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Windows 7: External USB Drive initiatied to late???

08 Oct 2009   #1

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
External USB Drive initiatied to late???


Last weekend I switched from Vista to Windows 7. Unfortunately I noticed some problem with my external USB drive: WD MyBook 320 Gb. When I log in, in 75% of trials there is a pop-up that new storage device was found (the same when you put USB flash into your PC).

Strange, because the disk is plugged into USB all the time... It means that when I log in just for a second the system does not see the drive, which has some some nasty consequences:
- shortcuts directing to files on external drive are damaged
- outlook cannot open archive folders on external drive (I have Outlook in autostart)
- at startup system cannot reopen explorer windows (path not found)
- etc.
After this faulty second everything is normal, i.e.disk are discovered properly and the are working well.

I tried to turn on login password (to give system more time), but it didn't help. This issue appeared neither in XP nor in Vista. Then I played with msconfig and unfortunately it didn't work. When starting in selective mode (startup items off, all non-Microsoft services off) approx. 50% trials
I think that folks at MS wanted Windows 7 to boot faster so external usb drivers are initiated after logging in.
resulted in the popup.

Is there any way to make system discover external drive sooner?

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 External USB Drive initiatied to late???

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