Posted 02 October 2007 - 03:43 PM
I managed to duplicate your issue here on my windows box. On the machine here I got the exact same issue when the network connection and the firewire port were bridged. When I unplugged the external drive I would lose the connection to the camera and my network connectivity. when I plugged everything in again, the hard drive was not visible. I removed the network bridge, and everything worked correctly again.
On a Mac, the usual safety applies: make sure that no files are open, etc, and then drag the device to the trash before you unplug it.
On windows or OS X all usb and firewire devices should be stopped before removing the cable from the computer. If you don't, you may have problems later on.
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