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Windows 7: Windows 7 startup hangs when external USB drives are powered on

12 Jan 2015   #1
sfwul

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Windows 7 startup hangs when external USB drives are powered on

I have a few external (WD) drives.
Starting Windows 7 x64 whilst they are being switched on, mostly result in a hanging bootsequence.
E.g. I got a black screen and nothing is happening. there is no response on alt-ctrl-del, nothing.

The only solution sofar is to shut down the pc (power off), switch off the drives and start again.
After Windows is up and running again, switch on the drives.

Maybe this is a 'normal' situation and there is no real solution for it.
Have to live with it then.

It is a bit annoying though when I shut down Windows and forget to also switch off the drives.

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12 Jan 2015   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64
 
 

For other member to give proper advice your system specs will be needed.
These two tutorial will help you do just that.

By Brink:
System Info - See Your System Specs

By Kari:
Speccy - Publish Snapshot of your System Specs

Once you complete that this tutorial will be helpful with all the drives plugged in.


By Golden:
Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image
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12 Jan 2015   #3
sfwul

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Maybe the below will help, although I am not sure if it is a hardware issue

Later... :
A -very- long shot...
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2848572

but then again, if it IS the above kb article, then there is not much of a better solution than the shut down.



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12 Jan 2015   #4
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64
 
 

Please read the tutorials again slowly and follow.

Look in the lower left corner of this post (My System Specs) and tick on it.
I will give you a idea of what the tutorials guide you to do.

This is what I'm looking for in Disk Management.

Windows 7 startup hangs when external USB drives are powered on-new-disc-management.png


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12 Jan 2015   #5
sfwul

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

This ?

Sorry for the big screenshots!




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