I just bought a 30GB USB 2.0 hard drive. It works well when I plug it in. But when I restart Window XP a drive letter cannot be assigned to it although it can be detected in Disk Management (marked as uninitialized). I have to unplug and then plug it in again to let XP assign a drive letter to it. This problem makes it impossible to backup my system using Ghost 2003 which requires restarting XP before writing on the drive. :knock: (I suspect this is due to some security setting from Windows Update because my old external hard disk doesn't have the this problem) Can anyone help me on this?