1.    30 Dec 2016 #1
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 58
    Windows 10

    computer will not boot if WD MY BOOK is plugged in

    I recently bought A WD MY BOOK ,but now my computer will not boot if WD MY BOOK is plugged in.
    What can I do? Other than the obvious
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  2.    30 Dec 2016 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Posts : 80
    W8.1 x64

    Adjust your BIOS settings. Remove it from the list of bootable drives.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  3.    31 Dec 2016 #3
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 58
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    thank you very much ,i never had this problem with my other ext drives
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  4.    01 Jan 2017 #4
    Join Date : Jun 2016
    Los Angeles
    Posts : 1,043
    Windows 10 Pro

    As stated, boot into Setup (Bios) go to the Boot tab. Move your internal HDD to the first boot device. Move the WD drive to last drive or take it out of the boot order all together. Save and Exit.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  5.    01 Jan 2017 #5
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    Posts : 673

    Was anything cloned or imaged to this external WD HD? Reason for asking: elsewhere, a few had cloned their whole HD, OS and all, OR had full-imaged restored their OS partition onto -- their 2nd hard-drive, their external usb-connected hard-drive. Upon any cold boot, warm boot, the computer "sees" two operating systems and will try to boot the external device first OR will get "confused" as to just what to boot.
    Last edited by RolandJS; 02 Jan 2017 at 08:58.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Computer Won't Boot
Recently upgraded to Windows 10. Everything seemed to go well. It was working fine I restarted a couple times and it all went well . I shut the computer down for about 20 minutes and when I tried to restart it I get nothing on the monitor. I can...
General Support
Windows 10 Pro failing to boot - HP Z Book 17
HP Z Book 17 Windows 10 fails to load: Ive probably caused a boot fail issue after installing and using Paragon Hard Disk Manager. However I was using it VERY carefully to ONLY copy one external USB drive to another USB external drive so not...
General Support
Solved New computer build - No speaker or headphones were plugged in
The title explains it all. I've built myself a new computer and when i connect my speaker to the back or front of the tower it says it's unplugged. I've downloaded the latest Realtek audio drivers and have no other ideas on what to do. Help?
Drivers and Hardware
Computer Freezing at Boot
Hey guys, I've been trying to fix this for a while, but I have had no luck. My sister for her birthday got a new laptop (Dell Latitude E6420 Intel i5 2540m at 2.6 ghz). I did the free Windows 10 upgrade for her, and when the computer is starting...
Performance & Maintenance
Very slow computer when plugged with power
Hi, I am very satisfied with my new Lenovo laptop, but it has an issue. When the power cable is plugged in and it is charging (the problem is gone, when the battery is full), the computer i VERY slow - nearly useless.. It takes seconds before the...
Performance & Maintenance
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:02.
Find Us
Twitter Facebook Google+ Ten Forums iOS App Ten Forums Android App

Windows 10 Forums