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how to prevent computer to load devices?

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    how to prevent computer to load devices?


    i have mentioned this problem in another of my topics, but since there was no actual response to it, i decided to start a new topic

    I have computer with 1TB hard drive, and since that wasnt enough for me, I bought external disk. however, since i use it mostly as a primary drive, its plugged in the computer all the time.
    now, the problem is that it when plugged in, booting process takes veeeeeeery long time. how can i prevent it to start it up during the computer start up, and to run when the windows is started?

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    Unplug it, boot, then plug it again
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    that would be a little complicated, considering my desk's size and shape and cable lenght.
    Hard disk is behind my desk, so to unplug it would take moving the desk every time i boot my computer. Is there a way to make change to bios setting which would prevent loading from specific port during the booting process or something like that?
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    I got it.
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    what?
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    Windows 8 Pro x64


    You will need to set the Hard Drive as 1st Boot Drive in BIOS:

    Press DEL/F10. There are many more, these are just examples. And a BIOS is usually Blue Background and White text.
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    I've set hard disk first, then nothing, then nothing. But it wont start windows boot until external hd is started up.
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    Windows 8 Developer 32 bit


    Is Windows installed on the external drive?
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    no.
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    Windows 8 Developer 32 bit


    Can you find or do you have one of these?Walmart.com: Belkin 10-foot USB Extension Cable: Computers
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