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Lap top will not boot correctly when not connected to ext hard dr

I recently installed a WD 750 G ext. harddrive to my lap top. I transfered "My Documents" to the hard drive but no systems files. It works fine when connected but if I boot the lap top without being connected to the hard drive it runs very, very, very slow and will freeze up if asked to do anything before it gets to the last task. Lap top is no longer portable - it is tethered to the ext. hard drive.

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First u check the laptop Display
if it has display, thn it might be problem ur windows
instead of it.
if computer does not give display thn u check the power adopter of ur laptop.
after all gonig through these steps.even u find all these above steps perfect.
it will mean,
it might be problem of ur hardware.
lets check out it by ur computer vendor.


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Danish khan




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but does it still work on the desk top.
if yes, then you have lap top issues, ONLY.
easy ,huh?

try all lap top USB ports no ext. hubs allowed.
what is wrong in the LAP top OS, unstated)

are you using the correct external power adaptor for both Desk and lap top usage,
have you tried a diff. usb cable.
Laptops can not power the hdd via the USB at all, and in fact
should be avoided at all times. no matter.
the laptop can be infected.
the laptop might have USB issues, with drivers.
do a USB driver update. (no 0S stated)
does the HDD show up in Disk manager, as DISK2
can you set the drive letter?
can you set the volume label on this disk via DM?
if yes, you then can read and write the drive.
as stated on all pages for USB
disconnect all other USB devices, and now try this HDD.
do a full virus scan, and malware scan
do wInDoZ update.
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I have plugged my lap top power into 'my book' and yes I have cooked a component on the PSB card, is the car repairable or can it be replaced?


It would be better to remove the harddrive inside the WD My Book, and install it into an economical external enclosure.
Suggest you forget trying to repair the interface circuit board inside.

If I am all wrong, and have misread your problem, please state in a Comment.

If I am correct so far, and if memory serves, the harddrive inside is a SATA model.
I don't know however if it is a laptop sized harddrive, or a desktop sized harddrive.

A laptop sized harddrive is 2-1/2 inches across in width. (2.5 inches)
A desktop harddrive is 3-1/2 inches across in width. (3.5 inches)

Once you open the case you will know.

By using an economical external enclosure you will have a external harddrive again.

This is one example of an economical 2.5 SATA external enclosure,

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3195233&CatId=2783

This is one example of an economical 3.5 SATA external enclosure,

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2145406&CatId=2780

This is information that may help in opening the WD's case, and extracting the harddrive,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FlySnyJ0CQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_2oMyoTBno&feature=related

{TIP: DO NOT work directly on a carpet floor! It is a high area of Static electricity. Work on a table}

There are other videos related to this on the right side under the Suggestions heading.

For additional questions please post in a Comment.

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