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PC Start up issue

My PC won't boot properly when my external hard drive (LaCie) is turned on. I think it's trying to boot from the external drive, which doesn't work since Windows is not installed on it. When I turn off the drive and press Crtl+Alt+Delete, it boots fine. so my question is how do I stop the computer from doing this? Thanks.

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  • susiehk May 27, 2008

    Thanks...getting into BIOS did the trick...my DVD drive was set as the primary boot device, with my hard drive and secondary hard drive next. Oddly, my external drive didn't show up on the list. But when I put my hard drive first in line, the problem disappeared. Much appreciated!

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When booting up your PC, press F8 (in most PC's..sometimes F2 or F11, depending on what BIOS you have) to go into BIOS and select first boot device as the internal HDD. That should work.

Posted on May 25, 2008

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    Swilin Sampson May 27, 2008

    And just a helpful rating? Solved the problem..should have been a Fixya :)

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