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06 Jun 2010   #1

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Windows 7 wont boot without external hard drive turned on?

I just restarted my PC and i kept getting erros regarding hardware, at first it would just hold at updating dmi pool , after i reset the bios to fail safe defaults it would then give me the I/O error. I noticed my external drive was turned off and I turned it on and windows booted fine. Is there a connection here i can disable?

Windows is installed on my SSD drive not my external.


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06 Jun 2010   #2

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Try starting your PC with external HD unpluged.
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06 Jun 2010   #3
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If you can't boot up with external unplugged, then plug it in and post back a screenshot of your full Disk Mgmt drive map and listings, using SNipping tool in Start Menu.
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