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Windows 2000 server hangs on startup with usb drive attached

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I have a Winodws 2000 SP4 server with a 1TB external USB drive attached for storage.

If I restart the server, it will hang on startup (BIOS). If I remove the drive and reset the machine, it will startup ok. I can then re-attach the drive and Windows recognizes it, everything is fine.

My concern is, if there is a power loss and the UPS runs out, when power returns the server will hang on startup.
This machine is not an actual "server" box it is a pc with plenty of RAM etc to run as a server.

Any ideas?
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It seems that your problem is related to the BIOS settings, in particular that the the USB drive is used at startup.

The best way is to exclude USB completely from startup; this way the server will boot from the hard-disk only. To check the boot order/boot settings you need to restart and (usually) press [F2] to open the BIOS setup.
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Thanks, I'll have to wait until I can restart the machine later this afternoon. Don't know why I didn't think of that..... I'll give it a try later and let you know.
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