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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.

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

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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