Evternal Firewire Harddrive

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Leaderz0rz, Dec 14, 2003.

  1. Leaderz0rz

    Leaderz0rz Wee

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    Well i have an external drive bay, with a harddrive in it, connected via firewire. the problem is. whenever i restart my computer i have to unplug the firewire cable and plug it back in. is this normal? becuase i really don't like to do it everytime ;p and i am running windowsxp pro
     
  2. Leaderz0rz

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    no one knows? :(
     
  3. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

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    i don't think anyone really does.

    i played with an external firewire harddrive for a while and am pretty sure it was present after a restart just fine. don't know what the problem could be, sorry.
    :(
     
  4. bush dogg

    bush dogg Guest

    I had this happen when I installed an external harddrive (firewire & USB) a few months ago I went into the bios and set mine not to boot from external drive. Mine boots fine now with the external drive connected I don't remember all the details off the top of my head if you have not got it working post back and I will go into my bios and will post all that I did. But it's in the bios :cool:
     
  5. bush dogg

    bush dogg Guest

    Well I went into my bios tonight to remember what I did and here is what I did that worked for me.
    went to bios then advanced bios features then boot other device and set it to disabled.
    This worked for me hope it helps. :cool:
     
  6. Leaderz0rz

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    yep it worked great, thanks alot bush dogg :)
     
  7. Leaderz0rz

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    well its worked once??? now its not working lol
     
  8. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

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    hm. go back into your bios and make sure that setting is saved..?
     
  9. bush dogg

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    Yep go into bios again and make sure you saved the changes.
    I remember one time I was in the bios to change some things and got to looking at other things and forget why I was in there the changes worked once the next time I booted they didn't then I remembered? When I saved the changes all worked fine.
     
  10. Leaderz0rz

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    i made sure it was saved and everything, i still have to plug it in after i restart :(
     
  11. bush dogg

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    I'm at a loss then? maybe set your harddrive with the OS on it to first boot device? see what happens.