I just purchased a brand new Seagate external hard drive this evening (st300003u2) and was hoping to put it to good use. My computer is getting a bit long in the tooth and this was supposed to help out until I could afford to upgrade.
Anyhow, onto the details.
This is a pseudo flow chart of how things have gone tonight:
1. Computer off
2. Plug in HD
3. Turn on computer
4. Turn on HD
5. XP recognized USB external storage device
6. Computer restarts
7. Computer restarts
8. Computer restarts
9. Turn off external HD
10. Computer stays on
I went to Seagate's website and was informed that the drivers that come with XP are up to date and new ones are not needed.
I am running XP without any service packs.
System is an AMD Sempron 2400 with 512mb of RAM
If anyone has any suggestions as to what the problem might be I'd love to hear them. I bought the HD from a CompUSA closeout sale so returns are not optional.. ie, I can't return it. Hopefully there is an easy fix to this.
Thanks in advance.