strange ipod issue

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  1. WannaZO6

    WannaZO6 There are 10 types of people in the world, the one

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    anyone have a good idea why my computer wont go past the memory test when my ipod is connected?

    it took me a bunch of tries to figure it out.
     
  2. mdaniel

    mdaniel S is for Shiksa

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    Look around in the BIOS. I've seen Dells that won't boot if there's a USB printer attached that has a memory card reader. I'm guessing the USB iPod is confusing the system. I can't remember the exact wording, just look for anything USB related and try turning stuff off until it works.
     
  3. WannaZO6

    WannaZO6 There are 10 types of people in the world, the one

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    im not too worried about it now, i dont restart often. it was just really strage. i was under my desk resetting cmos and all kinds of shit.
     
  4. Sirkraker

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    just unplug your ipod while your computer starts. Plug it in when its done booting.
     
  5. dorkultra

    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

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    mine does that too. i just keep it unplugged
     
  6. Dementio

    Dementio OT Supporter

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    The reason.
    Newer computers can actually boot off of USB devices, and when a USB storage device (like an iPod or flash drive) is connected, it tries to boot off of it. The problem arises when there is not a operating system on that USB device and the system just "hangs." Like it's already been stated, all you have to do is unplug the storage device, although some bioses have an option for not booting from USB.
     

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