Posted 15 February 2011 - 04:06 AM
I've recently bought a Seagate external expansion drive, which uses USB 2.0. When I plugged it in for the first time, it got the computer to freeze at boot, but it didn't make any problems when plggued after computer finished rebooting. Obviuosly I't wasn't very comfortable to plug/unplug it before and after every restart, so I decided to look for some help at seagate's site. The problem was, according to the guide I found, my BIOS settings. Unfortunately I wasn't very aware of the risks of playing with BIOS settings, and now I am not able to use USB deviced at all, not even if they are plugged-in after restart.
I've been searching for guides for the past 2 days, but non of them helped. I should mention that I have both Ubuntu and Windows XP installed, and non of them detects USB devices, so I'm pretty sure it has nothing to do with the OS. I tried plugging the external drive to my laptop, and it works perfectly there. And no, drivers won't help, I've already tried to download some and non of them worked. Should I update my BIOS? And if so, how do I do it? My AMIBIOS is 1007.003 (build date 10/01/04), and motherboard is Asus P4P800SE.
Looking forward for an answer,