Question about Seagate FreeAgent Go 250 GB USB 2.0 Hard Drive
I had a similar problems. My laptop has proper antivirus software, so I know that I do not have a virus. But I plugged in the Seagate drive and tried backing up My Documents. The explorer.exe task (that runs all of Windows) went to 100% and I had to do a hard powerdown. After that the when I plugged in the drive, I got a device not recognized error. I tried plugging in my flash drive and it was recognized. Then I plugged in the Seagate (with flash drive also plugged in) and now it was recognized! So I tried uninstalling the Seagate drive and rebooting. The result- now I was getting both the Seagate and the flash drive as unrecognized devices! I read somewhere that to really get a clean reboot on a laptop, power it down, unplug it, take out the battery and leave it like that a couple minutes. That actually worked. But I have read so many problem reports with USB devices and this Seagate drive, I worry anytime I plug it in.
Even tho you have AV software installed , I wouldn't write it off so easily. Download and run Malwarebytes from
and you may be surprised how ineffective AV software can be some times.
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Posted on Jul 28, 2009
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