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remote desktop cant boot because of external hard disk

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Hello experts,
is there any way to remotely change the boot order of a desktop?
We have two remote pcs that cannot restart at all since they were added each a 2 tb external hdd.

So now we cannot restart them unless we have someone there...

Can we change the boit order remotely? and how ?
or  we need to go there once more no other way?
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Boot order is controlled by BIOS, so you have to have the ability to access the server remotely before it boots to change the boot order in most cases (the Motherboard manufacturer may provide a Windows utility that allows you to do so in an RDP session, but not all do that). Servers that have a Remote Access device on them can do this (Dell DRAC, HP iLO, etc). If you don't have a windows based bios utility or a remote access device on the systems, you have to get into bios locally to change boot order.
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If its a Dell Try this:
http://en.community.dell.com/techcenter/systems-management/w/wiki/1772.dell-openmanage-deployment-toolkit.aspx

If its a different vendor you'll need to find something similar.

HP's can be set programattically via a script but I don't believe remotely.
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Hi.

This would be no problem if the external drives are USB connected.
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The external Drives are usb connected...
pc end is a usb
external hdd end is another sort much thinner wirh a división in the middle...also plug in.
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we have two HP PROdESK 400 G1 SFF
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Again: if USB, then no problem.
Booting from USB - if configured at all - will fail, resulting to try the next possible devices which would be your hard drives ->normal startup in any case.
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by:nobus
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i have seen some (older) PC's that had this problem
what models are these PC's?
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Thank you very much!
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guillermo, how was  your problem solved??
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