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? apache_lives a b V Motherboard a b G Storage October 24, 2009 7:03:18 AM updating your bios is your best bet Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumI need help on my new build ForumUnder Budget Gamin PC Forum4tb hdd is being read as 2tb hdd ForumProblem Hard Drive - Windows Installation Problems ForumExternal Enclosure + Mobile HD? ForumWindows 7 related SSD/ 32/64 bit questions Forum[Solved] SSD Question: How Much Space? ForumWindows xp hard drive limit ForumExternal HDD formats? ForumChoosing an external HDD ForumWindows 7 Optimizations for SSD's ForumHow clean and safe is it when you reformat your hdd using windows vist More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !