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But that seems unlikely. Why is it Apple's fault? It's simple drive polling that slow the bootup down, nothing more. #16 Soundmanred, Feb 15, 2011 (You must log in or sign up to post here.) Show Ignored Content Loading... Its apples fault because there is no reason for the computer to be searching for, or waiting for, external hard drives. weblink

what are external HD's ? ( WD ) ? I have also had to replace the motherboard, CPU and power supply. I didnt realise this might be related at the time, not even sure how it could have been. Since I use it fairly regularly I never unplug any of the cables, but I do power off the drive at its switch.

External Hard Drive Takes Long Time To Be Recognized

By default Windows starts assigning drives letters starting with Z and working back up the alphabet for NAS/Network Attached Storage drives, I have Z as a WDC 1TB NAS drive and That guide shows how to reset the PRAM, not the NVRAM.. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks. Slow boot times.

USB is not the ideal interface to be booting from unless its USB 3. Those kinds of things have nothing to do with the situation. share Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Email Link Like + Quote Reply Jedi Master, Oct 22, 2013 Jedi Master macrumors regular Joined: Apr 5, 2013 Location: ar the moment on External Hard Drive Not Showing Up If I power off the drive at its switch but leave the cable connected, upon start up my Mac Pro sits there for maybe one to five minutes (never officially timed

solved New HDD very slow at first boot of the day. Definitely w.7 bug ...some where along the line ...Just hope M$ will fix it .. Should be a way to tell it not to do this, like I said normal PCs have had a solution for decadesClick to expand... Active Posts EVGA GTX 1080 FTW2 with iCX cooling !?!?!?

I have a WD My Book Essential 2tb. 55% used space. Chkdsk Welcome, !! I suspect doing this might make the drive unusable in Windows 7, but since I was not able to use my keyboard or mouse, I could not test this. If that doesn't work, you can try something a little more aggressive, which is method 5.

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Or in other words, all the devices attached to the computer have to be enumerated during the boot process. http://forums.macrumors.com/threads/external-hdd-slowing-down-boot-how-do-i-fix-this.1656048/ Privacy statement  © 2017 Microsoft. External Hard Drive Takes Long Time To Be Recognized It'd Apple's fault because your machine behaves differently to the standard way? External Hard Drive Slow To Open Files I probably sound like an apologist, but I'd imagine if the problem were more wide spread we would see it addressed.

If not just unplug device prior to boot. have a peek at these guys It used to have a partition for timemachine on there, but I have deleted that in an effort to resolve this problem. And to be clear, it's not normal behavour. share Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Email Link Like + Quote Reply Nirurin, Dec 2, 2013 Nirurin thread starter macrumors member Joined: Oct 3, 2013 #25 macthefork said: ↑ From External Hard Drive Slow And Unresponsive

One of the issues I'm left with: I have a 3tb external USB3 hard drive. Will it work? jbart1981Sep 22, 2011, 2:55 PM Doesn't Windows do so some diagnostics for disk health during boot up? check over here I've used plenty of PCs and am aware of the fact that one can set the bios to go through connected drives in a particular order to find the OS volume.

In this case, you can copy off all the data and perform a full format of the external hard drive using the Windows format tool. I have a Mac Pro connected to a Lacie DVD-R drive via Firewire 400 (FW, by the way, is the only connection available for this drive... Unless its something to do with which USB port is being used.....

It's under "Advanced BIOS Features" Main (gaming) rig: i7-3930K; Asus Rampage IV Extreme; H100 W/p-p Excaliburs, AS5;MSI 7870 2GD5/OC; Crucial M4 SSD 256GB.

I am looking into sourcing a replacement HDD, just as an option of last resort, and will have to hope that I pick a hard drive that the mac can cope Reiterates what you have posted above. The only thing I didn't load back on was a Windows backup image, but that shouldn't have had an effect. Hardware & Devices External Hard Drive attached by eSATA not detectedAlright, so I have an 1TB Toshiba External Hard Drive and it has the option for either USB or eSATA.

Whenever I plug it into either USB 3 or 2, it takes a long time for it to show up on My Computer and for the Autoplay to pop up. It has to be at least as fast as this one: Buffalo Drivestation USB3 Read: 150mb/s Write: 175mb/s and also reliable and not stupid expensive. When connected to USB 3.0 the time is dramatically shorter but still noticeable. this content Also there are no boot files at all on that USB drive.

Boots up at normal (quick) speed. This required me to unplug and replug in my USB keyboard and mouse on the first boot up to Windows, but after that all three USB devices (External HDD, keyboard, and Try connecting a a large external HD and time how long it takes from when you plug it in to when it becomes available to search in explorer. Your Windows Power Plan is allowing the the system to turn off the Spinners.

Left click Properties. This could help : http://www.mactip.net/fix-slow-shutdown-and-startup-times/ share Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Email Link Like + Quote Reply Chippy99, Oct 20, 2013 Chippy99 macrumors 6502a Joined: Apr 28, 2012 #9 General Support Windows 8 system freezes for some seconds multiple times a day.Hi, My system freezes randomly for a few seconds. I think you will see a similar but even longer effect.

Was very "confused" until I finally figured it out a couple days later I agree with Vdub...unplug it #12 CDC Mail Guy, Feb 15, 2011 Lorne Senior member Joined: Feb In the case of Firewire, without being too specific, the connection can provide more power to a device in addition to the various bandwidth advantages the Firewire standard has over older Performance & Maintenance All times are GMT -5. The same thing happens when you shut down if the external HDDs are asleep.

If I attach the device after the PC has loaded then it is very quick however plugging and unplugging is not ideal. I didn't want to use up another USB port, it's faster anyway, and it was on sale). It has to be looking for something that it thinks it needs on that drive. Overclocking is useless to me if it is not rock stable. #8 Dragonathan New Member Total Posts : 3 Reward points : 0 Joined: 2011/10/11 02:21:14 Status: offline Ribbons : 0

Also involved is the possibility of having a card reader in the computer, I do but the slots don't show in Disk Management but do in Windows Explorer [File Explorer in bosakiSep 23, 2011, 10:51 AM Best answer selected by bosaki. If I hold option when booting, the selection screen for the mutliple drives (bootcamp etc) does not come up until the end of the intitial 2-3 minutes of blank grey screen. My System Specs You need to have JavaScript enabled so that you can use this ...

LOL...well you pick up something new all the time. So something is clearly wrong with the hub.

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