Boot problem

  EARLR 13:20 29 Oct 2008
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Vista Home Premium won't boot with external HD's running.

  crosstrainer 13:25 29 Oct 2008

Go into your BIOS and find the item that enables boot from usb.

Enable it, but remember that not all USB external drives are bootable. If that won't work, it's best to power up the external drive AFTER loading Windows.

  EARLR 13:47 29 Oct 2008

But I don't want to boot from USB.

  crosstrainer 14:39 29 Oct 2008

Then just leave it powered off until Windows has loaded. Then switch your external drive on. Don't forget to use the safely remove hardware icon to stop the drive when you are finished using it. I only use mine for Acronis backups so only switch it on when performing these operations.

  Kevscar1 14:42 30 Oct 2008

I have the same problem with my machine have to leave both it and the scanner disconnected until machine is up and running

  EARLR 16:23 30 Oct 2008

It doesent happen on my XP machines so it's aproblem in Vista.

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