Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: external hdd stops win 7 from booting

29 Apr 2010   #1

windows 7
external hdd stops win 7 from booting

Hi Guys this is my first post so please excuse me if I am in the wrong section, my problem is this, I recently installed win 7, and then installed my 2 external hard drives via usb, they work fine but if my comp reboots for any reason it just hangs on the flashing cursor, if I unplug the external hdd then it boots, or sometimes it go`s into repair mode and says the error was caused by unplugging my external hdd and windows 7 was searching for it, any ideas, thanks

My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Apr 2010   #2
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition

Welcome to the forums swanmark!

Check your BIOS and turn off boot from USB if it is on!
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 external hdd stops win 7 from booting

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Windows 7 UEFI/bootmanager stops booting after 2nd HDD installed
New Windows 7 install on a computer with only one hard drive. However, I now have another HDD with data on it that I need to plug into my SATA port on my motherboard. Once I plug this other hard drive into the motherboard I am no longer able to boot into windows. When it boots it now takes me to a...
Installation & Setup
Yosemite upgrade stops Macs with aftermarket SSDs from booting
Source A Guy
Windows stops booting in UEFI mode after adding another hard drive
This week, I encountered the following strange problem for which I haven't found a final solution so far, though I have found some bandaids. But having a complete solution -or at least a reason why this problem occurs- would be great: I have a working installation of Windows 7 Professional x64...
Installation & Setup
Booting sometimes stops at Mobo options page
Normally when I boot up the PC it goes through the screen where I have a brief chance to slect Bios entry etc - this screen normally moves on and I get the login screen. Once in a while this the boot process stops at this options screen, and I have to switch off and on again - when it boots as...
General Discussion
Microsoft mouse stops Win 7 booting
First let me say that my Win 7 installation is working perfectly - except for one minor problem. I am currently using a Logitech wired keyboard together with a Microsoft "Natural" wireless laser mouse 7000. I prefer to use a Microsoft wireless laser mouse 5000 and this is where the problem...

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:38.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App