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    windows will not boot from ssd with external HDD


      Been at it all day with no success.

      Windows7 boots up fast if I have no external hard drive attached.  If I reboot with the external HDD attached the boot I get ,"windows failed to start", and then "loading windows files" with the external HDD accessed constantly.   I have been monkeying with the BIOS all day and cant seem to resolve the issue.   Currently I have the UEFI boot unselected and legacy boot selected.  The legacy boot order is:  SDD, Optical,LAN.  The windows boot still accesses the external HDD with "loading windows files"


      I noticed that there is a forum question from 2014 on this issue that wasnt ever resolved.   Can someone help?

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