Hello all,

I have an 500g external HDD. When I use the "safely remove drive" option it spins down okay. However, on boot up, it starts just after boot up process begins, but after a second or two it shuts down again, only to restart again some seconds later.

I don't like the sound of it, so I try to remember to switch it off once it it "safely removed". Once the desktop is showing after booting, I turn it on manually.

I notice the same thing happens when I boot into Win7 too.

Not sure there is a fix, but I thought I would mention it here in case it is a broader problem.

Might be a bios issue???? (Though I don't remember this happening with Karmic).