external drive power on boot? [simple question] - Windows NT

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  1. external drive power on boot? [simple question]

    hi,
    a colleague has an external cd-rom drive that he only uses
    occasionally. when he does decide to use it, he has to turn the pc
    off, turn the drive on and then boot the pc.
    is there a way to make the external drive power up on booting the pc
    every time? (a bios setting or something)? it's a windows nt box and a
    yamaha external cd-rom if that makes any difference.
    thanks for any help
    charl

  2. Re: external drive power on boot? - oops

    i apologise, i misunderstood that the drive was relatively new. having seen
    it i now know that there is no way to get it to power up on machine boot
    since there is no 'sleep' mode, only a hard on/off switch for the power.
    charl


    "charl" wrote in message
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    | hi,
    | a colleague has an external cd-rom drive that he only uses
    | occasionally. when he does decide to use it, he has to turn the pc
    | off, turn the drive on and then boot the pc.
    | is there a way to make the external drive power up on booting the pc
    | every time? (a bios setting or something)? it's a windows nt box and a
    | yamaha external cd-rom if that makes any difference.
    | thanks for any help
    | charl



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