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Go to the link below for a program that may get your data recovered - OR do a search on Google for "hard disk recovery" - depends on where you are - US, Canada - it will cost about $200 dollars to get your data back


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Dell Optiplex Windows 10 Desktop Computer PC Intel Core2Duo 4gb 80GB wifi

this unit is around $80 on ebay and he has sold over 75 of them. Friend through that piece of junk away. Or buy a new on with a warranty. Just a thought. Good luck.

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I dont quite get how you've got them connected so I'll tell you how I'd do it.

First of all, it is kind of standard to put the primary drive at the end of the cable but it doesnt really matter. I go with what ever physically works best.

Connect your 2 IDE devices to the same IDE channel (cable) unless you have 2 IDE channels then put each on their own channel or cable. Make sure you are using 60 conductor cables for each.

If both are on the same cable:
Set the dvd's jumper to slave.
Set the hard drive jumper to master
vice versa.
*Some DVD burners do not like to be slave, or even on the same channel as another device.

The following is the ideal set up
If each is on their own channel (cable):
Set each to master

Be sure bios is set to auto detect for all channels, master & slaves.
** If this doesnt resolve your problem, please post a comment before rating.

Seagate... | Answered on Apr 04, 2014

1. Start > Run > type in cmd then click OK to get a command prompt.
2. Type in chkdsk e: /r (replace e: with the drive letter of your external hard drive).

This won't do any harm, it will fix errors on the disk and try to recover data from bad sectors. It might not solve the problem but it's worth a try. Jyo

Seagate... | Answered on Mar 26, 2014

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Seagate... | Answered on Apr 19, 2013

Right-click on "My Computer"
Click "Manage"

Double-click "Disk Management"
You will probably see Disk 0 and Disk 1 for your primary hard drive.

Go to lower right portion of box and scroll down until you see Disk 2. It is probably your USB drive without a letter. It should show the size of the drive.

Right-click in the left portion of that drive box (Disk 2)
Click "Initialize" and "OK" in the next dialog box. This takes just a few seconds and it should now say "Online" in the "Disk 2" box.

Right-click in the box to the right side of the "Disk 2" box (where it shows your disk drive size and says "Unallocated".
Click "New Partition" and a "New Partition Wizard" will open up.

Click "Next", then select "Primary Partition" and click "Next".
Verify partition size (use entire disk size available unless you are creating multiple drives) and Click "Next".

Assign drive letter ("F" is typical if CD-Rom is E) and click "Next".
Format this partition with "NTFS", "Default", "New Volume" and click "Next".

Then click "Finish" to exit the wizard and start formatting.
Be patient... this can take awhile (it took just over an hour for a 320GB drive).
When done, you should see an icon for your drive in Windows Explorer!

hope this helps

Seagate... | Answered on Aug 20, 2012

is the computer see ing it if not ,unplug run computer then turn off re plug in and computer should see it with its plug and play system

Seagate... | Answered on May 13, 2012

Assuming that your PC is running Windows XP then this does not support GPT drives which are created when the drives are used in a Mac computer - you would either need to upgrade to using Windows Vista or 7 which do support GPT or else do a low-level format of the drive to completely remove the GPT formatting data by writing zero's into the first 100 sectors of the drive - this will destroy all data on the drive! GPT = GUID Partition Table which allows for up to 128 partitions on a single drive....See http://support.microsoft.com/kb/302873 for detailed information on GPT

Seagate... | Answered on Dec 15, 2011


Sounds like a dead drive.
Have you tried putting it into an external enclosure and seeing if it can be identified?
Does it spin up?
Do you hear and sounds coming from the drive? (clicking is bad)

Let me know and I will see what else I can do!

If my answered help give me four thumbs as thanks!!

Seagate... | Answered on Aug 30, 2011

If you have another computer, you could try to plug it in there as a slave/secondary drive so that you can try to see if My Computer would still recognize it. If it works, then great, you can still do backups. If not, and you really need that data, you might want to get the services of a data recovery company.

Seagate... | Answered on Jul 29, 2011

Seagate harddrives are made in China, Not a good product comes from China, Replace it with a western digital harddrive made in the USA

Seagate... | Answered on Jul 12, 2011

That black thingy is the power connector , it cannot be repaired or replaced since it's part of the board of the disk.
If you cannot make it work long enough to recover your files then the only thing you can do is to find out another exact same model of disk and swap its board.

Seagate... | Answered on May 28, 2011

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