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Seagate HDD won't boot

Q: Seagate HDD won't boot

Hi 7Forums,

I probably already suspect the answer, but anyway's here goes.

Recently my PC just randomly crashed and upon restart, would not barely get past POST screen and get stuck on "Detecting IDE Drives...". I isolated the problem to my Seagate main drive. I went into diskpart and tried list disk, but the drive would not even display there. Does this mean my drive is pretty much dead?

Thanks, any help would be appreciated while I reinstall Windows.

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A: Seagate HDD won't boot

If the BIOS doesn't recognize the drive, check it's power and data connections. Assuming they are fine and connected properly, then most likely the drive is dead. As a last ditch test, you could move the drive to another motherboard pot and/or swap the data cable, but it could likely be dead.

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I bought a Seagate 320 gig external hard drive about 5 days ago to back up my files on my laptop as I had to reformat my internal harddrive.

Everything was going great. I was in the middle of restoring my files onto my laptop when the external hard drive tipped over because a accidentally snagged the cord. I immediately received an error message that the data transfer was interrupted and no device could be found. I could no longer navigate to the external.

I did a reboot and it would not recognize the external hd. It makes a whirring sound and a couple of faint beeps. This will go on for about a minute, then stops. The front panel light is on at the time. It does not appear on the device manager at all.

I have tried booting the external with other computers, with the same results.

I had read in other threads that it is possible to try and retrieve the data by taking the external from the case and slaving it to an internal hard drive. My only problem is that I do not know how to do this, or even if it is possible with just a laptop (I have a Dell Inspiron 20gb hd, running on win xp).

Is there anyone on this forum that would be willing to attempt this for me? I can live with the loss of pretty much everything on there except my daughter's pictures. I bought this drive to act as a back up for my laptop as my cd writer drive is dead. Now, it has quit working before I could retrieve them. I am willing to pay. I am unemployed right now, but this means more to me than an... Read more

A:Seagate 320g external hd won't boot

I should note that the warranty means nothing to me. It is the files that are important. I will take any chance.

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Trying to use Seagate Tools but can't boot from it in this one particular system.

What strange is that the bios is set to boot from cd-rom, if I put in a win cd or a linux cd, it will boot from them. If I put in any other bootable cd, it won't boot or recognize them. I have used this same seagate cd in other systems and it boots fine.
It's this one computer that baffles me. Not recognizing any tools cd's I put in.

I know there's a funny option in the bios about os2 that I've enabled and disabled with no luck in making it happen(boot from seatools).

Anyone run into something like this?

Thanks in advance.

A:Trying to use Seagate Tools but can't boot from it in this one particular system.

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Greetings all,

I'm a mac gaming girl switching to window's OS.

Now everything was perfect except yesterday. My internal 3 TB HD won't show up and if I turn on the computer with it connected/plugged in, my pc won't boot, the window's logo will remain there.

Now, If i disconnect it will boot normally. It's definitely an HD issue, since it won't even show up in my PC as a hard drive. I deleted all of it's info. (clean state through COMMAND PROMPT), but through Disk Managemente it didn't let me re-format it saying that I didn't have access (access denied), and it just disappeared and.. well, now it's just lots of **** to be honest. I'm clueless.

I come to you guys because I know you have lots of experience with Window's PCs. So, any recommendations, suggestions, ideas or any comments are welcome... I'm desperate! and again, this is why I dislike windows. My computer was built in December 2015, it's basically new.

PS: My other two solid states work fine.
One of them is my local disk.
Second is just a spare one for programs such as Photoshop etc.
and the Seagate 3 TB had all my games (Steam, Origin, etc.)


Operating System = Windows 10 (64 Bit)
CPU = Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor
Motherboard = Asus H97M-E/CSM Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard
Ram = Kingston HyperX Fury Black 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Storage = PNY CS1211 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive
PNY CS1211 240GB 2.5&... Read more

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I have an HP Pavilion a810n desktop PC running Win XP Home SP2. I recently purchased a Seagate 160GB external USB hard drive. Setup went fine and Windows recognizes the drive with no problem. I realized there was a problem the first time I powered the PC off. When I powered on, the PC hangs at the blue HP screen. Turning the power off and disconnecting the USB cable from the PC corrects the problem. After Windows boots up, I can plug the Seagate drive in and all is fine. The problem is two fold. First of all, it's very inconvenient to have to disconnect the drive each time I reboot. More importantly, I want to use the external drive for backups, so I need the drive to be seen at bootup in case I can't get to Windows.

I did some searching on the net and found the following post from another user having the same problem. Here is the relevant text of his post.

--begin quoted text

Ok, now the serious flaw. I have a 160 gig Seagate external USB hard drive. HP a810n computers will not boot with this and I expect, other USB hard drives attached. It locks up at the blue bios screen with the drive access lights on solid on both the HP a810n and the USB hard drive. The same USB drive works fine with 5 other computers I tried, but not with my a810n, or another a810n I tried.
After 3 weeks of working with HP support, they admit it is a bios problem and
promise to fix it within the next week. I hope they do.

--end quoted text

This post was dated March 14, 2005. Figuring the... Read more

A:Solved: Seagate Ext HDD - PC now hangs on boot

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My desktop system has a 2TB WD main hard drive with Windows 7 Ultimate x64 on it and 2x 3TB Samsung drives for storage.

I added a 4TB Seagate NAS drive ST4000VN000 for more storage and now the PC won't boot properly in the morning.

- On first boot in the morning Windows will load very slowly, and the 4TB drive won't show up in explorer.
- If I reboot and look in BIOS the 4TB drive is not listed as present.
- If I switch the machine off, and on again the 4TB drive will appear in BIOS, and will function normally all day, including after extended periods of the whole machine being switched off.

- I have swapped SATA cables and power leads endlessly and no improvement, and my 3 original drives continue to function normally
- The SATA ports are set to AHCI
- My mobo is a Gigabyte 990XA-UD3 Rev 3.0 with the latest BIOS loaded
- My PSU is a Hiper 580W Type-R Modular, all voltages appear to be good

I work with computers professionally, but this one has me a bit stumped. Could my new drive be faulty? Maybe its because it is an NAS drive, not desktop? Could my motherboard have a problem with 4TB drives?

SOLVED: This morning I went immediately in to BIOS instead of trying to load Windows again and noticed the +12v rail was at 10.5v, and over the next few minutes it rose to 11.8v. This explains everything for me, I guess the PSU is failing and the new drive must be extra sensitive to low voltages. I will replace the PSU and report back if it doesn't fix things.

A:Solved: 4TB Seagate NAS drive now PC won't boot from cold

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Hi, I just installed a Seagate FreeAgent Go external harddrive. While going through the installation guide, the computer froze and shut off. Now everytime I boot the computer, it shuts off during boot or maybe within 5 minutes of start up. This is not my computer, the girl who owns it says it has never randomly shut off before so I'm wondering if the Seagate drivers have caused the laptop to start shutting off. It does the same thing in safe mode. Any help will be appreciated.

A:Computer shuts off after boot (Seagate FreeAgent Go)


If you have the Seagate external hard-drive plugged in onto the laptop computer then take it off. Reseat both the memory and the hard-drive of the computer. Also try taking out the laptop battery and boot the computer via with only the AC Adapter plugged in. Hope this fixes your issues.

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Using Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit. W/ASUS P7P55D Deluxe board Very stable and non buggy.

Computer was running great with multiple drives. I substituted one of my 1TB drives with a brand new Seagate 3 TB drive. With the new drive hooked up, the computer will not boot and gives a message that there is no hard drive detected, put media in and hit the key. (something to that effect).

If I enter the bios in the condition, it shows all the drives in their correct order and the boot sequence is the first hard drive, CD, etc. It has detected the new drive as drive #3.

But it will not boot.

But, if I disconnect the new drive (power and SATA connector), the compute will boot up fine.

I have checked all the connectors ad they seem fine.

Is there something about the sequence in which the SATA connectors have to be connected?

I am mystified.


A:Computer won't boot with new Seagate Barracuda drive as secondary drv


Sometimes the sequence can be critical. can you check to see that the original HDD is plugged into SATA port 0? If not, try that to see if it works.


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Hey guys,
I've got a Lenovo Think Centre with an Intel Core 2 Duo CPU...64 bit Operating System...
I've got attached is a Seagate Expansion Desktop Drive 3 TB Model SRD00F2...
When I restart, the main computer doesn't want to reboot to my C drive...subsequently, I
have to manually turn off the main computer to uninstall the Seagate drive before I can
restart...or just uninstall the F drive (Seagate Expansion Drive) before I do a restart on my
main computer...
I've gone into the BIOS and changed the booting sequence...yet nada...and I can't find
anywhere how to alleviate this issue...
The reason I'm concerned about this is the safety factor...one of these days, I'm accidentally
going to pull the plug on the Seagate expansion drive and corrupt all my data...
Any ideas how to fix this little problem?
Rufus Sniff

A:Windows 7 Doesn't boot with Seagate Hardrive attached...?

IMO...some older systems will not boot with external drives attached and in an "ON" state. 

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I realise this is a very specific issue indeed, and also kind of a '1st world' issue... but I'd like to know what's causing my Gigabyte P57Xv7 laptop to boot twice, every time whenever my 4TB Seagate Backup Plus USB3.0 drive is connected to it. Here are the salient points:

The first boot doesn't even make it to the spinning Windows circle, it only gets to the initial Gigabyte screen, then after a few seconds it reboots.
It's not the same type of double boot that occurs whenever you first plug in a new USB device (which I assume is for the BIOS to enumerate the new device?) - those boots are much shorter than this one.
It only boots twice when the boot is from a shutdown state. Not when it's a Windows 10 restart.
However I doubt it's a Windows issue, as it happens even when I disable Windows Boot Manager in BIOS (which makes the laptop boot straight into BIOS instead of loading Windows 10)
I've tried various BIOS settings (like enabling/disabling USB Legacy Support)
I've also tried various Windows settings (like disabling Hibernation and playing with various Power settings)
The Seagate drive is not a boot drive, and there are no hidden/system files in the root directory. Its file system in NTFS.
The drive has passed all of Seagate's tests via its SeaTools program.
While I don't have an awful lot of other hardware to play with, I can tell you that 1) the Seagate does not cause another older laptop to do the same thing... Read more

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I have installed Windows 10 and started installing drivers on this page https://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/selfservice/hp-envy-touchsmart-15-j100-notebook-pc-series/54011... sp77075.exe Seagate Hard Drive Firmware Update When this etup is run now Windows does not boot. I boot in to Tiny core terminal and nothing goes on. Please help. Thanks.

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i am looking at buying a cheap 2nd hand seagate cheetah 10k.7 drive for my games and windows 7 as a startup disk, is this advisable, as it is faster (i think) than my current, pretty much full WD caviar green. also it is fibre channel rather than sata, and i have no idea if thats good or bad, i'd never seen it before.
or is it better to install on a 1tb caviar black i am also going to get.
thanks for any info, can provide pc specs if nessesary

A:Seagate Cheetah 10k7 vs WD Caviar Black as boot drive

I used to use a WD raptor 10k drive for the os. FWIW a more modern WD black series [750gig] actually benched higher than the raptor.

It is up to you however you do understand that the seagate is a scsi type drive and needs a scsi controller to function correct?

FWIW if you want speed, then go with SSD. That WILL provide a big speed increase over the seagate drive AND no need to buy a scsi controller.

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Bought me a 320 GB Free Agent external drive by Seagate. Plugged it in to USB 2.0 port; works flawlessly. Problem is, when I shut down and reboot the computer, it seems to interrupt the boot up process, causing a black screen, and stopping the boot process right there. I made sure that it wasn't included in the boot devices in the BIOS, and this boot up problem happens only about 50% of the time. If I unplug the drive, it'll boot up fine almost 100% of the time. Any idea what could be happening here? I'm running XP home, with 1.5 G of memory, and two internal 80 GB HD's. I tried plugging this drive directly into the tower, and into a hub - same problem either way. (Actually seemed to occur more frequently when plugged directly into the tower.)

The site's tech support pages have no drivers to update (plug and play), and doesn't tackle this problem.

A:Seagate Free Agent Drive causing boot up problems

This is probably a BIOS issue. I have two systems here, (the two newest), that have the same issue. When I boot with a USB device attached, the BIOS gets confused about what device to boot, and there's nothing in the BIOS setup that will make it right.

Do what my doctor prescribes for issues like this: "If it hurts when you do that, don't do that".

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The harddrive makes this chirping noise for about 20 seconds when I power on the computer, please see the link.

please add the http www as I can't post links because I'm a new member


After that and the rest of the time it runs fine.

Could it be a power supply issue on startup or is there something definitely wrong with my hard drive.

Many thanks

A:Seagate Hard drive makes horrible chirping noises on boot-up

It's most likely a dying hard drive. It may still be under a 5-year warranty

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Hi there people, This a follow to a previous thread I started as my former 400 GB Seagate Barracuda 7200 HDD was faulty. I have since returned it to Seagate who took over a month to send me a new one!

The problem is the one they sent me doesn't seem to work either, it makes a horrible noise on start-up and then in Bios it reports the status as bad and advises to first back up and then replace the drive. Once it boots into windows it seems o.k but often causes crashes and some really slow performance. I use it as a media drive and it has a lot of video and audio files on it.

The problem is really getting to me as I need the drive for my work and I worried that if I send them back this drive they are just going to send me another that doesn't work and also it cost me every time I send it back! If anyone has anay advice on what it could be please let me know, does it sound as if it's a problem with the rest of my pc or just the drives their sending me? The first HDD problem was different to this one so I guess it's just the drives that are at fault.

Thanks in advance,


A:Seagate Hard drive has bad status and makes horrible noises on boot-up!

Difficult to tell, depends on the noise, is it clicking, or whirring noisily ?

Tried chkdsk to scan your hard drive in search of a wide range of errors. This tool can also attempt to correct a number of hard drive problems.

Would lean more towards the HDD being faulty rather then the PC, but as I said difficult to tell without further analysis.


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Here's my strange problem:

I have a 120gb Seagate HDD that I use for backup storage. I have been using the drive for about 5 months now without a problem. One day I booted it up and realized that BIOS did not detect it. It is currently SECONDARY SLAVE. The strange part is, once I get into winxp, it sees the drive - albeit in PIO ONLY mode instead of DMA. Once I do a reboot (NOT A COMPLETE SHUTDOWN), BIOS sees the drive and it functions normally again - winxp sees the drive as correctly functioning and in DMA mode.

What's strange is that once I start up the computer from a cold boot, go into BIOS, and check what devices are where, BIOS does not see anything in secondary slave at first. Once, I do an "auto detect" it picks up the info on my HDD and it works fine.

I've tried flashing the BIOS and the problem persists. HOWEVER, the drive works fine as secondary MASTER. I swapped my sec. slave and master and the setup works fine. The device that I put into slave (a liteon 811s dvd writer) detects correctly and works fine in windows. I just have no idea why the seagate drive does not detect at first boot.

Here are my specs:
pentium 4 2.4
EliteGroup L4S8A2 mobo latest 1.0E BIOS
PRIMARY MASTER: maxtor 80gb
PRIMARY SLAVE: seagate 80gb
SECONDARY SLAVE: seagate 120gb (problem drive)
OS: WinXP Pro SP1

Please provide any feedback, this is driving me crazy!

A:VERY strange Seagate HDD problem - cannot detect on cold boot, but detects on reboot

A big drive like that 120G requires an 80-wire IDE flat-cable. It will run on a 40-wire cable but only at a reduced rate. Being on the same cable as a CD, reduces the HD to the DMA/PIO level of that CD.
The CD-drive only needs a 40-wire and will probably not even function with an 80-wire cable.
So unless you get another PCI-IDE controller, you will have some speed and/or compatibility problems.
Make that 120GB master and run that CD as slave, since that works (as you say).

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I installed a Samsung hard drive using the same discwizard utility I used to install my seagate drive and now after turning the PC on I get this "Seagate Ontrack,,, boot from floppy or CD" blue box just before the Windows XP is starting screen. Even though it disappears after a few seconds, it is anoying and I still have my bios to allow me to boot from a different location. How can I remove this blue box?

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I am in the unenviable position of trying to keep Windows 98 SE systems alive. I want to replace my hard drive to keep the old one as a backup. I have some 80GB drives, Seagate and WD, "PATA". I suspect the BIOS does not support 80GB drives, but I am not absolutely certain. Can I have a Seagate drive and a WD drive in one machine with DDO on both? It would be the seagate flavor on the seagate drive and the WD flavor on its drive. Same company -- Ontrack -- makes both flavors. Anyone know the answer to this?

Old (experienced ) User, Hanging on by my teeth......

A:Can I run a Seagate and a WD with DDO

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Q: seagate

Trying to connect my seagate drive to all in one computer need help?

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Q: Seagate

Win 10 will not/can not find my Seagate.
Bluetooth is on but no luck.
Please help.


Internal or external?

Is Bluetooth relevant? I don't normally think of it as an interface to an external HD.

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Q: seagate

how can i set up my external seagate hard drive where when i delete something from it it will be sent to the recycling bin on my computer


cani get some help please

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Q: Seagate

Win 10 will not/can not find my Seagate.
Bluetooth is on but no luck.
Please help.


Internal or external?

Is Bluetooth relevant? I don't normally think of it as an interface to an external HD.

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The title says it all, I have a choice between Seagate or WD hard drives. WD is a bit cheaper. The 2 hdd's I'm looking at are:


Basically I need to know the pro's and cons of both and your preference,

any replies would be appreciated.



A:Seagate VS WD

little if any qualitative difference between the two, but being imformed by reputation, i'd go with seagate

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Seagate U Series 6 ST340810A

I took it out of an old Imac that didn't work. I have an open bay for another drive and I just want to see if anything is on it of need. Is this possible?

It is going into an HP, the drive itself doesn't say MAC on it, so I was unsure if it was for MAC only

A:Can I use this Seagate HD for my HP?

It should work just fine, so long as you have the right cable and cable connection on your mobo of new PC.

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I have this problem with my Seagate 1t external hard drive it was working fine the day before but today i opened in im my computer and id didnt show any of my files but in my computer it still shows that 400 gigs are being used the same happened to me usb but i just moved them on a mac and it worked but i dont have a mac

A:Seagate 1t

Try downloading Seagates diagnostics, SeaTools and check the drive for errors.

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I have a Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 250 GB (ST3250820AS) installed on my Mac Pro. I've been given a Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD2500KS 250GB HDD. I was wondering if it was worth me using this WD as my main hard drive instead of the Seagate. Which is faster?


A:Seagate or WD?

well as far as i can tell they're both 7200 rpm (without looking anything up) but you might not notice much difference

it depends on the caches of the drives though, the wd one might have a 16mb one (again, i'm doing this from memory) but it depends on if you want the hassle of transferring all your programs and settings over

personally i'd put the wd in the pc as a slave drive

you probably wouldn't notice much difference in access speed but both drives have the same capacity so you wouldn't benefit a whole lot from changing, really

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Hi All

I bought a Seagate free agent go 1tb external hard drive. And out of no where it just stop working wasn't drop or anything, and now my computer wont see it as a hard drive just as a unknown device and there's a code 28 in the in the device manager. I do have a good amount of data on there that i now cant get to and seagate it telling me its going to be $1,200 min to get my data recovered. I tried to freeze it and it was a no go. Is there any way I can get my files back? I can get alot of my files again I just need to download them again. Im just looking to get about 1gb of pictures and some documents back things that cant be replaced.

One last thing can any one tell me where I can find the drivers for my Free Agent?

Some one please help me.
Thanks Keith

A:Seagate help

Quote: Originally Posted by irish91983

Hi All

I bought a Seagate free agent go 1tb external hard drive. And out of no where it just stop working wasn't drop or anything, and now my computer wont see it as a hard drive just as a unknown device and there's a code 28 in the in the device manager. I do have a good amount of data on there that i now cant get to and seagate it telling me its going to be $1,200 min to get my data recovered. I tried to freeze it and it was a no go. Is there any way I can get my files back? I can get alot of my files again I just need to download them again. Im just looking to get about 1gb of pictures and some documents back things that cant be replaced.

One last thing can any one tell me where I can find the drivers for my Free Agent?

Some one please help me.
Thanks Keith

Keith a code 28 is drivers for this device arent installed. Did you try re-installing the drivers?

there is also a link at microsoft about it here complete with mr fixit autofix. http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&sourc...-D5CtQ&cad=rja

remember google is your friend

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I am installing a 200 GB hd as my primary drive and it only recognizes 131 GB.... it is currently installing windows and i will continue BUT... is there something i should have done to it or do to it after windows loads so it will recognize at least 190 GB?

not sure what other info i need to give

A:200 GB Seagate HD

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Heres the specs

Barracude 7200.7 OEM
160 gb
Model st3160023as
s/n 4lj2x8ap

Well thats the one i currently have its bust!! can i replace it with this


thx for the help!

A:SeaGate oem hd

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I have a 500 GB Seagate Go external hard drive I have used for about a year. I have files and pictures saved to it that are not backed up anywhere else. Suddenly it has stopped working. When I plug it into my laptop I get a beeping noise for a short time and then it stops. In Device Manager it says it is not plugged in even when it is. Is there any way to fix this without losing my files and photos and without spending hundreds of dollars? I'm a beginner with these things so need to explain it to me so I understand what you are talking about. Thanks if you can help. Lesson learned about backing up backups! Hope I can get my files and photos back because I am heart sick at the thought I may have lost everything.

A:Seagate Trouble

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I have a seagate hdd that contains data as well as windows 10 installed and when I attach it to me computer it turns on during boot up, I hear the arm clicking back and forth, but then it stops and my computer doesn't register that its on. How do I keep it from turning off? Is it even possible to connect a hdd that contains an installed windows on it?

A:Seagate Hdd not working

Is it even possible to connect a hdd that contains an installed windows on it?Click to expand...

Yes, however booting from that drive is problematic. It will not boot [usually] unless you follow the procedure outlined at the top of the h/w forum for this task.

I hear the arm clicking back and forthClick to expand...

This is often referred to as the "Click of death" The drive is probably failing however you can test it as outlined below.

The very first thing I would do would be to test the drive with the seatools boot disk or usb.
Here is a link for seatools for dos or boot;

Make the bootable usb or cd. Boot your system from that disk and run both short and long tests. Note the long test may take a while depending on the size of the drive. If the drive passes ALL tests, you can clean install windows on the drive or whatever you want with it.

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I'm considering a new harddrive, but until I ran across an attractive offer for the 1.5TB, I had been thinking of the 1TB instead. The larger drive has the following specs:

Formatted Capacity : 1.5TB
Interface Type: Serial ATA-300
Buffer Size: 32MB
Spindle Speed: (RPM) 5900 RPM
Average Latency: 4.16 ms
Data Transfer Rate: Buffer to Host Up to 300MBps
Sustained Throughput: Up to 115MBps
Ports and Connectors: 7-pin Serial ATA Connector
Manufacturer Warranty: 5 Year Limited Warranty

The thing that stands out in my eye is that the spindle speed is slow compared to the 1TB, which is 7200 RPM, but I think the warranty is a bit longer.

I recall recently reading an article posted in the forums news board that said that the 1 TB was the fastest drive in it's class, but the sustained throughput of this drive is slightly faster...I think.

The extra 500GBs would definitely be a plus, but would it really perform as well as the 1TB? Is there any other aspect to consider?

A:Seagate 1.5TB Harddrive

that...is an odd RPM value for a HD

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I am switching to from PC Windows XP to new iMac and plugged my Seagate External drive into the new Mac. It told me I needed to do some prep work and first offload all of the drive to my old PC before reinitializing with the iMac.

PROBLEM: When I plug it into the old PC to do the offload, it recognizes that a drive is attached but doesn't welcome home an old friend. Rather, it asks me if I want to format. WHOA.

How do I get the old PC to recognize the external drive it grew up with?

How do I get around this "DO YOU WANT TO FORMAT? screen and get to the data on the hard drive. The drive was working fine last it was used in recent weeks. Thanks, Craig

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I have a seagate freeagent and I was trying to upload a video to youtube. It froze so I shut down the internet site. Now my freeagent will not open. My computer sees it but when I try to open it, it says that another program is using it and to close any programs down. I have tried uninstalling the driver and reinstalling it. I have unplugged it and plugged it back in.....still the same error. I have my whole life in pictures on the drive......I cannot loose any of them.

Any help would be appreciated

A:seagate freeagent

I have my whole life in pictures on the drive......I cannot loose any of them.Click to expand...

There are two kinds of storage devices: those that have already failed and those that will. Data you have only one copy of is data you intend to not keep.

Try the device on another computer. If it works there, you're saved.

If not, your next step is to determine whether it is the enclosure that has failed or the hard disk inside.

WARNING: Performing the next operation will void your warranty.

Remove the disk from the enclosure and connect it internally to a desktop computer. If it works there you have determined the enclosure failed. If not, we have further work to do.

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Hi, Ive been having problems with my external hd, whenever I try to put files on it i get an i/o error, how do i fix this?

A:Seagate external H-D

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Can anyone tell me if Seagate is a good brand to purchase?

A:Solved: Seagate

Yeah there a very food brand and most drives are backed by a 5 year warrenty which I have never needed to use as they don't fail that often from what I have had.

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I'm planning to add a 320GB Seagate SATA but I'm not sure whether I have sufficient power. I'm using an Enermax 480W PSU already with 4 IDE HDs; 300, 250, 200, and 80GBs.
I also have a 6800GT w/ an Artic Cooling fan and hmm... about 6 case fans... 2 CD Drives of course... but yeah... is the 480W enough or should I upgrade before a 5th harddrive?

A:320GB Seagate HD.

you will need a bigger PSU. I recommend at least 550W

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Why does my seagate 3tb external not show up for a long while and then get message saying "you need to format the disk in drive F: before you can use it", and sometimes very rarely i can access the external and copy files at a very slow speed

The drive shows under disk drives but disk management does not load up.

A:Seagate external

Your Seagate 3 TB external drive is a GPT drive.

I shall straight away get into Data Recovery mode using Test Disk. You must have an empty formatted drive of adequate capacity connected to copy all data into it. If that drive does not have sufficient capacity then you have to select only the important files and copy those to it when we come to that ( and if we come to it . Yep, Data Recovery is a dirty job with results unpredictable,except in most simple cases.)

Read Part 1 and Part 2 of my guide here Regain a lost drive using Test Disk - An Illustrated Guide

Download TestDisk Windows version 6.14 TestDisk Download - CGSecurity , extract it to your C drive. Right click on testdisk.exe in Testdisk-6.14 folder and run as administrator.

Ready to go?

First screen - No Log [ENTER]

Second Screen: You must be seeing three drives. Your system drive , your faulty drive and your destination drive to copy from your faulty drive.
( As a matter of fact you can go upto this stage without a destination drive connected just to make sure that your faulty drive is visible to TestDisk. If it is visible then close TestDisk by clicking on X on top right corner, connect your destination drive and start TestDisk all over again.)

Select your faulty drive , Proceed [ENTER]

Third Screen :Here you will select [EFI GPT] [ENTER]

Fourth Screen: Analyse [ENTER]

Fifth Screen: 1. If TestDisk is able to find the valid Partition Table, the partition/s will be indicated followed by the mess... Read more

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i recently ordered netflix with a dvr, the installer mentioned that many people use a dvr expander to add additional space for their hdd. is this possible? and how do i go about installing it?

A:seagate dvr expander as hdd

If you plan on connecting one to your DVR, you may want to check with your cable provider to make sure the DVR box has the ports turned on. I know one cable company that disables them. From what I can tell you would only need to plug the USB into the DVR USB port.

If it is your DVR, you might want to check with the manufacturer to make sure this feature would work for you. I would hate to see someone spend the money and find out the DVR is not capable of using it.
((I worked at an ISP for over 10 years and the USB feature was disabled.. lots of pissed of customers))

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I am trying to repair it myself and was wondering if anyone could advise me out to dissasemble it. There is a small, 16th of an inch bolt aside from the 4 t6 screws that I need to get off. How do I do it? needle nose pliers?

A:Seagate Barracuda 3tb

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We are running a Windows NT 4.0 Server and we have backups scheduled to run every night using Seagate Backup Software. They have been working fine up until 2 nights ago. The backups are still pending when I get in the next morning. Anyway, I don't think it is the Tape drive because we just got a new one about 3 months ago. Besides that I cancel the pending job and start it manually and it works. An error message shows up in our Event Viewer in Windows NT and tell me that "The driver detected a controller error on \device\tape0" I have even tried putting a brand new tape in the drive and it still happens.

A:Seagate Backup

If you're getting a controller error. Try uninstalling the BU software and reinstalling it. It sounds like "the scheduler" portion became corrupted.

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Hi to everyone and thanks for reading my post.
I have a laptop running vista and an external seagate back up. I would like to back up my laptop with system info, contacts and whatever else it may back up. The problem is I would like to see what is backed up like my pictures, videos, movies so I can plug the seagate into tv and watch movies that are on it. Everything on the seagate has dates from the back up, not actual files that I can see. also I change my pictures often so I would like to back them up more often than the other stuff.
often. I hope this makes since. Again thanks for reading this,

A:Seagate backup

what windows version are your running
a lot of programs backup into a single compressed file
i prefer the full files to be seen separately on the backup myself

windows 8 has a file backup system which will backup the files individually and also allow you to plug the device into another system and see them

also a piece of software I often install in not free - quite in-expensive called second copy - which you can set to backup at any frequency you want
although I have not tried it - but I think the windows 8 backup works the same way

Often TVs want a media server to play files

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How can I see what i have backed up? How can I delete some of the backups? Sorry, but i don't understand the manual. Any good info sources out there? thanks

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I bought a 1 TB barracuda seagate drive about 4-5 months ago. My wife recently alerted me to a warning windows 7 popped up saying that the drive was failing and I should back everything up on the drive (I haven't been home much lately, been sequestered away studying).

I use the drive for media (movies, pictures, music, etc) and have 3 other HD's on the computer (all maxtors). 1 running the OS, 1 I run games from and 1 that back up images and files too.

I ran a scan on the drive with windows (strangely seatools isn't detecting any of my maxtor drives or the seagate ones ) and it did not note anything wrong with it. So I downloaded HD tune pro (the trial) and took a look at the drive. Under Reallocated sector count it shows 30 bad, 30 as the minimum (before it sets of the alarm? I am not sure minimum what), and 36 as threshold (again not sure what threshold is for). The status is listed as 'failed' and it says 2882 damaged sectors that have been replaced. HD tune pro's advice is the drive is imminently going to fail.

I've had the displeasure of losing hard drives before. This drive isn't acting anything like a drive with hardware errors. It isn't sluggish. Files on it weren't corrupted. It wasn't making funny noises, etc So was thinking this might be some kind of logical error and not an actual hardware fault?

So I zerofilled the drive last night and ran a chkdsk /r on it today. The chkdsk shows 0 bad sectors. Howeve... Read more

A:Bad seagate drive? Need some help

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Hi everyone.....

I just bought an external Seagate Backup Plus 4 TB. I have not installed it yet.

I heard that you cannot create an image backup using Win 7 image backup utility.

Is there any way to make this external drive usable to use the Win 7 image backup utility?

Your thoughts are appreciated...thank you

A:Seagate Backup Plus 4 TB

Why can't you use it.... did you try it? It should work on an usb2.0/usb3.0 port.
Restore works only from usb2.0 port. Maybe from usb3.0 port, if you load correct usb3.0 drivers in "recovery environment"

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I have the Seagate Barracuda 200 GB with 8MB cache and 7200 rpm. The problem is, when I installed Windows, I only got about 130 GB available to me. How can I free up the remaining 70 GB?

A:Seagate Barracude 200 GB

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