Question about Seagate FreeAgent Go 250 GB USB 2.0 Hard Drive
I have been using the FreeAgent 250 GB for almost 6 months with no problem. Yesterday I used it in other computer (a desk top). When I used it in my notebook I found there was something wrong with the temp folder and it gave the instruction that a chkdsk should be done. I did a chkdsk but it stopped after the Stage 1. After that, I can't use the drive at all. When I klik on the Seagate FreeAgent Launcher the window that appears shows first there is no disk. Later it shows that it's there but the Ceedo does not work at all. I used the diagnostic tool and it runs and the results says the disk is functioning. BUT still no change when I try tu use the disk.
Sounds like either the drive was disconnected while running or may be having problems. CHKDSK automatically shows up if windows senses formatting or media problems. The fact that it did not complete tends to be indicative or hardware failure. Although the Freeagents are good as a series any drive can fail without warning.
If you go to www.seagate.com and download SeaTools it will allow you to test the hardware of the drive. try the S.M.A.R.T. check first as it's the quickest test and will spot most early drive failure with ease.
If the drive passes the smart test try the short generic, then the long generic. If any of them fail you likely have a dead/dying drive and will need professional help recovering your files, a service I perform as a part of my everyday job. If it passes them all then the problem is logical and although you can ask a pro to fix it you can download some inexpensive software that will get you files back(on a different drive) the simply use the freeagent software to reformat the unit and continue using it normally.
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