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After software install of the new HD my computer will not boot if the HD USb cable is left attached. If I unplug the USB cable then the computer will boot up.

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  • Anonymous Apr 28, 2008

    My PC will boot up but very slow to boot up

  • rpistone Mar 13, 2009

    I just got a new Dell Inspiron 1525 running Vista 64 bit OS. Everything worked fine until I plugged my iPod into the USB port to charge; it charged fine, but if I left it plugged in and shut down the computer, it would not reboot again, unless I unplugged the iPod from the USB drive, shut down and rebooted - then it was fine again. Can you help me to solve and resolve this problem? Thanks very much.

    Russ
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Please check the boot priority in cmos setting...if its 1 priority given from usb drive than it will not boot till u unplug it.

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