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SOURCE: Storage and Media - Hard Drive External

Here is a link to Seagate's website Download area. All manuals should be available for download from there: MANUAL

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SOURCE: Windows 98 driver for FreeAgent

If your PC is still running Win98 then it probably has a USB version 1.0 port. I don't think the Faster USB version 2.0 devices will work properly even if you have the correct driver - i.e. you have a hardware version conflict. Try Purchasing a USB version 2.0 Daughter board for the PC and plugging the Seagate drive into that iinstead.

Posted on Feb 03, 2008

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SOURCE: USB port broken in 1TB seagate Freeagent external hard drive

Hi there,

Yes you can just take the hard drive out of the case, can use it with any other case, you can also just put it inside your computer and connect it to the sata cable :)

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Posted on Feb 20, 2009

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SOURCE: Seagate External Hard Drive powers down after being idle.

If you load the Free Agent Software, there is a utility for setting the power saving. You can set it to a number of different times including never. The default is 15 minutes. I think this is what you are experiencing. The settings are in the Utilities tab.

Posted on Jun 17, 2009

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SOURCE: I cannot see my free agent external drive

Thanks for your responses...

I've pretty much decided that it must be a hardware problem within the harddrive itself...Can anyone lead me in the right direction to maybe take out the harddrive to put into another external shell in order to hopefully recover my data? Again I'm using a Seagate Freeagent Desktop 500GB external harddrive.

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Using Seagate Goflex Hard-drive 750 GB, upgraded Windows 7 to Windows 10. get message Seagate harddrive not supported on Windows 10. Is there a solution to fix this? Russ


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Seagate backup plus is beeping and will not pull up on computer??


Troubleshooter: Seagate Manager does not see my Seagate FreeAgent drive Troubleshooting in case the Seagate Manager cannot detect the FreeAgent drive.
Sometimes, Seagate Manager (the software bundled with newer FreeAgent drives) does not see the drive.
This article focuses on drives that can be seen in Windows, but are not seen in the software.
If you are using Windows 8, please note that Seagate Manager is not supported in Windows 8, so you will need to use a different backup solution.

If the drive is not detected in Windows 7/Vista/XP, then use the external drive troubleshooters to try to resolve the non-detection issue.
After connecting the FreeAgent drive, please give it up to 1 minute to display in the middle of the main screen in Seagate Manager.
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If the drive does not display, open My Computer (Computer for Vista) and confirm the drive is listed there. The drive should be listed as "FreeAgent Drive". If you have formatted or renamed the drive, then it will show up with the name you provided.
If the drive does not display in My Computer (Computer for Vista), use the External Drive Troubleshooter to help resolve that issue before continuing.
If the drive is detected in Windows, check if the Seagate service is running.
  1. Right-click on the My Computer (Computer for Vista) icon.
  2. Choose Manage.
  3. In the Computer Management window, click Services and Applications.
  4. Open the Services area.

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  5. Scroll down the Seagate Service (they are listed alphabetically).
  6. The Seagate service should display Started in the Status column.
    If it does not, right-click on the service and choose START.
  7. If the service reports as Disabled, enable it to start automatically.
    To do this, right-click on the service. A Status Type drop-down menu will appear. Click on the General tab. Select Automatic and click OK.
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  8. Reboot the computer.
  9. If the service fails to start after you reboot with these settings, then check the logs of your Antivirus or Antispyware software to confirm they are not restricting the startup of this service, as some aggressive protection programs can prevent services from starting until you approve them. So, you may need to approve this program specifically in the Antivirus/Antispyware software. Please contact your anti-virus software support for help.
  10. If the service will not start or is working already, uninstall the software (for steps on uninstalling the software, see this article).
  11. Once the software is uninstalled, reboot the computer.
  12. Then reinstall the software by opening the InstallSeagateManager.EXE file on the FreeAgent drive. If you have removed the software from the drive, it can be downloaded from the download center.
  13. If the drive is still not seen by the computer, connect the drive to other USB ports on the computer.
    Some eSATA cards block the drive's identity and prevent it from working. Updates have been made to Seagate Manager and to some vendors' eSATA drivers to help this issue. See our eSATA tips article for details.
  14. If the drive still does not display after these steps, please contact Technical Support.
Check Required Windows Component Installations
1. Check to make sure you have the MSXML Parser 6.0 installed:
  • Open Control Panel
  • Open Add/Remove Programs / Programs & Features (Vista)
  • Check box for "Show All Updates"
  • Look for "MSXML Parser 6.0"
If this is not found, visit Microsoft's website to install this component: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=993c0bcf-3bcf-4009-be21-27e85e1857b1&displaylang=en
2. Make sure Microsoft .Net Framework 3.5 installation
  • Open Control Panel
  • Open Add/Remove Programs / Programs & Features (Vista)
  • Check box for "Show All Updates"
  • Look for "Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5".
If this is not found, visit Microsoft's website to install this component. 3. Try the steps listed here.
4. Remove the Seagate folder from C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data (XP) or C:\Program Data folders (Vista) and reboot.
5. Download and install the newest Windows Installer.
6. Download newest Seagate Manager from our Website and re-install a clean copy. Note: Do not do the update when the message pops up saying one is available.

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When i plugged my external hard drive, there's a


Hello there,

1. Is your Seagate portable external drive new? 2. Pug your external hard drive.
If it is follow instructions below. Guide is based on a Window7 operating system, you wont be having trouble if you're using Windows XP or Vista there will be a slight difference.

Note: you must be logged as an admin
a. Click start menu, right click-on Computer b. Left click on Manage. c. On Computer Management window. d. Left pane, Click Storage, Disk Management. you will see all available volume. e. If your Seagate is a new drive, it will appear as Un-allocated volume. f. Format the drive using NTFS file system before you can use it. you can also partition your new hard drive and assign a drive letter to the partition before you can use it.

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Dear ... I have recently purchased Seagate's Freeagent External Hard Drive (500 GB Capacity). It was working all right for about 10 Days, but now I face a peculiar Problem. This drive does not show in the...


Plug it back in and try this. Right click my computer and click "Manage"
When the window opens select "Disc Management". In the bottom of the screen you will see all the Disk drives installed on you computer. Right click on your drive and select "Properties". When the window open click the "Tools" tab and finally Run the Error Checking Tool. It will scan and fix any issues with the disk. Cheers :)

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Cause: File in history folder is corrupted or unmovable.
Solution: If an individual file is identified with the error, delete the affected file from x:\Seagate Backup\History folder on the external drive. If an individual file is not identified then it may be necessary to run Windows error checking on the external drive or delete the x:\Seagate Backup\History folder and run a fresh backup, if it can not be repaired.

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My computer can't detect my external harddrive..


connect the drive, go to disk management and check if the drive is there. change the disk letter.

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I was fumbling around with this as well. I found a manual on my external drive itself. I had to read through it carefully before i saw a small note.

Note: After you open your Encryption folder on the first computer and user account with which
you use Seagate Manager, it will be saved on that computer so that will never need to
enter it again. When opening your Encryption folder from another computer or user
account, however, you will need to enter your password.

I have yet to test it by creating another user account, then attempting to access the files. I am confident that this is the answer.

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Go to Computer Management. (compmgmt.msc) then to Disk Management and assign drive letters .

u will c ur disk.

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