I first installed the Express Card into the Laptop and then waiting for the Microsoft Driver to install. This is Windows Server 2003 32bit.
Then I rebooted my Laptop and when I got to my desktop, I plugged in my Drobo.
The system installed the drivers for the Drobo and the Drobo did not light up with the booting process.
I checked the Device manager and it said that the device was unable to start.
I unplugged the Drobo from the Firewire port, and then installed the latest Unibrain Driver for this card from the Internet Website.
It prompted me to restart the computer after the install so I told it ok.
After the computer restarted I tried to plug the Drobo back into the firewire card (The Unibrain Switching Utility said that it was still using the Microsoft Driver) and the same result of the device not able to start occured again.
I then unplugged the Drobo from the firewire card, told the Unibrain Switching Utility to switch to their drivers, and after it told me it was finished, I plugged the drobo back into the computer and I still get the device was not able to start.
I noticed on my Firewire ExpressCard that there is a port for additional 12volt power from a power adapter (this adapter was sold separately).
Is the drobo not getting enough power from the firewire port to start itself?
I thought that it would not need it since it was getting power from the separate AC adapter.
Thanks for the quick response.