oh hey no worries m8. would be nice to know if that is the exact problem. it sure does sound like it could be.
i just need to know if windows uninstalls the drivers when you unplug it.
and looking in device manager doesn't tell you. you have to use something like that USBDView, or Auto Runs by sysinternals (from before microsoft took them over).
i don't even know if Auto Runs is available for download. it's a very dangerous app if you do the wrong thing in it you may as well kiss your windows installation goodbye. it's a very very very very in depth into the startup routine of windows.
I have all kinds of neat utilities i have collected over the many years. i even have one from microsoft that will remove a program without having to "uninstall" it. gets rid of the one pesky program that fails when you try and uninstall it and you can't remove it from the installed programs list.
that one there is a gem