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Windows xp home will freeze on the compaq logo when hd 640gb

When the WD6400H1U is connected windows will freeze on the compaq logo screen. How can I get it to work without unpluging it all the time ?

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Leave the drive disconnected until you have booted up.

You could change the BIOS to tell it not to look for external boot devices to overcome this also.

All it is, is that the computer can see files on the drive that it thinks may be an operating system and it is trying to boot from that drive until it fails and then loads windows normally.

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