My post was more in response to your opening post and the response from others. The hard drive driver
is not the cause of it.
As far as the problem you are having,
it's a creative problem
Is that Creative as in a sound card, or creative in some other meaning?
If it is the sound card, are the drivers
for it up to date? Also which Creative sound card? If you suspect it is the card/drivers, have you tried uninstalling the driver and any software and pulling the card to see if the problem goes away?