Problems with external hdd

By mallett
Jan 13, 2009
  1. hi,

    i have got a philips 500gb external usb hdd (NTFS); and a few probs!

    Firstly, if i leave the hdd on my computer stops at the boot screen :(
    secondly, everytime i turn the hdd on it says "this device could perform faster through a usb 2.0 port"

    my mobo - asus p5k
    my os - windows xp pro sp2

    Please help, i would appreciate it! :)

  2. mallett

    mallett TS Rookie Topic Starter

    can anyone help please?
  3. NetCablesPlus

    NetCablesPlus TS Maniac Posts: 228

    Have you tried the hdd on a few different USB ports on the machine? If so, please let us know what else you have done to try to solve the problem.
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