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Configuration 1762 162

I installed an opld 8.6 gb hard drive into my computer. unfortuanatley when i start power it wont read the hard drive. it gives me the message

configuration 1762 has changed
configuration 162 has changed.

afterwords it sends me to the configuration/setup menu, but only allows me to see that it didnt reasd the hard drives plugged into it. is it the hard drive or my motherboard having problems

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Try using the device on another PC & see if it works. if it does then you have a issue with your PC. whast the OS you are using? also try another USB port.

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