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  • I have a problem that I've been fighting with for many weeks now ever since I installed Windows vista.  Namely, any external hard drives that I plug into my computer through usb have difficulty writing data to the drive.  It usually begins the write process and after about 5-30 sec. the drive locks up, the activity light on the front of the drive begins just blink consistently and the only way to resume normal function of the computer is to unplug the drive and plug it back in again.  This holds true for 2 drives that I've tried as well as my ipod.  Does anyone know why this might be happening?

    Monday, April 2, 2007 11:56 PM