Original title: USB
I have a Western Digital portable mass storage (WD3200ME "My Passport Essential"). My PC runs XP Pro with all the latest security updates from MS. In the last year or so, I noticed that it was becoming gradually difficult for XP to recognise my USB mass storage device - sometimes it took a reboot and repeated reconnection of the device before the device is recognised. The more MS updates, the more difficult it because to make a connection. When it fails to connect, I get this annoying Hardware Wizard, which constantly popping up, requesting Windows to search for the appropriate driver. I also have an older XP Pro PC that I have not installed all the latest MS updates but it has XP SP3 installed. The older PC doesn't have any difficulty recognising and connecting to this same USB mass storage device. So, I have 2 XP Pro PCs: one with the latest MS updates that gives problems connecting to my USB mass storage and the other basic XP Pro does not. Even if I bought another USB mass storage, it would most probably suffer the same problem. What do you think is the problem?