I start my computer and once booted up I must power cycle the My Book Essential Drive (green circle) before Windows XP SP3 (my computer & Windows Explorer) can see it. Once I Power Cycle the drive it works just fine. If I don’t Power Cycle the drive it has power to it but just isn’t there per Windows XP SP3 & I can’t do anything with it.
I also have a My Book Office drive that Windows XP has no problem with, it boots just fine.
My Book Essential Edition (drive E)
My Book Office Edition (drive F)