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Windows 7: EDIT IN WINDOWS START UP SCREEN

18 Apr 2011   #1
DEEPWOE

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
EDIT IN WINDOWS START UP SCREEN

I recently had trouble with my usb ports disconnecting at start up in Windows 7, trying to figure out why i pressed f11 at computer logo and was asked for commands to edit. Is there a way to keep the Windows 7 start-up from disconnecting my external harddrives and flashdrives? thanks in advance
running an Emachine T3516a- Also I TRIED EVERY OTHER POSSIBLE SOLUTION EXCEPT THROWING IT AWAY AND BUYING A NEW P.C.


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18 Apr 2011   #2
Orbital Shark

 
 

Hi, welcome to the forums

Are the disconnecting instantly or just after a certain amount of time?

If after some time then it could be your power options causing this. Click Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Power next click Change Plan Settings (under the currently selected plan) then Change advanced settings

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Make sure to disable any sleep mode that your HDD or USB devices are set for and this should solve your problem.


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18 Apr 2011   #3
DEEPWOE

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Yes i have disabled suspend select, sleep mode, ran the solution for device manager, went to manufacturer of computer, and motherboard downloaded drivers, repaired W7, clean installed W7, bought a new hard disk, checked the jumpers. checked the memory and everytthing else Bing can site while searching. My usb worked fine befor install now notta, my computer recognizes the external hard disk, ive checked it on other computers the disk works but no port action or power on this one.
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18 Apr 2011   #4
Shootist

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Is this a USB powered hard drive?

If it is some notebooks do not put out enough power from one USB port to power these HDD.

Western Digital actually sells a cable for this reason. It has 2 USB connectors on it to one HDD connector to supply more power to the HDD.
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18 Apr 2011   #5
DEEPWOE

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Thanks for the reply However that didnt work either i bout the plug from best buy or adapter to replace the current docking power supply. When plugged in the light comes on and nothing else IF I RESTART THE COMPUTER I GET A BLUE SCREEN SAYING USB DRIVER ERROR UNPLUG DEVICE AND RESTART COMPUTER.

IF I START THE COMPUTER THE COMPUTER RECOGNIZES THE EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE IN BOOT SECTOR AND BIOS AS SEAGATE GOFLEX, BUT WHEN I SAVE AND EXIT BIOS THE COMPUTER DISABLES THE SEAGATE THE LIGHT TURNS OFF AND ONCE LOGGED ON NOTHING REGISTERS NO XHDD NO FLASHDRIVE ETC ONLY THING THAT DOES WORK IS THE OPTICAL MOUSE
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18 Apr 2011   #6
Shootist

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Then I think the hard drive is bad.

With the HDD unplugged from the USB ports and you restart the PC can you then plug in a flash drive and have that seen by Windows?

Sorry but you still haven't answered one question.

Is this a USB powered external hard drive.

If not I am sorry for bring it up again.
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18 Apr 2011   #7
DEEPWOE

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Yes it is a USB powered external, I thought it might be the HDD as well, but i took it to a computer repair shop and connected it to another computer and it worked. I'm thinking it may be the PCI to USB bridge it doesnt show in the Universal Serial Bus controller
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18 Apr 2011   #8
Farron

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I have actually had this same problem before. I couldn't tell you exactly what it is as it was while ago however i do remember it was a hardware issue. Not sure if that helps :P
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