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Dashboard won't load after start up window in windows xp

I click on Seagate Dasboard icon from desktop and from startup window. The Dashboard start up window appears, but it never loads (so that I can access the drive or do anything else).

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    kstreech100 Jan 10, 2013

    Thank you all for your responses. Seems there were a lot of problems happening. Too much software on my computer, some problems with the Seagate drive so I just erased everything and started fresh (I have another bu drive). Also, downloaded some programs to help with regular maintenance (CCleaner, Advanced System Care, and Smart defrag). Seems to be working better now,fingers crossed!

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The device drivers for the hardware are faulty or incompatible. Could be a problem with the Hard Drive or the Hard drives PCB http://www.onepcbsolution.com/ There is a connection problem such as a bad cable for internal hard drives
Test all power and data leads that attach to your hard drive IDE,SATA
the leads from your MOTHERBOARD TO THE HARD DRIVE make sure they have a secure dust free connections and are not faulty or just replace them they could be faulty if its a flat 40pin ide this will be the first to fail Make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd and floppy (If Applicable) have secure connections and are not faulty. or just replace them they could be faulty a computer needs power and data to travel through every working device and continue its cycle and have an end so any faulty leads will end up with a computer error

Hope this helps.

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