Question about Seagate FreeAgent Go 120 GB USB 2.0 Hard Drive

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I plug in my free agent go external hard drive to my pc but it wont even show that is connected in my drives... it works fine on my laptop all of the software is on the drive but I am unable to download it to my pc because it wont show up as even being connected it did work one time but never again... please help!!!

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Sounds like either a Bios problem, or just needs drivers installed in the non working problem.

You may have a USB conflict.

Try to remove some items in your hardware manager under windows, then let windows re ad them, that may fix your problem.

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