WD USB Drive


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John Johnson

Just got a 640 gig Western Digital USB external drive, My first
Not much of documentation in the box.

Hooked it up and some software installed itself. Figured it was WD
ware.

It was MBE, a disk backup program. I went to run it and it said it
was a trial edition and I would have to buy it before 30 days

Sorta felt ripped off. But tried it anyway. Did not work very well.

So uninstalled it. I do have a copy of Norton Ghost

But the problem now is that with the drive plugged in, when I start up
or reboot, it won't boot to WinXP, just stays on the ASUS logo page.
If I unplugged it, it boots fine. Other USB plug-ins dont give me
this problem.

Did email WD and still awaiting a reply.
 
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Dave

John Johnson said:
Just got a 640 gig Western Digital USB external drive, My first
Not much of documentation in the box.

Hooked it up and some software installed itself. Figured it was WD
ware.

It was MBE, a disk backup program. I went to run it and it said it
was a trial edition and I would have to buy it before 30 days

Sorta felt ripped off. But tried it anyway. Did not work very well.

So uninstalled it. I do have a copy of Norton Ghost

But the problem now is that with the drive plugged in, when I start up
or reboot, it won't boot to WinXP, just stays on the ASUS logo page.
If I unplugged it, it boots fine. Other USB plug-ins dont give me
this problem.

Did email WD and still awaiting a reply.
Do you have "boot from USB" enabled in BIOS? That would explain the
computer trying to boot from the USB drive, which has no OS...so it does
nothing. -Dave
 
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John Johnson

Do you have "boot from USB" enabled in BIOS? That would explain the
computer trying to boot from the USB drive, which has no OS...so it does
nothing. -Dave
I figured it out, I disabled legacy USB support. Also just used
Ghost to copy my C; drive to it and just copied other data files.

But in doing some research, there seems to be a number of reasons this
can occure.

Also, can WinXP boot from this USB drive? Generally the answer is no
but there seems to be a round about fix, I think too complicated
though
 

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