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Pc does not read seagate freeagent external hard drive

Last response: in Storage
November 17, 2011 4:03:31 PM

when i plug in my external, nothing happens but a sound
a b G Storage
November 18, 2011 7:39:06 AM

Was your PC recoganizing this HD before and problem started now
Is it a new HD.
I suggest to reinstall drivers
November 26, 2011 2:38:13 AM

um, ok. the x h drive worked when i got it, then i had changed hard drives in the lap top, or i should say had it changed... and now it don't work. i had thought it was a driver problem, but i actually have no idea what that means. how do you reinstall the drivers? i have a feeling this is the problem.
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a b G Storage
November 26, 2011 3:25:27 AM

Connect External HDD to computer
Right Click on Computer >> Manage >> Disk Management
Do you see any drive without an assigned letter (Like we normally have C: or D: or E: ) . It should only have Disk 1 or Disk 2 or Disk 3
If yes, right click on that drive and assign a letter. Please post your reply here.
November 26, 2011 2:53:55 PM

disk 1 unknown not initialized unallocated (that can't be good)
disk 2 removable F (u would think that's the external but it's stays when u un plug it)

that all sounds suspect but i don't know anything about computers. i can't find the carburator anywhere! please help me out here bro. i didn't even know what a thread was til i saw it on sons of guns
November 26, 2011 3:04:33 PM

hey disk one is the external. but the option to change the letter doesn't come up on the right click and i can't find it anywhere else. plus what the hell is drive f? and is it normal for the ex hd to click randomly? it always has but i did kina drop it on the floor about five minutes after i got it home from the store...
November 26, 2011 3:53:10 PM

ok hang on. it said it did not whatever succesfully but it reads now. i'm gonna try transfering my vuze downloads to it. i guess i lost whatever was on it.
November 26, 2011 4:07:45 PM

can't find item now when i try to send vuse downloads to ex hd (d) arrgh!
November 26, 2011 8:02:04 PM

ok now it won't format for some reason but it's copying 1 item 4.9 yada yada. it's been 10 minutes doing that now though
a b G Storage
November 26, 2011 10:11:19 PM

Sorry I wasn't logged in before. Of course old Data is lost when you format. But you can try to recover lost data using this free program Recuva.

What is the status now. Is everything working now.
December 5, 2011 5:37:49 PM

it doesn't want to format properly, and i guess therefore won't transfer data. any ideas why this might be? been using old tv sets for target practice lately. the plastic blows up real nice. should i hang this external from a tree somewhere?