"XP Pro." Tell us why no SP2 or SP3.
Also use the rear USB ports next time and consider all those posts in our Storage Forum. Are you ready for this drive to fail?
A friend copied a bunch of music to my USB Western Digital HD. When I turn the drive on it goes into autoplay mode scanning the entire drive for content. Once done it will work fine the first time I try to access it, but then it loses communication and won't recognize the drive. I'm running XP Pro.