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My computer starting having harddisk errors. I removed my seagate freeagent go drive. I docked it to another computer, but it does not show any files on it. chkdsk says it is ok, and it still shows part of the disk used, but I cannot see the file structure. Any help? thanks!

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Hello

unplug both cables from the computer and form the AC outlet, for 1 minute.
follow tehse steps

1) plug AC adapter into wall and other end into seagate drive. leave it for 1 minute
2) after 1 minute is up, plug USB into seagate and then other end into computer. wait 10 seconds.

the drive will be recognised by computer.

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