Well let me report that I was 0 for 4 the next day with this change. I still have to do the unplug/plug thing. I came accross this article about Windows XP:Originally Posted by slarty
You may experience one or more of the following symptoms on your Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 1 (SP1) or Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 3 (SP3)-based computer:
Universal Serial Bus (USB) devices are not detected when you restart the computer.
USB devices are not detected after you resume the computer from hibernation or standby.
The computer uses 100 percent of the CPU time when you move the USB mouse.
The computer stops responding (hangs) when you resume the computer from standby when a USB mouse is connected.
The computer takes a long time to start or resume when a USB device is connected.
A yellow exclamation point with a Code 28 or Code 31 is displayed on a USB device in Device Manager.
USB 2.0 Hi-Speed devices are detected as Full-Speed (USB 1.1) devices when your computer resumes from hibernation even though they are plugged in to a USB 2.0-capable port.
No link is provided to download the fix. I called and talked to MS customer services and because I have an OEM license they won't provide me with the fix. The article recommends waiting for XP SP2 so I'm going to try and find the beta on edonkey. I can't believe I wasted money buying a license and get treated this way by Microsoft-what a joke.