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Hard drive not being recognized

Hello! I need help. I have an HP pavilion laptop with windows xp os and it is not recognizing the external hardrive. Ive been in device manager and dont get all the parition and allocation business. I have tried it in three different ports. lights are on the device. My new P.C. recognized it immediately.

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  • willeyboy Mar 09, 2008

    hard drive not being recognized by windows xp

  • radjams Apr 10, 2008

    the drive is not reconized????

  • Anonymous Apr 28, 2008

    De buenas a primeras el disco no esta formateado

  • Anonymous May 11, 2008

    USB not recognised

  • lejolo May 14, 2008

    I have been using 2 usb connected portable hard drives which have worked very well as plug and play devices until recently. They have now suddenly stopped being recognised by my pc - They are both 2.5" drives, 1 Sony and 1 Samsung and I am just about to search for drivers for these on-line but surely these should be recognised by Windows XP as new devices if the original drivers have been lost or corrupted?

  • Bhunter1 May 27, 2008

    i have the simpletech 120 gb drive at first it was recognized by my computer. then it just stoped working now it gives me a red line. when i connect my usb to my pc it recognizes the link but not the hard drive. do i need to dl a driver? if so can anyone tell me where?

  • balaiyer1 Jun 21, 2008

    The external hdd is not getting recognized

  • WilaCather Sep 14, 2008

    I have a Toshiba Satellite, circa 2004 that does not recognize my Seagate 250 gb external hard drive.

  • Anonymous Oct 13, 2008

    unknown device

  • Anonymous Oct 26, 2008

    Showing up as unkown device in the device manager menu

  • Anonymous Oct 27, 2008

    My 500gb WD ext drive isn't recognized by my MBP. It worked well for about 6 months, but now....nothing. The light is on and the fan works, but so far three machines don't recognize it when plugged into the USB drive.

    I even tried downloading a new software update from WD, but the software from the manufacturer can't even find the drive.

  • Anonymous Nov 23, 2008

    Mac book pro, same problem..worked fine for awhile, now a pc won't see it as a drive.

  • Anonymous Nov 24, 2008

    need drivers

  • jmr2672 Nov 29, 2008

    pininfarina 320 g external hard is not being recognized by my laptop.

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  • Anonymous Dec 17, 2008

    Unrecognized USB

  • stapol Jan 04, 2009

    I connected the Seagate FreeAgent Go 250 my PC (Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Version 2002 SP3) and it can't be recognized.

  • Anonymous Jan 17, 2009


  • Anonymous Jan 18, 2009

    I have the same problem, new installed Window XP could not see the drive. Tried on other computer, it hangs the system.

  • Anonymous Jan 30, 2009


  • rdstronald Feb 01, 2009

    it wont find it

  • JINZO73 Feb 06, 2009

    Same thing. Laptop tells me the drive is using too much power for the USB port.
    So, genius I am, I inserted "power only" cord on drive into desktop, then inserted "power + data" cord into laptop.
    Well, it's not giving the insufficient power message BUT now it's saying it can't recognize the device and that the installed driver is the best one.

    If I can't get this fixed in the next 2 hours, I'm NEVER buying a Seagate item ever again.

  • demi115 Feb 10, 2009

    same problem here. my laptop running vista cannot recognize my eternal? where do i find these drivers?

  • Anonymous Feb 14, 2009

    does anyone know where to find the SimpleTech SimpleDrive 320 GB External hard drive driver?

    My Windows Vista laptop recognized the hard drive, but my desktop XP won't....

  • greatprof1 Mar 03, 2009

    My drive is recognized the driver fine for about 20 seconds and then the USB icon pops up and says it is an unrecognized device. After that I can't find it again and I can't find the cd that I thought came with this. They installed the sofware on the drive, but as that is not working and the website has no drivers, my situation is hopeless. Any advice out there?

  • Kweb1207 Mar 12, 2009

    I plug in my External Hard Drive (Seagate FreeAgent Desktop 250 GB) in to four different ports and it doesn't recognize it. Help please

  • meshel8 Mar 18, 2009

    I need to find a driver! My computer used to have no trouble at all with this. It's also an HP Pavilion. Now it recognizes it sometimes and them it sort of starts to freak out, scanning and rescanning the files, making itself utterly worthless.

  • Anonymous Apr 04, 2009

    were can i download the drivers for my simpletech 500 gb external

  • castm Apr 09, 2009

    I am getting an "unknown device" message when I plug in my jump drive. This problem started from one day to the next. Really frustrating I have all my homework and personal data stored. Of course, I did have it backed up. AAAAHHHHH!!!!!!



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Take ur device and throw it in nearby river

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I have a Seagate 250 GB with the same problem. Sometimes my laptop will or will not recognize my external drive. And when it does I cant access the files

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I have a seagate(MAXTOR one touch III)external drive,but my computer cannot recognize my new device..plz help me

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My hard drive is not recognized at all, I bought this drive maybe 3-4 years ago and I never used it, I want to actually start using and its no recognized I lost the drivers that came with it.

Posted on Sep 30, 2008

Well... and.... what is the next step man? i think you can more specific, where do you can find that drivers, by example...

Posted on Jun 21, 2008

Where a find de driver

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You may need drivers for it

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dear ramroot

enter device manager by type devmgmt.msc, select universal serial bus (USB), you can see what problem at USB, right click to conflict port delete the port who's conflict.
restart your computer.

trying to connect your ext. Harddisk again



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