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if your computer came with
a motherboard disc the drivers could be on it click start control panel
administrive tools ,computer management ,device manager look through all
of your devices if you see a yellow question mark?or exclamation mark
! or red x right click to reinstall
drivers or if you can see your usb but
its not working ports(com&lpt)right
click update driver make sure the lead/s that
attach to this drive have a secure seating and are not bad/faulty the light on
only tells that its getting power it might not be getting enough power you
might test the lead/s or just replace the cable of
the hard disk, when you plugged the external disk drive you got that
windows could recognize the USB device change the cable everything should work
fine again, sometimes the wires inside the cable will be damaged due to bending
or stretching or placing heavy equipment upon the cable, check the USB leads that
attach to the motherboard usually red-white-green-black make sure they are
securely seated and have no dust build up on them dust will cause static and a
lot of unforeseen problems hope this helps
click start control panel administrive tools ,computer management ,device manager scroll down universal serial bus controllers you should see a yellow question mark? right click to reinstall drivers or if you can see your usb but its not working ports(com&lpt)right click update driver or scroll to disk drives if you can see your drive + to expand right click you should see options to update driver,disable,uninstall scan for hardware changes. or select properties you should see options in the general tab to troubleshoot,policies,volumes,driver and details under the driver tab you will have the options to check the driver details,update driver,rollback driver or uninstall hope this helps don
1 Connect your flash drive to your computer using an available USB port. If your flash drive is not recognized, you'll usually receive an error that says "USB Device Not Recognized."
2 Click "Start" > "Control Panel" and open the system configuration by double-clicking the "System" icon.
3 Navigate to the "Hardware" tab and click the "Device Manager" button to open the Device Manager.
4 Click the "+" next to "Disk Drives" and locate your USB flash drive. A question mark icon should be shown to the left of the label. Right-click the device name and select "Uninstall."
5 Open the "Action" menu at the top of the Device Manager and select "Scan for hardware changes." This will scan your PC for any new devices. Because you uninstalled the flash drive, it will be detected as a new device and the drivers will be reinstalled.
6 Click "Start" > "My Computer" and look for your flash drive. If this process was successful, your flash drive should now show up under My Computer as a storage disk.
Hope the above information will be helpful to you. Thanks.
reinstall your usb controllers and handlers off the factory system disk that came with your system..something corrupted the files somewhere ...system restore wont replace deleted system files only restore user settings when you put the disk in it will have a section to restore drivers...select usb and reinstall then restart the system
when you power up the computer press F2 or "del" key to enter in bios then go to usb option and enable usb 2.0 legacy. then save settings . then check. some times usb speed make issue so try this. Also check your usb cable working fine try with other usb cable. Also check harddisk jumper settings. If still face problems then you need to repair it. You shuold take it to service shop becasue you try with 10 computers and all gives same error then your harddisk has hardware issue. try above solution . Thanks for using fixya. Please rate my solution if it helps you.
Try using your SEAGATE Hard Disk on another PC , if it works then you have one of these problems,
1. Your USB Port in your PC (Or Laptop) is broken and you have to get another one*
2. You have a software problem (Try reinstalling your OS or scan for viruses).
3. The USB Cable has a problem (get a new one).
(*) some technician can replace your USB port or fix it, or you can buy a "USB Hub"
Some PC's cannot deliver enough power to the USB devices to function properly through the USB port.
Does your Lacie hard disk have a power input connector if so conect a power adapter to it before you put it into your USB port.
Another alternative, get a powered USB hub connect it into your computer then connect the Lacie hard drive to the powered USB hub.
hi turn off your pc put the card into the usb then turn on your pc let the pc find the drives for it and load on if this dose not work try the same in another usb port ok
if it works you must format the 1 gig stick befor you use it
ok hope this helps
Have you tried this in another PC with, say, WinXP? If it worked then it may be 1 of 2 problems:
1) Driver Issue- you may use a compatible driver and not necessarily a "Fantom" driver. WinME needs drivers for these devices unlike WinXP
2) The USB port is not giving enough power to the drive for it to run (a problem common in older PCs). I have an external USB harddisk that needs to use 2 USB ports in my old Dell laptop since 1 USB port can't supply the power it needs. The cable should have a dual-USB jack on one end, this is so you could use the power from the other USB port.
go to my documents and select the removable disk drive usually f:, if that does not work switch between a drive and c drive. Usually it takes a second for the computer to realize that the USB drive is being used and for it to be read. Let me know how it goes and if you need other troubleshooting tools.