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HP G4 ML110 will not boot while USB backup drives plugged in


I have a HP G4 server running SBS 2003 that has 2 USB drives used for backup purposes and these cannot be unplugged. I have set in bios to boot to the operating system HD first. What seem strange is that in BIOS see's the external USB drives as internal HD? When the server restarts it fails to reboot to the boot partionon and instead tries to boot to the USB drives and I have to unplug them to get the server to restart

Can anyone help me with a fix to this problem?

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Check for a USB Boot or Removable Boot option in your BIOS and disable it.

If this does not exist or does not fix. Please describe when this issue started to occur. Have these drives been in place for a while and this is a new issue? If yes, has there recently been a change to the system?

Are you running the latest BIOS version?
coreccAuthor Commented:
Hi there, this has been an issues since we started using the usb drives. I have spoken th HP and it is a known problem which cannot be fixed.

Thanks for yor response but I will have to look at replacing the server.
Very sorry to hear that. Good luck!
Casey WeaverNetwork EngineerCommented:
I ran into this issue with my HP DL380 G3. Whenever a USB drive was plugged in, the boot process would hang in the BIOS. As you received, I was told there was no known fix to the problem. Crappy way not to give us a new BIOS to fix the issue.
For those of you with a similar issue on HP, try this:

Look for the BIOS setting "USB Device Boot Priority"

On my server it was located under: Advanced->USB Configuration->USB Device Boot Priority

 Change it from High to Low
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