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Verbatim external drive 500mb prevents bootup

I have had problems with the computer since I bought a new verbatim external drive.

this morning, I could not get past the bios screen.

I disconnected everything including the network, plugging them all back in one at a time and restarting after each one.

turns out that the verbatim is preventing the boot. any suggestions

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  • pratomorone Nov 06, 2008

    thank you but there is no external drive listed in the cmos setup. it has no drivers, only the recognition of the OS when it boots.

  • pratomorone Nov 06, 2008

    no message is received other than an icon in the system tray telling me that it is there

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Try changing the boot sequence in your CMOS setup, set your Main hard drive(I think it's IDE 0) and the rest is up to you whethere you will set the CD-ROM or the external HDD as the 2nd boot device. Once the computer starts just press DEL(most generic computers but for brand specific check the manual on how to access it) to enter the CMOS Setup.

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  • Aris C.
    Aris C. Nov 06, 2008

    When your computer boots up what message do you usually receive if the external HDD is connected?

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