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I have seagate free agent 500gb when i plugged it 1st time everything was fine, now windows vista is telling me that cannot recognize it

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  • kondwani mbewe May 11, 2010

    the first time u connected waz it the same vista

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Assuming this is a USB external drive, U cannot use it as an operating system... only storage. Vista and XP os's are attached to the pc's cpu serial number. this storage drive must be formated in NTFS to be swapped between XP and Vista.

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Power cycle the drive itself; once the interface is reset or the power restored to the external drive, Vista will be happy with it again (I rather expect.) Don't forget to put vibration isolation mounts under your drives if summer construction/excavation is coming.

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