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Seagate freeagent 120 GB generating Event id 51

Problem occurs on XP home with USB2.0 but not on XP Pro with USB1.1. Got the runaround from Seagate India but the web reports indicate that this is uniquely a Seagate problem - big disappointment!

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  • MikeSS Feb 29, 2008


    On my XP Pro with USB1.1 I found that un-checking the power option for the USB ports in the Device manager cured the problem but did not cure the problem on XP Home with USB2.0.



    I noted on the web that changing the drive sleep setting via the drives tools has resolved the problem for some folks - have not tried as of this writing.



    This is an elusive but pervasive problem that Seagate hasn't owned up to yet but is reportedly primarily an issue with the Seagate FreeAgent product line. It is commonly attributed to the drive enclosure as opposed to the drive itself. Other manufacture's USB HDs are reported not to have the problem.

  • Bridieanna Mar 01, 2008

    Have the same problem, Seagate just stopped working, funnily enough it appears, at the same time. I have XP SP2, USB2.0. I had a windows update install (SP3) and the next day 1.3.2008 - NO SEAGATE. Up until then all was fine. I did system restore to the 25th Feb but to no avail. When I unplug power cord and replug, yellow light comes on, found hardware notice appears, then off goes the light and no sign of my "H drive" anymore. Shortcut I had established useless....... as expected. Buggar, wonder if I will be able to access seagate on another computer?? cheers June

  • Anonymous May 06, 2008

    disk not detected on win xp

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I want to add my seagate free agent go 160 GB to window98 computer

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