Removable Hard Drive issue

By clcorbett2
Mar 20, 2007
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  1. Hello all, I am new to the site and wanted to say hi. Also I have a small problem that I hope someone can shed a little light on. I work for an organization that requires us to have removable hard drives on our desk tops. Here is the dilemma. I have on system that when you insert the hard drive the computer automatically starts up and boots. How ever it is booting into the setup program and wants to load Windows. Has anyone ever heard of this problem before? How do I get it to stop booting up when the drive is inserted before the system is even turned on? Any help in this problem would be greatly appreciated.
  2. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,909

    Turn on the system first then put in the removable drive.
  3. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,582

    first for me
    I guess disable the on system boot??
    I would like to know more about this where can I find
  4. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,074   +13

    check your BIOS.
  5. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,346   +300

    make sure the removeable HD does not have an MBR and DELETE any
    setup.exe on that partition.
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