|Thanks OtheHill, |
From what you have provided to me, I gather that the reason that the bios can't continue with the boot proses might be do to it encountering a file system that is not in a MBR format. That it gets stuck when it sees something like a GPT.
So in theory, a quick way to prove this would be to go to the Disk Management, go to the partition of the usb 3TB (or 4TB) drive and delete it. If the computer reboots with that drive attached with no partition then it's MBR issue and sub partitioning the drives would become one option to fix it. The only inconvenience with the Disk Management is that it doesn't display the MBR or GPT of the drives, but it may not be necessary to display that to me if it's doing it right.
Also thanks for introducing me to this software. Since this project is about setting up a bunch of backup drives to the hp computer that will be accessible to all the other computers to backup to by means of the network. Essentially making the hp a backup server. Even though I had already decided on my main backup software, with the idea that most of my back up drives would be sort of mirrors of there counterparts for quick swop out when a main drive fails, There are still a few details (like properly mirroring a boot up drive over a network) that I had not quite ironed out. The software you munched has some pretty neat features worth considering in my approach. So thank you for that. But I still need to get past this issue first.