External HDD and windows startup hang
Posted on 2007-03-22
I am using an external Western Digital HDD with my laptop. My problem is that when I boot my computer(restart/power on) while the HDD is connected and on, the windows does not come up. It hangs in the step of "Windows is startingup". So everytime, I need to disconnect the cable, turn on my computer and then connect it when windows has loaded completely and I am logged in.
Any ideas on what the cause of the problem is and how to fix it?
P.S I tried it on another computer and it worked quite fine.