Posted 18 September 2010 - 10:07 AM
Like the topic title says:
After I shut my computer down, and it is OFF, I can not turn it back ON when 2 specific external hard drives are plugged in via USB. They are just two old 250gb Western Digital's in two identical speed metal enclosures from geeks.com. Now when I unplug them, I can 95% percent of the time I hit the power button and the PC will fire right up. Sometimes though I need to unplug the PC's power cord and plug it back in to make it work.
Others have suggested changing the boot sequence and disabling USB booting and I did try them both and they did not work.
I tried to reiterate to them that I have no problem with BOOTING, I have a problem with POWERING.
I have 3 other external hard drives and they do not cause this problem. Just the 2 WD's.
Also, after I shut down, with the 2 Wd's still plugged in: 1. The PCs red power light is still ON. 2. My PC's temperature reader in my 5.25 Is still powered and lit up. 3. My DVD/Rom's lights are still on. 4. I have a laptop Fan plugged via USB into the computer that is cooling a DVR system of mine and that is still spinning. This will even occur if I unplug my computers power plug as well, just to ensure their is no power coming from the PC actually.
So the bottom line is these 2 hard drives are somehow powering my PC somehow when it is off, and will not let me power UP until I unplug them.
A minor inconvenience but it would still be nice to resolve the issue.
Here's some PC specs.
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 6000+, x86 Family 15 Model 67 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3070 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS , 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 238464 MB, Free - 170726 MB;
Motherboard: BIOSTAR Group, N61PB-M2S, 1.0, OEM
Antivirus: COMODO Antivirus, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled