Question about Seagate 300GB USB 2.0/FireWire Hard Drive (ST3300801CBRK) 300 GB
This is suppose to be a plug it in and your computer will recognize it type drive. But ever since i got windows SP2 it keeps asking me for drivers which i cant find anywhere so i cant access my drive
Unfortunately, you didn't post enough information about your external drive unit, so the solution to your problem could lie in several areas. First I would suggest that you verify that your drive is still functioning properly. This can be done by pluging it into a system that runs the same OS that you used to run. You may also be able to verify that it still runs by pluging it into a system that has any OS other than the one you're having trouble with. Second, go the the following Seagate driver link (below) to see if they hold an answer to your driver problem. If it does not hold the answer, then try to send your question to their tech support group. http://www.seagate.com/ww/v/index.jsp?locale=en-US&name=Where_can_I_get_drivers_for_my_external_combo_hard_drive&vgnextoid=3452781e73d5d010VgnVCM100000dd04090aRCRD Third, check Microsoft's support site for that OS. They may also have an updated driver that you can downlowd. Lastly, when the OS asks you to install the driver, try inserting your original OS disk into your CD unit and use the ADD NEW HARDWARE function. The software may just need to reinstall the original USB or Firewire drivers from the original disk.
Posted on Jun 23, 2007
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First, please disconnect all USB devices and then perform the following steps:
Click "Start" button, type "devmgmt.msc" (without quotation marks) in the "Search" bar and press "Enter". Click "Continue" if necessary.
In Device Manager, double click to expand "Universal Serial Bus controllers", right click on the Host Controller, click "Uninstall" and click "OK".
Repeat the step 2 to uninstall all items under "Universal Serial Bus controllers".
Then, restart your computer and Windows 7 will reinstall all USB controllers automatically.
click start control panel administrative tools computer management device manager scroll down universal serial bus controllers you could see a yellow question / exclamation mark? ! or a red X
you will need to update/reinstall drivers
right click to reinstall drivers
if you can see your usb but its not working
ports(com&lpt)right click update driver
sometimes the wires inside the cable will be damaged due to bending or stretching or placing heavy equipment upon the cable
just replace the cable of the hard disk, when you plugged the external disk drive you got that windows could recognize the USB device change the cable everything should work fine again,
if you can see your usb drive but its not working
ports (com&lpt) right click update driver if this fails to fix the problem
check the USB leads that attach to the motherboard usually red white green black make sure they are securely seated and have no dust build up on them dust will cause static and a lot of unforeseen problems to a computer and its parts
if this fails to fix the problem
Downloads to Recover Your Files and Save Your Bacon and 10 Best Free Hard Drive Utilities.
Some addition links found on Google
hope this helps
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