i have a samsung story station usb 1.5tb external hard disk... I use windows xp as my default os i also have a linux mint installed in my system... The problem is if i start my external hdd before windows starts then windows gets hung up at the welcome screen and does not load..I need to switch off the hdd and restart the system to load windows and if i just start my hdd after windows starts then the hdd starts. but if i start the hdd after starting windows and using it for sometime then the hdd does not start..i have to restart the pc to get it back up again as above. I face no such problems in my linux mint distribution... Please suggest me a fix!!!