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Computer Doesn't See Freeagent Go 250 external drive

My computer does not see this drive any more. I hooked it up to a laptop and it suddenly stopped. I plugged it back into my desktop and it does not show in window explore.

Can someone suggest something?

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  • johndecker29 Feb 01, 2009

    mine has been hooked up to same computer for over a year - in the last few days it hasn't recognized it - i was going to move some files over and delete from my computer to free up space - i have unplugged both power and usb and rebooted computer twice - i tried a disable 1394/network fix i saw somewhere else - nothing has worked

  • Anonymous Feb 16, 2009

    drive no longer shows up, even when using disk mangagement.. Have tired on 3 computers. drive was two week old. segate web site did not help with problem.

  • Doorguy27
    Doorguy27 May 11, 2010

    Does the drive boot up? How are you connecting it to your computer?

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I've had the same problem - USB device not recognized. When I shut my laptop down, I unplug the power to the drive. When I start up the laptop, I plug the power back into the Seagate and all is fine. Annoying, but it works. I also had to turn off all the power saving features of the drive. If it "went to sleep" while the computer was on, I'd lose the drive again.

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Uninstall all usb controllers from device manager and then restart your computer. Scan ur system with mcafee 8.5i

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Try downloading a [mac drive 7] but if u have data on your drive and u format it u will lose all data if it ask
u to format you sea gate and it is a external drive.

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