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Freeagent problem my laptop restarted by itself the message popped up saying error with e drive. and now it only shows c drive tho the free agent still turns on and sounds like it is starting up but gets not futher also the lights are on on the freeagent

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  • Lblueice2 Jan 13, 2009

    It says that the drivers are not installed and when i put it in a usb port that is woking on something else it still tells thai



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Software driver bug , or overheat , most likely software driver conflict...

it's one of those things where you have to go over your computer with a fine toothed comb to find the problem.

it could be as simple as reloading windows and taking things step by step to see if the issue happens again and can be repeated.

and remember if it's not hebrew it's a lie :-> shalom

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