Hi, I have a external USB 2.0 HDD which i use with my notebook having a Windows XP home edition OS. This is actually an internal Maxtor HDD with a sleeve. A day back the HDD stopped being detected properly. It now gets detected as a "Local Drive" and when I try to access it, it says that there's an error. Then when I try to disconnect it using the "Safely Remove Hardware" feature, it gives me the message saying: "The device 'Generic volume' cannot be stopped because a program is still accessing it." So after a few hours, I eventually give up and just unplug it. But the same thing happens everytime. Also, there is a weird clicking noise that I can hear. This used to happen before as well at which time if I was playing any media off the HDD, it would kind of pause. I don't know if this is because of a problem with the HDD or there is a loose connection with the sleeve. Please help me. I would appreciate any advise that you could provide me with. Thanks in advance.