Some background here.
Running XP Home SP3.
My Book Essentials 2TB external USB.
The drive’s USB connection is through a powered USB hub (Belkin).
Drive is used for backups. Backup program shuts down PC when backup is completed.
AC Power adapter to drive remains on.
When the PC is off the drive LED blinks slowly.
On the next PC power on, the LED blinks rapidly for a while then becomes on steady.
When booting is finished the drive is not listed in My Computer, Windows Explorer or Disk Management.
Removing and reconnecting the power cable to the drive (leaving USB cable connected) the drive is once more operationally normal
In addition, I have an older My Book Essential Edition 2.0, 1TB ext USB drive similarly connected and it does not exhibit this “problem”.
Is there anything I can do to keep the drive “alive” after a PC power off and on?
Or is this a procedure I must live with?