Recently got a Buffalo 250GB external hard drive for backup purposes, connected by USB 1.1. Is allowed to either be permanently powered on or can set a switch so that comes on when PC switched on and USB detects, via monitor hub, PC is starting. However, in neither configuration will the PC actually boot up correctly, it just hangs after the same point in sequence each time i.e. after CD drives detected. So I have to switch power on after PC correctly booted up. Wonder whether problem may be due to BIOS settings & USB but not certain where to start/meddle - any ideas please?
those options are not immediately apparent in my BIOS. Which is Award Software and has Standard CMOS and Advanced BIOS amongst other sections. There is no "Boot Other" option and no "disable the power to USB accessories until Windows is loaded" option that I can see. They may be 'hidden' behind other phrases, and I've tried a few things, but no change yet. Any other more descriptive help out there please?