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My Seagate Momentus 4200.2 120GB Keeps shutting down any computer you plug in into. I´ve used diferent usb 2.0 adapters, but as soon as windows xp recognized que hard drive there is a blue screen and the pc restarst. Any Ideas Thank You

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Some laptop manufacturers use the 4 pins to the side of the data connection to force Master / Slave. Do you have a jumper shorting 2 of these pins? If so, remove the jumper and try it again in your external caddy. Had this problem 2 weeks ago with a Toshiba notebook having the Blue Screen of Death. Removed the jumper and then the disk worked perfectly!! Strange but True.


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SOURCE: have an i/o problem with Seagate Momentus 5400.3

Hi burak02,

There could be a million reasons that your getting this i/o error. First I would check the cable to make sure it's snug on the pins, and then my suggestion is to follow this link HERE and pick the question that best describes what your OS and equipment list are. This is a great spot to solve most of the problems, They also have software you can download to test the drive to see if it's dead or just loose.

Good Luck,

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When you use external adapters to plug drives into USB ports the drive needs to be set for mast not slave. The internal drive is one one channel and external drive is on a different channel so neither drive is a slave, both are masters with not slave drive present. Try removing the jumper you installed and try the drive, it should be seen because all windows XP or later do not need drivers for USB drives.

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