Question about Seagate FreeAgent Go 250 GB USB 2.0 Hard Drive

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When I plug my seagate free agent go portable hard drive (250 gig) into my usb, it register's that there is a device pluged into the computer (give's me the DING, that window's is famous for) but say's it doesnt have the file's to run it, I allowed it to download the file's (automatically) and it found them, but it is now saying that there is no drive connected, even though the computer recognizes that there is SOMETHING in the USB, it is acting as though there is nothing there.

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Try a different usb drive. if you are using win 7 or vista uninstall that device driver you downloaded. if its xp re install your usb drivers from the windows site just go to your device manager
win 7 vista click on computer sys prop device manager see if drive is connected hit update driver or roll back. same with usb system on win xp right click my comp. go to prop, then device manager let me know if this helps. but really important to make sure that you are plugged into a usb port in the back of the pc not thru a hub

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I have not tried Seagate Tools after getting the computer to recognize the drive.
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