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Windows 7: Win 7 not booting up with external HDD connected and on

03 Oct 2010   #11
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

The problem is that you have an internal unit in an external enclosure and Win 7 is seeing the unit as an internal unit, consequently causing boot up problems.

Perhaps you can, via a registry edit, fool the system, otherwise, I'd say contact the hd manufacturer for suggestions.

Here's an article that gives registry editing info.
Internal and External SATA Port Configuration
On the right-hand side of the resulting web page, there is a link to download eSata.docx which is the file you want.


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03 Oct 2010   #12
buckedthead

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
I see we posted at the same time so you answered my question about the type of HD.

I believe it's the fact that the drive is using a USB connection. As I said, I've seen this when leaving my external drive kooked up using a USB cable. Do you have a sata connection to hook it up to?

Also, Why do you need the external HD hooked up during a reboot?
I do have a eSATA. but enclosure is only USB.

I do not need the external HD hooked up at all, but there are times that I forgot/will forget I had it hooked up and power on my computer. These are the times I would like to solve the problem for.
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03 Oct 2010   #13
buckedthead

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
The problem is that you have an internal unit in an external enclosure and Win 7 is seeing the unit as an internal unit, consequently causing boot up problems.

Perhaps you can, via a registry edit, fool the system, otherwise, I'd say contact the hd manufacturer for suggestions.

Here's an article that gives registry editing info.
Internal and External SATA Port Configuration
On the right-hand side of the resulting web page, there is a link to download eSata.docx which is the file you want.
Ahh that makes sense - did not even think about it being internal vs. external drive. Just assumed that Win 7 would see it as external since it is hooked up through USB.
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03 Oct 2010   #14
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Ah yes, here's another link which may be of interest to you at some point in time.
You experience a long startup time on a Windows 7-based computer that has an unused external SATA port
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03 Oct 2010   #15
buckedthead

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
Ah yes, here's another link which may be of interest to you at some point in time.
You experience a long startup time on a Windows 7-based computer that has an unused external SATA port
Thanks for the link. So far boot up seems quicker than Vista so not sure I am having thei problem. Think I should just apply the hotfix anyways as a incase?
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03 Oct 2010   #16
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

No. Hotfiexes should never be applied unless absolutely needed. They are quick releases to fix problems and hopefully not cause others as they have not been thoroughly tested when released.
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03 Oct 2010   #17
sygnus21

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Notice It says SATA port. Again, since you are using a USB port, that seems to be the problem. Regardless of wheter the drive is SATA or not, you're still usg the USB port to connect to the computer. That's the issue.

Note that that hotfix is for SATA connections. You can give it a shot, but I wouldn't be surprised if it didn't fix a thing.

My two cents.
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03 Oct 2010   #18
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

The document is an interesting read. A word to the wise.
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