I have a P4 2.4GHz laptop with 512MB memory, 40GB internal HD, a 120GB firewire external HD and a 6.4GB external USB2.0 HD. The latter is in an IBM Cooldisk HD box. The OS is XP Home. The firewire HD is always recognised by the computer but I have a great deal of trouble getting the USB2.0 HD recognised using both USB2.0 and USB1.0. I have to plug/unplug the drive 10 or 15 times before it is recognised. At bootup it is always NOT recognised. Is there any way to force the computer to recognise this drive?