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Old 03-19-2007, 07:04 AM   #1
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When I boot up my computer with my external hard disk plugged in, it freezes at the start before the press del to setup screen and the only thing I could do is restart my computer.

To fix this problem, I just pull out the usb cable and it works.

Is there a way to fix this, without having to plug the hard disk out every time?
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Old 03-19-2007, 02:17 PM   #2
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Oh that is so funny. Sorry I have to post this. But I have had the same problem for a year now. My only advise is to have the drive on. Go into your bios (normally del) when it's starting and look for your boot devices. My bios has a boot priority. Just make sure the USB Removable drive isn't in the top slot if you have that option. It will be generally noted that it's removable or usb so you don't get it confused with your internal drive.

That doesn't work for me but I live with it. I use NDAS storage mainly so that doesn't require a computer. But this local drive has always gotten in the way.

If someone else out here has this exact problem and has a known solution, I too would like to hear it!

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Oh that is so funny. Sorry I have to post this. But I have had the same problem for a year now. My only advise is to have the drive on. Go into your bios (normally del) when it's starting and look for your boot devices. My bios has a boot priority. Just make sure the USB Removable drive isn't in the top slot if you have that option. It will be generally noted that it's removable or usb so you don't get it confused with your internal drive.

That doesn't work for me but I live with it. I use NDAS storage mainly so that doesn't require a computer. But this local drive has always gotten in the way.

If someone else out here has this exact problem and has a known solution, I too would like to hear it!

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lol, tried that b4, and still not working..

doesnt work on my other desktop too, but works on my laptop

probably because my laptop doesnt go thru the system check process..
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Old 03-19-2007, 04:45 PM   #4
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This is one issue I just don't get. Perhaps it has something to do with the chipset of the external drive... keep in mind the external drive is just a sata or ide drive going through a powered adapter which via driver is recognized by windows as a drive. Different companies make different chipsets for these... I never narrowed it down to see if the drive that is giving me all the issues uses the same chipset as one of my other drives that doesn't. You're external case wouldn't happen to be manufactered by mad-dog multimedia would it? I think that's the drive I have this issue with but not certain. I use only two other cases so i would be able to narrow it down rather quickly.

doesn't affect my laptop either.
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This is one issue I just don't get. Perhaps it has something to do with the chipset of the external drive... keep in mind the external drive is just a sata or ide drive going through a powered adapter which via driver is recognized by windows as a drive. Different companies make different chipsets for these... I never narrowed it down to see if the drive that is giving me all the issues uses the same chipset as one of my other drives that doesn't. You're external case wouldn't happen to be manufactered by mad-dog multimedia would it? I think that's the drive I have this issue with but not certain. I use only two other cases so i would be able to narrow it down rather quickly.

doesn't affect my laptop either.

Well my hard disk is a toshiba 40gb ide 2.5" hard disk, i bought a sumvision caddie for it.

I think its the motherboard problems. It gets confused with the drive at start hmm.. theres got to be a way to fix this!
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I'm certainly willing to look into it for both our sakes or sanity of that matter. If we share the same chipset, ultimately it could link to that. I was able to find that company who makes your enclosure. Sort of a wierd internet address:
https://www.sumvision.com.cn/results_...roduct_type=37

Hevertheless, if you give me the product model number of the sumvision, I'll have a look at my resources to see if I can determine the chipset and compare it to the drive I have that also locks on boot. If I don't see a match, I would probably not bother pursuing it. But if they do match, there is something to work with.

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Well my hard disk is a toshiba 40gb ide 2.5" hard disk, i bought a sumvision caddie for it.

I think its the motherboard problems. It gets confused with the drive at start hmm.. theres got to be a way to fix this!
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