I have a DIMENSION 3100C, running Windows XP. I connected an IOMEGA External Hard Drive to it through a USB port. When I start the computer, it reaches the BIOS screen. Then I get a message "NTLDR is missing. Hit Control, Alt, Delete." I hit CONTROL, ALT, DELETE. The computer reboots, gets to the BIOS screen, and the same thing happens. If I unplug the External Hard Drive, the computer boots up just fine. Is there some way to keep the External Hard Drive plugged in and still get the computer to boot past the BIOS screen. My computer knowledge is medium - just enough to be dangerous to myself and my computer. Thanks for any suggestions.
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There are certain settings that need to be changed in system setup to address the issue, please follow the steps mentioned below:
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