usb hard drive disconnects WinXP
I have a Western Digital My Book that does this on all Dell hardware. Servers, Laptops and Desktops. It works find on my home built PC and my IBM laptop. I've tried everything from a new cable to trying to redetect the hardware, etc.
I've been in the IT industry for over a decade and this one has just stumped me. I think it's a controller compatibility issue between the Dell usb and the drives. I have other My Books that work fine. It seems to just be this particular model of 500 GB WD My Book in my case.
Searching the internet turned up several others having problems with this same drive.