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won't boot with external drives hooked up

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I have a new refurb computer that is running Lenovo Bios set up utility. It starts fine on its own, but it wont go past the "lenovo" screen (into windows 10) when an external harddrive is plugged in. 

machine type and model 10b50001us
system brand id thinkcenter m73

So I went into the startup menu and right now have the following settings (that still wont work)

Primary boot sequence:

Sata 1: st500lm000-1ej162-sshd-8gb
sata 2: matshita dvd-ram sw830

Excluded from boot order:
USB fdd:
usb key:
sata 3:
network 1: realtek pxe b04 doo
uas hdd:
usb cdrom

I also have my USB legacy support disabled


Dont know what to do next....

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If it boots up OK when the external hard drives are disconnected then this may be the answer for you. ( just disconnect them before booting up)


When the operating system is trying to boot up it may "look" for the boot information on the external hard drives, and then stall when it can't find any.



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