Question about Seagate 160GB 3.5" External USB Drive 160 GB Hard Drive

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I have seagate Part No: 9Y7686-500 with Serial No: 3NF0GBDD. It is now connected in my windows vista laptop. How would I able to know that it is already installed and how would i able to see the file in it? Thanks much for the help. Malou

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  • Hiprop May 18, 2008

    I have 3.5 push button Seagate external hard drie 250 GB It worked great with my old laptop hence it has a lot of back up files stored onit I don't seem to have my toshiba vista recognize the external hard drive .

    Tried changing power source nothing

    Help

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Its not uncommon for the drive to need to be assigned a drive letter. that's why the above reply may work out of hand, becuase when you install the seagate drivers, the installer routine will perform the drive letter assignment as well.

heres how to do it yourself. no drivers necessary.
on your desktop, right click the computer icon and select managment.
go to disk managment and look for your drive.
right click the drive and assign it a drive letter. ( i use z)
click ok
open my computer and there is your z: drive.

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Your Vista needs drivers for the drive. Vista is very bad in this type of needs.

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