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XP PC won't boot with Freecom USB drive

By ianpeers ·
I have an HP Pavilion PC which works fine until I
leave my Freecom 80 gig hard drive plugged in whereby the PC just hangs before even starting up windows. I've checked the dev manager and I do have Universal serial Bus Controllers (the PC is only a year old) If I unplug the USB drive the PC will wait approx. 30secs then carry on booting. can anyone help ??

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by Enrique Corona In reply to XP PC won't boot with Fre ...

ok.
go to the bios and configure it so its boots directly to the hard drive.

did windows copy any system files to the usb drive_? if not configureing your bios will hopely solve your problem.

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by Enrique Corona In reply to

RUN A CHKDSK TO CORRECT POSIBLE DISK ERRORS.

START--RUN--CMD

MSDONS WINDOWS OPEN

TYPE CHKDSK C: /R

IF YOU ARE USING WINXP OR 2000.

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by faradhi In reply to XP PC won't boot with Fre ...

I have seen this on another HP Pavilion with USB Hub. It seems if the Hub is plugged into the front usb port, the system will hang. However, If the usb hub is plugged in the rear (which is where I think HP should get it) the system boots fine.

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by ianpeers In reply to

Hi Faradhi - thanks for the tip which I tried but unfortunately no success

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by ianpeers In reply to

Hi Faradhi - thanks for the tip which I tried but unfortunately no success

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by chanmkr In reply to XP PC won't boot with Fre ...

go IN xp control panel add remove hardware in remove or unplug their should be showing usb port & new hardware so remove it then restart pc

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by wlbowers In reply to XP PC won't boot with Fre ...

Windows XP diddles with every drive on the system before it boots.

I have a customer that has 9 drives on his system. Trippled his boot time.


If the drive has a damaged boot sector or smart tells it it has a corrupted sector it will not boot.

Remove the drive from the case and install it on the computer as a slave. Download the drives diagnostic software from the makers site and run diagnostics on it.

Here are the major manufacturers.

Fujitsu
http://tinyurl.com/3jpcl

Hitachi/IBM
http://tinyurl.com/6mtf8

Western Digital
http://support.wdc.com/download/index.asp

Seagate
http://www.seagate.com/support/disc/utils.html

Maxtor/Quantum
http://tinyurl.com/ie1h

Lee

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