SparQ Shutdown problem
The SparQ 1gig Drive I have attached to the parallel port is preventing my system from shutting down correctly. What happens is that shutdown proceeds correctly during the first phase, I get the wait screen then it turns black with a cursor blinking in the far left corner. After some time, can be from a minute to ten minutes, a BSOD pops up saying "Error writing to Drive F". If I then press Escape and switch the drive off using the button on the side shutdown completes normally. This has been ongoing through 2 motherboards and an upgrade from Win98 to WinME has made no difference. Any ideas??
Mine shuts down fine.
Have you tried various power switch settings, off/on during shutdown.
What about IRQ conflicts ?
Do you run it through a "add-in" port, or system port.
uhh, I dunno anything else
Also, you may try doing the ctl+alt+del thingy and disable a TSR one at a time to see if any background program is causing the glitch.
Also try removing the printer from the chain.
You can get a cheap printer port for $15 or so.
If the problems is helped, that is.
Thanks for replying. There are no IRQ conflicts that I can see and the drive runs through the standard parallel port with a through port connection to the printer. I just rebuilt the computer, new mobo,chip, Ram 300w case and the problem still persists. It shuts down properly maybe once out of every 20 shutdowns. I have a number of background apps running, NAV, ToggleMouse, Remote Control Utility, etc, but these all seem to shut down properly. I'll try the Ctl, Alt, Del method to see if that makes any difference. Might try removing the Removable tick in the system properties as well.
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