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My seagate external drive: part no. 9bd833-561 with serial no. 5nd49h9j does not work. Light does not come on but when plugged into the main, the hard drive seem to work though not captured as a drive.

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Here is a link to Seagate's website Download area. All manuals should be available for download from there: MANUAL

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Thanks for your responses...

I've pretty much decided that it must be a hardware problem within the harddrive itself...Can anyone lead me in the right direction to maybe take out the harddrive to put into another external shell in order to hopefully recover my data? Again I'm using a Seagate Freeagent Desktop 500GB external harddrive.

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that problem means that it is acsessing the files on it. it is not a worry for you.

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SOURCE: Seagate 9SF2A4-500 external hard drive on Windows 98

Windows 98 will not run a drive that large, so that is your problem. You will need to connect it to a newer system, and break it down into small drives by setting up different partitions. Perhaps it will see it then. Also, most manufacturers are no longer supporting Windows 98. You really need to just upgrade your system to a newer OS.

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External drives contain a standard computer hard drive in an enclosure that makes it possible to connect it to in of your computers external data ports (USB, FireWire or eSATA). This makes it easy to add a drive for backup or data storage to any computer with a compatible external data port.', OFFSETY, -50, FONTCOLOR, '#C1C1C1', WIDTH, 225, BORDERWIDTH, 0, JUMPVERT, true, SHADOW, false, FADEIN, 100, FADEOUT, 100, STICKY, 1, DURATION, -300, CLOSEBTN, false, CLICKCLOSE, true, BGCOLOR, '#232323')" onmouseout="UnTip()" href="http://www.seagate.com/www/en-us/support/knowledge_base/industry_terms_glossary/" target="_blank">external hard drives
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