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I have a iomega external 600gb external hard drive, and my computer will not work or load unless this is switched on ? it never use to do this, but now the dam thing has taken over all my computer help please

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Hi,

Assuming this is a windows machine it's likely one of two things, either the machine was re-installed/repaired while the drive was attached and the boot sector may have been moved to the external drive by accident. The other is that the Virtual memory file may have been moved to the external drive which would prevent windows from loading.

If you have repaired the machine lately you may need to re-repair it with the drive detached in order to solve the problem. If not right click on my computer, select properties. When the new window opens select advanced then click the settings button in the performance section. Again select the advanced tab, Click the change button on the Virtual Memory section and remove any reference to memory being used on the external drive. If it is the only drive listed as using memory, be sure to add at least 2GB(2048MB) to the C drive first.

Let me know how you make out,

Chris

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