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I recently purchased a cool new 4 TB external WD hard drive for backups.  When I plugged it in and rebooted my computer, I got a black screen and never saw windows boot up. I spent some time looking at various posts but never found anything useful so I thought I'd post my solution here.

Note.  the drive worked fine when I plugged it in.  I only found a problem when I rebooted the computer.  This is a problem as I plan to leave the drive plugged in so my system can make a daily backup each evening to the external drive.

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Well I've started using Windows 8.  My old laptop is creaking along and about to give up the ghost.  I've been using Windows 7 64-bit edition on it and it has been steady as a rock for quite some time now.  My desktop on the other hand is an MSI based AMD machine with Windows 7 32-bit on it.  It has been running fairly well but stutters a whole bunch.  8 Gigs of RAM doesn't seem to help this beast a bit.  I got a new hard drive (Seagate 1 Terrabyte 6 GB/second SATA) to see if that would help with the stuttering but it didn't.  So after transferring everything to the new drive, I decided it

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Check out what I just got from Microsoft.  Looks like it is finally time to start moving folks off Windows XP.  Good thing we can still get Windows 7 as I haven't deployed any Windows 8.  I do hear good things about it though.  I may bite the bullet and get Windows 8 on a new laptop soon though.

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