External Hard Drive Issue Tags: Hard Drives Laptops Windows 7 External Hard Drive Seagate Storage Last response: July 7, 2011 5:09 PM in Storage Share anamika16061990 July 7, 2011 4:59:38 PM I'm getting an I/O error while connecting my seagate 500 gb harddisk on laptop which is having operating system "windows 7"...what to do pls help me... More about : external hard drive issue Ubrales a b D Laptop a b $ Windows 7 a c 120 G Storage July 7, 2011 5:08:11 PM Anamika, welcome to Tom's Hardware Forum! What is the error message that you are getting? If this external hard drive is new, it must be first formatted NTFS before it can be used. m 0 l jpidata July 7, 2011 5:09:50 PM Pull out your hdd from original external box and put it into differnet external box. If it still the same, it is the problem of your hdd. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedI have a Western Digital 3TB external hard drive connectivity issue. Forum SolvedExternal hard drive cable issue Forum SolvedExternal Hard Drive Issue Forum SolvedThree TB external hard drive issue Forum SolvedExternal Hard Drive Issue Forum External Hard Drive Issue Forum external hard drive issue Forum external hard drive issue Forum SolvedExternal Hard Drive Issue Forum SolvedExternal Hard drive Issue. Forum SolvedSATA and USB external hard drive issue Forum Toshiba External Hard Drive Installing Issue Forum External hard drive G: access issue Forum SolvedIssue with Vista and External Hard Drive Forum Hard External Drive Issue Forum Permissions issue: Cannot open or copy files from External hard drive Forum SolvedExternal Hard Drive Issues Forum external hard drive issue Forum External USB hard drive extended partitions issue Forum External hard drive issue Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !