Take the 2-minute tour ×
Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

My external harddrive works fine except for one thing, if I put my computer to sleep or restart it, the hard drive will not load automatically and I have to unplug it, and plug it back it, for it to function.

I'm sure there's a simple solution to this, but whenever I search for one in google results are swamped with people who have hard drives which do not boot at all.

Can someone point me in the right direction?

share|improve this question
    
What operating system are you using? –  Martín Canaval Feb 2 '13 at 0:12
1  
Windows 7 Ultimate, though I recall having the issue on XP as well, prior to formatting. –  user1650757 Feb 2 '13 at 0:14
    
This sounds like the HDD is one of those "green" drives. Sadly there isn't a great deal you can about this behavior if thats the case. Specific product information might help. –  Ramhound Feb 2 '13 at 1:05
    
Could be incompatible hardware. Do you have any other USB ports that you can try plugging the HDD into? –  ub3rst4r Feb 2 '13 at 1:22

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.