Wonder if anybody can help me here. About 3 years ago, I had a external hard disk of 75 Gb for backup. Well, I think it's failing! Sometimes, it makes this horrible whirring sound without actually transfering a file across. I guess the drive is getting old (over 6 years old). So, I went and bought another external drive that has 1394 output and USB2.0 . Here's the problem, my computer only has 1394 and USB 1.1, no USB 2.0. The drive has been formatted in NTFS - I can see it using the USB1.1 connection but of course, transfer times will be really slow. I have a USB 2.0 card slotted in the PCI slot. But it doesn't work. The PCI slot used to work with the previous card inside so I assume it's not a problem with the PCI slot. If I plug the 1394 connection up, it doesn't "see" the drive. Not sure what I can on that end. So question is, how to get my USB 2.0 card to work? USB drivers seem to be working properly.