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  1. #1


    Posts : 41
    Windows 8.1

    on start up


    on start up windows opens up my external drive,how can i prevent this from happening,
    thanks

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  2. #2


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    Posts : 1,950
    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    If you mean booting to the external hard drive, then change your boot sequence in the BIOS
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  3. #3


    Posts : 41
    Windows 8.1


    no i mean on on start up
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  4. #4


    Posts : 22,564
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello bluzeboy,

    This sounds like it may be AutoPlay doing the "Open device to view files (File Explorer)" after the external drive has been detected at startup.

    Double check your AutoPlay settings to set the external drive to "Take no action" to see if that stops this.

    AutoPlay - Turn On or Off in Windows 8

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  5. #5


    Posts : 41
    Windows 8.1


    that was it
    thanks
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  6. #6


    Posts : 22,564
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're most welcome.
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