I would suggest you to update your bios so you can have more options there.
It sounds like your real issue is NOT the hard drive but the LONG BOOT UP TIME when the drive is plugged in. Is that correct? Then you have to not worry about the drive itself but what windows is trying to DO with the drive when you boot. I could see Windows indexing the drive every time you boot or trying to autorun the drive then defaulting to your other drive. Try eliminating these two possiblities. You can also check to see what is taking so much time in boot up by this web page (I just Googled boot up time and this was the 1st hit)
not quite i was talking about.
when i press the button to start the computer, it takes 1:02.6 to start loading windows. windows are loaded in 1-2 seconds.
when i unplug and then press the button to start the computer, it takes 11.2 seconds to start loading windows. windows are loaded in 1-2 seconds,
and it says:
EDIT: and is it normal that i have 959 warnings, errors, and criticals?The value represents the exact time necessary to go from the first startup phase (right before the animated Windows boot logo appear) to the final stages. This is when the desktop is visible, startup programs are being loaded, and network connectivity is up and running.
Sounds like an Anti-virus scan running at bootup??? Or a scareware problem??
Hmmm, that's a good one! I would still go with my first guess which is that the BIOS is flipping through all your devices to figure out which device to boot from. For instance, if you have your BIOS set to boot from ANY OTHER device besides your boot hard drive, it could cause the USB drive to come first before defaulting to the right drive. Go into the BIOS and turn off ALL other boot devices besides your boot hard drive (you can just disable CDROM etc). That should stop this drive from affecting your boot drive boot up.
An example would be if you had a non bootable CDROM in your DVD ROM drive. The BIOS would usually attempt to read the drive before bothering to try the hard drive.
@madhorseman, no it has nothing with antivirus, it was like that since i installed win7 and win8. im 100% sure that my bitdefender is not a scareware
@johnpombrio i have selected following boot menu:
1. hard disk
still, when shows boot version and all other stuff, like processor, ram check, and other, (the very first screen), it won't move on until it has started external hd.
Just based on my experience.
- Did you set the BIOS not to boot from USB device? (though it's an ext HDD but it surely a USB device). If it is, then BIOS will direct the system to search any startup/boot files thoroughly in your external drive, the bigger capacity, the longer I guess
- Try to convert your ext HDD partition from primary to logical logical drive. (just an additional step).
Worth to try I think. Cheers
Last edited by Kevin Ismail; 02 Feb 2012 at 03:49.
well, i don't have enough free memory to back up things that i need from ext hdd to format it...
and yes, i have set it to boot only from hard disk, and that shouldn't load ext since its plugged in usb port.