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Old 08-31-06, 11:01 AM
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Help with booting up in Windows MCE

Whenever I boot up my PC when there is a thumb drive or ipod in the USB port, the computer hangs and never boots into windows.

I checked the bios and eliminated the USB/external drive from the boot up order list and it still does it. Where else should I look?
Old 08-31-06, 11:23 AM
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Turn off BIOS (sometimes called legacy) support of USB devices.

That may not be so good if you use a USB keyboard.
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hmm I have a bluetooth keyboard/mouse that I use, would it affect that?

Also would I still be able to use a USB storage device once windows boots?
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I don't think it would affect bluetooth. It wouldn't hurt to have a wired keyboard just in case though.

Windows would work fine with your USB devices. You're not turning them off, you're telling the BIOS not to use them.
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Try this:

1: Right click on the "My computer" icon and select "Properties"
2: select Hardware tab
3: Device manager
4: Expand USB devices
5: Plug in and turn on USB mass stoprage device.
6: AS the USB device runs, it should appear as a "Mass storage device" Under USB. That means the driver is loading properly.
7: When visible, try right clicking on this Mass storage device under USB in Device manager.......uninstall driver.
8: Reboot machine and when it is completely booted up. Plug in the powered hub once again.......Hopefully the driver condtained in XP will reload correctly this time.
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What about with my Ipod?
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It should show up under USB devices too. Try the same procedure.

I would try it just w/ the flash drive first and see if that solves your problem.

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