Hi, I have an external SATA drive I put together myself and recently I now have a internal SATA drive running as well. My last XP Home install I had about 2 weeks ago, I installed it on the internal SATA drive which was no problem. Then about 5 days ago I turned on my external SATA when XP Home was fully running and I was signed in to get it ready for the reboot to make the drive appear in My Computer. When I did that, an XP pop up shows saying it discovered new hardware and starts to install software for the hardrive and I get a message saying new hardware was installed and a reboot was required. I rebooted, and on the reboot it gave me a disk boot failure message. I restarted again and it was fine, but then a few days later I get a volume failure and disk boot errors. I later found that the power plug to the internal kept coming loose so I think that probably attributed to the disk boot failure and maybe the volume corruption as well. At any rate, I dont want anything to go wrong with this current install, so when I want to use the external SATA drive, should I only turn it on when the computer is off or in the middle shutting down/rebooting? Is there any BIOS setting I should check and set to stop a problem from coming up? Thanks.