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 SolvedHDD causing issues - stumped. Forum SolvedExternal HDD causing problems? Forum SolvedHDD Install Causing Issues Forum External HDD causing problems Forum Need help determining what is causing issues on startup Forum External HDD Issues Forum Solvedpleaseeee adata external hdd issue can't access my data Forum Hdd cause Bsod on startup Forum External HDD shows as "corrupted" on startup. Forum New HDD is causing issues.... Forum SolvedIssue with external HDD on Win8.1 Forum Faulty external HDD slot causes death of HDD Forum SolvedExternal HDD causes reboot at POST Forum I'm having a strange issue with my external HDD Forum External HDD Issue Forum USB spark issue when I plugged in a powered external USB hub or external HDD? Forum Installing new HDD causes Startup Repair loop Forum HDD causes Windows to stall on startup Forum More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !