Wednesday, January 1, 2014

4TB Drive Prevents Windows 7 From Booting

It seems that it hangs the BIOS if the 4TB drive is plugged in.  Once it boots Windows, no problem.  It appears that the BIOS doesn't handle two different revisions of USB drivers well.  I am looking for a solution.

5 comments:

Mauser said...

Updated BIOS seems the most obvious one.

Sam's Hideout said...

A possibility: get a USB3 card and plug the 4TB drive into that. An older computer BIOS might not initialize the card allowing the Windows driver to do it after boot.

Kevin said...

Does this help?
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2581408

Clayton Cramer said...

Thanks, Kevin. Windows 7 can actually address all 4 TB once it boots from my internal hard disk. It seems to be a BIOS issue. I need to spend some time this evening figuring out the correct BIOS upgrade to apply to my PC.

Clayton Cramer said...

Unfortunately, there is no updated BIOS for this HP notebook. I am at F.24A, and that is the most recent version that HP has available.