When you connect an external USB drive and start your computer, it tries to boot from the drive and gives an error message. How can you prevent the USB drive from booting?
A) Modify the boot order in Windows Disk Management
B) Rebuild the MBR on the external hard drive
C) Disable the external drive in Device Manager
D) Modify the BIOS to boot from the internal hard drive
E) Scold the USB drive while wagging your finger
The answer: D) Modify the BIOS to boot from the internal hard drive
The BIOS can be configured with the boot order for storage devices. A simple configuration can set the internal drive to be the priority.
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