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My seagate external 1tb will not load said that parameter is incorrect ...what can i do it is about 1/2 full..

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  • penny_waly
    penny_waly Nov 30, 2012

    sorry but it didn't help as the drive was broken sent it to the tekguys and downloaded the contents on to a new one ...but a big thank you for all you help anyway!

  • Brian Sullivan
    Brian Sullivan Nov 30, 2012

    thanks for replying sorry to hear its broken nothing seems to last very long these days maybe there designed that way to keep the computer industry moving anyway hope it all worked out for you

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You must be logged on as an administrator to perform these steps.


If you don't like the letter Windows has assigned to a new drive or you want to organize your drive letters in a certain way, you can change the drive letter.



You can assign the letters C through Z to each drive on your computer.

A and B are usually reserved for floppy disk drives, but if your computer does not have floppy disk drives, you can assign A and B to volumes.



You can see which drive letters are used on your computer by opening Computer.



Open Computer Management by clicking the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking System and Maintenance, clicking Administrative Tools, and then double-clicking Computer



Management. If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation



In the Navigation pane, click Disk Management

Right-click the partition or drive that you want to change, and then click Change Drive Letter and Paths.



Do one of the following



To assign a drive letter if one has not already been assigned, click Add, click the letter that you want to use, and then click OK



To remove a drive letter, click Remove, and then click Yes to confirm that you want to remove it.




You might need to do some diagnostics to find out what is wrong.

If you have nothing to lose, format the machine.

or


You have to erase the entries from the Registry. Run RegEdit.

Source(s):

click start type regedit press enter

or

Use the registry editor and find the key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\MountedDevic...

F: as in whatever drive you want to change, and then just change F: to G:


or


If the installation is being run from a network location or if the installation is being run from a directory structure that is several levels deep

(resulting in having too many characters in the path name), this error may occur.


Follow these steps to fix this error:

Copy all the installation files (setup.exe and all other files in the same directory) from the network location or source media (such as the CD) by pressing Ctrl + A or Edit > Select All.


Create a folder on your local hard drive (e.g., Desktop) by right-clicking and selecting New > Folder.

Paste (Ctrl + V) the installation files into the folder.

Double-click setup.exe to run the installation locally.


If the scenarios above are not related to or did not resolve this issue, the error might be caused by something specific to your computer.

The following general troubleshooting tips might help resolve the issue:

Clean the Temp Directory

Install ikernel


Hope this helps.

Posted on Nov 27, 2012

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

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SOURCE: Does Seagate Free Agent 1TB support Windows 2003 Server

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

u will c ur disk.

Posted on Mar 17, 2009

bob_computer
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SOURCE: seagate 1tb external hd just beeps

You may want to open the drive and check the internal connections first to make sure none came loose after you have powered it down.

I devised these simple steps that tend to remedy quite a few issues with most USB portable / external hard drives and devices (though not always)

A few things to check but assumes USB and Windows for other interfaces / operating systems (mac/ Linux) similar steps may be adapted to suit.

1. Ensure it is connected directly to the computer to a USB 2.0 port not a USB 1.0 port as this can have effects on performance and reliability

2. Use only the cables that came with it NOT one that fits that may have been lying around or is longer. Not all USB cables are equal even though they should be)

3. Do not connect through an external USB HUB unless that hub is USB 2.0 AND has its own power supply.

4. Use ONLY the power supply that came with it if it has an external power supply Don’t use any other unless you know it has both the same voltage and current rating e.g. 12V 500mA anything rated below that would not work properly.

5. Always use the same port for connecting your devices. Some devices do not like being switched about. If switched they may want to install software / drivers again. This can be especially true if you move a HUB to another port

If you checked and fixed anything there and still have issues then check your hardware from CONTROL PANEL / SYSTEM / HARDWARE.

Any exclamation marks by hardware need fixing before you investigate any further
USB flash drives can fail for no apparent reason.
Sandisk Cruzers are especially bad for this.

USB hard drives should be treated with extreme care. this is a real hard drive and knocks and bumps can quite literally kill them.

If a drive is CLICKING after an accident there is a very strong possibility that it is dead or dying. This is known as the "click of death".

Posted on Sep 07, 2009

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SOURCE: dropped my1TB EXTERNAL Seagate drive, now not WORKING

Probably nothing. Hard drives are delicate machines seeing as th have microscopic lasers that are held by a tiny little arm between the discs. If it fell hard, so will all your DATA

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SOURCE: My Seagate Freeagent Goflex 1Tb

Hello Gravi,

Please try one of the following options.

Try different USB ports.
If that didnt work, then try updating/reinstalling your USBdrivers.
Try after these options a reboot first.

Also take a look at this page where some driver problem for your specific harddrive are explained!
http://www.seagate.com/ww/v/index.jsp?locale=en-US&name=goflex-software&vgnextoid=11c1fab114b48210VgnVCM1000001a48090aRCRD

I hope this helps you out!

With kind regards,

MisterN

Posted on Aug 12, 2011

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