Maxtor 3000 LS USB external drive

  hoverman 17:58 06 Feb 2004

OS is XP home and thid morning took delivery of the above mentioned HD. Installed it with no problem and I successfully backed up my PC HD using Drive Image 7.

Whenever I re-boot/start the PC with power on to the Maxtor drive the system boots up to the desk top but before the system tray icons appear I get a blue error screen with the message WORKER_THREAD_RETURNED_AT_BAD_IRQL.

If I power off the Maxtor drive before re-booting, the system boots up with no problem. I find I can then power on the Maxtor and all works fine.

Since I will only using the drive once a week to back up my internal HD I have decided to leave the external one powered off - no reason to keep it spinning for 7 days without use.

Thus not really a problem if the drive will work when I want it to, but has anyone a clue why the error occurs.

  Mango Grummit 18:01 06 Feb 2004
  GANDALF <|:-)> 18:19 06 Feb 2004
  hoverman 18:36 06 Feb 2004

Sorry chaps - I am being a bit thick but I do not understand the solution in your links given to resolve the problem.

  hoverman 09:43 11 Feb 2004

Problem solved - well by accident. I have a Taxan TFT monitor and I have always left it as plug-and-play. Two days ago I installed the proper Taxan driver and the above mentioned error message no longer rears it's ugly head.

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