Slow boot with external WD hard drive

I am having a problem with a WD external hard drive (which is attached to my PC via usb). During the boot process, the drive light flashes for 2 1/2 - 3 minutes at which time my PC does nothing else. I had a look at the boot log and saw an error message of "Access Denied" to the H: virtual drive (and no other logs are created for the entire time of 2 1/2 minutes). How can I resolve this? I would really appreciate any help. Thanks in advance.
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  1. Hey Canusavac,

    It seems that this can be a problem with the PC you are using; check to see if the problem follows when you use the external with a different computer (if possible). Are you still able to access your drive despite this issue?

    Hope this can help you with your question!
  2. Thank you for the reply.
    I am able to access the drive ok, but it causes a slow boot. I only get the "access denied" error at boot time to the virtual drive. Sorry if I wasn't clear.
  3. Thank you for the reply.
    I am able to access the drive ok, but it causes a slow boot. I only get the "access denied" error at boot time to the virtual drive. Sorry if I wasn't clear.
  4. Thank you for the reply.
    I am able to access the drive ok, but it causes a slow boot. I only get the "access denied" error at boot time to the virtual drive. Sorry if I wasn't clear.
  5. Thank you for the reply.
    I am able to access the drive ok, but it causes a slow boot. I only get the "access denied" error at boot time to the virtual drive. Sorry if I wasn't clear.
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