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Drivers? Everytime I try to access another drive or go to "my computer" the system freezes up and shows me only the blue screen with the Windows XP Media Center Edition logo. I have attached a WD external hard drive for storage of video clips/movies and would also use the system to sync music to mp3s (Sansa & Zune) Any suggestions on getting my system to operate correctly? Thanks for any help.

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Hi Lpw47;
can you please remove you external hard drive and see if you still get the problem?

pls post back, thanks

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