I'm running XP Home. I've just bought a 7 port USB 2 hub from Ebuyer click here
This is a powered hub and will also work in passive mode. When I tried to start up the PC I notice that the HDD busy light is on and the PC will not boot. If I disconnect the power to the hub the PC boots up as normal.
This never happened with my Belkin 7 port USB 1 hub.
Any thoughts? I can't send the hub back as I've already dumped the packaging.