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Pc Won't Boot With My Book 1tb Connected Via Usb


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#1 silverlarynx

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Posted 20 May 2008 - 11:49 AM

This is very similar to a previous post, to the extent that i have copied it and changed a few details.

I recently got a Western Digital 1 TB My Book for backing up my desktop and laptop. I have reformatted it from the default FAT32 to NTFS. I have no problem transferring files to and from it, but when it is plugged into any USB port in the back of my Fujitsu Siemens desktop, the startup freezes on the screen where you can hit Del for Setup . If I unplug the My Book and restart, I have no problems booting to Windows or entering Setup . Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

The Motherboard is a ASUS P5GD1-FM :thumbsup:

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Posted 20 May 2008 - 02:04 PM

Are you booting the system...with the external drive on?

If so, try it with it off. No drivers should be required before it's on, IMO.

You might also check your BIOS and see if you have "boot from USB" enabled.

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Posted 21 May 2008 - 01:59 PM

Are you booting the system...with the external drive on?

If so, try it with it off. No drivers should be required before it's on, IMO.

You might also check your BIOS and see if you have "boot from USB" enabled.

Louis


Thanks for the suggestion. The external drive comes on automatically. There is no boot from USB in the BIOS> Any other ideas?

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Posted 22 May 2008 - 11:11 AM

I don't think I would have this drive connected at boot...it confuses the issue.

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