Question about Seagate (ST3100203U2-RK) (ST3100203U2RK) 100 GB Hard Drive

1 Answer

External drive not being accessible from Vista Home Premium x64

Hello! I hope someone can help me.

I have a Seagate hard drive from my old computer - just built a new one. Drive worked fine in old case, and I need to transfer pix, music, tax data, etc.

Vista is not assigning a drive letter to it.

When I first plug in the external drive enclosure's USB cord to any USB port, device manager sometimes lists a USB mass device for a few seconds, then it disappears.

Enclosure: XION, feel drive spinning, both green and red lights stay on

Tried different USB cords

Drive is Seagate U6, Model ST360020A, 60 GB, jumpers set to "slave" as per hard drive manual/label.

I can't run diagnostics on the drive if it isn't recognized, can I? The OS on external/old drive is XP.

TIA for your help.

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.

  • Expert
  • 12 Answers

Format  the external drive,and try again,,,,,,

Posted on Jan 24, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

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.

Hopefully this guide helped. If you have questions feel free to ask me.
Thank you for using FixYa.

Aug 15, 2011 | Seagate 320GB Portable External Drive ...

1 Answer

Installing 7200.10 with a Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1, 32 Bit OS,. Have placed drive into an external case with USB connection and external power source. Laptop Computer does not recognize this...


it is impossible to install windows 7 to an external drive on any PC. to install it you will have to remove the drive you have in the laptop and then run the setup for windows

Apr 07, 2011 | Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3250310AS SATA...

1 Answer

Write only


hi the dos /command line is "attrib -r-a-s-h *.*" will change the attributes on all files in the current directory

Regards Alan Alstech

May 13, 2009 | Seagate Hard Drives

3 Answers

I cannot see my free agent external drive


u can see the news that the st drive has many bugs,and which cannot be detected by the pc is the most popular one,so u can update the firmware from seagate official and if still cannot repair,u can go back to me,honglake@gmail.com

Mar 15, 2009 | Seagate FreeAgent (ST305004FDA1E1-RK) 500...

1 Answer

Convert internal hard drive to external back-up drive


Greetings
use the cd installer that comes with "Master Cooler"
after successful installation, u can now use the Hard drive.

Jan 12, 2009 | Western Digital WD2500JS 250GB SATA2...

1 Answer

Vista Home Premuim Use with Maxtor onetouch


Software downloads are available from the Seagate support site. Here is a link to the download page for Maxtor OneTouch III family. It should provide the latest version of all software that came with the new unit, including "Updated software to run in Windows Vista. Also can be used in case the original software that was preloaded on the drive has been erased."

http://www.seagate.com/ww/v/index.jsp?locale=en-US&name=ot3-downloads&vgnextoid=35c6069f356d3110VgnVCM100000f5ee0a0aRCRD

Hope it helps!
Mike

Nov 30, 2008 | Maxtor OneTouch III Mini Edition 120GB...

2 Answers

System will not detect my Seagate ST3500641CB-RK 500gb external hard disk


if your system some virus hope it is not read......better you try any other some card reader or pen driver if it read you try other OS ....

Jun 07, 2008 | Seagate (9Y7275557) 400 GB Hard Drive

10 Answers

Nexxtech 3.5" Hard Drive Enclosure (NHDE35)


I'm not saying this will solve all problems, but it solved it for me. I am running Vista and got this to work following someone's instructions from another forum.

The slot in the enclosure that you plug the hard drive into has one set of holes fewer than the hard drive has pins. This means you can plug the hard drive in two ways "left" and "right" if you will. I had to plug my hard drive in so that the unused pins were farthest from the power cable that plugs into the hard drive.

Incidentally this made the screw holes line up better, too.

Oct 01, 2007 | NexxTech Portable Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Kit...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Seagate (ST3100203U2-RK) (ST3100203U2RK) 100 GB Hard Drive Logo

Related Topics:

231 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Seagate Hard Drives Experts

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

joecoolvette
joecoolvette

Level 3 Expert

5660 Answers

Michael Thomas
Michael Thomas

Level 3 Expert

3051 Answers

Are you a Seagate Hard Drive Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...