other ports?
>>
>>How does it perform with a flash drive?
>>
>>For best results with USB you do need to be running XP SP1 or
>>SP2 -- there's a patch on M$ updates somewhere for the original
>>verion of XP.
>>
>>Charles
>>
>>Jim wrote:
>>
>>
>>>I have three devices plus a seven-and-one card reader, all connected
>>>to onboard USB ports.  My trackball, an Epson 1640 scanner and R2400
>>>printer work fine but the card reader fails to se the Compact Flash
>>>card when it's inserted and a reboot is required - much like my older
>>>machine, running win 2K did when I turned on my scanner.
>>>
>>>Jim
>>>
>>>Laurie Solomon wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>>If you have connected the devices to an unpowered hub, this can
>>>>create problems - especially if you have several devices that have
>>>>power requirements connected to the same hub directly or daisy
>>>>chained to it. Furthermore, despite the claims, two many devices
>>>>and/or hubs daisy chained of the same USB port as well as very long
>>>>cable runs can cause problems as well.  The motherboard bus can
>>>>only supply so much power to each of the USB ports.  The 120 plus
>>>>devices that they say can be connected typically are either low
>>>>power or non-power consuming devices (like mice and keyboards); or
>>>>they need to have an external power source such as an active
>>>>powered hub or a directly powered transformer source.
>>>>
>>>>Like SCSI devices, sometimes USB devices do not get along with other
>>>>USB devices and do not share ports or daisy chains nicely. This can
>>>>cause the OS to fail to recognize the device on a plug and play
>>>>basis, requiring one to have to either reboot or to disconnect and
>>>>reconnect the device or to turn off the power to the device and
>>>>then turn it back on for the system to recognize it.
>>>>
>>>>----Original Message----
>>>>From: filmscanners_owner@halftone.co.uk
>>>>[mailto:filmscanners_owner@halftone.co.uk] On Behalf Of James L.
>>>>Sims Sent: Saturday, June 03, 2006 11:31 AM
>>>>To: laurie@advancenet.net
>>>>Subject: [filmscanners] Re: Vuescan and 64bit Windows - Ed's reply
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>>These are USB devices, Tony.  I was told by a so-called computer
>>>>>guru that this problem was corrected in XP.  It could be that the
>>>>>device is incorrectly installed - it's a USB 2 device but its
>>>>>speed, or slowness, indicated that Win XP thinks it an early USB
>>>>>device.  I've tried uninstalling the USB controllers reinstalling
>>>>>them but to no avail.
>>>>>
>>>>>Jim
>>>>>
>>>>>Tony Sleep wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>>On 02/06/2006 James L. Sims wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>>I have a 32-bit device on a
>>>>>>>computer running Windows XP 32-bit that regularly fails to see
>>>>>>>one device unless it's activated and the computer restarted -
>>>>>>>much like the behavior that I experienced with Win 2K.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>That's normal and correct behaviour for SCSI. You can go into
>>>>>>device manager and refresh the view instead, and it should be
>>>>>>seen. Once seen, you can turn the device off and on at will, and
>>>>>>won't have that problem again - until you reboot with the device
>>>>>>powered off.
>>>>>>
>>>>>>Tony Sleep
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
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