I've been running Vista since late Feb/early March without any trouble until
my friend told me on his new computer I helped him build that he couldn't
transfer files over firewire from an external DVD drive (an older LaCie). He
is running Vista Home Premium 64 and I have Ultimate 64.
I tested my external DVD drive (Plextor PX708-A in a Mapower enclosure) and
firewire didn't work, giving the following error (Error 0x800705AA:
Insufficient system resources exist to complete the requested service).
I also connected through USB and it did work (all USB peripherals have been
I also decided to test my Sandisk Ultra firewire compact flash card reader
and I got this error (Invalid MS-DOS function):
I'm running off an Asus P5B-E board and he has a P5B deluxe I think. I have
an E6600 and he has an E6420 and we both have 4gb RAM.
This is a nuisance, and a surprise (although fortunately one that doesn't
really affect my usage of the computer). I haven't heard of this
anywhere before so I don't know if it's a Vista & driver interaction
problem or what. I have been able to transfer files from the card reader
using software transfer like Canon ZoomBrowser or in Adobe Bridge but both of
the above transfers failed for both of us within Windows Explorer which leads
me to think it's something about how the Vista file browser handles copies,
since apparently a workaround is to do the transfers through the command line
(not an ideal solution). If files are less than 1 mb or so they usually
work, but any bigger and they fail.
Can anyone offer any help? Let me know if I left out any crucial information.