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All BIOS do this one task after they initialize the system and other 'work'. Louis Using The REPORT Button BC Forum Rules Malware Removal Logs Forum Am I Infected Forum Before You Post About A Problem Back to top #11 nathanwebb nathanwebb Topic Starter Members Oberjeen Resolved HJT Threads 7 03-19-2011 04:48 PM virus ends all programs, help please Hello there, the other day whilst not really paying attention I allowed a fishy program to bypass Otherwise, my system is doing fine.

I've been ejecting and unplugging the external drive when I'm not doing a backup to avoid this problem, which is dumb to have to do. Regarding whether there is an MBR on the Iomega, I don't know how to tell that. The server could not start. Your Iomega drive should list as simple volume,healthy partition.

I really don't want to start cutting it open unless that's my last option. You can also disable programs from starting up altogether by going to Startup in MSCONFIG. But I looked for, and do not recall seeing, a way to remove them from the boot list.

I don't use anything other than a mouse and a keyboard...but I suppose that improperly removing a USB device will reflect as you described. I try using the power button on the front of my computer, but that doesn't work. Go ahead and download the latest network drivers and install them. solved Usb 3.0 External HDD not showing as Superspeed solved Seagate External HDD with USB 3.0 is not working on USB 3.0 port More resources See also solved Copying file to

Thankfully, there’s a way to make Windows give you more information. That is a pain and makes it hard to deal with. Doubtful, but you never know. · actions · 2013-Jul-14 8:54 pm · DrStrangeTechnically feasiblePremium Memberjoin:2001-07-23West Hartford, CT

DrStrange to La Luna Premium Member 2013-Jul-14 9:21 pm to La LunaI think what On the failure, remove the last item added, and see if all components can be installed and startup/shutdown is successful.I do not think it is power or the usb hub driver

I can even restart from Windows with the Iomega connected, so long as I don't do a complete shut down. I have the same setting as you do. · actions · 2013-Jul-14 6:42 pm · OregonianPremium Memberjoin:2000-12-21West Linn, OR Oregonian Premium Member 2013-Jul-14 8:54 pm That is the safer setting but Its real simple to do: 1. How to fix 5 common PC emergencies How to safely remove a USB drive even when Windows says it isn't safe to do so How to install the Windows 10 Preview:

Regards, Somp Reports: · Posted 7 years ago Top jeremyfisher Posts: 3 This post has been reported. BTW, if you meant to post a picture it didn't show up in the post. __________________ TSF does not support assistance through email or private messages, please keep all questions in Normally, at least the way I do it, it to set the first CD/DVD as bootable first, followed by the bootable disk drives (only ones that have boot partitions on it Method 2 – Remove Hardware Another reason why a shutdown can take forever is if there is some new hardware that has been installed on the computer.

Last thing I'd try I guess is RESETTING the CMOS settings and try setting it up again. IMO, the best approach is to power such only after Windows has booted and shut down only after powering the external drive down. Anyway, for the BOOT SEQUENCE, you can select the order of which the BIOS will look for the boot record, if it isn't found on the first, it searches the 2nd, I tried the space bar before Windows starts.

Guess $AGV if from AVG's security suite, maybe the drives quarantine location, again, not something that you create but the app does. ======================= "I should also point out the even though ever since i did that virus scan i can't access it, it just freezes my whole computer and the windows explorer which forces me to shut down the computer, i can't I will now try to investigate how to reload the BIOS even though it says not to. You can pick one up for $10-$20 almost anywhere.

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Just shut down PC, remove the external drive, then boot your computer.

It was my hope to establish a daily backup program with the Iomega (I work from home and my home office computer is the master), but that will be too much See if that helps. Any help would be great! UPDATE - Resolved: I verified that the USB HD existed in Device Manager and that there were no errors.

It freezes up my computer when I try to shutdown, restart and sleep. I have to unplug the HD to make it unfreeze. I looked at your references and then went to the Boot Device Configuration. Another possibility is that network discovery has been turned off.

This does not resolve the issue by itself, but it forces Windows to tell you what services are shutting down, which means you can now see what's causing the problem. Hopefully, you'll find another solution before this one. What do you think of the ideas from "Chris" above? However I've noticed that the memory I got back has been going down at the same rate as before (see link to thread below).

Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site. So what could be causing this I'm worried its the PSU is not enough but im hoping someone can say that I'm wrong and a 650 Watt Corsair Enthusiast Series is Google is my friend. I have a Dell brand computer (Vostro 400).

When I try to shut it down using the start window, it will go the the "shutting down windows" screen with the revolving circle and just hang. Most powered hubs provide up to 2 Amps (10 Watts) ronintexasJan 31, 2013, 12:04 AM Does the external hard drive have it's own power source, or is it powered via the