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PC won't boot up with 500g Seagate drive plugged into USB

Help!! I had an issue with a Western Digital external drive before, but only sporadically. My PC will not boot with either of these drives connected. I reformatted my PC recently, and still no joy.
Should I see my PC C & D-drive in the drive manager tab? What can I do to fix this, by the way I have tried Tweak UI, but don't know what I am looking for/at.
I need someone to talk me through any fix, as I don't know about bios and firewall port operation. :(

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  • gamilligan Dec 14, 2008

    Yes, I guessed that was the issue, but how to fix it?

  • Tim K May 11, 2010

    If you are using an external HD. Unplug it from the computer and try to reboot. if that helps, then it would tell me that the comp is confused on what HD it's suppose to boot off of.

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I had the same issue. I went into the bios and disabled USB Legacy support. This seemed to have fixed my issue. But I havent tested extensively.

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