Posted 23 March 2010 - 08:10 PM
My USB Seagate 500Gb playing up last two days.
Keeps coming up USB device malfunctioned or "could not be installed".
(after reboot or restart or wake up from sleep)
It's under my desk, normally hanging off a cheapo USB hub.
Working fine before.
So far, I have found that ejecting/safe remove, pulling the USB plug at the computer, pulling the power lead. Spin down, reconnect power, spin up, reconnect USB and it's fine.
Have tried without the hub, direct into 1 USB port. Not tried the other two yet (I am always having probs with bloody flash cards)
I will investigate when I have more time. But try the cables/power trick.
I used to prefer EASEUS partition manager to Computer Disk Management.
But now with W7, use EASEUS Todo Backup and or Partition Wizard.
Google them and download from your favourite, safe download site and see if they can see/initialize (mark active??) your drive.
That's the limit of my knowledge experience. Good luck.