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gurkburk

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Hi!

Yesterday I bought a "standard" Lacie Desktop Hard Disk 1TB. http://www.lacie.com/se/products/product.htm?pid=11164

The problem is that the computer hangs at bios start up and the LEDS shows "Initializing Floppy Drive Controller" (After "Initializing Hard Drive Controller").
If i boot without external USB disk attached everything works find and the external disk works if i connects it later.
I have searched "the internet" and have found the same problems with Dell computers and Asus motherboard for example.
I have tried many different settings in BIOS but nothing works (enable/disable USB legacy support, PnP aware OS yes/no,enable/disable Floppy etc.)

Help!

Best Regards Peter

P.S I don't like the "Then disconnect it when you boot!" solution....     :wall:

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« Reply #1 on: 19-January-09, 21:35:51 »

Turn off USB lagacy support in the BIOS.
then it doesn't init it at boot time.
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« Reply #2 on: 20-January-09, 10:04:51 »

Is I wrote I tried it but it was disabled from the beginning.
I today noticed that the USB disk starts to spin up when the BIOS hangs so BIOS is trying to do something with USB (Legacy Support still Disabled).
I guess BIOS somehow always initialize USB controller, how would keyboard else working when you press DEL for BIOS setup?
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« Reply #3 on: 20-January-09, 11:02:50 »

Is the drive connected to a powered hub or has it's own external power?
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« Reply #4 on: 20-January-09, 12:49:31 »

Own external
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« Reply #5 on: 20-January-09, 22:45:21 »

In boot sequence only have what you actually boot from. You might have to double check the harddisk booting options, so the external disk isn't in there a "General disk"/"Allmän disk", or something like that.

And, handball-lover, USB things are attached and detached while Windows is running.  ;-))
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« Reply #6 on: 21-January-09, 11:03:10 »

No there is only one row (Promise Raid) in boot sequence and "No" at "Try other boot devices".

It looks impossible to get the damn BIOS not to tuch the USB controller at startup. I guess that's impossible to get a BIOS fix for this old motherboard?

I guess the main problem is that the external disk (or partition) is too large. Could there be a chance that splitting the disk into two smaller partitions would fix the problem?

What's handball :-) Bengan rules!
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