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Old 09-20-2005, 04:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi everybody!

I bought a maxtor external 200 gb hard drive few days ago. The problem with it is that If I shut down the computer and leave the hard drive on, when I turn it back on it gets to the windows login screen and my keyboard doesn't work at that point. Same thing happens if the computer and hard drive are on, and I restart the computer. When it comes back to login screen the keyboard doesn't work. I have to turn the hard drive and the computer off, turn the computer on, log in and then turn the hard drive back on. Any ideas why is this happening?

Thanks in advance!

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Old 09-20-2005, 08:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Your computer won't recognize it since USB becomes disable at restart. Windows doesn't find it until the USB device is turn on fresh when the desktop is loaded.

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Old 09-21-2005, 01:58 PM   #3 (permalink)
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yea, but that would mean that his keyboard would never work at all...
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Old 09-21-2005, 02:01 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Always boot without it plugged in.
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