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Solved: Stop an external hard disk being bootable

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by cowplopmorris, Sep 17, 2008.

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  1. cowplopmorris

    cowplopmorris Thread Starter

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    Hi,
    I have an external (was internal) hard disk, which did have a few Operating Systems on it. However, I no longer want it to be bootable, since I simply want it as external storage.

    I have already completely zeroed it, but it still tries to boot from it.

    Any ideas?
    Thanks.
     
  2. letchworth

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    Have you reset the boot order in your bios so that it no longer looks to the external drive as the first boot option?

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  3. zyper95

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    Check the BIOS settings specially the boot sequence, make sure that you have set the primary boot device to the internal hard drive and not to the external boot device.
     
  4. cowplopmorris

    cowplopmorris Thread Starter

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    @letchworth and zyper95:
    Thanks, I forgot about that!
     
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