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- WINXP and External HD problem
September 16, 2006, 3:12 am
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80 GB HD which I have used before with a custom built CPU which I used
When I boot up with the HP new CPU and have the external disk connected, the
bootup takes forever. It stops and continues immediately to desktop once I
disconnect the external disk.
The same is true for shutdown. It just sits there and does not shut down
until I disconnect the external disk, then shutdown is immediate.
Another thing. Once I start up (and have the external disk disconnected to
get to the desktop) and then connect it, I cannot see the external HD under
I have to go to the Administrative tools then Diskmanagement and let it find
the external disk. Once it does. I can see it in the Explore position.
What causes this strange behavior? The external enclosure is fine. I took it
to the computer shop, where I bought it months ago and they even connected
it to their running computer and it was immediately seen.
I am totally puzzled at this time.