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  1. this could work I also had this issue but i bought a mem stick duo card reader, about 25$ ebay shipped, and made sure to use the program that came with my psp to ensure the right format would be used and... ding, problem solved. I think I'll have to just break down and buy this. Disconnecting my peripherals doesn't help. Using the safe disconnect windows xp feature and a custom explorer that allows me to resume partial transfers is my best bet right now. It times out still, but only every couple hundred megabytes or so.
  2. Great! I'll give all those things a shot. Thanks.
  3. I tried that already. Front, back, top, bottom. I think the problem is with windows' Safely Remove Hardware functionality. Recently, I've managed to get completed transfers far more often by safely removing the psp and remounting it, adding one file at a time this way. I use Magellan Explorer to transfer files (so that I can resume partial transfers), and the results are much better and passable than they were before.
  4. I tried what you said but it didn't work. I first tried it using windows' "Quick Format" option. Large files still quit on me. I then tried it using the normal format option, same problem. I hadn't thought of that, so thanks for your input! Unfortunately it didn't work.
  5. I'm only posting this here because: a.) I thoroughly researched the issue with no luck b.) I've had a unique opportunity that makes this issue even more confounding I have a Slim PSP. Latest official firmware. 2 MB Memory Card. Windows XP SP2. Recently defragmented, chkdsk with no errors. When I go into USB mode for large file transfers (anywhere from 40 MB and up), my USB connection will hang. The PSP will say "Please wait" and my computer will say "the target cannot be found". The drive for the memory card will still be mounted, but empty. I can quit the USB connection from my PSP and restart it with no problems. But large files just won't go through. Files that are on the PSP always play fine. No corruption problems. I've tried multiple USB ports on my computer. No luck. I've done thorough reformats of my memory card. This doesn't help. Memory Card is definitely legit, it's marketed for the PSP officially and I bought it new at Walmart. Common sense says "cheap USB cable, get a new one", right? WRONG. I actually got to test the same cable, PSP, memory card on another computer, and it transferred enormous files with no problem. Even crazier, the other computer I tried this on was the same model as my computer. It's a cheap emachines that runs at around 300 bucks. So: -its not the cable -its not the memory card What exactly is wrong with my computer that it won't do it? My drivers are all up-to-date. I don't understand why my computer is failing me. I regularly transfer large files to my large USB thumb drives and my mp3 player. If I had a memory card on my computer this would be a non-issue. My computer is overloaded with enough peripherals as it is. If you can help me get this working, I dunno... I'll make a cash donation to the non-profit of your choice.
  6. Wow, this worked! That was soooo easy. Thanks everyone for your consideration, help, and newb-friendliness. Even though I invested many hours into trying to figure this out, I did end up learning/remembering a crapload in the process. In that way, it was worth it.
  7. Can't we all just get along Thanks everyone. I'll try vector's idea of trying out spaceout's idea first because it's the easiest. If that doesn't work, I'll use UBCD.
  8. This is quite frustrating, both Helix and Knoppix place an icon on the desktop for my external HD, but cannot open it. I manually opened /etc/fstabs in both Helix and Knoppix and noticed that sdb (my external hardrive) has the option of auto listed instead of ntfs. When I replace auto with ntfs, I get the same error I got when I used the ntfs-mounting program on the command line: "run Checkdisk /f on Windows, reboot TWICE, try again". I did so, but no difference. And yes, I am making sure to chkdsk my external HDD. Knoppix and Helix have no problem mounting my internal SATA ntfs partition, but my external ATA ntfs hdd is giving me trouble in linux, even though it can be read perfectly fine in Windows (aside from the access problem of the Admin folder in Documents and Settings). Blargh!
  9. I'll try using helix... My new computer uses SATA and my external HDD is ATA. For some reason, Knoppix is incorrectly assuming my external HDD is SATA and therefore I cannot mount it. At least that is what I assume, since it calls it "sdb" as opposed to "hdb". If helix really does have excellent hardware detection maybe it will solve this problem. I haven't used GNU/Linux in a few years, but I'm remembering all the fun and interesting particularities of man pages and the highly efficient console, etc.
  10. Thanks Pharoh and systems_glitch. I will try to use Linux and see what happens. I rebooted into safe mode (the only way I know of to access the true Administrator account on my computer) and still could not access the admin folder on my external HDD.
  11. Hello everyone, A computer with Windows XP SP1 got a fried motherboard and processor due to overheating. I trashed it but the IDE HDD with windows on it has some documents I need in the Documents and Setting/Admin User/My Documents folder. I didn't use EFS at all. The admin account was password protected but I know the password. I bought an external HD enclosure and connected it to my Windows XP SP2 computer through USB. I can access the "Program Files" folder and the "Windows" folder without a problem. I can open the "Documents and Settings" folder, but I cannot open the admin account folder inside of it. I get "acess is denied". Interesting points: I tried using a non-explorer.exe file manager to access the folder, but this didn't help. I used Advanced Efs Data Recovery, and could view the contents of my admin folder through it, but since theyre not encrpyted through EFS, I cannot access them.
  12. This as-of-yet uncompleted ebook might help you: http://jamesthornton.com/eckel/TIPython/html/Index.htm It's called Thinking in Python.
  13. http://refspoof.mozdev.org/