Question about Western Digital 320GB MyBook External USB 2.0 Hard Drive
So I have a Western Digital MyBook 320GB HDD attached to my new vista
build. Booting up vista normally takes about 15 seconds on my Q6600/2GB
Ram build, but with the USB drive connected and powered on it takes
over 3 Minutes+! I've looked at the performance log and verified
something funky is going on between vista and the usb drive, however
the USB drive works fantastic with WinXP and ZenWalk Linux. I've
checked it for bad sectors and it comes out clean.
What's the deal? I've got all the current updates for Vista including SP1 and checked in the WD forums but I don't see much there that's of any help. I've googled the issue and found others with the same problem but no solutions.
I've tried turning off USB Legacy support and taking the drive out of the boot order. Doesn't seem like a motherboard issue, Motherboard is an MSI P6N Platinum with the latest bios.
Any other suggestions out there? Any Help? Anyone have the same problem? Am I going crazy?
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