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Windows 7: External Hard Drive takes 5 mins to load?

30 Nov 2010   #1

Windows 7 Panasonic CF F9 (used to have CF F8)
 
 
External Hard Drive takes 5 mins to load?

Hi, when I attach an external hard drive to any machine, (2 TB NTFS recently formatted from FAT32) it takes about 5 minutes to be recognized in several machines.

Any idea how to speed that up?

Thanks!

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30 Nov 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Did you do a quick format or a full one?

~Lordbob
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01 Dec 2010   #3

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

i had the same problem. i ran chkdsk /r from an elevated command prompt, my computer booted normally. mine is a 1TB that is about 3/4 full, and it took nearly 8 hours.
another thing you might try is disabling "boot to usb" in the BIOS. (assuming its a usb drive)
if that doesnt work, unplug the cable before boot, and plug it back in after windows loads.
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03 Dec 2010   #4

Windows 7 Panasonic CF F9 (used to have CF F8)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
Did you do a quick format or a full one?

~Lordbob
The format was done through DOS - I forget the commands but it was basically the drive letter then = NTFS - sorry for not being more specific.

It took about an hour so I guess it was a quick format.

There is a lot of data on the drive - do you think I should do a longer format?

I mean its not a big problem just annoying having to wait like 3-5 minutes for the drive to boot....

Thanks!
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03 Dec 2010   #5

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

if you format it, you will lose all your data.
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