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Windows ME hangs when updating hardware information database

Posted on 2004-04-18
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I have been trying to transfer files from my old computer(ME) to my new computer (XP) using the direct cable connection (pc to pc parallel file transfer cables). When I try to run the durect cable connection wizard and it goes to "updating hardware information database" the old computer (Win ME) hangs at 0% to the point I have to use the crtl+alt+del to resart computer. It sayds the program is niot responding. When (ME) restarts it immediately goes to updating hardware info database and it hangs there until i restart again each time unless i start in safemode or use a startup disk to restore system to an earlier setting. This happens everytime! WHat is wrong with the ME system where it hangs at that point?
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Try changing the type of printer port in the ME bios. I assume with this coment(pc to pc parallel file transfer cables)that is what you are using?
Or use an ethernet connection much faster.
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Yes I am using those. How would i use the ethernet connection method? I do have roadrunner cable internet service.
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You need a NIC (network interface card) in each pc.
Connect them with a cat5 crossover cable.
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CAT5 crossover cable: This is a special networking cable that crosses over some of the wires, so that two computers may be hooked directly to each other without the need of a router, switch, or hub. Please be sure to purchase cable with the rating CAT5 or higher, or your network may not work.
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I'll try changing the printer port first, being the least expensive. And if that fails I'll try the ethernet way.
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