IOMEGA HDD storage device 500GB problems

By wingy999
Sep 7, 2007
  1. Hi there to everyone.
    I am a complete novice so would welcome some advice.
    I recently bought an IOMEGA 500 GB storage device. if i leave it connected and try booting the computer as normal it comes up with an error message saying unkown device ( a bit like when you leave a floppy disc inserted)
    i therefore have to leave the device disconnected, boot up as normal and then switch it on.
    Not the biggest problem in the world but its annoying.
    how can i leave the storage device permanently connected and switched on.
    I formatted the device when i got it.
    Do i need to alter settings in bios or something.

  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837

    What kind of storage device exactly are we talking about? A USB mass storage box? External SATA?
  3. wingy999

    wingy999 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Iomega Hdd

    hi there
    thanks for yr reply. it is a usb mass storage device.

  4. AlbertLionheart

    AlbertLionheart TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,026

  5. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837

    No, it's not drivers, because the error is a boot error. Happens before any drivers or software are loaded.

    Anyway. Wingy: look around in BIOS settings, especially the boot order. Either disable booting from USB devices or set their priority below your hard drive.
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