After Adding USB Hub Windows does not boot

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  1. Hartwig Hanser

    Hartwig Hanser Second Unit

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    Since I have only 1 USB input on my PC (AMD 1600+, Windows XP 2002), I added an USB Hub (Trust 411 4 port compact usb hub). When I start the computer with the hub connected, it stops during booting at the timepoint when it checks the diskette drive (the lamp just stays on). If I connect the hub after booting, all is well. Does anybody have a solution? Thanks in advance, Hartwig
     
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    Go to BIOS. On bootup settings make sure only the hard drive and cd/dvd rom are the only ones checked or enabled. Save settings and reboot.
     
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    Thank you for your answer. Unfortunately I am not a computer specialist and therefore have to ask for directions: Where do I find BIOS? And: is there something I should avoid doing (since in my limited knowledge BIOS is something crucial for the function of the PC).
     
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    Getting into the BIOS will vary depending on your PC brand (or motherboard brand if it's homebuilt). To get into the BIOS, you'll need to press a certain key, or combination of keys, while your computer is starting up. This happens before you see anything that says "Windows." It is usally during a splash screen that says "Dell" or something similar. On that screen, if you're lucky, it will say "Press *** for setup options" or something similar to that. The *** is usually F9 or F10 or one of those keys.

    And yes, it is possible to mess something up in there, but most of it is easily fixable. If you just go in and find the boot options and adjust them as mentioned above you should be fine. Make sure you press the correct button to save your changes. This should be listed at the bottom of the screen.
     
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    the Delete key is likely the most common way to get into the BIOS so shut down your PC and then power it back on again. As soon as the PC starts to boot keep pressing the Delete key and the BIOS setup window should come up. You'll have to use your arrow keys to navigate around but look for a tab or menu option that has the Boot Sequence and change it so that the first boot device is your hard drive and that should fix the problem.
     
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    Thank all for the help; I will try it as soon as I can (momentary I am not at home) and let you know how it went.
     

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