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It takes a long time until Windows XP recognize I connected USB drive

It takes a long time until Windows XP recognize I connected USB drive

I have a problem with my new USB disk. When I connect it to my laptop with Windows XP SP2 it takes about 4-5min until Windows recognizes it and shows it as a new disk. I can also see (disk's LED is blinking) that something is scanning the disk when I connect it; when this is done Windows immediately recognize it.

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Guest [Entry]

"I tried all the above in XP Professional SP3 and solved the slow logon during boot up of my 750 GD WD USB drive as follows:

In Control Panel → Users I removed the ASP.NET Machine account as a user (I don't know how it got there - probably an update and I don't have a server)
Stopped fast index searching on the drive in question.
Removed Windows Restore access to the drive; it's only used by Acronis for backup.

The drive is now instantly recognized and Windows boot up is much quicker. I'm not sure if one of these or a combination was the solution but it fixed it."