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Seagate hard drive

I have just restored my computer, and although my seagate hard drive is showing in device manager, it not showing in my computer so I cant access it, or find anything that is saved on it.

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  • jeanette flack Jul 19, 2007

    external

  • jeanette flack Jul 20, 2007

    Ive tried that but still not showing, somehow I need to manualy add the device to my computer folder, but dont know how to do it

  • m777 Mar 10, 2008

    i have seagate external hard drive and it fall down , now its ***** work again , windows cant recognize it ???

    How it can work again ?

  • Anonymous Sep 09, 2008

    I have a Seagate External Hard Drive . I have things on there from my old computer which had Windows XP . My new computer has VISTA and does not see it. What do I do ?

  • jp_1omb Feb 12, 2009

    my Saegate Sata 2.5 is not showing in 'my computer.' I was told that if it was disconnected this problem sometimes happen? It WinXP is supposed to auto recognize? What can I do to get it recognized again?

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Is this internal or external drive?

Posted on Jul 19, 2007

  • john ash
    john ash Jul 19, 2007

    Assuming that it has worked previously.
    go to control panel/system/ device manager/hardware and check out the USB connections[assuming it is USB] are there any yellow tabs showing?
    If yes click on the drive and then driver and then rollback driver.
    If no yellows showing make sure the drive is powered up[ yeah yeah I know but it happens]
    Then go to bottom task bar and the safely remove
    hardware icon and click to see what hardware is showing as active.
    Remove the USB connection and reinsert into another slot if poss or swap with something.

    try all ese thing include an occasional reboot
    Come back let us know what is going on.

  • john ash
    john ash Jul 20, 2007

    the next question- I should have asked first time around
    Here it is
    how is it powered- external or from the USB bus?

    If it it from the USB bus then the chances are the Computer PSU is not delivering enough oomph to deliver.
    So disconnect all other USB devices and see what gives

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