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I cannot boot my PC when the seagate hard drive is attached. I have to disconnect the external Seagate drive and then boot. Once booted I can physically plug in my seagate External Hard drive and it works. Why can't I leave the drive attached physically all the time. The connection will wear out eventually if I keep unplugging and plugging it in. Is it because the system doesn't recognize it?

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Restart the system, while restarting , press delete/F8 to enter in BIOS menu, select boot priority and select the primary HDD as first boot device, deselct the "boot otehr device" option.
it should work fine.,
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