attempting boot from cd rom, attempting boot from hard drive

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December 15, 2014 at 12:47:58
Specs: Windows 7, 3ghz dual core/12 gb ram
First, here are the stats:
HP COMPAQ 6005 PRO desktop pc
Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
Amd Athlon II x2 64-BIT 3.0Ghz Dual Core Processor B24 Series
12GB DDR-3 Ram Memory High Performance 1333Mhz PC-10600
160GB SATA2 High Speed 7200-RPM HDD
ATI Radeon 4200 HD Graphics
2 Seagate External Hard Drives (USB Hookup to desktop pc)

Second, here is the problem:
I get the following message on boot up:

attempting boot from cd rom

attempting boot from hard drive

It will not move off that screen. I hard shut down and tried 3 more times and the same issue. It only happens on a cold boot. Here is the intersting part that I recently found out. If I unplug the USB connection to the first external hard drive it will then proceed and boot up. This is very bizarre and more of an annoyance if anything, but quite perplexing and would luv to hear thougths on this?

Any thoughts?

Thanks.

Scott


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#1
December 15, 2014 at 13:18:48
"If I unplug the USB connection to the first external hard drive"
Does that have any operating system on it?

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#2
December 15, 2014 at 13:26:35
None. It is purely for data storage (pictures, music, etc.)

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#3
December 15, 2014 at 13:30:31
What happens when you connect that drive & disconnect the second drive?

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#4
December 15, 2014 at 13:32:54
I didn't try that specific order

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#5
December 15, 2014 at 13:33:14
I can try when I get home tonight

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#6
December 15, 2014 at 13:36:56
Ok. What is your time zone.

I'm here.

http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclo...


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#7
December 15, 2014 at 13:41:20
EST I can probably try it out sometime around 7:00pm e.s.t. and respond back

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#8
December 15, 2014 at 13:42:30
Is that Australia or elsewhere?

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#9
December 15, 2014 at 13:46:40
No I am in Albany NY. I'll try 7:00pm est

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#10
December 15, 2014 at 13:48:48
Ok, that's just over 2 hours away, I shall be around.

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#11
December 15, 2014 at 17:52:42
When the first external drive is connected and the second drive isn't. I still get the unbootable issue. When the second external drive is connected and the first drive isn't, I do not get the issue.

It appears somehow tied to the first external hard drive, once it starts to log into windows I can plug in again all is fine.

Very strange


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#12
December 15, 2014 at 17:58:04
Have you tried them in a different USB port?

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#13
December 15, 2014 at 18:23:16
How to Get More Power to Front USB Ports
http://www.ehow.com/how_8549329_pow...

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#14
December 15, 2014 at 19:15:54
Yes I have tried to a different usb port to no avail

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#15
December 15, 2014 at 19:32:59
Ok, I would run chkdsk on the first external drive.

Go into My Computer or Windows Explorer, right click on the drive

Properties > Tools > Error checking.

Check/tick both the boxes.


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#16
December 15, 2014 at 19:44:19
Already ran on both and checked out fine

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#17
December 15, 2014 at 19:48:00
I'm out of idea's, going to be something basic/simple is my feeling.

Maybe cabling.


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#18
December 15, 2014 at 20:00:15
Something is on that drive is interfering with boot, as we know.

Give me a SS ( screenshot ) of what is showing after you install this.

Aomei Partition Assistant Home Edition
http://www.softpedia.com/get/System...
http://www.extend-partition.com/fre...


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#19
December 15, 2014 at 20:10:52
Will do and I very much appreciate your help thru this. I will pick this backup tomorrow. Hopefully have you screen shots by tomorrow at this time or earlier. Thanks.

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#20
December 15, 2014 at 20:13:13
Wondered how much longer you would last.

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#21
December 15, 2014 at 22:06:33
Try varying the boot order or disable USB boot if you don't need it.

I've noticed occasional posts here where USB devices interfere with the boot process but have never seen a satisfactory explanation. The solution is usually to just disconnect the USB device when booting.


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