We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message
Contact Forum Editor

Send an email to our Forum Editor:


PLEASE NOTE: Your name is used only to let the Forum Editor know who sent the message. Both your name and email address will not be used for any other purpose.

Tech Helproom


It's free to register, to post a question or to start / join a discussion


 

PC start up issues... linked to hard drive?


AlexPB

Likes # 0

Hi,

Recently I have been having problems with my e-machines pc (2 months old) on start up.

When I switch the machine on it loads to the e-machine logo (takes about 3 seconds) and then pretty much freezes at the logo and doesn't load any further. Sometimes it will then bring up windows vista start up error manager which does next to nothing but scan for an hour and find nothing wrong!

However, I tried switching the machine on without my external hard drive (Maxtor 320 Gb which is usually constantly plugged in) plugged in and it loads fine, I log on just like normal with no problem...

I'm assuming there is a fault or a problem with the hard drive but am unsure what as it seems a bit strange.

Any help much appreciated, Thanks.

Like this post
gengiscant

Likes # 0

Sounds like your external hard-drive is being checked before boot-up is completed so your computer is looking for an operating system on the external, you could unplug your external prior to boot, or have a look in the bios and make sure that your E machines C drive is set as first boot..

Like this post
Ex plorer

Likes # 0

What happens when you plug in the external HD after boot-up does it work OK or create a problem.

Like this post
Fruit Bat /\0/\

Likes # 0

Disable USB as a boot device in the BIOS

Like this post
AlexPB

Likes # 0

hi,

it runs fine when i plug it in after boot, opens like a normal usb drive, with the dialog box asking to open or view images etc... Then it will often start to not respond when im looking through the files on drive or altering any of them.

Thanks

Like this post

Reply to this topic

This thread has been locked.



IDG UK Sites

iPhone 6 release date, price, specs and new features: Invite confirms 9 September launch

IDG UK Sites

Nostalgia time: Top 10 best selling mobile phones in history

IDG UK Sites

How Ford designs next-generation cars at its Melbourne Design Centre

IDG UK Sites

iPhone 6 release date, rumours, video, UK price & images: iPhone launch event confirmed for 9...