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Slow boot with Vista and MyBook 250GB external USB.

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  • Anonymous 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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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
mark

Posted on Dec 23, 2007

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