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18 Mar 2015   #1
bluzeboy

windows 7 64 BIT
 
 
Dell Inspiron

i have a Dell Inspiron laptop but my windows 7 wont start external drive plugged in.
any help appreciated


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19 Mar 2015   #2
comptech

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Hello,
your pc didnt recognize the external hard drive?
Regards
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19 Mar 2015   #3
ShoTTaS

Windows 7 Pro 32bit
 
 

If you're saying that your laptop will not boot up if an external HDD is plugged in. check into BIOS setup, make sure that your main HDD is first in priority boot.
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19 Mar 2015   #4
bluzeboy

windows 7 64 BIT
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ShoTTaS;3a027082
If you're saying that your laptop will not boot up if an external HDD is plugged in. check into BIOS setup, make sure that your main HDD is first in priority boot.
i did that,my extrernal hdd has only music files .but with it plugged in windows won't boot it just hangs
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19 Mar 2015   #5
ShoTTaS

Windows 7 Pro 32bit
 
 

Try disabling External or removable devices also.

Also, you can boot your laptop while the e.HDD was unplugged then re-plug it after boot.
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21 Mar 2015   #6
bluzeboy

windows 7 64 BIT
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ShoTTaS View Post
Try disabling External or removable devices also.

Also, you can boot your laptop while the e.HDD was unplugged then re-plug it after boot.

]Try disabling External or removable devices also.
how can i do that?
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21 Mar 2015   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Check whether there is an active partition on the external harddrive (check in disk management). If yes, deactivate that partition.
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