Windows 7 EXTREMELY SLOW BOOT when either WD SHARESPACE units missing from ETHERNET NETWORK

Re: Windows 7 EXTREMELY SLOW BOOT when either WD SHARESPACE units missing from ETHERNET NETWORK

Hi

(hadware:  my Win 7 Ultimate PC x64 Intel)

I have 2 external WD shaespace RAID systems (master and backup).  

a) If I boot without one or both WD drives  (connected via ethernet via a switch) then my Windows 7 will take around 30minutes to present the login screen

b) If I boot with drives on and on the network it boots in 30 seconds

c) If I boot wihout a WD drive (either one turned off) and let the PC try and start and wait for a few minutes … then turn on the ‘,issing’ wd drive, windows 7 starts very quickly after I run on the WD drive.

Anyone have any idea what is causing this, I assume it is something  to do with a service/driver installed on the windows PC? 

I want to keep one WD drive off the network most of the time for security reasons - but I can’t!

Any suggestetions or help appreciated.

(I see the last update for WD pc sopftware was back in 2011 !)

Found fix, 

in un-installin WD Discovery application (which must boot as a sdervice) PC now starts fast 

without anyWD drive connected, but can still access drives when connected / turned on!

Bliss