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Cant see drive

I have installed a new hard drive -everything fuctions normally except for the seagate drive .I can not find it -have turn off and plug it back it but the machine doesnt recognize anything to do with this drive ?? does it need drivers or what else can I do ?

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  • burly Dec 18, 2007

    the removable seagate freeagent 250 gig drive -browny grey case with orange light up the front. The drive only has a power in and a usb port out.when I open add hardware it is showing there as working but will not show up as a drive when I open my computor .So in other words its a ghost and that I cant open or see?? Its driving me nuts.I see on the net its a common problem.I am not a tech head so would like a simple fix if one exits

  • Anonymous Dec 23, 2007

    I have purchased a Seagate FreeAgent Desktop 250GB external hard drive.

    Unpacked, plugged power in, connected to USB and turned on.

    Absolutely nothing happening on the laptop.

    Removed and did the same thing on the PC and also nothing happening.

    Please HELP!

  • thupham Dec 27, 2007

    I purchased a new removable hard drive (Free Agent Go 250). After have been using for a week, then, I could no longer see my drive (after I unplugged and replugged from my laptop). Please help.

  • Anonymous Feb 27, 2008

    comp shows hardisk is not detected press ctrl+atl+del

  • mvillarrea13 Sep 30, 2008

    yup, that is where I'm stuck. Ghost drive on the machine. Can't even get to it to reformat it. Does this on any PC.



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Hey all,

I had the same problem with my FreeAgent 250gb external USB drive. My laptop would recognize the drive as drive "R:" with "x" amount of space used but when I clicked on it, nothing would come up. I ran all the disk utilities in hopes of "repairing" the drive and most of it didn't work. As a last resort, I ran a Norton Anti-Virus scan on the drive and sure enough, it scanned all the files that I put on there. . . . but was listed or "moved" to a different directory on the drive. I noted the path of where the files were then put that in the explorer address bar and sure enough, I was able to see and access my files again. Why it did that, Seagate support couldn't answer that question. So you might want to try that method.

Till this day, the drive has been nothing but problems as I'm not able to access it anymore. My advice (if not too late) is NOT to buy these as they are not reliable.

Hope this helps the next person. . . .

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A couple suggestions that come to my mind are to check the drive itself for jumpers. Usually the drive will have a picture on it showing where to put the jumpers for a Master or slave or cable select drive. If you already have a main(master) drive, jumper this one as a slave. You say the drive is not recognized. Are you looking in the setup(bios) or at a dos command typing the drive letter with a : and it doesn't find it? You may need to go into Bios(usually F1 or F2 or del when it first starts booting up. Make sure it is enabled, select "auto" set up and hit enter for it to fill in correct settings. Drivers could possibly be a problem, the web site for the manufacturer may have them. Hope this helps.

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