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Seagate freedesktop agent 500gb, not detected on windows xp

I recently purchased a Seagate freedesktop agentof 500gb capacity.IT always had problems with detection with windows.It got detected for teh ist week .But had issue with delay write failures.Now it is no detecting at all.the lights come normally but it never gets detected on windows.i tried so many steps.but no go. Could u advice any resolution.Iam using Win xp pro with sp2.

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My wife had the same problem when she tried to install it. When ever you install software direct from the harddware itself and has trial offers bult in it. It is always monitoring your time and date and validating. So you have to uninstall from add remove programs from all 3 programs from seagate and check your registry for unremoved protocalls. Good Luck!

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I am facing the same same problem with my freeagent 750. It work some time, but most of the time it shows u in My Computer, but cannot enter. Couple of time if you run "chkdsk <Drive Letter>:/R" re-scans the entire hard disk and then it shows up. But that too stopped working now :-) Still hanging around for a resolution.

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