I was reading all of the posts on the USB Shakiness issue, but got curious so I went and bought a DLink USB adapter. So, I have a Citrix / Win2K server and decided to give it a go. Well, it stayed up for several days straight. It also worked great for downloading over broadband internet, etc...
So, feeling Cocky, I decided I would try to Copy Win2K SP1 local to my HD from my LAN. Well, to put it mildly, it did not like it after about 20 MB. It would download over the internet connection fine, so it is nothing to do with the raw amount of data.
So, I am running Win ME, and I decided to poke around at my USB controller, and there is a page in there I have NEVER seen on another system before (probably never looked is why). It says that the USB port is maxed out at 11% of CPU time. Knowing how USB works, I have the following hypotheses:
1. USB Shakiness is not caused by lack of power (hence why external power makes no difference).
2. USB takes CPU power, and under low usage like Citrix, causes no disconnect. BUT under high usage like at large file, it can cause the CPU to interrupt the USB trasmission.
Anyone know how to raise the 11% to lik 50%?