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DVD external drive crushs when files transfer via firewire

I have pentium III 800MHz with 512M RAM, OS XP SP2. I have a LG external DVD RW that works when connected with USB 1.0.
I bought a Firewire pci card (intex). I can see that the driver is installed and I can see the DVD and CD/DVD content, but when I try to copy a large file (1Gb) from the DVD to my PC the PC crushes.
I replaced the firewire pci card, but the problem remains.
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Expert4XPCommented:
That is a common problem with older pc's with USB1 and USB2.  The easiest solution is to buy a Belkin or other PCI USB2 card to handle the i/o to the USB2 device.

I've had to do this myself on several pc's where the motherboard would give errors copying large files to usb hard drives, but everything works fine (now) after installing PCI card for USB2 support.
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mcp_jonCommented:
Also, you can try to install the latest Intel Inf Update, usually works !

Best Regards !
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flexlightAuthor Commented:
Hi Expert4XP,
The problem is with the firewire PCI I bought so, is there a solution to the pc crush.

Hi mcp_jon,
Is the Intel update will work with me Pentium III processor and Mboard?
Do you know what the Intel update include?

Thanks !
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mcp_jonCommented:
The Intel Update includes all Usb Updates, including USB-Hub ( Internal ) and all neccessary updates .

Read more " http://downloadfinder.intel.com/scripts-df-external/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=N&ProductID=1049&DwnldID=9589&strOSs=All&OSFullName=All%20Operating%20Systems&lang=eng "

Best Regards !
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f-kingCommented:
Hi
So you are saying that the pc crashes ,are you still connecting the drive using usb or is it now firewire?
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northcideCommented:
Firewire doesnt use CPU like USB does.  In theory USB should crush your machine 10 times more than firewire.  Maybe you have a 5400 rpm (or lower) drive?  Maybe firewire is simply trying to copy the data faster than your drive can handle and when it does that it uses all the resources the HDD has to complete the file copy.  I've seen this a couple times in the past.  Check your HDD model to determine its speed. Another problem might be a very old ATA interface - but again, comes down to how fast information can go to and from your drive.
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flexlightAuthor Commented:
Hi mcp_jon,
I'll try to install it.

Hi f-king,
I have no choice then to use the USB connection. The problem is that I have USB1.0 in my PC and it's very slow.

Hi northcide,
My DVD drive is LG GSA-5163D and according to LG this drive should work with either USB2.0 or IEEE1394.
Is there anything I can do (I'm going to update the intel Inf)?

Thenks !

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flexlightAuthor Commented:
I checked my PC's chipset and it's:
1. 82371AB/EB PCI to USB, PCI to ISA.
2. 82443BX Pentium II to AGP/PCI.

The problem is that the Intel Inf update is for intel 82801 and higher chipset.
So I can't do the update.

Guys is there something else I can do?

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flexlightAuthor Commented:
I have additinal information that could help.

After the PC crushes and restarts I have a Registry recovery error:
Stage2URL=/dw/bluetwo.asp?BCCode=10000050&BCP1=8C518284&BCP2=00000000&BCP3=BF804C6D&BCP4=00000000&OSVer=5_1_2600&SP=2_0&Product=256_1.

And two files where generated:
1. Mini051306-01.dmp
2. sysdata.xml

I didn't find the bc code 10000050 in the microsoft site.
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Expert4XPCommented:
>> I have no choice then to use the USB connection. The problem is that I have USB1.0 in my PC and it's very slow.

As I mentioned earlier, I believe the easiest way is to try an inexpensive PCI USB2 card (less than $10 on eBay).  You might want to get a combo USB2/firewire card since you have the firewire dvd drive.

http://computers.search.ebay.com/usb2_PCI-Cards_W0QQfrisZ2QQfromZR8QQfsooZ1QQfsopZ1QQsacatZ44933
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