Just got a new maxtor external h drive problem is when i switch on my computer it trys to boot from it,pressed f8 on startup and selected the hard drive as the boot option but this dosen't make any difference it still trys to boot from hd,any idea's Paddy
if it has an on/off sw, then when u close down, ensure it's switched off, that way it won't boot when u switch the pc back on. I had this with a Toshiba, but once I found the on/off sw at the back (and I remembered to sw off) all was fine on boot up. Once pc booted, sw on ur ext HDD. Plus this way saves u having to disconnect it.
Thanks for all your replies,i was away,to answer a few replies,no on of switch,i have plugged it in after the boot but the next time the computer starts it trys to boot from external hd,it has a duel interface firewire and usb,i tried the firewire port and that seemed to work altough it did'nt install the software,going to plug in usb to install software and then switch back to firewire to see if that works.Paddy
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