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Anonymous
May 7, 2005 12:08:07 AM

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All of a sudden, my Windows XP Pro SP2 cannot boot if my Memorex USB
card reader is connected to the computer. As soon as I pull it out, it
boots up normally. I can then install the reader and it pops up just
fine in Explorer. There are no errors in Device Manager. Any ideas on
why the system is not booting up when the card reader is in?

Thanks for any help.

Neal Lavon
Takoma Park, MD
USA

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Anonymous
May 7, 2005 12:08:08 AM

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Probably because your BIOS is set to look for bootable USB drives before it
looks for the hard drive(s) and it can't find a bootable sector on your USB
card reader.
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Cari
(MS-MVP Printing & Imaging)

"Neal Lavon" <nlavon@comcast.net> wrote in message
news:nd1o71plg4l6r26opord3ltabujj9nra80@4ax.com...
> All of a sudden, my Windows XP Pro SP2 cannot boot if my Memorex USB
> card reader is connected to the computer. As soon as I pull it out, it
> boots up normally. I can then install the reader and it pops up just
> fine in Explorer. There are no errors in Device Manager. Any ideas on
> why the system is not booting up when the card reader is in?
>
> Thanks for any help.
>
> Neal Lavon
> Takoma Park, MD
> USA
>
Anonymous
May 7, 2005 4:35:08 AM

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Neal, see if this helps
http://www.msfn.org/board/lofiversion/index.php/t26612....

"Neal Lavon" <nlavon@comcast.net> wrote in message
news:nd1o71plg4l6r26opord3ltabujj9nra80@4ax.com...
> All of a sudden, my Windows XP Pro SP2 cannot boot if my Memorex USB
> card reader is connected to the computer. As soon as I pull it out, it
> boots up normally. I can then install the reader and it pops up just
> fine in Explorer. There are no errors in Device Manager. Any ideas on
> why the system is not booting up when the card reader is in?
>
> Thanks for any help.
>
> Neal Lavon
> Takoma Park, MD
> USA
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Anonymous
May 7, 2005 7:39:15 PM

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I'll check out the BIOS. Thanks for the advice.

Neal Lavon
Takoma Park, MD
USA

On Fri, 6 May 2005 18:38:19 -0700, "Cari \(MS-MVP\)"
<Newsgroups1@coribright.com> wrote:

>Probably because your BIOS is set to look for bootable USB drives before it
>looks for the hard drive(s) and it can't find a bootable sector on your USB
>card reader.
Anonymous
May 7, 2005 7:39:39 PM

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I'll check it out. Thanks for the help.

Neal Lavon
Takoma Park, MD
USA

On Sat, 07 May 2005 00:35:08 GMT, "Rich Barry"
<rbarryNot@socal.rr.com> wrote:

>Neal, see if this helps
>http://www.msfn.org/board/lofiversion/index.php/t26612....
>
>"Neal Lavon" <nlavon@comcast.net> wrote in message
>news:nd1o71plg4l6r26opord3ltabujj9nra80@4ax.com...
>> All of a sudden, my Windows XP Pro SP2 cannot boot if my Memorex USB
>> card reader is connected to the computer. As soon as I pull it out, it
>> boots up normally. I can then install the reader and it pops up just
>> fine in Explorer. There are no errors in Device Manager. Any ideas on
>> why the system is not booting up when the card reader is in?
>>
>> Thanks for any help.
>>
>> Neal Lavon
>> Takoma Park, MD
>> USA
>
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