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I have a buslink usb harddrive model l20/20gb and i n eed soft wear to make it work on my new hp labtop with vista

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Hi dear, there is no need to download drivers for your buslink usb drive in vista or xp its automatically detect and install your usb hard drive

Posted on Oct 01, 2008

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    Solution 2 is wrong. BUSlink uses a proprietary format that *does* require drivers in XP, Vista, and Windows 7. In any of those environments, Windows will recognize the existence of the device in the control panel, but will say no driver could be found for it. I run Windows 7 (64-bit) and was able to get my ancient BUSlink L20/20Gb up and running only by the following method:

    ) If you dont have the Virtual PC, download it pronto from Microsoft. Prior to the download, MS will validate your OS as being legitimate first. Like many of Microsoft's other amazing free add-ons, (which really are critical components of the OS if you think about it), they don't come native with the OS in its initial setup, but must be instead downloaded from Microsoft afterwards.

    2) Run Virtual PC. It will boot up the XP OS in a window within your Windows 7 desktop. Navigate inside the XP window to the drive where you have the old drivers for BusLink, and I think the latest driver is "setup2000.exe", dating from 2002. Run the self-executing driver. And if you haven't plugged in the BUSlink to your computer yet, do so.

    3) After you install the driver, the BusLink will not work because of the way in which the Virtual PC must handle USB devices. USB devices can only be assigned to the Windows 7 environment or the XP environment, but not both. To attach your USB drive you need to fully expand the XP window to reveal a new toolbar at the top of the screen with the menu: "Action ... USB ... Ctrl+Alt+Del". Open the drop down menu, "USB", and you will see the "BUSlink USB-IDE Bridge Cont..." device listed. Just to the right it will say "Attach". Click on "Attach", and within a few seconds the driver wizard will be doing its thing connecting the BUSlink so you can use it.

    A bit convoluted, but it works great. Every application, driver, or program I have that's incompatible with Windows 7, I have found will work in the simulated 32-bit environment of the Virtual PC. I would rank the Virtual PC as absolutely essential for anyone with Vista or Windows 7, and it should have been automatically provided when the OS was originally installed. If you don't have it, get it now.


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I wasn't able to find the hardware on the Buslink website.

I am not sure if this will help, but go to this link:

I believe that the last two responses may help you. Go down toward the lower portion of the page, and click to view the two posts.

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