This is HP laptop running with Windows XP. Its been 1.5 years since I bought the laptop and it worked fine so far but from past couple of weeks I am facing problem while installing any device like external HDD or Flash Drive etc. Whenever a message pop up at system tray saying Installing devices or found devices etc, windows freezes completely. And once it is freezed I need to hard reboot because once I waited to see how long it remains in freeze mode and it remained more than 30minutes. So this is getting annoying for me. Can anyone guys help me out please?