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

1 Answer

Cannot access / view hard drive from my PC. - Seagate 160GB 3.5" External USB Drive 160 GB Hard Drive

Posted by on


1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Brigadier General:

    An expert that has over 10,000 points.

  • Master
  • 10,406 Answers

Try connecting it to a different USB port on your computer.
Try connecting it to a USB port on a different computer.
If the problem continues, then one of the two major components inside the enclosure:
* disk-drive
* USB-to-disk-drive adapter
have failed.
Open the enclosure, and remove the disk-drive, and connect it as a "slave" disk-drive in a desktop computer, to see if the disk-drive, by itself, still is accessible. If not, then you could buy a new disk-drive, and "transplant" it into the enclosure, to "resurrect" your external enclosure.

Is the disk-drive still under warranty? If so, contact Seagate, and exercise the warranty, to get a replacement.

Posted on Oct 13, 2010


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

What does it mean when my saved files on my hard drive are no longer viewable on my Laptop (acer) I'm currently accessing my saved files on my hard drive via the 'recent places' in the 'Favourites' op

try manually looking for the files in the drive or have windows look for them for you long as the windows index system is running you maybe able to find the files your looking for

May 26, 2014 | Imation Apollo UX 2.5" USB Portable (250...

1 Answer

When i try 2 view files it says the drive is not accessable : access denied can i fix it?

Hi, there could be multiple reasons for this error. How old is your hard drive? Did you unplug the device while transfering file to it. You could try to replug it on the last pc where it was working and try to do a scandisk. Thanks

Mar 09, 2011 | SimpleTech SimpleDrive Pininfarina 320GB...

1 Answer

How do i down load and view movies on my 1TB eGo Helium 2.0 portable hard drive?

You can't view them on it, it's just for storing the files. To store them you download the file to your pc, connect the drive to the pc and copy them to it in Computer.

Feb 21, 2011 | Iomega 1TB eGo Helium Portable USB 20 Hard...

1 Answer

Bought a used laptop from military savage. When I turn on computer says no operating system found.

This is usually indicative of either the fact there is no hard drive installed in the system, or the hard drive is blank and there is no operating system. The third possibility is that there is a problem between the motherboard and the hard drive, not allowing the interface between the two to work. Check the hard drive and its connections first. You can always remove the hard drive and using an adapter attach it to another computer so it will be recognized as an external drive and access the drive for viewing the files if there are any.

Aug 08, 2010 | Gateway M675 Notebook

1 Answer

PLz help to get access back for my external hard disk

iskh iskh...very pity man...simple problem...just used yor house key...just simple as that...

Feb 18, 2009 | Western Digital External USB 2.0 80 GB...

1 Answer

Will reinstalling Netowrk Drive (E.B.Disk) delete everything on

Wait.. If you have this hard drive it should be connected using network adapter right? you make it sound like it is connected through USB. Reinstalling the driver on your pc is not a bad idea and it will remove the hard drive files. I suggest go to another pc and search from there. Also, find out the network ip address of that hard drive. If it is plugged in to the network switch then it would be easy for you to access the files even without installing the drivers.
accessing the drives and shared folder:
start-> run and type in \\harddriveIP\sharedfolder

if you don't know the ip use the software lookatlan to search for it.

Dec 11, 2008 | LaCie Big Disk Extreme (300797U) 1000 GB...

1 Answer

I lost my installation CD and now have a new desktop I would like to use my hard drive with to retrieve my files. Because I have not installed this device on the computer (or so I think this is why) it is...

You do not need drive software to access a hard drive if you have it installed as a secondary hard drive. You need to verify that you have the power and data cables properly connected to the new PC and have it enabled in the system setup based on the port you have it connected to. If connected properly it should appear as the next drive letter after your primary hard drive when in Windows.

Nov 20, 2008 | Computers & Internet

3 Answers

The hard disk in drive D: is not accessible

I recently had this problem. Whenever I clicked on any of the drives a window appeared with warning which said drive not accessible. Access is denied. Previously I thought that it is a virus which has edited my registry and is not allowing me to enter or even view my content. So I formatted the whole system but that didn't help. Now I am sharing this with you.
  1. Open My Computer. Goto Tools>Options. Goto View Tab Pane. Uncheck the last Option in the Advanced Setting which says Use simple file sharing(Recommended). Apply the setting.
  2. Open the properties window of the drive you are unable to access.Goto Security tab pane.
  3. Goto Advanced.
  4. Now click on the Owner tab pane.
  5. It's very rare that the ownership of the drive changes. But it happens once in a while.
  6. So if you are the user say Admin then select Admin(ComputerName\Administrator).
  7. Click on the box which says Replace owner on subcontainers and objects and click over Ok.
  8. Apply the changes.
  9. Now you should be able to access the drive.

Feb 18, 2008 | Samsung (SP0822N) 80 GB Hard Drive

Not finding what you are looking for?
Seagate 160GB 3.5" External USB Drive 160 GB Hard Drive Logo

Related Topics:

108 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Seagate Computers & Internet Experts

Computer Links

Level 3 Expert

2385 Answers


Level 3 Expert

3287 Answers


Level 2 Expert

81 Answers

Are you a Seagate Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides