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Slow boot with Vista and MyBook 250GB external USB.

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  • SilverHand Jun 29, 2008

    Disable in BIOS - SUPPORT USB LEGACCY DRIVES (or similar setting)

  • Anonymous Sep 22, 2008

    My External Wester Digital HDD (250GB) greatly increases Vista boot time. It adds roughly an additional 1-1.5 mins. to Vista's boot.

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Its the motherboard problem. Just DISABLE in BIOS option in USB tab: SUPPORT USB LEGACCY - or similar to this. This helps on 90percent of motherboards.
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Posted on Jun 29, 2008

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NOW THAT IS ONE HELL OF A SOLUTION .

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Vista is very slow.
the 250 does not have very high speeds either.
try connecting through a new port (usb?).
you can boot without the drive connected, and then connect it.
good luck
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Please consult this article from Microsoft to take steps to improve your system's performance with Vista, by clicking here
For troubleshooting performance issues, please see these articles and the links within them: TroubleshootVistaPerformance and Troubleshoot Vista Startup and Vista Diagnostics
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I hope this information allows you to resolve this issue. If you need further assistance, please post back with a comment to this thread.
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