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My computer cannot detect my external drive(500gb seagate)

Dear Sir/Madam, Im just using my external drive (seagate 500G),i copied some of my mp3 to my desktop just suddenly stop, before that i heard a noise from my external drive and the light go blinking.Then my desktop cannot detect my external drive. what should i do to recover my personal file on it?

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Go to a computer shop, tell them yo need to retrieve data from an external hdd...they should have a kit with connections for sata, ide, sas etc....and a pc or laptop connection. About $20 ..read the manual and follow the instructions...once the files are moved to your computer, you can try reformatting the hdd ..but they do go bad and a 500 G sounds pretty old as most drives now start in Terrabytes....cheers

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Okay the problem could be either with your computer or the external drive the first thing you need to do is try the external drive on another computer a friend's or someone's and see if it shows the files if it does not show the files on an another computer as well as your current computer then I suspect the problem is with the drive this is common especially if these drives have dropped or taking a file or gotten old if the drive is clicking and not spinning that's a big problem if the drive is spinning and you can hear it spin but it's not showing up on the computer there may be a different issue you may need to look towards data recovery for that external drive that's the best I can tell you at this time and based on the information you've given best of luck

Posted on Jan 24, 2018

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SOURCE: system will not detect my Seagate ST3500641CB-RK 500gb external hard disk

My system is brand new, and completely protected with Macaffe, other USB drives are working fine, I checked Seagate External drive in other Vista and XP laptops, it is not detected in computer, as well I checked with even Device Manager, and UVCView.x86, it is not even showing as a USB device Connected.

Posted on Jun 07, 2008

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SOURCE: seagate HDD external drive

set its jumpher ot the slave position and plug it on ide2/secondary port of the motherboard and dected it from bios setting of the pc which appears when u press delet/f2 buttin when computer starts.

Posted on Oct 08, 2008

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SOURCE: seagate 50gb external drive - not recog on computer

It could be your USB or firewire. i had a problem with my h drive and now i'm using a ps3 usb cable instead

Posted on Sep 10, 2009

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SOURCE: Data Recovery from Seagate Desktop Expansion 500GB External Hard

This is a solution I have used in the past and it has worked. It's a Seagate Recover utility for end users.
https://services.seagate.com/diysoftware.aspx

If the data is absolutley critical and very valuable, you can send it to Seagate and they are very good at recovery as well. It gets a little pricey at $800, but I too have had to use that as well for mission critical data I could not afford to lose.

https://services.seagate.com/consumer_standard_services.aspx

Posted on Nov 06, 2009

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SOURCE: FreeAgent Pro - 500GB, 7200 RPM, USB 2.0, eSATA, External 500 GB Hard Drive: SIR i hav connected my frnds seagate 500gb externa...

WHat you could do is test other usb ports on the system or you will have to remove the drive from the caddy and install it as a slave inside your pc and see if you can access the data,
If you can then you know its the caddy at fault

Here is another possibility that i found on another forum

"I was playing around in Device Manager, unplugging and replugging the hard drive. Finally I found that although it wasn't listed under Disk Drives or Removable Storage
, it was listed under USB controllers. It had a little x on the icon. Upon right clicking it I found that it had somehow become disabled on my computer. I'm not sure how that happened. I know I didn't do it."
or you can try this
Try this fix for missing usb ports by JohnWill

Create a file with NOTEPAD containing the following lines and save it as FIX.REG
-------------------------- Use text after this line --------------------------------
REGEDIT4

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Environment]

"DEVMGR_SHOW_NONPRESENT_DEVICES"="1"
-------------------------- Use text before this line --------------------------------

Double click on FIX.REG and say yes to the Merge Into Registry question.

Unplug ALL USB devices.
Open Device Manager.
View, Show Hidden Devices.
Uninstall all devices under USB Controllers.
Uninstall all devices under Disk Drives that you know are not present.
Uninstall all devices under Storage Volumes. Say no to any reboot prompts until you are finished. Also, if a Storage Volume doesn't uninstall, ignore it and move to the next one.
If you have a yellow ? with unknown devices, uninstall all of the entries there as well.

When this is done, reboot TWICE.

Reconnect the USB devices and see if they're recognized properly.

NOTE: If you have a USB keyboard and/or mouse, you'll have to modify the instructions and leave enough parts for those to function.

Posted on May 05, 2010

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Error while recording


ok when you say it doesn't copy completely you mean
the only folders that are need for back up copied ?
the only folder that ever is copied for back up is your
documents folder , one other folder that should be
copied as well is the folder that contains your
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Uwe

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You still need assistance in cracking open the Seagate Freeagent Pro 500GB and trying data/file recovery? If yes, would appreciate a post back.

Good luck and kind regards.

Thank you for using FixYa.

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