I have a large 2TB external hard drive that is not getting much use, because Windows 7 takes such a long time checking it out before mounting it. If it's connected when I start up the computer, Windows takes over 5 minutes to boot. Not nice. In fact, when this first started happening, I thought Windows was not loading and wasted lots of time and happiness trying to troubleshoot the problem. Other than the wait period, things seem to work OK, so maybe nothing is actually wrong, although because I haven't heard of this happening to other people, I'm a little uneasy about it. Maybe there's something I can do to get Windows to mount the big HD more quickly?