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Slow Boot Time When Nas Is Not On


I just recently built a new computer and installed win 7 professional 32 bit. I have a nas that is turned off because i think it is about to fail. Making all sorts of loud noises and so forth. When windows loads it stalls with a black screen for a good thirty seconds before taking me to the desktop. It also warns me that it cannot connect to that nas. Before i told windows that it was there it would immediately boot up. Is there any way to tell it to not try to connect to it? I know i can just disconnect it within the my computer screen but i didnt want to lose my drive mappings.

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