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    Windows Won't Boot With External HDD Connected
    « on: June 10, 2021, 07:23:01 PM »
    With my WD MyBook External HDD connected and powered on, the system won't boot into Windows.

    I have read that it might have something to do with a setting in BIOS regarding booting from USB devices, but I can't find such setting in BIOS.

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    Re: Windows Won't Boot With External HDD Connected
    « Reply #1 on: June 11, 2021, 05:01:41 PM »
    Nobody replies. Let me have a simple word.
    Just let it be. Turn on the HDD after boot up.
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    Re: Windows Won't Boot With External HDD Connected
    « Reply #2 on: June 12, 2021, 11:01:22 AM »
    GEEK - we are so happy to see you back!!! I sent you several emails and I know Patio also tried to reach out to you. We've missed you. Is everything okay?

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    Re: Windows Won't Boot With External HDD Connected
    « Reply #3 on: June 13, 2021, 04:58:26 AM »
    Welcome home Geek...
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    Re: Windows Won't Boot With External HDD Connected
    « Reply #4 on: June 13, 2021, 05:47:41 PM »
    Why would you want the external hdd connected all the time?
    Windows 8 and Windows 10 dual boot with two SSD's

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    Re: Windows Won't Boot With External HDD Connected
    « Reply #5 on: June 13, 2021, 06:00:18 PM »
    I think he installed Win on the external and wonders why it don't work...it ain't gonna.
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      Re: Windows Won't Boot With External HDD Connected
      « Reply #6 on: June 15, 2021, 11:44:15 AM »
      Why would you want the external hdd connected all the time?
      The drive contains all my work stuffs.
      Windows is on internal SSD.
      Personal stuffs on internal HDDs.

      I don't usually turn off my computer, but once a while when I do, I have to make sure the external drive is power off upon booting, and turn them back on later. No big deal but I was told it was not suppose to be necessary, i.e. Windows is suppose to boot even with the HDD connected and powered on. Just wonder if there is some settings about it.