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Hi i have an external HD...Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex 1 TB...it is working smoothly on my laptop and other computers..however as soon as i want to connect it to my desktop, it is not being detected. My desktop has win 4gb ram and an intel mother board...plzz help as it is very wierd!!

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Very odd!
I would reboot the desktop and plug the USB drive back in when the desktop is running correctly. Maybe the driver got confused, who knows.

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Connect some other USB device (keyboard? mouse? memory-stick?) to your desktop?
Are those devices detected? If not, then either:
* the USB port(s) on your desktop are damaged,
* the device-drivers for the USB ports on your desktop are not installed.

Try connecting it to a different desktop/laptop, to see if the Seagate works at all, on any desktop.

Posted on Mar 17, 2011

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2011

    i tried connecting it to different computers they are all working...the port seems to be fine as my pendrive is working

  • ikkenom Mar 30, 2011

    Not all USB ports put out the same voltage and amperage.

    Your pendrive works because it requires a "minimal" amount of power.

    But, your disk-drive requires much _more_ power than a pen-drive,
    and maybe the USB ports on your specific motherboard are putting out "weak" power.

    Exactly what model-number of Intel motherboard?

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