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Windows xp crashes when WD "My Passport" is installed. windows xp crashes "Blue screen" just a few seconds after plugging this in. I've checked that I have all recent updates from microsoft. Looked into drivers but no clue there. I've no idea what else to try. Help!

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Replace all the leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions + IDE,SATA and the ones that attach from your motherboard to hard drive
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