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Powers up and lights on but do not see on my computer

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It varies depending on the operating system. You can create a Linux mint DVD and boot that without installing. It will take a moment as it is reading the OS from the DVD then see if you can see it, if so it is OK, if not something is bad or set wrong in the USB hardware system.

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If your PC is still running Win98 then it probably has a USB version 1.0 port. I don't think the Faster USB version 2.0 devices will work properly even if you have the correct driver - i.e. you have a hardware version conflict. Try Purchasing a USB version 2.0 Daughter board for the PC and plugging the Seagate drive into that iinstead.

Posted on Feb 03, 2008

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SOURCE: Seagate FreeAgent Pro Desktop 250GB - no power

Hey, I had what might be a similar problem, drive would have power but wouldn't spin up properly or show up in my computer. Don't think there is a long term fix but I posted on my site how I got all 250Gb of the data of it, hope this helps, it's http://www.moneywhatmoney.co.uk/index.php/Bens-Articles/Seagate-from-the-Ashes.html

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SOURCE: No Power to my Seagate FreeAgent Pro 500GB

HI I AM SHAHBAZ GILL FROM GREECE ..I HAVE PROBLEM FOR THIS .PLZZ HELP ME................ Seagate free agent desktop 500 gb........ directory is corruted ..

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SOURCE: seagate freeagent drive

Hi George,

The seagate freeagent should be reconigized by windows. The question is are you adding an additional partition or do you want to create a brand new partion. I'm assuming you want to add.

You can add more space to existing primary partitions and logical drives by extending them into adjacent, contiguous unallocated space on the same disk. To extend a basic volume, it must be formatted with the NTFS ile system. You can extend a logical drive within contiguous free space in the extended partition that contains it. If you extend a logical drive beyond the free space available in the extended partition, the extended partition grows to contain the logical drive as long as the extended partition is followed by contiguous unallocated space.

To extend a basic volume

  1. Open Command Prompt.
  2. Type: diskpart
  3. At the DISKPART prompt, type: list volume
    Make note of the number of the basic volume you want to extend.
  4. At the DISKPART prompt, type: select volume n
    Selects the basic volume, n, you want to extend into contiguous, empty space on the same disk.
  5. At the DISKPART prompt, type: extend [size=n] Extends the selected volume by size=n megabytes (MB).
Value Description list volume Displays a list of basic and dynamic volumes on all disks. select volume Selects the specified volume, where n is the volume number, and shifts the focus to it. If no volume is specified, the select command lists the current volume with focus. You can specify the volume by number, drive letter, or mount point path. On a basic disk, selecting a volume also gives the corresponding partition focus. extend Extends the volume with focus into next contiguous unallocated space. For basic volumes, the unallocated space must be on the same disk as, and must follow (be of higher sector offset than) the partition with focus. A dynamic simple or spanned volume can be extended to any empty space on any dynamic disk. Using this command, you can extend an existing volume into newly created space. If the partition was previously formatted with the NTFS file system, the file system is automatically extended to occupy the larger partition. No data loss occurs. If the partition was previously formatted with any file system format other than NTFS, the command fails with no change to the partition.
You cannot extend the current system or boot partitions.
size=n The amount of space, in megabytes (MB), to add to the current partition. If you do not specify a size, the disk is extended to take up all of the next contiguous unallocated space.
Notes
  • To open a command prompt, click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, and then click Command Prompt.
  • You must be logged on as an administrator or a member of the Administrators group in order to complete this procedure. If your computer is connected to a network, network policy settings might also prevent you from completing this procedure.
  • To extend a basic volume, it must be formatted with the NTFS file system.
  • You can only extend a basic volume onto the same disk.
  • You can only extend a basic volume if it is followed by contiguous unallocated space.


Hope this helps!

Thanks
Mark

Posted on Jan 04, 2009

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SOURCE: Seagate FreeAgent Pro Desktop 250GB - no power

I have a seagate freeagent pro 320 gb. worked fine for over a year. all of a sudden no power at all. Plugged it into my 12v dc adapter from a western digital external HD and it works fine . I am calling Seagate tomorrow for a replacement plug.

Posted on Feb 22, 2009

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