compaq 615 not starting when external HD plug

Hewlett-packard Hp compaq 515 amd athlon...
May 12, 2011 at 07:10:41
Specs: Windows 7, AMD Athlon X2 Dual core QL-66 2.2GHz 2GB
I have a external HD that works fine with my laptop. Couple of days ago the laptop will not start (run Windows at all) if the HD is plugged in. When I start laptop and plug in HD it works fine... Puzzled....

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May 12, 2011 at 07:27:17
It happens sometimes, just dont plug the external HDD in till it has started laoding windows. the system trys to pick up the external HDD but cannot find and operating system.

This happends with servers a lot, we get calls saying that the server is broken and will not book and i turns out there was an external HDD plugged in.

Hope this helps.

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May 12, 2011 at 07:41:36
Check the boot order in the BIOS (setup) to verify your CD drive and hard drive are mentioned in the boot order before any USB devices.

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May 12, 2011 at 08:09:10
Hi, thanks for the answers... I tried to run a start up diagnostics but laptop never finish it. I just shuts down on 80% of diagnostics done... (when I did it HD was pluged in)

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