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External Hard Drive no longer recognized by my laptops, Help!!!!?????

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#1 Majikwiz


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Posted 25 March 2013 - 06:08 PM

First of all I sincerely believe my external Hard Drive really is working based on having this 
problem before.
Before this point I would sometimes get the following error message but a few more tries and the 
external Hard Drives would be recognized. 'But now the laptops know something is getting 
plugged in to the USB ports but say 'USB device attached to this computer has malfunctioned, 
windows does not recognize it.' 
I have 2 Laptops they are:
HP Compaq 6910p
Windows XP (Updated)
2.4ghz/2GB RAM
14.1"/75 GB HD
DVD-RW/3 USB Ports
HP Compaq 6910p
Windows 7 (Updated)
2ghz/2GB RAM
14.1"/100 GB HD
DVD-RW/3 USB Ports
The external I have is a 'Seagate FreeAgent Desk 1.5 TB External Hard Drive'
I get the same message from windows on both laptops. 
I have tried:
unplugging it waiting and plugging it back in,
unplugging the power and plugging it back in,
plugging it into different USB ports,
rebooting the computer after making these changes,
And I still can't get access to my Seagate External HD.
Thanks for any help I can get.

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