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Seagate 300gb External Harddrive

This is suppose to be a plug it in and your computer will recognize it type drive. But ever since i got windows SP2 it keeps asking me for drivers which i cant find anywhere so i cant access my drive

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Unfortunately, you didn't post enough information about your external drive unit, so the solution to your problem could lie in several areas. First I would suggest that you verify that your drive is still functioning properly. This can be done by pluging it into a system that runs the same OS that you used to run. You may also be able to verify that it still runs by pluging it into a system that has any OS other than the one you're having trouble with. Second, go the the following Seagate driver link (below) to see if they hold an answer to your driver problem. If it does not hold the answer, then try to send your question to their tech support group. http://www.seagate.com/ww/v/index.jsp?locale=en-US&name=Where_can_I_get_drivers_for_my_external_combo_hard_drive&vgnextoid=3452781e73d5d010VgnVCM100000dd04090aRCRD Third, check Microsoft's support site for that OS. They may also have an updated driver that you can downlowd. Lastly, when the OS asks you to install the driver, try inserting your original OS disk into your CD unit and use the ADD NEW HARDWARE function. The software may just need to reinstall the original USB or Firewire drivers from the original disk.

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