A recently purchased (clean, no data) WD20EARS 2TB Caviar Green caused Win XP SP3 to hang while booting up - the Windows XP logo appears and the “progress” cartoon continues to play indefinitely. The drive is meant to be a secondary storage drive. Here’s the interesting part - XP will boot up properly in “Safe Mode” or in “Normal Mode” when the WD20EARS is not attached. Any idea what’s happening?
Any help is appreciated.