Non-System disk press any key........

  O-NO 22:34 05 Oct 2005
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Whenever I have a my external Harddrive or card reader connected to any of my USB ports my PC gives the non-system disk error and will not boot.

Removing them and PC boots into windows ok....

Anyone have a solution so I can keep my external HD & card reader installed on bootup?

AMD 64 3700
XP HOME

  BRYNIT 22:45 05 Oct 2005

Check in bios that it is not set to boot from usb device first.

  O-NO 22:52 05 Oct 2005

Boot sequence-

FLOPPY
HDD
CD

I have my mouse connected to a USB ok.

  O-NO 08:29 06 Oct 2005

Would the problem most likely be BIOS related?

Seems strange that I only get it on start up and only when the external HD & card reader are connected via USB.

If I fit them via the USB after PC has booted up everything works fine no problem.

  Chegs ® 08:50 06 Oct 2005

Its not uncommon for USB devices to give problems at boot.I have a USB card reader,I have known occasions where leaving it connected during reinstall has had XP trying to load itself to a 32Mb card(and failing,for some strange reason) ;-)

  O-NO 08:57 06 Oct 2005

Chegs.......Yes the problem seems to be when I have a 1G card in the reader....removing it appears to correct that........I have no solution to the HD problem though :(

  O-NO 09:09 06 Oct 2005

It was bios related.

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