External HD's - The specified network resource or device is no longer available - error
Posted on 2005-04-15
Windows XP Pro SP2
I have 3 external HD's in Firewire-cases/enclosures. When I switch them on - Explorer will show them as three drives and
I can access these drives. No problem sofar.
After a couple of minutes one of them (at random) still how in the directory tree, but when clicking on a subdirectory
on that drive, I get above error ("The specified network resource or device is no longer available")
Solution is: switch off and after a few seconds, switch on. The drive is accessable again.
Maybe after 10-15 minutes another drive reports the same and I have to switch off and on again.
It may well be that for half an hour everything is okay, or even the entire session, but it may also be that
after 15 minutes another drive reports the above.
It's a bit frustrating, the hardware is okay, all new stuff. If only 1 drive is switched on, no problem.
They all have their own firewire cable to the PC and own powersupply.
Does this sound familiar to anybody out there - what may be the solution.
This error never pops up in case the external drives are not active.