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Windows 7: Problem with Ext.HDD

14 Nov 2010   #1
wds7

WDS 7 Home Pre.x64
 
 
Problem with Ext.HDD

Hi All.
When i have my ext.Hdd plugged in and after restarts it keeps recycling ...untill i unplug it then it can boot to wds ..
Any idea what's wrong with my laptop ...?
Is there any update that i miss...?
(I system is fully updated)
Thanks


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14 Nov 2010   #2
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Does the external hard drive work okay if you plug it in while the system is already booted? If so, post a screen shot of Disk Management with the external hard drive is connected. Make the Disk Management window full screen so everything shows please.

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15 Nov 2010   #3
wds7

WDS 7 Home Pre.x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
Does the external hard drive work okay if you plug it in while the system is already booted? If so, post a screen shot of Disk Management with the external hard drive is connected. Make the Disk Management window full screen so everything shows please.

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Yes , it works perfectly good when i plug it in while pc is on ..
For instance ..when i re-image my lp from ext.hdd "That's where i keep the back up"
after it's done and restart "with the ext-hdd still plugged in" ..then it keeps rebooting ..forever ...until i unplug the hdd out ..
(I don't have my ext.hdd with me right now ....but will show you screen shot as soon as i get home .)
Thanks

Update :

Here is my Disk Management

Problem with Ext.HDD-11-15-2010-3-52-30-pm.jpg


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15 Nov 2010   #4
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Is Disk 3 the external drive?

You have two active partitions, C: (your Win 7 drive) and H: (on your external drive). Perhaps that is what is causing the problem. Try removing Active from the external drive and see if you can then reboot.

I don't know if you can do this from Disk Management or not, but you can do it from a Elevated Command Prompt. See here, 2nd post: how to make mark partition not active
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16 Nov 2010   #5
wds7

WDS 7 Home Pre.x64
 
 

Yes disk 3 is the ext.hdd .....and i don't need to boot from it ..
I use it to store data and wdsImagerecovery .
Some how it doesn't work in wds7 ..."It was a good way for wdsXp though ..i keep it incase some one needs"
It's OK ..i just turn off before i unplug it .
Thanks for your help.
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