External HDD causing issues on startup Tags: Chipsets External Hard Drive Motherboards Last response: July 17, 2009 6:01 PM in Motherboards Share uh_no July 11, 2009 7:24:38 PM hey i'm having issues at startup when I start up normally everything is fine and flies but if my 500G USB2.0 external HDD is plugged in, then the bios takes forever...on the order of 3-4 minutes to start booting windows once it gets to windows everything is fast again but its just annoying that i can't boot with my external plugged in btw its a FOXCONN A7DA-S 3.0 with a Vantec Nexstar SATA->USB enclosure More about : external hdd causing issues startup MaDMagik a b V Motherboard July 13, 2009 12:43:04 PM If you dont need it than try disabling booting from usb if you have that option in BIOS boser July 17, 2009 6:01:54 PM Your mobo BIOS might have put the USB HDD's booting priority over your primary HDD. Like MaDMagik said, set your primary HDD as the 1st boot device and make sure your USB HDD does not boot before the primary. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources External HDD Causing USB Issues Forum External HDD Causing USB Issues . Forum External HDD causing problems? Forum External HDD possibly causing Bluescreens Forum Windows 7 not auto detecting my external esata hdd Forum Secondary Hard Drive Causing Windows to not Boot Forum Need help determining what is causing issues on startup Forum HDD causes Windows to stall on startup Forum External HDD crashes Vista 64 Forum DVI No signal, after Windows 8 Startup and Bios screen Forum Reoccuring problem, blue screens, wont repair, startup freezes Forum Is my HDD causing stuttering? Forum External USB 3.0 Enclosure causing Wireless speakers to disconnect!!! Forum Windows 7 and usb issues with external HDD Forum HDD causes windows 7 to "hang" during loading (at start up) Forum Windows 7 startup error missing HDD Forum Lag upon startup , gone upon restart. What could cause this? Forum Intel i5 3550p & AS Rock Z77 PRO 3 Forum EVGA E758 TR-any major issues? Forum XFX 790i issues (freezing, no POST after BIOS update) Forum More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !