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Q: seagate hard drive not found

hi first time here my hard drive took a dump I replaced it with 16mb hard Seagate desktop drive it started up good but slow then I changed it to a Seagate desktop Seagate 2 sata t/b 64mb 7200 rpm I had to put my recovery disc in ran setup now it starts up and stalls just past the place where u can hit f10 or esc etc then goes into a black screen and a white line flashes in the upper right hand side I went hp recovery manager adv options computer checkup hard drive test failed random seek test also failed the funnel seek test its doing a surface scan now i'm sure it will fail seem my puter is not seeing this new hd and I don't know how to change that if that's whats wrong i',m running windows 7 hp pavilion any idea's what I need to do sorry i'm long winded just want to make sure I explain whats happening thx so mush if someone could help me

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I replaced it with 16mb hard Seagate desktop drive......I changed it to a Seagate desktop Seagate 2 sata t/b

The first drive you put in was a 16MB(?!) do you mean GB or 160 GB? The next drive was a Seagate TB drive? Do you mean a Seagate SATA 2 TB drive? is that correct?
If you have run HDD scan and it fails, then the drive is probably bad, unless it is brand new. Then it is probably a bad SATA cable, Power plug, Try changing the cable and try a different power plug, or the Power Supply Unit of the computer is failing.

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Hi all,
I am attempting to install Win7 in an Inspiron 1545 with a new SATA hard drive that was purchased. When i insert the drive, I get "Internal Hard Disk Drive Not Found." I have verified the drive is not showing in the BIOS, I've already attempted to reseat the drive several times. In addition, I've attempted to load the chipset drivers, SATA drivers, etc from Dells website, the drive still does not show in the OS install when booting to DVD or in bios.
I dont believe it to be an issue with the new drive, as I plugged the new drive into another model Dell laptop and it recognizes the drive fine in BIOS, also I can still boot to the previous hard drive in this laptop without issue when i plug it back in.
Is there a specific driver, etc that I need to use for the drive to be recognized or other thoughts people have?

A:Inspiron 1545- replacing hard drive, new SATA drive not found "Internal Hard Disk Drive Not Found

This is strange - either the new hard drive has a rare compatibility issue with your onboard controller (I use a 500Gbyte in my 1545 without probs)) or it is a mechanical problem.I would take a close look at the physical dimensions and compare your original hdd with the new one.Watch the video (even though it's about a 1525 (similar to an 1545) and an SSD hdd) -  go to 2:20

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ok i have a Seagate Barracuda 250GB HP Model VB0250EAVER (ST3250318AS) SATA Hard Drive and i need to the max of hard drive i can run or allow on my DEll Optiplex 740  small factor tower plus  also need help about if i can upgrade my  ADM Athlon Dual core Processor 4850e  and higher?

A:want to upgrade my hard drive Seagate Barracuda 250GB HP Model VB0250EAVER (ST3250318AS) SATA Hard Drive

Any 3.5" drive at 2T or under should work fine.  Upgrading the CPU would mean buying used - these CPUs went out of production not long after your system was current - and that was a decade ago.

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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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It is on a computer running XP SP3. Now, it shows up in ?My Computer? but with no statistics and I cannot open it. The drive does not show up in Windows Disk Management. I have gone thru the Seagate website's ?External Drive Trouble Shooter for WinDOWS xp/2000? as well as contacting Seagate Support with no success. I have tried Windows Format, DOS Format, Seatools for Windows, HD LFF Low Level Format, testdisk_win, and Disk Wizard with no success. The drive showed up but they all reported failure in testing and/or accessing the disk. Seatools for DOS sounds like it would do the trick but it didnotrecognizeeitherofmyexternaldrives, theotheroneofwhichisworking.Can anyone recommend a fix? Seems to me that it is a software problem, not a hardware problem, so there should be a software solution. I have very limited funds and can't afford to replace the drive right now. It is used as a backup drive so loss of the data on the drive is not an issue. I'll just run another backup when the drive is restored to health. My boot drive is not backed up on this drive, so that is not a problem.

A:Seagate expansion hard drive worked fine until I aborted a conversion to a compressed drive

Have you tried reinitializing the drive?

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Why won't my Acer Extensa laptop running Vista Home Prem. let me initialize a new SATA internal 320GB Seagate hard drive?It says device is not ready.When i hook it up to my XP laptop it initializes.

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are you doing it from the administrator account?

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I'm trying to access my 2t seagate hard drive on my lenovo ideapad windows 10, but it just comes up as an expansion desk in control panel. help!!

A:seagate hard drive

That does look strange. I assume that it's a used disk you've added since there's already a 270GB partition on it? HOWEVER, It doesn't have a drive letter assigned to it.

What exactly is it you want to do? Delete everything on it and create a single 2TB partition or what? Assign a drive letter to the existing partition so you can see what's on there?

There's a free partition tool you can use to do all kinds of partition work that Windows Disk Management can't do. You can find it HERE.

If all you want to do is to expand the existing partition, via WIndows DIsk Management, to use the available space on the disk? Then there's a guide on that HERE.

Just remember that if you delete the existing partition ALL data on it will be lost.

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Ok i have a seagate harddrive its 80gb, the model: ST380012A. And heres my problem, the hard drive spins up and everything i go into the bios and its detected well at least it displays the model in bios. Now if i go to say a windows xp install disk it doesnt see the hard drive all together, if i boot up to win xp it will freeze up while loading xp. Any ideas

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I've got Win XP, and bought an additional internal 350GB hd from Seagate. I've had absolutely no problems with it so far.

I woke up this morning, and my computer was acting uncharacteristically slow, so I rebooted. It took several times to reboot in order to get to the password screen, it would just take exceptionally long to go through the waiting screen, on safe mode, regular mode, etc.

I finally was able to get on, and I opened a folder which is a shortcut to my Seagate for music, but I got a pop up from Windows claiming "The drive or network connection that the shortcut 'Music.lnk' refers to is unavailable. Make sure the disk is properly inserted or the network resource is available, and then try again'

I've tried going into My Computer, the drive isn't there, nor does it appear when I right click, under manage...

There's been no physical trauma, movement, or anything to my tower. Could it possibly be a virus? I've used uTorrent for a while, but never had any issues with corrupt files (that I know of), and a full scan with AVG hasn't turned anything up.

Any thing I can do to get back my hard drive? I appreciate it :)

A:Seagate hard drive gone...

The slow boot times and the fact that the drive is no longer found by Windows, would seem to indicate the HDD has failed. If you disconnect the HDD, your boot times will return to normal. If it's still under warranty, you can have it replaced.

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This might be a silly question, but I have a Seagtate Barracuda 7200.7 hard drive 160GB that came out of my very old Dell desktop.

Is there any way this can be connected to my new desktop as an external drive?

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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.


A:Seagate external hard drive not accessible as a drive

Has it been initalized & formated?

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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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Is this 300 GB Seagate a good external hard drive?:

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

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System info
EVGA Classified SR-2 Motherboard
EVGA GeForce GTX 570 HD 2560MB Video Card
2x Intel Xeon E5520
60 Gig SSD Hard Drive
2TB Seagate Hard Drive
i want to hook up another 2tb hard drive it wont show up in my computer

Im having problems connecting a seagate hard drive this is what shows up in the safely remove option ST2000DL00 39VT166 2TB but it wont show up in my computer i cant figure out the prob

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Hello everyone,

I assume that this issue has been posted multiple times, but I believe my issue is unique. I have a desktop PC running Windows 7, and I am trying to run a 2TB Seagate USB 3.0/2.0 hard drive that I bought today.

My problem is my computer recently got shorted by a power outage or something like that, and I had to replace the USB ports. I now only have 4, so I put an external hub that has 4 ports. I can easily run everything with those 7 ports, except I cannot use USB's or flash drives or hard drives of any kind. It will simply not show up. My current set-up is like so;

(0 means open port, U means used, \ means cord to hub.)

0 U U U
0 0 0 0

As you can see, I have left the hub completely unused. This seems to be the best way to do it so far. I can plug the hard drive into the hub and that makes it work, but as you can imagine it is RIDICULOUSLY slow. This is not what I wanted, as I am looking to transfer over 500 gigabytes of data. I have tested the hard drive on a Windows 7 laptop and it worked perfectly.

I know that is not much information, but if you can think of anything please let me know.


A:Seagate Hard Drive not registering

Is it a externally AC powered Harddrive? Quite often running a USB drive through a hub causes it to have insufficient power for operation. I'm unsure from your post, but does connecting it to a port directly make it work?

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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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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.

A:Seagate Ext. Hard drive not recognized.

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Can anyone tell me anything about the Seagate pocket hard drive . I'm looking to buy the 2.5 GB hard drive the Seagate offers. I know Seagate is a reputable business but is there another type of pocket hard drive that you feel is better for the money. Right now the price for this thing is in the $70 range ended by one of acted sooner I could've gotten it for under $70. Can you tell me is there something better for the price?

A:Looking to buy seagate pocket hard drive.

Seagate pocket drives are good but they are not really cost effective comapred to what you can put together yourself. the seagate (and Other) pocket drives are only 4-6gb in size. they are also only about 4800RPM.

in contrast you can guy a 40GB laptop hard drive with an 8Mb cache and 5400 RPM for around 60.00 and a USB 2.0 slim line enclosure for around 10-17 bucks (it is only slightly larger than the Seagate pocket drive.)

so for 70-80 bucks yuo can have a FAST, LARGE compact portable storage device instead of a compact, slow, limited space portable storage device.

you can find all you need at Newegg. and I highly recommend the samsung 40GB 8mb laptop 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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What pin positon do I use for making my 220 gig seagate hard drive my slave drive? It says chech the manufacture for settings, but i Wasn't sure where to look.


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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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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


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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I have a Seagate FreeAgent Go, external hard drive and it looks just like this.

It has over 200GB of artwork I need for my work and it isn't working on any of my 8 computers in the office.

When I plug it in (USB) it says "Device driver was not installed successfully, device unplugged"

Would this be the usb cord? or would this be something wrong with the hard drive itself?

Don't know exactly what you need, but here are the numbers on it.

The PN: 9KW2AL-502 1 TB

The SN: 2GE925LH

A:Seagate Hard Drive Problems!

Could be a cable or drive issue. As it doesn't appear that it's being recognized or installed properly, it could simply be a faulty enclosure. In which case you could remove the drive from the enclosure (*will VOID your warranty*) and connect it internally, via a USB adapter, or with another enclosure.

And you should have a BACKUP copy of all data that you don't want to lose. If it's important, more than one copy. Live and learn.

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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 just bought a new hard drive it's 250 GB and it was working fine until it started deleting my files. I recovered them luckily and put them back on the drive. It worked fine for a day and deleted my files again and now windows is saying Delayed Write Failed. I have no idea what to do and the rep from SeaGate had not a faint clue either. Can anyone help?

A:SeaGate Ext. Hard Drive erasing files.

See if this helps; http://support.microsoft.com/kb/330174

or this perhaps; http://searchwinit.techtarget.com/tip/0,289483,sid1_gci1041334,00.html

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I have 2 seagate barracuda 80 gig hard drives. One with an operating system Win XP Pro and the other without. i just use this as a backup drive. i have had to remove it due to the fact it keeps locking my pc up. I have reformatted the drive and checked for bad sectors. has anyone any idea while this drive keeps doing this. Both drives i bought together just over a year ago.

A:Seagate Barracuda Hard drive failure

when does it lock up? Are you trying to use it on another computer? Is it a SATA or PATA drive.... give more info

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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 Seagate 3 TB external hard drive (model SRD00F2) that I use on my desktop dell pc (windows 7 64-bit). I purchased the hard drive on 7/30/13 so it is not even a year old yet. I get an error message saying "This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Please install a program or, if one is already installed, create an association in the Default Programs control panel."

I have tried reformatting the drive, changing the drive letter, etc. I use the drive just for personal use, movies, music, word docs, etc. I have already removed everything from the drive in hopes to completely uninstall and start over with the drive but I still get the error message. Not sure what else I can do. Please help. Thank you

A:External Hard drive malfunction - Seagate 3TB

What type of file were you trying to open that got the error message?

What extension did it have?

Were you able to open other files with the same extension at the time you first got that error message---or did you get the error ONLY for that one file?

Were you ever able to open this particular file or files with a similar extension on this external drive?

I'd be surprised if a re-format is necessary, but I guess you've already done that.

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I have a Seagate ext. HD with 27GB of personal files and 2 GB of system files; 29 GB in all. Yet when I check the properties of the recycle bin it shows that there are (in the recycle bin) 84GB/31,072 files. I do Empty Recycle Bin and when I check properties again it shows the same 84GB/31,072 files. Why is it that I cannot get rid of them? Thanks in advance.

A:Seagate external hard drive recycle bin

Right click on Recycle icon and scroll to Empty Bin.
Perhaps you weren't clicking Apply.

Mine is grayed out because it is empty.

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Ok I have this HD that I put it in a laptop HD and it fit but says no bootable device. When I plug it into a usb port it wont even read it it makes a hum and turns off.

A:500GB Seagate portable hard drive

Was the hard drive previously working in the laptop before stopping working? Or did you try it in the laptop after it stopped working via USB?

A operating system needs to be installed on the hard drive for it to actually boot. If one isn't it will ask you to insert a bootable device in order to load an operating system.

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Got a HP Pavilion dv7-3065dx 17.3" Notebook - Customized, and would like to install Win7 Pro on a new Seagate hard drive, could use some help with the drive, only getting a blank screen when I boot up. Can't seem to get to Bios, I only installed the drive a few minutes ago,so I'ts right out of the box.
Some info on Laptop:
Brand: HP
Processor Type: AMD Turion II Ultra Dual-Core M640
Model: Pavilion dv7-3065dx
Processor Speed: 2.60 GHz
Screen Size: 17.3"
Graphics Processing Type: ATI Radeon HD 3200 Graphics RS780M
Product Line: Pavilion
Memory: 4 GB
Hard Drive: Seagate Laptop Hard Disk Drive 500 GB  SATA
Thanks in advance!

A:Installing win 7 Pro on a new Seagate hard drive..could use some assistance

I am assuming your copy of Win 7 is on a CD/DVD. It should be sufficient to turn the computer on and let it go as far as it wants, it doesn't matter. Open the CD/DVD drive, put the install disc in and start the computer up again. You should then see a message on the screen 'Press any key to boot from CD', literally press any key ( I usually hit the space bar - it's the biggest ! ) and the installation process should start running.
If it doesn't, it may be because your BIOS is not set up to boot from the optical drive first, Again, this is fairly easy to change. Immediately after you start your computer, you should see a screen probably mentioning HP with some text on it. As soon as you see this screen, tap the 'Delete' key a few times and this should take you into BIOS setup. If it doesn't, re-start and look at the text on the screen, one of the lines will say 'Key 'X' or 'Y' or 'Z' to access setup'. Re-start and press this key, and you should be in the BIOS setup. If you are, along the top of the screen you will see various headings, among which will be 'Boot'. Use the left / Right arrows to highlight this and press 'Enter'. This will take you into this screen. Use the Up and Down arrows to select the command 'Boot Priority' and press 'Enter' again. This will open the command and you will be able to check the sequence.
It should be 1st - Optical drive; 2nd - hard drive. If it isn't, follow the instructions on the right hand side of the screen to adju... Read more

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hi, i have a seagate central 2tb hard drive which i have removed for the housing. I have put the hard drive into a USB cradle but cant see the data. windows10 wants to format which im trying to avoid. Can anyone tell me how i can get to the files but connecting
to windows10.
The seagate network housing the hard drive was in has died and i was worried i was going to lose all my photos.
any ideas?

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Most of the time when I plug in my seagate external 1tb hard drive, my computer won't find it. The external hard drive turns on and then turns itself off within a few seconds. I assume the hard drive is automatically turning itself off as if it is in sleep mode.

How can I prevent it from going in sleep mode? Will reformatting the hard drive help?

I have access to the hard drive as this problem does not occur everytime but just most of the time.

A:Solved: seagate external hard drive

Formatting the drive will not resolve this.

What is the exact model of Seagate drive you have?

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So my main C: and F: drive crashed on me. (Its 1 Drive) And I reset Windows and it would not boot. So I pulled the HD out and plugged it into a USB to Sata Case. And on my second PC, Windows 7 would not recognize it, But I booted into XP (Dual Boot PC) and it did see it, but would not let me format or access it. I tried all kinds of software Programs. And I had it hooked to the motherboard with no other HD's plugged in. And that did not help either.

Not sure what else to do..

In Bios it says the HD has 0's for all the setting. Capacity, Cylinders, Head, Landing Zone, Sectors.. All Zero's.. But it knows the Drive Name.

Seagate 1 TB Model # ST31000340AS

Please help me!! There is so much data on this drive that I need!!!

Thanks in Advance! Chaz

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I needed to remove Vista from a system and put XP on instead. I used Seagate utilities to LLF (0 fill) the hard drive. When I put the XP (NEW) OS disk SP3 and let it boot up to start, it gets through looking for the the stuff it may need to load, but as soon as it says "Starting to install Windows" it goes to the "A problem was dected......" blue screen. Well, it's not/not let me run fdisk ergo, there's no partition, or format. Had worked on smaller drives, but was wondering if there is some sort of limit for XP and how to get around it. I've seem something about slipstreming, but this has only dealt with already running systems.

A:partitioning 500G Seagate hard drive

Format with a 3rd party utility like Partition Magic or Diskpart. Format NTFS and try it again. If it fails, then there is something wrong with your boot CD.

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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

"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"?

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A:Seagate external hard drive problem

I just download a recovery Seagate tool;


Installed it and did a run on the program.

2 Images with links are posted below:



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.


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I have a 2 TB Seagate external hard drive which has worked fine.

It is used on a 64 bit Vista (Ultimate with SP2) Dell machine.

I have had to restore an image backup of C: drive and the drive no longer appears in the Computer folder nor in Disc Management now.

However the drive is lit up and when I insert the USB cable there is the connected sound and when I disconnect it there is the disconnect sound so something is seeing it.

I have tried this on both the 64 bit Vista and on an XP - on neither of the computers is the drive seen.

I would rather hope that I can eventually access this drive as it has 1.7 TB of audio files on it.

Is there a solution for this?
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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Ultimate , Service Pack 2, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5520 @ 2.27GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 26 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 4
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A:External Seagate hard drive not seen by computer

As this external drive won't show up on any other PC the circuitry in the box has probably developed a fault.

For about £10 you can by a USB Hard Drive Adapter, see Ebay. Remove the hard drive from the enclosure and connect it to the USB adapter and it should then function as long as the fault is not on the drive itself.

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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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Hey yo,
Couple of months ago i damged my cords for my hard drive and today i purchased new ones. A 3.0 usb cable which works wonderfully and a power supply which doesnt work as well. It is working for 2 seconds red light turns off and turns on again and repeats this constantly any fix or tips at all would be really appreciated! Thanks heaps!

A:Power Supply - Seagate 2TB Hard Drive

please post model of drive
and link to where power supply was from
has power supply been tested with other drive if possible

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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 have a Seagate external hard drive (part number 9BD862-560). I lost the power cord (12VDC/2.0 A). Does anyone have an idea where I can go to get a replacement? Thanks for your help!

A:Need power cord for seagate ext hard drive

Have you tried going through Seagate?

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I'm sure this has been kicked to pieces.. How do I make my usb-connected hard drive bootable? or what is the BEST way, so that it would be useful to both 64-bit and 32-bit systems???

A:Seagate Ext USB Hard Drive -How to make bootable?

Quote: Originally Posted by zapp22

I'm sure this has been kicked to pieces.. How do I make my usb-connected hard drive bootable? or what is the BEST way, so that it would be useful to both 64-bit and 32-bit systems???

Win7 will not install & boot from a USB external HD. You would have to partition an internal HD with the other version you want to dual boot. See our tutorials section.

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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 have a seagate 750 Gb external hard drive which is not now recognised by Vista Home premium. The cause was accidentally pulling out the USB cable, whilst moving data. Since this happened Vista wont recognise any USB device. I've tried clearing out the USB driver cache and deleting the INFCACH1. upgrading USBs etc.
So now it looks like a clean install. Question is can i perform a clean install without effecting my D drive (Where all my docs and backups are). Vista is installed on C.

BTW the drive does work on my desktop PC

Thanks in advance


A:Seagate hard drive not recognised in Vista

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I had a Maxtor 320gb external drive that has a Seagate 320gb drive inside.
Last night, after having this about 40 days, my pc wouldn't recognize it.
The green light on the outside would blink intermittently but I heard no sounds from the drive.
Upon disassembling the enclosure, I found that the device seemed to get power but the drive just wasn't running.
I took the drive out and plugged it back in just for kicks.
The odd thing: when I plugged in the drive back into the 4 prong power supply cord, and slid it back into the case entirely, and turned it on, the green light wouldn't come back on.
When I unplugged the drive again from the pins and plugged the main power cable back in, the green light came back on with a constant light.
I put it all back in, plugged the main power cord in and the light wouldn't come back on while the drive was installed.
I bought another enclosure to see if it was a bug of some sort.
It wasn't.
The same thing happens with the new enclosure.

Am I looking at a fried drive since it seems to just not want to come back up at all?

When I plug the new enclosure into a USB port, the system doesn't recognize it as the drive isn't humming and the indicator light is off on the enclosure.
I talked with a couple friends and did some searching before here.
Apparently, in modern human history since the ENIAC, this has never happened before ever.

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A:Solved: Seagate Hard drive won't spin up

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