Since I installed the Maxtor Firewire hard drive, the System Event Log floods with ID 9. So I suspect that something wrong with the drivers... Then I found message on Microsoft Support ME290089
After you connect multiple IEEE 1394-based devices on a computer with multiple CPUs, your computer may stop responding (hang)
Microsoft recommends to check versions of these two files:
sbp2port.sys and 1394bus.sys. Both files must have version 5.0.2195.3489 (at least), if it''s lower, apply SP3. Microsoft confirmed this problem and fixed in SP3. On my system versions of these files was: 5.0.2195.3649 for 1394bus.sys and 5.0.2195.5236 for sbp2port.sys. Check ME311430
- 1394 Storage Device Does Not Work After You Remove 1394 Device. Therefore (as usual) Microsoft recommends to apply latest Service Pack ME260910
and latest hotfixes ME249149
or use QChain to apply all hotfixes at one time ME296861
. But this is not all... In my case I figured that there is something wrong with hard drive itself (it was formatted as FAT32). It could be the source of the problem, potential of course. So, before doing anything make sure that you check your hard drive for errors (Using included utilities in Win2k or any third party utilitiy Norton, Winternals, O&O). And last suggestion: convert your hard drive to NTFS before use and check for errors... at least twice a month.
For FireWire troubleshooting, here is a some additional links:
- IEEE1394 General Troubleshooting.