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    Externl USB drive, causes XP to freeze on boot

    Hi folks. Ok, ... I have a 40GB PIKA Flycase ext usb2 drive.

    If it is plugged into a usb socket whilst booting up XP home, the boot will freeze. The only way to restart is to reboot, and remove the usb device. I could live with this if it wasn't for the fact that I have certain programmes that need to see the USB drive immediately. Ie - I cannot hotplug it in post boot.

    So, any ideas on why this happens? Can't help but think it must be something pretty simple??? (Hopes)

    Thanks in advance for any assistance.

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    Welcome to Windrivers cawright1...
    Try loading the drivers for the Flycase prior to connecting it.

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    Actually- also check to see if your motherboard has legacy USB as an option. If this is enabled, this can also cause the system to hang. I have seen this on several intel boards with any type of storage device-- from thumb drives, to external hard drives, even printers with memory card slots. diabling the legacy usb support fixed this every time.
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    Thanks guys.

    Ok - the loading the drivers each time I tuen on the pc is a bit of a nightmare really. Not a solution as such.

    As for disabling Legacy. Hmm. Cannopt see it in Bios? Bit of a beginner though so may have missed it.

    The motherboard is an Asus K8V SE. Maybe you know if this does have Legacy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cawright1
    Thanks guys.
    Ok - the loading the drivers each time I tuen on the pc is a bit of a nightmare really. Not a solution as such.
    Sorry you misunderstood me. What I meant was uninstall the drivers than reinstall them before you connect the device. Just once, not everytime you use the machine.

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