Slow Boot with USB drive connected. On a dell d620, difficulty accessing a western dig. usb 80 gig drive. Win xp.
I had no problems using this usb drive when it only had a few gigs on it. Now it's got about half of its 80 gig capacity in use and it takes at least 5 additional minutes for the laptop to boot when it's connected and there are other related delays occurring. Obviously it's an older laptop and that must be the issue - but anyway to get around that while continuing to use this laptop?
Note I am not attempting to boot from the usb drive.