I use an HP flash drive as a ReadyBoost drive for my laptop (which is also HP)
Of late, I have observed that the computer hangs during the startup process, at the logo screen.
There are no hard drive reads as the hard drive light goes off and does not come back on.
So I tried the
Startup Repair test and it determined that there was no root cause of the problem. For now I have disconnected the flash drive.
My uneducated conclusion is that the OS thinks that it has loaded the necessary files in the flash drive and stops reading from the HDD which causes the startup to hang. The flash drive is not empty, though. It has some other files in it, too.
I checked the drive for errors using
HD Tune v5.0 and found no problems.
What could be the cause of the problem?
ReadyBoostor to attach it after the laptop starts?
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
Laptop: HP Pavilion DV4-2126tx
HDD: WD Scorpio Black 500GB, AF Drive
Frequency of this problem: Twice in the past two days