external hard drives locking up desktop at post
Hello, my apologies if this is in the wrong place. I have an annoying and persistent issue with external hard drives. Somehow, when my external hard drives are connected and powered, it hangs the pc at the boot splash screen, the screen you see as the bios boots up and finds everything. It takes about a minute or so before it'll finally pass on to booting the main hard drive.
My solution so far is to just power down the drives before rebooting and heres the kicker. It boots fine with the drives powered and attached from a cold startup but not when you reboot. I don't understand this. For another kick in the rear, it seems to do this on another pc with a different drive.
My question is, what causes this? Is there a firmware or bios update I need to do it or am I just gonna have to power then down every time I reboot?
Some stats; 500gb wd mybook, 2tb wd mystudio, 1tb wd hdd. Asus P5QC mobo, 8 gigs of ram, 750gb wd internal hdd. I do have a pata/sata to usb adaptor that doesn't seem to be affected by this and occasionally, a usb flash drive will hang it. It also seems affected upon waking up from standby. Someone please shed some light on this.
My PC: ASUS P5QC Motherboard w/ Intel Core2Quad 2.83GHz processor - 8GB of DDR2 800 RAM - nVidia GTX 550 TI 1GB - 1 500GB WD SATA Hard Drive - 750GB WD SATA Hard Drive - 2 ASUS DVD+/-RW DL Burners w/ Lightscribe