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Prioritizing Internal SATA HD

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Cdn XxRRODxX, Jan 3, 2011.

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  1. Cdn XxRRODxX

    Cdn XxRRODxX Thread Starter

    Jan 4, 2009
    Whenever I have my external Hard drive (connected via USB) on when I boot the computer, the operating system doesn't boot. However, when I turn off the external the OS will boot (the OS is on the internal SATA HD). Is there any way that I can prioritize the internal SATA HD over the external HD. I have already gone into the BIOS and USB is prioritized after the internal SATA HD so I'm not entirely sure what's wrong. Any help would be appreciated, thanks.

    I am using Windows Vista 64bit and the external is a Seagate Expansion Hard Drive (2TB).
  2. olryst


    Nov 14, 2002
    On the motherboards i've used if you have more then one harddrive attached it lets you set which one to boot from, which is separate from setting boot device e.g cdrom, usb, sata etc.
  3. prunejuice


    Apr 2, 2002
    De-select BOOT FROM USB-HD in your BIOS as the first choice.
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