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Transferring file from Seagate External drive to flash drive

Q: Transferring file from Seagate External drive to flash drive

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.

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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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When I try to copy a 5 gig (avi) file to my Seagate hard drive it says there is not enough room. There is at least 65 gigs free. I have tried defragging the drive but it still won't let me do it. I copied a 2 gig file with no problem. Any ideas?
 

A:Can't copy 5 gig file to Seagate external hard drive

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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When I switched my Laptop on yesterday the nice Seagate Icon for my external backup hard drive had vanished but has been replaced by a dull looking generic Windows page icon ?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 !

I've also done a system restore - to a back up point of a couple of days ... Read more

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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can anyone help a novice by using simple language how to move music library and photos to an external buffalo drive station, thereafter once the laptop has been restored to factory settings how do I reinstall

Many thanks

JimThe Pilot
 

A:transferring from laptop to external drive buffalo drive station

do you know how to 'drag n drop' from one folder to another??
Thats about as simple a way of moving the files as you can get
 

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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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I would like to transfer all of the files on 1 flash drive to another flash drive. Dragging them takes too long. Is there a quicker way to transfer the files?

A:Transferring data from 1 flash drive to another flash drive

There really isn't another way to copy them. They have to physically read from one device and write on another. Depending on size of files and how many, it can indeed take a while. The only thing that would speed up the process is if you had USB 3.0 drives. I assume you are using 2.0.

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I have an older version of XP and wanted to know if I could download SP2 and 3 to a flash drive and then load them into my XP hd? I have a problem with them not working right. I have 2 hard drives with my version of XP on them, one has the original version(basic) and the other, that has a big problem in that the mouse and keyboard do not work with it, had SP2 and 3 installed on it. But when i was tinkering I found that internet explorer did not work on the basic XP machine yet outlook express did. So I was wondering if loading those service packs onto the basic machine could be done thru a flash drive.
 

A:transferring sp2&3 by flash drive

If you have the original version of Windows XP, you need to upgrade to SP1a first and then upgrade to SP3. You can bypass SP2.

My recommendation is that you download and save them and then burn then off to a CD-R and then use the CD-R to install them.

If you want to download and save them and then copy them to a USB thumb drive, that's fine.

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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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I was just given a Dell Inspiron N7110 laptop from a friend and am trying to move some files from my Seagate FreeAgent external hard drive to this laptop. I get a pop-up saying "you don't currently have permission to access this folder". I have tried to open sharing but it won't let me; any suggestions?
 

A:Transferring from external drive

Are you currently logged in as an Administrator on the laptop? Some older laptops require admin permissions to move files from an external 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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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 updated to Windows 8.1 a couple of days ago on my desktop. Windows 8 was installed last June. I have a Seagate Free Agent GoFlex external drive connected to the computer for daily backups. Since upgrading to 8.1, this drive has been shutting itself off and then restarting at seeming random times. This event is accompanied by a soft buzz apparently coming from the desktop tower.

Anyone having similar experience? There are identical comments on Seagate's forum now but no answers.

Thanks,
Seattlerust

A:Seagate External drive shutting itself off in Win 8.1

Do you have any power settings for USB devices set in your Advanced Power Settings... Try shutting off the USB selective suspend setting.

There is also a setting for Hard Drives, you can put them on a timer. You might want to check yours, see if it is set to a low value, if it is, increase it to 30 minutes or so.

I thought GoFlex drives connected through Wifi?

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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?
 

A:Seagate External Drive not found

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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?
 

A:Seagate external hard drive

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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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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.
 

A:Seagate external hard drive

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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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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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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 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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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!
 

A:Can't access 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 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 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.
**GO 82nd - All the way! **

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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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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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I have a dell laptop with windows so. Inhave a hirens boot CD in to recover my photos. I have them pulled up and I have the flash drive inserted, but I have no clue how to transfer them over to the flash drive. Any assistance with this would be greatly appreciated.
 

A:Solved: Need help transferring photos to flash drive

Try this if you have your photos saved in your documents folder, go to my documents, click the file, then hit send to whatever the name of the flash drive is such as sandisk etc and it should show up as being in drive F as a removable device which is where my flash drives show up when i want to transfer things.
 

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I have read the related thread from earlier this month (370606 - External USB Hard Drive Not Recognized) and wonder if anyone can help with my issue.

I am also curious what everyone thinks of the end of that thread regarding a better cable - Maxtor tech. support did not confirm that story for me? Is that in fact a better cable than what Maxtor ships with their drives?

I have a 1 month old Dell, 4 month old external hard drive, and 8 month old flash memory. All work separately. However, when I have the external hard drive plugged in and working, and then plug in the flash memory it will not be recognized. If I have the flash memory plugged in and working, and then plug in the external hard drive it will not be recognized. The only difference is that in the first case the external hard drive will continue to be readable by XP, while in the second case XP doesn't lose touch with the flash memory but it will show it (incorrectly) as empty.

Both externals and all ports are USB 2.0.

The flash drive is assigned to E. The external had been assigned to E as well, but I have now changed it to P. I am on a network so F through O are taken.

The PC is a standard university issue (Pentium 4, quite a bit of memory and capabilities, but nothing excessive).

The external drive is a Maxtor Personal Series 3100 80Gb USB 1.1/2.0.

The flash memory is a 64 Mb. Dell Memory Key.
 

A:External Hard Drive and Flash Drive Recognition Problem

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I have an older HP Pavillion 5101n that I would like to keep running since it still has XP Home Edition, and my 2 new pc's have vista, and I still have some programs that won't run on vista. My questions is: what is the procedure for transferring the XP Home edition complete opererating system to an external hard drive. The 510n still has the origninal hard drive and I am afraid it may die soon, and I did not receive XP back up discs when I purchased the 510n new. Thanks

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My drive took a bit of fall. Now, when I plug in the USB the computer does not recognize it...at all...it does not even indicate that new hardware is attached...

Also, the every 10 seconds or so, the drive makes a faint beeping sound.

Any suggestions?

Thnx
 

A:Seagate FreeAgent Pro 500gb external drive

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Hi all: Brand new Freeagent USB 1TB drive for Windows Home Premium on an ACER desktop.

After installing the Seagate Manager software, it tells me that I need a 32-bit OS and will not install.

The result is that there is a letter assigned to the drive but no hard drive icon. And the drive just stops working after a while. Unplugging it and plugging it back in makes it work again. Then my files vanish and it dies again. And so forth.

In post after post on this forum and others I've seen about this issue, everyone seems to offer a lot of assurances that external drives will work automatically on 64-bit.

But they don't.

From the Seagate website in the downloads section:

FreeAgent Family Software
File Version: FreeAgentCN.EXE
File Size for Windows.EXE: 63 MB
Supported Operating Systems: Windows Vista Home Basic, Vista Home Premium, Vista Business, Vista Ultimate, Windows XP Home, XP Professional, XP Media Center Edition
32-bit Operating Systems ONLY

So should I get a new drive designed for this OS, and if so, which ones are they?

A:Seagate external drive does not work on Vista 64-bit

Originally Posted by madriver


Hi all: Brand new Freeagent USB 1TB drive for Windows Home Premium on an ACER desktop.

After installing the Seagate Manager software, it tells me that I need a 32-bit OS and will not install.

The result is that there is a letter assigned to the drive but no hard drive icon. And the drive just stops working after a while. Unplugging it and plugging it back in makes it work again. Then my files vanish and it dies again. And so forth.

In post after post on this forum and others I've seen about this issue, everyone seems to offer a lot of assurances that external drives will work automatically on 64-bit.

But they don't.

From the Seagate website in the downloads section:

FreeAgent Family Software
File Version: FreeAgentCN.EXE
File Size for Windows.EXE: 63 MB
Supported Operating Systems: Windows Vista Home Basic, Vista Home Premium, Vista Business, Vista Ultimate, Windows XP Home, XP Professional, XP Media Center Edition
32-bit Operating Systems ONLY

So should I get a new drive designed for this OS, and if so, which ones are they?



Uninstall these 32bit drivers and reboot. Plug in the usb or esata from the external device and let Vista first install all the necessary drivers for the device. It might take a couple minutes but later the C: will acknowledge the changes. You should use the safely remove hardware device for unplugging as continuous random unplugging might damage the interface of the hard drive. ... Read more

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I have an external desktop hard drive [Seagate 2T]. I had an issue where my laptop would not recognize it. It was supposed to be 3.0 USB, but after some research found some people with similar problems and the solution was to use the 2.0 USB.
It did disappear again for a couple of days and then magically re-appeared. I have since purchased a new WD 2T drive in order to transfer the files and return the Seagate as it's approximately 2 months old. However it has not come up anywhere [the Seagate] in over a week. Today I unplugged everything and plugged the Seagate into the USB 3.0 and left for a few hours. When I returned it is now listed in disk management as 'disk 1 - unknown - 1863.02 GB - Not initialized' and in the partitions [in black] simply says '1863.02 GB - unallocated' and no partitions.
Right clicking gives me 4 options:
1 Initialize Disk 2 Offline 3 Properties and 4 Help
Option 3 opens the properties and says 'this device is working properly' but all values are at 0
Option 4 leads to me to microsoft help topics which basically have all Windows 7 information.... I have Windows 8.1
I am reluctant to choose option 1 as I do not want to erase or reformat all the information on the drive.
I am not overly technical, but have read alot in different forums but still consider myself as a novice.

Any help would be greatly appreciated

'Confused'
 

A:Seagate External Hard Drive Issue

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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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guys, when i install my seagate external harddrive softwar - "installseagatemanager.exe", i always fail.
i just don't get why this happens..

the error messages that i get :
error 1935. error occurred during the installation of assembly component {04B9F3B6-9645-7658-A01F-C8B3B9A1E18E} HRESULT: 0x80073712

then after it cancels the installation, i get another error:
error: -1603 fatal error during installation
consult windows installer help (Msi.chm) or MSDN for more information

could anybody help me to solve this?
why, and what should i do?

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I have been using a Seagate Expansion 2TB external drive plugged into my ASUS RT-N56U router streaming movies to my WD TV Live. Recently movie streaming stopped working. I tried connecting the drive to my laptop and recorded what happened below.
Plugged power cable into Seagate 2TB drive. After about 10s plugged USB cable into Windows 7 laptop.
Could not see the drive in File Manager, Device Manager or Disk Management.
After a while the system hung however this was resolved by unplugging the power cable from the Seagate 2TB drive.
With the USB cable still connected to the laptop, I plugged in the power cable back into the Seagate 2TB drive.
This time I could see the drive in File Manager, Device Manager or Disk Management.
Windows popped up a window and asked me if I wanted to fix the drive which I selected "Scan & fix" and the scan completed in about 10mins but nothing was reported.
In File Manager I could see the first level directory structure but no other sub directories or files could be found.
I also ran testdisk which appeared to have found some read errors but no partitions were found.
I have attached a file which includes all the relevant screenshots.

I would really like to recover the files on the drive and any help is appreciated.

Thanks.

A:Seagate 2TB external drive - cannot find any partitions

Download and run MiniTools Partition Wizard Home Edition 8.1.1 Free download Magic Partition Manager Software, partition magic alternative, free partition magic, partition magic Windows 7 and server partition software - Partition Wizard Online

Right Click on your external drive volume and click on Check File System



In the ensuing dialog box, select Check and Fix detected errors and Start.

Let it complete.

Close Partition Wizard, shut down your computer and remove your external HDD.

Boot your computer and connect your external HDD.

Hope that resolves your problem. ( This is what I did when only one DVD ISO folder showed up on my 1 TB drive. I had umpteen BD ISOs and the drive was almost full. After running Partition Wizard File System check, I got back all the ISOs. If I remember correctly Windows Disk Check did not do anything.)

EDIT: If PW File System check alone does not resolve the problem, follow it up with Windows disk check - fix errors. Again if I remember right it did a good job this time stitching together the fragments and restoring to relevant files.

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Hi there,

I have a Seagate 1TB External Hard drive not being detected after i switched the laptop off while downlading a software file on the hard drive, that i couldn't stop & after the laptop came back up it couldn't detect the HD. Tha power comes on on the HD & the disk spins as it has an adapter & the USB connected to the laptop. Sometimes the light stayed on & lately it only flickers. Tried it on another PC doesn't get detected. Plz some help would b great. Thanks.
 

A:Seagate 1TB external hard drive not detected

Maybe ?

I have had about 15 Externals in my time, every problem i had was the same one, the circuitboard came away from the hard drive, all i did was unscrewed the whol thing pushed it all back together tightly

Dont know if this will help with your problem....

also try to run chkdsk

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315265 - Windows XP

http://www.w7forums.com/use-chkdsk-check-disk-t448.html -win 7

Good luck
 

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Hi! I am running Windows 7 on my computer and have somehow used windows security to lock my seagate external drive. The computer can tell that the drive is there but I cannot access anything on the drive and also cannot write to it. I have tried talking to tech support from Seagate and they said that since I have used a third party program that I need to contact them. It is difficult to get a response from them. I am a novice when it comes to things like this. Can someone please help me?

Thank you!
 

A:locking a seagate external drive with windows

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I have purchesed 'Seagate" Expansion Portable Drive Model SRD00F1 in order to download content of my old computer and transfer it to new upgraded PC (i7 4770 & Win 7 64but OS).  Unfortunately my old machine does not recognize External Drive (while my new PC does through USB 3.0 port). What should I do as old PC has only USB 2.0 ports?
 
My old PC is Pentium4 HP workstation with Win XP OS.
 
Thanks for your imput.

A:UNABLE TO BACKUP WITH 'SEAGATE' EXTERNAL DRIVE

Seems to be known issue with that model, see https://www.facebook.com/notes/seagate-support/usb-communication-issues/136664549737484 .\
 
The drive is backwards compatible with USB 2.0, so that should not be a problem.
 
System requirements are XP, SP3...is SP3 installed on your system?
 
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I had a new desktop PC in August this year. Prior to that Seagate was connected to my laptop and working well, quietly in the background. However, I've now found that on the new PC it isn't backing up my files. I've set it to back up continuously but when I check on my work find that it's still 3 months out of date and has not done anything. I can see the back up is running so why aren't my personal files being backed up despite being checked on the list?

This is so annoying as I now have to resort to a memory stick and do it all manually. Can anyone give me a simple solution please?
 

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OK, so about 3 weeks ago, I bought a 250gb Seagate External HDD. I plugged it in and it worked... last night, all of a sudden, it stopped working. I've tried plugging it into another PC, and nothing... it doesn't even find it. I've tried going to "Manage" and "Removable Storage" and it comes back saying "The service cannot be starter, either because it is disabled or because it has no enabled devices associated with it. This snapin's display may be inconsistent with the Removable Storage Service. If the problem persists please restart the snapin."

I'm assuming it's the external, because, like I said, I tried hooking it up to another PC and that PC can't find it either. HELP, I have EVERYTHING on this external, and I don't want to lose it. Could it be the USB cable? It's only 3 weeks old! (BTW, I have Windows XP)
 

A:Seagate External Hard Drive ISSUES

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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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I have a 250 Gb Seagate external harddrive.

I've transferred all my comedy cassettes to Mp3 and put them all onto the drive.

When I turned the drive on today it gave out all sorts of clicking noises and the drive light goes on and off.It sounds very unhealthy.

Most of the time the drive doesn't show at all in 'my computer' but occasionally the noises stop and the drive settles down and it appears with a different drive letter to what it was before.When I click on the drive a get a message 'drive I is not formatted - do you want to format ?Y/N?'

Now I accept the drive is broken and fairly cheap these days to replace but have I lost all my valuable recordings? I know everyone says you should always back stuff up but it's always something you're going to do tomorrow !!!

Is there any way I can retreive my stuff to put onto a new drive (and back up) ??

Thanks
 

A:Seagate External Hard Drive Failure.

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Alright guys

I have got a Seagate 3TB Expansion/Portable Hard drive that you connect externally to your machine by there provide cable.. This cable also gives the hard drive power...

This hard drive has never been dropped in the few years I have had it and I have it from new.. However I notice a few weeks ago that the connection in the casing where you connect the cable to appear to be getting loose.. Cable was wiggling too much...

A few times the hard drive kept loosing it connection the machine due to the loose connection.. And today no connection at all. Cable was completely loose like something was broken within the hard drive casing...

I have opened up the casing and removed the hard drive, and found that on the sata/bridge module port that the connector has completely broken off. I was luckily to have another faulty Seagate hard drive which I have just take the sata/bridge module from there and attached it to this one..

The machine finds it.. However the partition is protected... Now I can not just go ahead and clean this partition, due to all of the data on it... I need it to work as before, where you plug and play and the hard drive was read
 

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I have a 500GB Seagate FreeAgent Go Hard Drive which suddenly stopped working. What happened was, I was shrinking one of the volumes because I want to make three partitions. As I was formatting the unallocated volume, the hard disk was accidentally remove from the laptop. Then when I plugged in again, the laptop cannot detect the drives which I originally have. I already uninstalled the device through Device Manager, restart the laptop and reinstalled the device driver but still it won't detect my hard disk.

Help, please?
 

A:Seagate FreeAgent Go External Hard Drive

I am using Windows Vista and a Compaq Presario V6000.
 

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Drive: Seagate External Hard Drive 1TB
Separate Lock software bought, $45: Lockngo.exe - Keynesis Pro.
OS: Vista

Yesterday morning I used my External Hard Drive (trough lockngo.exe)
for around 2 hours without any problems.

After finishing, I locked the external hard drive.

12-13 hours later when I arrived home, I finished doing some school
work and tried to access the external hard drive to make a back up of
the file.

I double clicked on lockngo.exe and typed in the password, it then
displayed "Unlocking..." as usual but then another window popped
saying:

"F:\ is not accessible .

The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable."

Funny thing is, I then went to "Computer Management" and under "Disk
Drives" it showed my external hard drive under Disk drives:
"Seagate FreeAgent USB Device".

I then right clicked it, went to Properties and it said "This device
is working properly.".

I installed the extra SeaGate manage software, did a few error checks
etc and said that the external hard drive is working fine.

After that, I went to "Disk Management" and it showed:

Volume - Layout - Tupe - File System - Status

( F: ) - Simple - Basic - RAW - Healthy (Active, Primary Partition)

What concerns me is the "RAW" part... what does it mean? Anything bad
or is it just normal? Since I thought it's meant to say "NTFS"?

So in the end I've got a HIGH feeling that the external hard d... Read more

A:Seagate external hard drive problem

I just download a recovery Seagate tool;

https://services.seagate.com/diysoftware.aspx

Installed it and did a run on the program.

2 Images with links are posted below:

http://i46.tinypic.com/2is9q8l.jpg

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When the hard drive is, well was, working fine, when the driver is locked, it only shows the lockngo.exe.

But ofcourse, this locking program is so damn good that it even hides my "Xuquan" folder that contains like 170GB worth of data which only shows via the lockngo.exe program.

Once the password has been entered correctly, the folder "Xuquan" then shows.

http://i49.tinypic.com/x55uhc.jpg
 

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Windows 8 is not recognizing my external seagate drive. I have tried to follow every tutorial I can find with no luck. This is a Windows 8 issue. The drive works perfectly on my windows 7 and windows xp computer. This was the most detailed guide I could find so that is what I tried most recently.

External Hard Drive Not Showing Up in Windows or OS X?

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