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Windows 7: can i avoid w7 spin up my usb hard disk during the boot?

07 Jun 2012   #1
drugo

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 
can i avoid w7 spin up my usb hard disk during the boot?

Hi
i did notice that at every boot , w7 spins up my hard disk during the boot

can i avoid this?

and my boot is slower


thanks
cheers


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07 Jun 2012   #2
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

Is there a reason you need to keep the external drive constantly connected?

The easy answer is to "Safely Remove" it from the system and then unplug it before you shut down. Then plug it back in after you start up.

I don't see what you can gain from leaving it plugged in all the time, and it is slowing things down, so....
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08 Jun 2012   #3
drugo

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TVeblen View Post
Is there a reason you need to keep the external drive constantly connected?

The easy answer is to "Safely Remove" it from the system and then unplug it before you shut down. Then plug it back in after you start up.

I don't see what you can gain from leaving it plugged in all the time, and it is slowing things down, so....
have the drive pluged in during the boot, makes the boot slower!

thanks
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08 Jun 2012   #4
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

What TVeblen means, I think, is don't plug the external in until you have to use it.
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