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No detection hi..my hdd is not bein detected on my laptop..wen connectd..i hav al ma valuble data on it..plz help.. dunno if an internal prob wid the pins.. z dere ne way 2 gt ma data??

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  • deepin Mar 09, 2008

    sorry it duzn work..i tried al dat..

  • deepin Mar 09, 2008

    plz help..itz stil not workin..

  • deepin Mar 09, 2008

    oh..okie..u sure i cn gt my data rt?? i got anrd 500 gb of stuff..dun wana luse it ne how

  • Anonymous Mar 10, 2008

    my drive is on but it is not detected on my laptop

  • adabara Mar 10, 2008

    my laptop cant detect my external drive

  • manjit21 Jan 04, 2009

    Dear ...
    I have recently purchased Seagate's Freeagent External Hard Drive (500 GB Capacity).

    It was working all right for about 10 Days, but now I face a peculiar Problem.

    This drive does not show in the My Computer at all.

    I tried connecting it on several (about 6) other PCs and Laptops and this is what exactly happens -

    1. When I connect it to a fresh PC where it has not been connected earlier, The PC starts the New Hardware found procedure.
    2. It shows, "New Hardware found", "Seagate Freeagent Found" etc., then suddenly either the PC hangs or simply reboots.
    3. There seems to be nothing wrong with the External HDD's Power Supply or the USB cabling, as both have been thoroughly checked.

    All the above PCs/Laptops were loaded with Windows XP + Service Pack 2
    The HDD's LED glows as usual and does not sho any power problems.

    I feel that there is some virus activity that stops this Drive from giving access (Maybe some boot sector Virus)

    Pls help.

    With warm regards,

    Manjit Singh
    New Delhi

  • mgill80 Jan 21, 2009

    The PROBLEM is the DRIVE. These drives are JUNK !!!



    Support a class action lawsuit against Seagate for distributing JUNK drives!

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Unhook ext drive from laptop...turn off hd...then reconnect to laptop..then turn hd back on..see if you can see it then.

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  • Patrick Michaels
    Patrick Michaels Mar 09, 2008

    sure..you can bring your hard drive to some data recovery folks, and for a few hundred bucks, have it dropped onto cds or dvds.

    maybe you'll want some backup remotely. see this link for some of those options.

  • Patrick Michaels
    Patrick Michaels Mar 09, 2008

    well..it will still not work no matter how many times we attempt it...sometimes this sort of thing happens..goodluck to you

  • Patrick Michaels
    Patrick Michaels Mar 09, 2008

    nope..no assurances..this is not a precision issue. just find someone that's really good, and has worked with that unit before..it's a bit like surgery..requires some special skills and equipment..


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