Laptop not starting USB Drive onboot
Posted on 2016-09-28
I've got a new HP Pavilion laptop running Windows 10 Pro. When I boot the thing up and log in to Windows, everything is fine. My share appear, I can see the USB flash drive plugged into the USB extension. However,I have a Western Digital "My Passport" 500gb USB drive plugged directly into the computer on the USB3 socket. It doesn't spin up and allow me to connect to the drive until I unplug it and plug it back in. Has anyone any ideas on how to get Windows to see this drive when I boot the machine up?
There are no errors and nothing is shown in the event viewer. It's as if Windows doesn't notice that it is plugged in until I unplug and replug it back in again.