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Seagate 1TB external HDD not get detected


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#1 swift06

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 07:02 AM

Hi Guys...

I recently bought a Seagate external 1TB--- its has separate power supply...

first time i plugged it to my computer(windows 7 ultimate) and just for the sake of working i copied few folders ---about 15gb into it...

after few weeks I thought using another computer(win xp)...but on plugging the computer showed device not properly installed....I tried many things.. still unsuccessful..

then after few days i tried it my original Win 7 computer... again the same thing happened here.... actually it worked last time..
but now.. it shows....UR device is not properly installed and may not work properly.....


what should I do??? :wacko:

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 07:30 AM

try right clicking on the unrecognized device in the manager and uninstalling it. then restart the computer with the drive still attached and let it attempt to reinstall and find it properly/

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 07:21 PM

ok i'll give it a try.....
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Posted 08 September 2012 - 11:25 PM

USB Device Not Recognized. One of the USB devices attached to this computer has malfunctioned, and Windows does Not recognize it. When I click on the message it says unknown device. I am using Windows 7 Ultimate.

on reboot nothing happened....ext.HDD not seen in my computer....

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 08:10 AM

While computer is turn off, attach the drive with power adapter plug on outlet. Turn on the computer and see if it would be able to recognized and install the generic driver. I believe it is still under warranty...? What is the exact hard drive model? I suggest start making a backup to internal storage, if it work next time.

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 09:08 PM

please help..
tried everything mentioned abone..

still the same condition..

I can hear the hdd rotating inside, also there is bulb glowing...but computer says .. 'unknown device'...

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 12:57 AM

The least you could do is try this link and use Puppy Linux to retrieve all documents. Unless it was removed while having data transfer, that could really be bad news.

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 08:38 AM

data is not that important....but i really need to rectify that drive

any other way??

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 01:24 AM

Try it on another PC or I think you would need to returned it if its a factory defect item since its under warranty.

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 07:52 PM

tried in other computers too..same problem.

i think i will have to return it...

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 08:12 PM

I had the same problem with a Seagate external drive. It died in less than a week. Thankfully I purchased it locally, and had no trouble at all getting a replacement. Good luck.
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