usb external hard drive

  mobileman1953 18:08 05 Apr 2010

hi all bought a usb external hard drive today, when connected to computer it will not boot up,when not connected computer boots fine, looked in bios and it is set to boot from internal hard drive first, any ideas what the problem could be

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 18:10 05 Apr 2010

Disable all other boot devices in BIOS

  ronalddonald 18:29 05 Apr 2010

the external drive have its own power source ie electric plug? if so plug it in then connect it and wait for it to be recognized in my computer

  mobileman1953 18:41 05 Apr 2010

Fruit Bat /\0/\ tried that no good

ronalddonald yes it does have its own power supply is recognised in my computer when plugged in but still will not boot when attached

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 19:10 05 Apr 2010

Disable all other boot devices in BIOS
retry did you save and exit (F10)?

  audeal 19:13 05 Apr 2010

I get the same problem. Try plugging it in after computer has booted. That's how I do it.

  mobileman1953 19:28 05 Apr 2010

Fruit Bat /\0/\ yes saved on exit no different

  mobileman1953 19:29 05 Apr 2010

audeal works fine if plugged in after boot up

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 19:38 05 Apr 2010

disable USb legacy for DOS (or words similar) in BIOS

  mobileman1953 18:15 17 Jun 2010

sorted problem plugged drive into 15 sec delay socket

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