I struggled with the USB for a while until someone's recent posting.
Running WindowsME on a Toshiba Hard Drive
DOC is blank but still in the machine.
Modem is physically in the machine but driver not installed.
Internet Explorer 5.5
Winamp Lite 2.73 (latest version)
No firewall program
No Anti-virus progam
(My main pc has both so hopefully nothing will get thru)
Those apps killed my USB Ethernet card so I removed them.
1. USB Ethernet working fine.
2. Linksys USB100TX
3. Lasagne fan from Tenmax soldered to the power input. (Added AFTER everything was working. Heat is not the issue)
4. Compaq USB driver
5. Sometimes it takes a few reboots. Also, don't plug anything else into the USB ports.
6. See below:
Heat is not the issue.
Power is not the issue.
BIOS settings are the issue.
Set up the BIOS exactly according to this mesageboard.
You have to run Win98SE or WinME, and change the Bios so that USB Legacy Devices are ENABLED.
Also helps to follow the post regarding the Suspend Button.
If you ever boot into safe mode unplug the USB adapter and reboot twice.
Also any time you change settings, unplugg the adapter and reboot twice.
That usually does the trick for me.
Plug the adapter back in and it should be stable.
Instead of shutting down I push the button on the front panel and it goes into suspend mode.
No more reboot hassels.
My WP now sits atop my stereo. WP headphone out is plugged in to the Aux line-in on my stereo amplifier. I stream mp3s either from my desktop pc or from internet radio stations and play them loud and clear using Winamp. You can use the built in equalizer to clean up the sound to your liking.
What configuration is you WP - with DOC, without DOC?
Which operating system?
What software are you running while networked?
An mp3 program? A huge file transfer? Internet Explorer? Anti-Virus? Firewall?
What NIC card is in the other machines? Which hub are you using? etc, etc...
I had a bad Netgear card in my pc that was killing my USB network connection.
Now I have a good 3Com card.
Give us ALL of your details (including BIOS settings) and we'll try and help.
I know how frustrating the USB problem is.
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