I'm having a strange issue with my external hard drive. The external drive works perfectly under OSX and under Windows 7, yet, only if I connect it (power or USB) AFTER the BIOS has loaded (right up to the part where the bootloader starts doing its thing). If I leave the external drive connected when I bootup, it'll enter into an infinite reboot loop, unless I disconnect the drive.
With my previous computer, this didn't happen. I could happily leave my external drive connected with no issues at all.
I've already tried setting up the boot order to my Hard Disk Drives first, then my USB drive, but to no avail. This also happens when I leave an iPod or my Smartphone (Bold 9700) connected at boot-time.
I've also tried setting up a boot manager (Chameleon), with no luck.
Any pointers of what can I do so I can leave any USB mass storage device connected at boot-time?
If it helps, I have a Foxconn H55MX-S motherboard, and a WD 1TB Elements USB-HDD.