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Windows 7: PC Boot up and External drives

30 Apr 2011   #1
midgo

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 
PC Boot up and External drives

Hi Guys

I have a 6 year old computer running windows 7 32 bit.

I keep it up to date etc and it really runs well for an old fella.

One issue I have is not being able to leave external drives powered on.

I have tried all solutions available to change bios settings, usb setting etc but my pc will not boot up with externals attached and powered on.

Just looking for any insights, help etc that may resolve this issue.

Any assistance appreciated.


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01 May 2011   #2
marsmimar

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Almost sounds like there are too many things trying to power on at the same time. Perhaps a PSU issue?
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01 May 2011   #3
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

If the USB problem is unsurmountable does your computer have a firewire port? You could use Firewire instead of USB. Firewire cards are cheap as is a USB to Firewire adapter.
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01 May 2011   #4
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

you say your pc won't boot up - what actually happens?

any error messages or beeps...?
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01 May 2011   #5
midgo

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
you say your pc won't boot up - what actually happens?

any error messages or beeps...?
No it just pauses.

If I reset after turning off the external it boots up fine.
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