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Hi, I just upgraded my Mobo & my external USB 3.0 hard drive (WD My Book 2TB) Is making my start up hang at the Windows logo screen for about 10 seconds.
I have a SSD drive so it doubly frustrating.

Any ideas on fixes, maybe try & delay it in registry or something?

Ive seen the PCI slot USB 3.0 cards you can get cheap, maybe using one of them rather than onboard USB 3 might be better?

Never did this before with my old mobo.
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Are you sure it's not hanging in the POST seconds before the windows screen loads?

If it IS in the POST, then it is because your motherboard is scanning your whole 2TB drive for a bootable patition, not finding one, then booting off you internal hard drive. If this is the case, go into the BIOS and play around with the boot settings. You can select the boot order. Maybe you can disable booting from USB devices? When you say "never did this with my old motherboard" makes me suspect the POST and not Windows.

If it is definately Windows, then Window has options to optimise the drive for "quick removal" or "better performance". Removable drives are optimised for quick removal by default. Try setting it up for performance and see if this helps.

(These options can be found under "properties" for the drive, then the "hardware" tab. Inside the hardware tab is a "properties" button that will bring up a new window. Click on the "policy" tab in the new window.)
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Are you sure it's not hanging in the POST seconds before the windows screen loads?

If it IS in the POST, then it is because your motherboard is scanning your whole 2TB drive for a bootable patition, not finding one, then booting off you internal hard drive. If this is the case, go into the BIOS and play around with the boot settings. You can select the boot order. Maybe you can disable booting from USB devices? When you say "never did this with my old motherboard" makes me suspect the POST and not Windows.

If it is definately Windows, then Window has options to optimise the drive for "quick removal" or "better performance". Removable drives are optimised for quick removal by default. Try setting it up for performance and see if this helps.

(These options can be found under "properties" for the drive, then the "hardware" tab. Inside the hardware tab is a "properties" button that will bring up a new window. Click on the "policy" tab in the new window.)
Nope I checked that option in BIOS & the drive isnt in the boot order & its definitely when the windows logo appears, hangs, then usually skips the welcome screen & jumps to desktop.

Tried Best performance too.

Thanks for your input anyway Crimson.
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Im a pratt beacuse I should just get a Sata 6gbs drive, which would be faster, but am a stickler for noise & figured I could hide the external out the way under my cabinet.
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After the BIOS screen keep pressing F8 until you get to the recovery page
Pick Repair my computer
Fill out the timezone,language etc
Select your install
Once you get to the recovery console pick start up repair run this 2 to 3 times(sometimes it won't work first go)
It may work.
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Originally Posted by dan_ep82 View Post
After the BIOS screen keep pressing F8 until you get to the recovery page
Pick Repair my computer
Fill out the timezone,language etc
Select your install
Once you get to the recovery console pick start up repair run this 2 to 3 times(sometimes it won't work first go)
It may work.
Hi Dan,

Will that wipe all my settings etc or will just repair?

Thanks.
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Hi Dan,

Will that wipe all my settings etc or will just repair?

Thanks.
It will just check for error's in start up and repair if need be,won't change any settings. It basically looks for corrupt boot files.
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It will just check for error's in start up and repair if need be,won't change any settings. It basically looks for corrupt boot files.
Just kept saying no problems detected or something, thanks tho will remember that option in future
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