a friend asked me to look at their seagate freeagent hdd. it had been working until they moved, now when they plug it in it isnt recognised. sounded like it was damaged during the move. they have a mac running osx.
i plugged it into my laptop running win7. recognised it straight away installed drivers and started up. they asked me to get a copy of data on there. i seleceted all > copy > paste. Explorer crashed. left it running in No Responding state for about half hr before giving up and killing processes. when I restarted, device not recognised. just like on their mac.
i've tried re-isntalling drivers. i got no idea. it seems weird. I assume next time they plug it into a new pc for first time it'll get recognised again. if I ever get a chance to test and confirm i'll let you know.