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My computer doesn't recognize seagate freeAgent external harddriv

When I plug in hard drive, the light on the side comes on, I can hear it running, but then it does nothing. I have had the hard drive for 2 years, and this is the first problem I have had. I have all my photos on it. HELP PLEASE!!!

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Try another pc, mine won't work on one machine however works on another. Weird I know, but mine is brand new so I believe it to be my computer, not my drive.

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It sounds like your hard drive is all locked up my friend. Unplug it now to prevent further damage. Don't worry any many cases you can have the data retrieved from your hard drive by using this online company that I highly recommend:
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Posted on Aug 31, 2009

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SOURCE: I have a seagate 500gb freeagent external hard

Windows 7 probably don't recognize it. keep an eye out for it at the manufactor website, for a driver. Windows 7 is turning out to be like windows vista

Posted on Nov 21, 2009

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If you are referring to the small PCB that the Harddrive connects to, and has the USB cable coming from it, just buy an external enclosure, and install the Harddrive into it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0HZ-wTdscgc

If your Seagate is like the one in the link above, it has a laptop size Harddrive in it, and it is a SATA unit.

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This is an example of a 2.5 SATA external enclosure,

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3195233&CatId=2783

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