Windows Xp-Western Digital External HDD-INTEL Motherboard DP45SG Tags: Intel Motherboards External Hard Drive Storage Last response: October 24, 2009 7:03 AM in Storage Share Anonymous a b V Motherboard a b G Storage October 23, 2009 4:07:44 PM I have an INTEL Motherboard (DP45SG). The problem is none of the external USB (i have 3) are recognized on boot-up. My work-around is to allow windows to load, log-in and then disconnect and reconnect the drives and windows will recognize the drives and all is good. This work-around sucks! Has anyone experienced this problem? If so, what was the solution? This should be a locked solution as I am sure it is occurring all over the world with this configuration. Windows Xp INTEL Motherboard DP45SG C: drive D: drive 3 Externals Best regards and thanks in advance should you reply Robert Orlando, FL More about : windows western digital external hdd intel motherboard dp45sg Jonmor68 a b G Storage October 23, 2009 10:54:29 PM See if usb devices are enabled in bios. Just out of curiosity are these connected directly to the onboard connectors or a usb hub? m 0 l apache_lives a b V Motherboard a b G Storage October 24, 2009 7:03:18 AM updating your bios is your best bet m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Western Digital external drive plugged directly to motherboard issue. Forum My Dell Inspiron 580 running Windows 7 doesn't recognize my Western Digital My Passport 1TB External USB 3.0/2.0 Forum Need to undo a New Simple Volume on Windows 7 on a Western Digital 500GB external hard drive formatted for OS X. Forum SolvedWindow show message window cannot verify digital signature motherboard is 945e s Forum Why cant windows access my western digital external hard drive Forum How to use a western digital external hard drive to back up my Window 8 pc hard Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !