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Typhoon95
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How to make it so my PC won’t boot up from a external drive automatically?

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HP Compaq Elite 8300 SFF
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Every time I boot up with a external drive connected (USB powered and external powered) my computer won’t boot up and it just displays the HP logo.

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WAWood
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@Typhoon95 

About the only thing that might work is going into the BIOS settings and changing the default drive order so the HDD (or SDD) is the first in the list.  If that works, the BIOS won't even see the external drive.

 

I say MIGHT work because I did that on an HP laptop with the same issue and it had no effect -- still tries to boot from any disk device is sees connected through USB.

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I tried that, but it didn’t work.

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@Typhoon95 

As I mentioned, I tried that and it did not work for me, either.  These newer PCs that automatically boot from USB sticks don't provide a convenient way to disable that function.

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