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External drive malfunction

My laptop does not recognise my Seagate Freeagent Pro anymore. I plugged it in but it says that it does not have a driver installed.

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  • derekmcmilla Mar 30, 2008

    New Seagate Free Agent 500GB/Go does not work. Laptop does not recognise it. Nor does my son't computer.

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I have 3 of these drives. Once in a while their icons disappear from the screen.
Looking at the computer with Drive Image 8.0 shows the drive name as being corrupted and the only fix I have found so far is to reformat the drive. That loses the stored data. Sometimes deleting corrupted files (made my accessing these drives??) in the C:\Windows\Temp folder gets the drives up again.
I am backing one drive to the other so as to have two backups until I can further determine what is causing the problem.
The symptoms are the same with 4 different computers. The drives are formatted in NTFS and I have not tried FAT format yet.

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