bios hangs when 1T usb sata drive attached on

October 23, 2011 at 11:29:26
Specs: CENTOS, 1G
I have a k7s5a mb and an external 1tb USB SATA drive. How do I get the bios to recognize the 1tb drive on boot, it just hangs at the bios screen, unless I power it off until the grub boot screen appears

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#1
October 23, 2011 at 14:06:33
Unplug the external drive and restart. Does it boot properly? If OK, then plug external drive and wait to see if it is recognized. May need 15 minutes if the directory is scrambled. Look at drive contents. If you had failed to use "safely remove hardware" or turned the system off before data was completely written you may have damaged the data.

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#2
October 23, 2011 at 14:20:16
the drive works fine, as long as it is powered off on reboot, and powered back on after the bios is done starting. it's the bios that does not recognize it at boot and hangs the system

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#3
October 23, 2011 at 22:30:17
Apparently the system is slow in recognizing the drive and reading the FAT and directories at cold boot. That is somewhat normal. I have a 500GB external that takes more than 10 minutes to be fully recognized on a slow computer (200 MHz).

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#4
October 30, 2011 at 13:57:16
you can wait until doomsday, the drive never appears unless you power it off until after the bios posting is complete. It has nothing to do with the drive, it's the bios. since it is so old, they won't update it to recognize 1T drives

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