You say that ''it worked well'' so I'm going to assume that xp sees the drive, it was formated (maybe partitioned) and a letter was assigned to it. Did you turn off indexing?... What light are you talking about... the activity or the power?... explain the noise (fan noise? clicking noise? etc)
I'm having a problem with external hard drive. I have made this external hard drive by attaching seagate 160GB hard disk with extern drive enclosure 3.5.
This drived worked well for some time, but now this is not working well.
When I connect the usb cable to my windows XP dell laptop, the light on external drive goes off and comes frequently... sometimes it goes off for long time and also the hard drive noise.
I'm not able to carry on any activity on this drive at the moment..
Has any one faced this kind of problem ? why does this drives goes off frequently ? could any one please help.
Thanks & regards,