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Laptop has recognized my Seagate External drive for 3 days - Not now

Q: Laptop has recognized my Seagate External drive for 3 days - Not now

The Seagate Backup Plus 4TB has all the files I recovered after I got hacked in July. I had made a backup of my primary SATA drive onto a WD Passport Ultra before doing a format of the hacked/infected drive. That WD Passport failed so I had to buy a new exteral drive to recover files to.
Recovery went well, but my desktop PSU died 2 days ago, so I've been using my laptop to organize the recovered files on the Seagate. All has been going well but late yesterday evening, after a restart - Seagate was not there anymore. I tried moving the power plug to two other places, no help. The laptop has 3 USB ports, and I tried plugging into all 3 - no go. It's not seen by Windows explorer, Dir Opus, Disk Manager, nowhere.
A while back on my Desktop PC I had to go into disk Manager and assign drive letters after I partitioned the Seagate. But now it's now even showing up there.
I remember a time when there was a place where you could go and tell Windows what drive letters could be used. Well the laptop has gotten all the way up to drive I by using flash drives and two esternal drives. That's the highest the drive letters have been on the laptop, so I'm hoping Windows just needs to be told that this drive exists.
I've had some rotten luck with hard drives, motherboards, PSUs, I could go on and on. But if this Seagate (2 months old) has failed, after me getting to the point where all I had left to do is organize the data...........
I swear I won't touch another computer!! I can only hope it's a bad power cable (this one is not USB powered)
Any of you have any thoughts on the drive letters having to be assigned?
I should point out - I have a Sata USB Drive Enclosure with my Desktop 1TB drive in it. When I had both of those external drives hooked to the laptop, Windows assigned the letters kind of weird. It gave drive F and I (2 partitions) to my Desktop internal drive in the enclosure. And it gave G and H the letters to the Seagate 2 parts.
That enclosure is working today, and still using drive letters F and I. I've not had any flash drives in the laptop since I hooked up the Seagate.
Any ideas that will keep me from starting to throw things?? Computer related things...

Thanks folks.

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Hello,
When attempting to back up files to my new external drive, the drive was not recognized by my computer. After reading other threads, I was able to assign a drive letter via disk management and run a backup. My question is, do I need to go thru this exercise EVERY time I plug in the external drive via the USB? Is there a way to make the drive map permanent? I had to do this again today to see the external drive with a drive letter via Start menu /Computer

A:Seagate 2TB external drive not recognized

When you buy a brand new drive from the shelf, there is no partition or partition letter on the drive. That you have to assign once and it will be good for the life of the drive (unless you change it later).

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Can not view my external usb hard drive. I have another usb drive installed without issue. The invisible drive appears to be "dead". Check with Voltage Meter and the power supply for the drive is working. Is there any way to recover the data? Luckily I have the data backed up on another drive.
 

A:Seagate External Hard Drive Not Recognized

Does the drive show up in computer management? Go to start>Computer>(Right click)>Manage?
 

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I bought a Seagate Freeagent 250g external hard drive about 4 years ago and have not any problems with it since. Recently however, after an especially rough moving trip, my computer no longer recognizes the external drive. The power light on the external drive does not turn on either. Everything else I plug in works, so I know it cannot be the computer. I have tried using different cables, trying it on other people's computers and nothing works. In fact, whenever I plug in the external drive, the entire computer slows down significantly and then gets notically faster when I disconnect the sick external drive. Do these descriptions of the problem sound like anything anyone out there has ever come across? Please forward some info if you can. I would really hate to lose all the sentimental files I have in there. Thank you.
 

A:Seagate Freeagent external drive not recognized.

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Hello, I have a Seagate FreeAgent Go external drive that I have used frequently in the past to backup and store data. My laptop (Win7) is not recognizing it when I plug it in now. I have been through Disk Management and Device Management, but haven't figured out what's wrong yet. The computer does make a small sound both when I plug in the USB cable and when I remove it, but I cannot find any access to the drive. I may have removed some files that the Seagate drive came with inadvertently when removing some data. I've been to Seagate's support site, and was able to install the "Seagate Manager", which also now does not recognize that a Seagate drive is plugged in. Any ideas on how to get this drive to come up?
 

A:Seagate FreeAgent Go external drive not recognized

Did you fully check in the bottom-right panel of Disk Management to see if a ribbon for the external drive is shown there ? (it will have no letter and no model name and may also be labelled as "Raw").

Check again and if it's there, right-click it and choose "Change Drive Letter and Paths".
Then click "New", choose a letter and click 'OK'.
 

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My Seagate 1tb external hd is not recognized by the usb 3 ports,  the usb 2 port works fine.  Had the same problem with the same drive on my ASUS q302la and was advised by ASUS to disable legacy usb support in the bios and that worked, but there is no similar bios switch in the Starwars bios.

A:Seagate external hard drive not recognized by usb 3 port.

Hello @jerryemery, Welcome back to the HP Support Forums! I read your post about the USB port issue, and wanted to assist you! Try reviewing the following resource, and let me know if it helps:USB 3.0 External Hard Drive not recognized in Windows 8.1/10(Not an HP supported Web site). Please let me know if this information helps you resolve the issue by marking this post as "Accept as Solution", this will help others easily find the information they may be looking for.  Also, clicking the Thumbs up below is a great way to say thanks! Have a great day!

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My Seagate 500Gb external drive is no longer recognized, its an unknown device-how to replace the small circuit board inside the external hard drives casing, which connects the psu and 27 pin (sata?) cable to the hdd? I think the board is the cause for the device not being recognized. The drive has stopped functioning, although it whirrs and its light comes on every single time I connect it to the pc. The drive and its content do not show..in devices I have an unrecognized device, and many usb devices that shouldnt be there. I found out that moving the usb cable gently at the hdd connectors end has helped show the drives content in the past, but now its not working or showing anything at all, so I think the circuit board inside the casing (that connects the hdd to the usb and power supply) may have been the problem from the start. The drive connects with a standard psu and 27 pin connector, which I think is sata.

My external hdd looks like it has a smaller version of the connection within the blue circle here (this is what the circuit board connects to), but everything else in this shot is missing (since this pic is from an internal I found off the net, not my external):

As seagate are unlikely to send me a new replacement circuit board for the external so that the hdd might function once more, I am wondering if its possible to make the hdd work on any desktop as an internal hdd? I know I can get 27 pin to usb cables, but that still leaves me needing to provide power to... Read more

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I recently purchased a Seagate Momentus 5400.6 hard drive and a Sabrent USB 3.0 SATA Hard Drive flat docking station to connect via usb to my Dell XPS L702x laptop. Upon putting the hard drive in the external enclosure and connecting to my laptop via usb my computer is not recognizing this external hard drive in disk management. I can see it in device manager and it is listed as "Jmicron SCSI Disk Device". I can also see it in devices and printer listed as "Jmicron". However it is not recognized or listed in disk management and file explorer. I am a novice when it comes to hardware issues as I am more of a software guy but I have tried everything I can find on the net to no avail. ie uninstalling and installing the drivers, using seagate utilities (I cannot also see it in Seagates applications), disabling fast startup, windows devices and printers troubleshooting, etc. I suspect (maybe incorrectly) that this device is showing up as "Jmicron SCSI disk device" instead of a SATA drive but that is coming from someone who again does not know alot about the device/hardware side. I would like to make this external drive a full backup for my windows 10 laptop and any assistance that could be provided would be GREATLY appreciated. Thanks for any help you may be!

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I have a SeaGate external drive and for some reason my computer will not recognize it. It makes the noise that it knows something has been plugged in, but I never get the icon in the tray and I never get a drive letter. I've tried plugging it into another computer and it works fine there. That computer recognized it and all of my files are still on the drive. I can plug an iPod in and it recognizes that just fine. Can someone please help me??
 

A:Solved: SeaGate External Hard Drive Not Recognized

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The drive was running fine for about 15 mins but since my laptop was on battery and i had steeped away i did not realize that the battery ran out . post that since i have connected it back the laptop does not read the drive. I have tried checking it with my desktop and 2 other laptops but the result is the same. also tried changing the USB Cable but this also has not worked. it does not show up in my disk management tab or under my "my Computer". Please advise.
 

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My Seagate Expansion drive is not being recognized on my laptop or any other computer that I have tried to put it on. It worked for a while

It is fairly new and I have about 500gb on it so far and I don't want to lose any of my data because most of it is my university files.

I don't know why this is happening and I also can't even change the drive letter, I really don't know much about computers but this forum seems to help people, hope someone can help me Please.
Thank you.

A:Seagate 1TB Expansion Drive is not being recognized on my laptop

Hi furstyear, Welcome to SevenFoeums.( I missed it. )

Please go through this troubleshooter and check whether it helps. Seagate Technology

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Hi, I wonder if anyone can help me. I have a 1tb Seagate external hard drive that I have had for a little while and it used to work fine, but my laptop is now not recognizing it when I plug it in. It has a usb and it has its own plug for power. I have not used it in a little while and wanted to transfer some files over (pictures, movies etc) and now my laptop is not recognizing it. I am not a laptop/ computer whiz so any help would be much appreciated.

A:HP laptop will not recognize my Seagate external hard drive

Hi,Try to connect it to other computers and see if it is recognised.Also connect it to your laptop, then open Disk Management. Post the screenshot of it here.https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-open-disk-management-2626080http://winaero.com/blog/how-to-take-a-screenshot-in-windows-8-1-three-ways-without-using-third-party...Also please see if you're seeing Seagate hard drive in Device Manager after connecting.RegardsVisruth

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Hello. I have a problem with my ext hd. Well actually it fell from my desk but I was able to use it after but not until today. I was downloading a game (Heroes and Generals) and made a folder on my ext hd. But suddenly it stopped working on the middle of the download process of the game.

After that, I am not able to open it. It shows up that it was connected but it is like this:

When I try to open it, the laptop freezes. Tried chkdsk already, still not working. Tried to access on safe mode, laptop freezes. Laptop only goes back to normal if I detach the ext hd.
 

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My External HD won't show up in My Computer anymore.

It does not show in device manager or disk manager to even assign a letter path to it

I've Tried these steps and still no luck
- restarting computer
- refreshing content of my computer
- un plug and re plug
- device manager settings
- disk manager settings

in my device manager i see this under Disk Drives:
ST3320620AS ATA Device (working properly)

Disk manager errors -

Base System Device PCI\VEN_1180&DEV_0592&SUBSYS_028A1028&REV_12\4&B4D00C5&0&32F0 The drivers for this device are not installed.
PCI Simple Communications Controller PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2E24&SUBSYS_028A1028&REV_03\3&11583659&0&18 The drivers for this device are not installed.

Don't think either of these are it.
Can it just be dead? the green lights show its on and i believe is working
 

A:External Seagate HD won't be recognized

The green lights don't mean anything more than 5 volts is being supplied to the drive, but the drive can still be bad or corrupted... You must back up important data to non-volatile media like CD, DVD or Blu-Ray discs, and not rely on mechanical devices like hard disk drives or even solid state media
 

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I have 3 Seagate external hard drives of various sizes, plus one Iomega 300GB HDD all of which have been working perfectly for a long time. All are passed through a D-Link USB hub to my laptop.

Recently I had to clear out the space they're sitting on, so I unplugged all the drives and laptop and put everything in a box on a shelf for about a week before putting everything back together.

When everything was plugged back in, none of the Seagates were recognized by the laptop, but the Iomega is still working fine, recognized and is accessible. Also, any of my flash drives I plug into the hub is recognized and works OK.

Neither Device Manager nor Disk Manager show the Seagates, but they do show the Iomega.
I've tried most of the suggestions I've found on the Internet including new drivers, unplugging the power cord, bypassing the hub, etc.
I plugged one of them into my office HP laptop and it doesn't recognize the Seagate either.

So, my thoughts are that the hub is fine, the laptop's fine, there's just something wrong with the Seagates, yet it's odd that they all failed at the same time because I stored them away for a while.

Anyone have any suggestions?

Specs:
For the Seagate HDD's, model number I have is ST3200823A, which is 200GB, ST3250623A, 250GB, and a 350GB(?), all "Push Button", USB 2.0.
Laptop is an eMachines M5405, Windows XP SP2, AMD 1.6GHz, 704MB RAM.
 

A:Seagate external drives not recognized

When you plug in the Seagates (one by one), put them up to your ear and make sure they are spinning up properly. If you here any clicking then it might be the drive. Also, hold the drive horizontally in your hands and move it in a circular motion. If you feel a cyntripical force, then the platters are spinning. Seagate has been know to have faulty external drives. Let us know what you find out.
 

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(I have a windows 7 x64) I'm trying to boot from a usb and I followed an online video to make my goflex booteable. I basically fudged up but i managed to format it back to the original NTFS format with absolutely no files on it. When I go to Windows->Computer the drive isnt there! I went to Computer->(right click) manage and went to the disk management section and the drive is there! but i can't add any files to it from there . any help? Also, when i plug in the drive, i hear the usual sound when i plug any usb in, then i can choose to safely eject my seagate goflex! but i can't open the drive to put files in it!
 

A:Solved: seagate goflex external hdd not recognized

nevermind! I just had to add a drive letter to be able to access it! for anyone interested, computer(right click) manage ->disk management. click on the disk (then right click) add drive letter
 

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Hi everyone,

I bought a 350 GB External Seagate Back-up and used for about 7 months. Now I cannot access it even though the computer recognize it. I check in the "command" and I was told that it is a RAW. I tried many recover softwares but none of them have fixed it. I tried to a IDE/SATA connection but failed too. Now what should I do? It almost 5 months without using it, please anyone can help?

Regards

A:External Seagate Back is recognized but cannot be opened!

Can you post a screenshot of Disk Management? Make sure to maximize the window and adjust the columns/rows to show as much relevant info as possible.

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Hello,

I have a Dell Inspiron 1520 laptop. I have an image of the entire hard drive that I created when I first got the computer (using Acronis TrueImage), and I'd like to restore that image, returning the laptop back to that fresh, clean original state. I've done this two or three times before and it worked great each time.

But now there's a problem. Normally I would connect to the laptop a USB storage/backup drive that has the disk image, boot the laptop from a Rescue Media CD created by Acronis, then restore that disk image from the back-up drive onto the laptop's HDD.

When I tried it this time round, the laptop's HDD was not listed in TrueImage at all. I created a new rescue media disk, tried it again, and got the same result.

I then took the HDD out of the laptop, connected it to an adapter kit that let's you power up and plug in the drive via a USB port and external power supply, and tried the same procedure using my desktop to run the operation. Same result. The drive was not detected by Acronis.

The drive does not seem to spin up at all when it is connected.

** Keep in mind the drive still works when installed in the laptop -- it boots into Windows XP etc. **

When I plug the drive into my desktop, the drive does not show up in Disk Management (Start | Right-click My Computer | Manage | Disk Management). It doesn't show up in either of the two right-side windows. (so there's no way I know of to format it or d... Read more

A:Primary hard drive boots in laptop but isn't recognized when used as external drive

It's a power issue. Had the same issue taking a 2.5" laptop hdd and attempting to hook up w/ a passive usb sata hdd cable. my recommendation is to use a powered usb sata cable. like this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812119475 having proper power will allow the USB bus to detect and power the hdd correctly. Hope this helps, take care!
 

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I have a 500 GB WD USB 2.0 External Hard drive that worked perfectly that i used to store music, movies, family pictures, family home videos, TV shows everything. And one day out of the blue it just stopped showing up on my computer. I never did anything out of the ordinary or anything. I plugged it in and i hear the HD running, light is on and i even hear the prompt sound on my laptop go off. But the HD itself will not show up on my laptop. I have ALOT of stuff on this i need so any information on helping with this will help!!!!

A:My WD USB 2.0 External Hard drive not being recognized by my Laptop

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,

Can you please post a screen capture image of your Disk Management screen?

1. Click Start
2. Type disk manage
3. Click 'Create and format hard disk partitions'
4. Maximise the window, then take a screen capture image.

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

Regards,
Golden

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Hi all.

I've got an old seagate freeagent external hard-drive. I've installed and uninstalled it now a few times, it get recognized, but I can't get into it. I've tried giving it a letter in disk management, but then I have to format the drive, which obviously means that everything that's on there will be gone... could really really use some help with getting into the drive.

Thnx
 

A:full external hard-drive not recognized by new laptop

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hi, I have a Toshiba store art 3.5 (I think) that can connect to my old pc running windows 7 just fine but it can not connect to my brand new Dell laptop (can see it in in device manager but not open it in any way I've tried to). I need my external to save my files from my laptop on and a new one is out of the question. also formatting the external drive should only be a LAST resort!!

if you do have a solution please explain in detail as far as you can? Computer stuff can be a bit confusing to me sometimes...

because I can see it in device manager on my laptop I updated drivers but it only said that the best drivers where already installed.

ask for any other info needed, and if necessary explain how to get it please.
 

A:Toshiba (store art 3.5) external hard drive not recognized by laptop?

make sure that the device is not blocked by checking the properties of it in device manager
 

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Hey,

I got new Desktop recently, Lenovo K450e, and when I went to plug in my external HD, Seagate 500GB, it didn't show up in either My Computer or Disk Management and there are no exclamation points next to the drivers suggesting that I would need a driver update. I plugged it into other ports on my computer with no luck but when I plug it into my laptop it works fine. I have read so many different forums with no luck. My computer is a Windows 8.1 intel core I7 processer.

Thank you
 

A:External Hard drive not recognized in My Computer or Disk Managment but it is on my laptop

Make sure you update and apply all the Windows updates before trying to use this new computer. You can run Windows Update manually for this
 

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My computer does not recognize my Seagate external hard drive. What can I do? If you need anymore info let me know. Thanks in advance.

I've checked their website and tried to follow their diagnostic device, but it didn't help.
 

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ok...first thanks in advance for your attention to this. I have a Toshiba Laptop Satellite P305 connect to Seagate Go Flex thru USB port - the drive is recognized on another lap top so it works - the port on this computer recognized a portable usb so it works along with an OLDER seagate external - when I pull up the computer panel the Seagate is not showing up under disk management but IS showing up under other devices. I have spent hours and hours on this - someone at Toshiba said something about changing Bios settings but I am very gun shy on doing that especially since I use this computer for my job and if I mess it up I am out....if you get me....so what the heck?? I have searched A MILLION forums and been on with both Toshiba and Seagate for hours - hats off to anyone that knows a simple solution to this - thanks
 

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Hi. I'm running XP, SP2. Windows was installed on a 160g Maxtor drive, and I also had a 300g Seagate drive (ST3300620A). I had Norton System Works (2007) with Antivirus and GoBack running. I wanted to run a full system virus scan, so I ran Live Update. After Live Update finished, it advised me to restart the machine. I attempted to restart the machine, and it seemed to hang up, so I hit the "interrupt" button. After that, Windows would not start, not even in safe mode. I reinstalled Windows, and everything seems to run normal, but the Seagate drive does not show up in "My Computer" and I cannot access it in a command window. The device manager sees it and says it is working properly. How can I regain access to it?

A:[SOLVED] Seagate 300g drive not recognized

Hello and Welcome to TSF

Can you see it in Disk Management?

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Hi everyone,

I have a Seagate ST320430A 20.4 GB ultra ata drive that will spin up but is not being recognized in either of two systems. The drive came out of a pc that was dying and I just rebuilt. I thought I had copied all the files I needed off of this drive. But now have figured out that of all the things for me to forget.... I didn't get the outlook.pst file. UGGG!!!

I've called a couple of local computer shops. The conscensus is that if it spins up but isn't recognized then the controller card on the drive is probably bad. If that is the case I'm being told that there's no hope.

1. Is it true that there's no hope if the controller card is bad?

2. What are the chances of me taking this apart and replacing the controller card from an identical drive?

3. I think I've set all the jumpers correctly for the drive. I can't remember if jumpers will prevent it from being recognized in the bios. I think I've tried all of the options though...

Thanks!
 

A:Solved: Seagate drive not recognized in bios

yes when the controller card on a hard drive goes dead then its usually comes to a dead end, personally i have never tried to rip it open and try to replace the controller card, something you could try and do if you wanted to try it, but wouldnt get your hopes up. as far as the jumpers go it doesnt matter where you put it on the hard drive it would show up in the system somewhere you would just have some conflicts going on that would let you know that you need to redo your settings on your drives.
 

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I have a 2TB Seagate GoFlex Desk external hard drive that works fine on my previous Windows XP computer (I know, very old) but is not recognized at all on my less-than-a-year old Toshiba laptop (S55-C5274) running Windows 10. I have been through support with Seagate, Microsoft, and Toshiba, with each of them point the finger at the other with no resolution. According to Seagate, the drive is compatible with Windows 10 and should work.
Unlike other users' problems I've read, my Windows 10 PC does not recognize the external hard drive anywhere - no sound recognizing something is there when plugging in, nothing in This PC/My Computer, and nothing shows in Disk Management or Device Manager. So unlike many others, I am unable to just do a partitioning to assign a letter via Disk Management - the computer doesn't even recognize it's there. The Seagate drive, however, does light up when plugged into the Windows 10 computer, and as I mentioned, still works perfectly on the Windows XP machine, where it is accessible via My Computer.
I have tested every USB port on the Windows 10 machine, and all work fine with other drives and peripherals, so it's not a hardware issue. Also, I have moved all my data from the Seagate drive onto a 2nd external drive, so losing data is not an issue. I even reformatted the Seagate drive (NTFS) via the Windows XP machine, but that did not change anything. Also, I have never used the Seagate software to manage the drive (which is not compatible with Wi... Read more

A:2TB Seagate drive not recognized Windows 10 (no Disk Management)

my first suggestion to you is the test that our disk drive in another PC and see if it recognizes it

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I saved all my documents, music and photos from the school laptop (Mac) and now I need to use them on my home PC. The problem is when I connect my Seagate to the PC, I'm not getting the drive icon to select the things from the Seagate. What should I do?
 

A:Seagate external drive: from Mac to PC

Check Disk Management and see if the drive is visible. You may just need to assign a drive letter to it.
 

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After Transferring file from Seagate External drive to flash drive 16G. (Verbatim)

I can't remove hardware device on Verbatim Flash drive to remove it.

Even after I close all the files, folders and programs in my computer.
It won't say "safe to remove device".

I have to switch off the computer to remove the flash drive.

Is this normal or what ?

If not what can be the problem ? I can fix ?

Is it safe to remove device even if I can't disable the usb flash drive ?
I closed all the files, fodlers and programs before I remove.

Thanks.

A:Transferring file from Seagate External drive to flash drive

The computer may still be saving data to the Flash. Or it is caught in ROM. If your certain the transfer is complete, you can pull the drive. You may want to do a Check Disk on the Flash Drive to make sure it is in good order.

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Hi,

When I switched my Laptop on yesterday the nice Seagate Icon for my external backup hard drive had vanished but has been replaced by a dull looking generic Windows page icon ? This external backup drive is the K:\ drive on my system.

I surfed google yesterday trying to find some advice on how to restore what was a very attractive Icon ? . . but have been struggling to find any advice I could understand or thought I'd be able to follow ?

On a positive note, I have located the exact file for the disappeared icon on my laptop (its called SeagatePortable.ico) and I have copied it to my desktop temporarily, but, I have no idea how to re-apply this icon to my K:\ drive ?

Whilst surfing, I discovered a simple freeware program called "Drive Icon Changer" so I downloaded this program and tried to use it. It is very easy to use, but, try as I might, I cannot get this programme to interact with my K;\ drive ? . . so I've given up and uninstalled that programme, as, in this instance at least, it clearly does not do what it is supposed to be able to do.

I also saw some advice about going to a DOS prompt (I do not understand what this means or how to do it?) and deleting or editing something called the autorun.inf file - I suspect this type of action would be well beyond my understanding and I'd probably do more harm than good if I attempted to edit this sort of system file and got it wrong !

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A:How do I restore the Seagate Drive Icon for my External Backup Drive?

Also just spotted an obsolete thread on this site where someone suggested:-

"Un-install the driver while the external drive is connected and then rebooted and let windows reinstall - everything should go back to normal when Windows re-discovered the drive".

I don't know if this might cure my problem ? . . but unfortunately I do not know how to uninstall a driver ?

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I'm having trouble getting Windows 7 x86 RC Build 7100 to recognize my Seagate 3.5" External Hard Drive 500GB (Model ST305004EXA101-RK). It is connected through a USB 2.0 port on my Asus K8V SE Motherboard - running an AMD Athlon 64 3000+ (2.0 GHz) and 1 GB of RAM.

Currently, this hard drive when connected appears in Device and Printers as as "Device" named Desktop. Right Click -> Properties shows that it is a storage device.

Device Manager recognizes it as a Disk Drive and calls it a Seagate Desktop USB Device - no conflicts.

Under Computer Management -> Storage -> Disk Management the drive appears as Disk 1 - Basic and Online statuses. If I try and assign it a drive letter, I get the following "The operation failed to complete becasue the Disk Managment Console view is out of date. Please refresh the console view..."

Only one conflict exists in Device Manager - I have one Unknown Device under USB Controllers. When viewing that device, it gives me a Code 43 error.

Thoughts? Thanks in advance.

Ollie

A:Seagate external hard drive not accessible as a drive

Has it been initalized & formated?

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New to the forum and I have a silly question regarding my external hard drive which cam with no instrucions or information other than an istallation page.

It is product number 9bd862-560. Question, can I leave this on indefinately or is this something that should be turned off daily. I have a program set up to automatically save information so ai need to know for scheduling purposes. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

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I use W7 Home Premium and would like to make a backup of my entire system. I will use the image method and the combination of my C and D discs are about 125GB total. It appears to me that this Seagate will do the job, however, I would like some opinions before I purchase it. Thanks

A:Seagate 250GB USB External Drive

You can get a 1TB external hd for $75. Why limit yourself. You can store an image of your hd, as well as back it up. Will the 250GB be ok? Yes. But go ahead and get the larger drive.
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My laptop Dell Latitude D830 running XP Pro does not recognize the external Seagate 250 gb drive, even under device Manager. Iíve tried it under Slave, Master and Cable-Select Option but with no success. Any ideas? It was in a DVR and Iím just trying to recover some of the recorded movies.
 

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Is this 300 GB Seagate a good external hard drive?:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000EN62YG/sr=8-3/qid=1154971809/ref=pd_bbs_3/103-3008107-9730230?ie=UTF8

Also, can external hard drives purchased on Ebay be trusted?
 

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Okay, hey guy, here is my problem.

I've had this drive for a little while now, worked flawlessly for ages. I put movies and stuff on it and then watch it on my Xbox, I had about 30GB worth of data on it.

Now, what I want to do is: Format/reset the drive BACK to FAT32, it is currently in the "RAW" state. I have NO idea how this happened, I havent dropped it or anything it literally happened overnight. Have tried formatting at least 6 times, it always says "Format could not complete".

When I try to open it in my computer it just says "H: is not accesible, the parameter is incorrect". Have tried deleting the voume in disk management, that doesn't work either. Tried formatting through CMD, doesnt work.

I'm lost for ideas. Is my drive just screwed? I'm not bothered about getting the data back, I just want it to work again so I can get it back to FAT32 format.

Many thanks.
 

A:Please help with 500GB Seagate External drive ! :(

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A friend has broken the USB socket on his Seagate external harddrive making it unuseable.
There's a lot of info on the drive he wants to get off. If i open the case (if I can find a tool that will do it ) what am I going to find? Does it consist of a basic IDE harddrive with an adaptor to the usb so I can just hook it up as a slave via the IDE?
Thanks for any advice
 

A:Seagate external hard drive

If you take it apart you void the warranty.
 

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i have a seagate external hard drive that i've had for one year. it stopped working after working with no problems.
the green power light does not come on but the white light was blinking then stopped.
any idea's on what can be done. and if it will not work any more is there any way to extract my family pic's and work from the hard drive.

thanks for any help.
 

A:seagate external hard drive

It sounds like the external harddrive has died - do you have copies of the files on your computer as well?

Assuming the drive is dead and it is not an issue with the USB connection, it is possible to get the files off of the harddrive though companies that provide such services often charge a high price.
 

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I have recently had a new desktop PC. Prior to that I had a laptop where Seagate external drive was permanently connected via a USB port. I was running Win7, using FF browser and WLM.
With the new pc if I leave Seagate connected I can't boot up - the screen stops at BIOS. Everything seems to be running properly as long as I don't keep the external hard drive connected until boot up is complete.
What can I do so that I don't have to keep disconnecting Seagate each time I shut down?

Hope someone can help and that the solution is an easy one. Thanks.
 

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My seagate expansion desktop external drive seems to be dying. Its only a year old but i've filled it upto 90% of its capacity and that is when the problem started. Drive will show in my computer, disk management and even folders/files are visible/accessible but somehow i cant copy them. If i try copying, i'm slapped with extremely slow transfer speeds as below. Besides that it wont read some of the files so i have to skip them

I have even tried recovery programs and all of them recognized the drive properly but couldnt recover anything. I'm on win7 x64 and I feel there is a problem with the usb enclosure and so i want to pry it open and connect to the computer just like an internal drive. Can i do that without voiding the warranty?
 

A:Seagate 1tb external drive failing?

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It seems to be one thing after another at the moment...

Windows 10 64 Bit PC is now not displaying one of two external Seagate hard drives - that was working fine yesterday.... connected by USB. the light is showing/'flickering' on the drive

Checked using RUN and diskmgmt.msc and the drive isn't listed...

any suggestions?
 

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8.1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-4005U CPU @ 1.70GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 69 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 4006 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics Family, 2035 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 466122 MB, Free - 368156 MB;
Motherboard: TOSHIBA, ZSWAA
Antivirus: AVG AntiVirus Free Edition 2015, Updated and Enabled
I have a seagate model stca2000100.

It shows up on the device manager, but not on my computer. therefore I can't access the data.
(see screenshot)

All I want to do is get the data so I can put it on another drive. Please help!
 

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Hello forum, my Seagate external hard drive which i thought had burnt actually works. But there is a problem, I remember it used to have all its lights shining before, at least sometimes. Also it makes noises sometimes and sometimes it does not. So I thought it got spoilt because when i used to plug it there were no lights and no sound.

Now i still get the same reaction but i miraculously can access the files, so it did not burn right?

Also i have some ''backups'' maybe two but there are some files which are mixed with the original files from the Seagate external hard drive, so i dont know 1) if i should remove anything or place it somewhere else 2) if removing or deleting any files will affect anything in the backups or in the external hard drive. Some files are mixed with the external hard drive files so i dont know how to separate them

Also, i dont know what the external hard drive files do, and what to do if i ever accidentally delete them. I do not remember having a manual for it, maybe i lost it, but i dont have it now also i do not have the box...So i do not know which model it is

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I purchased a Seagate 1Tb external drive that came with "Seagate Dashboard" software to manage back-ups. What I would like to do is create 2 500Gb partitions and use my Acronis software to make mirror images of both my desktop and laptop. Is this do-able? Would it be advisable to delete the "Seagate Dashboard"?

Thanks for any advice.

A:Format Seagate external drive

Simply just plug it in and do a format. It took you longer to ask how to do this, than it would to have just plugged the drive in and right click on it after it loads in Windows Explorer, and choose "Format".

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i need help to recover my old photos and videos that were accidentally deleted in my seagate external harddrive while i was trying to format using my macbook 2011. what would i do?
 

A:Seagate external hard drive

Give this a try

http://www.piriform.com/recuva

Good Luck I hope it finds them all used it on the wife's system once and it did recover almost all .
I'm not sure if it works on usb drives or not though worth a try to see if it discovers it .
Yes it does .
 

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OK, So i have an 1.5 External seagate drive that up until now has been running great, the main thing i keep on it is media which i access through a USB 2 connection. as of 2 days ago the drive has been acting funny in the middle of a playback it starts seeking or searching which is the best way that i can describe this. basically the media locks for a second the drive clicks like its searching and then the media restarts a few seconds later. The audio generally keeps going but the video hags during this time. I ran SEAtools looking for drive errors, defraged it, and ran a virus check on the drive to see if maybe i picked up a bug, nothing, i have also updated all my video and audio drivers, and by the time you read this probably the drives drivers also.

Any Ideas?
 

A:External Seagate drive keeps seeking

Kind of sounds like it might be indexing or something, is the indexing service disabled for the drive?
 

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