Seagate 80 GB laptop hard drive not appearing in My Computer
I have recently purchased a Seagate 80 GB Laptop external drive in a 2.5" USB casing. This is recognised by my Lenovo laptop with VISTA HOME and working perfectly. But when I am trying it in my desktop (WIN 98 SE) the computer hangs even after loading the required drivers. It is also not appearing in another laptop with WIN XP Prof SP II. What should I do to overcome this problem?
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there is,open the 500gb external case and take out the hard drive. go to your nearest computer shop and pick up an empty external hard drive case for internal drives.make sure its a sata drive,get your hard drive and put it in and reconnect it to your computer. those cases run around 80 bucks to you may need to look online for one to get a better deal
Since this external hard drive is USB powered and felt on the floor, you could have a broken USB connector or interface card, both located inside hard disk case, you should contact Seagate technical support or repair service, or if you have electronics skills, you could open and check hardware by yourself.
you should be able to connect the external hard drive to your laptop and the drive should show up under my computer. Then just drag and drop or cut and paste any files you want to move to the external hard drive.
Here is the download site from Seagate http://www.seagate.com/ww/v/index.jsp?locale=en-US&name=freeagent-downloads&vgnextoid=3723b5b59b7d5110VgnVCM100000f5ee0a0aRCRD Please check that link and then download the driver for your device.
Is your other drive an external or an internal drive??? If external then attach it to the USB port and see it as an additional drive in My Computer. Then you can use it as any other drive.
If an internal drive then you will have to purchase an adapter that can take this drive and get connected to the PC/laptop to through the USB port. Again visible on My Computer as additional drive and can be used such.
Have you got the original power adapter?
If so the voltage details are printed on the label on the bottom of the adapter.
If the external USB Seagate hard drive houses a 31/2" drive then it requires an power adapter that provides +12 volts and +5 volts both supplying approx 2000mA of current.
If the Seagate uses a 21/2" (laptop) hard drive then it only requires +5 volts power adapter.
The only problem is the power connector to the external drive, make sure it suits the external hard drive unit and the power pins are correctly wired for the Seagate. If the polarity of the plug is incorrect lt wired (ie reverse polarity) then it could damage the USB hard drive and adapter case.
Whether your computer is a laptop or desktop does not inherently decide if the drive will work or not. If it can't see the connection, there must be another problem with the drive. I would suggest reporting what you have done to try and make it work and anything you notice out of the ordinary (how lights on the drive are acting, noises the drive is making, alerts you see when you plug it into your laptop, etc). That will allow us to better help you find a solution to the problem.
hi..the reason for your problem is your extenal
hard drive has been affected by viruses.The best
solution to this problem is scanning your hard drive.
once you scan it u will be free of viruses and your
laptop will be able to recognise your hard drive.
try it out..