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Q: segate not showing up

I re-nstall windows 8.1 on a desktop the back up drive is not showing up now. It had virus on t download drivers for seagate that should have worked nothing. Prmary drvie is ok ... the backup seagate drive not showing up. any help grateful. Thanks Juan

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A: segate not showing up

The problem may be the USB controller itself, go to Device Manager and make sure all of your devices are installed including the USB controller and the Chipset Drivers, realistically any external USB drive will work as long as the local USB controller works.
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Bryce (AKA: The Computer Geek)

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU M 370 @ 2.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 7860 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, -293 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 476937 MB, Free - 412792 MB; E: Total - 476836 MB, Free - 476692 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc.,
Antivirus: Ad-Aware Antivirus, Not Updated

A:Solved: Segate Backup Plus Harddrive not showing up in My Computer

Reply someone please!
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A:Segate Hard drive not recognized

Typical sign of a failed/faulty HDD.

You can verify by testing the drive on another computer.
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A:windows 7 doesnt like my segate drive

Quote: Originally Posted by Thornton

when i have my drive plugged into my computer multiple things happen, A: trnd micro will be picky about their auto run services, B: my computer periodicaly wont hut down, it will stay on the "shutting down" screen for hours on end, and C: my computer says the device is working properly but when i go to my computer, it doesnt show up in the list and the progress bar inside the address bar will go astronomically slow to the point where i think its not moving, which is very well possible. i just need it working once so i can throw it in disk manager and re partition it. i have a feeling it will then work fine, but somthing is hosed in the auto run drivers

well i found out why it wasnt shutting down, segate is not ending the drivers services when windows is shutting down, i booted the drive in linux and it shows that it is constantly trying to perform actions even though it is fully loaded. so next question, drive, or drivers?
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A:Segate ST3160812AS Wont boot on its own

Lol, sorry to hear about your problems. Make sure that your SATA is in your boot sequence (in bios). This way it detects your sata drive as a bootable device. If you already have it set up this way, check for any BIOS Updates from the MOBO manufacturer. Make sure to backup your bios before you flash your bios though.
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A:Segate Hard drive not recognized for windows 7-64 bit

Closing duplicate thread, please only start one thread per issue. Here's your other thread:
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A:Segate usb external drive not detected at startup

Hmm, on my motherboard usb 3 is not native and like yours it uses renesas drivers. It is possible that it needs the windows drivers to load before being able to detect. (just a guess here)

Would it get detected if you scan for hardware changes in device manager? Try that please.
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I am pretty sure that Western Digital's Diagnosis program will be able to do it. If you get an errors, however, the drive is most likely bad.
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Kind regards


A:SSD not showing in Disk Management, but showing on Intel Rapid Storage

Could we get some more information?

Does this laptop have 2 hard drive bays? Did it always have 2 hard drives?
What does "deleting and renewing the old partition" mean?

What I suspect is that the SSD has a partition that is still marked ACTIVE. Windows will boot from one Active partition and ignore the other. So if the SSD has just one partition that is marked active then the whole drive would be ignored.

If you deleted the partition in Disk Management or some 3rd party program then that would have taken care of the Active flag on that partition. But if you just deleted the contents of the partition that would have left the flag.

Let us know what you did.

EDIT: I should add: any partition that contained an operating system will have the active flag. This is not something you would have had to do yourself.
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A:Drives not showing, folders/file icons/thumbnails not showing

Hey Man.

When Im having problems with the system i do this:

Open cmd as administrator and then type "sfc/scannow" press enter

I will check your system for missing systemfiles and problems.

Give it a try and let me hear from you
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Sorry guys, forgot to add this into the main post.
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You could try running JPG Cleaner v2.6

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Thanks for your quick attention. I appreciate your help.


A:500GB HD showing 99%full - WinDirStat showing 133GB used?

Off the top may I suggest the obvious. Test your hard drive

Test Hard Drive HD Diagnostic or this test Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
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A:File folder is not showing in my pen drive, showing it is empty.


The problem could be because all the data that was present inside the pen drive now have become system files by the virus. This is the reason why they are not visible even with the option “Show Hidden files and folders”.
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A:Sidebar not showing up .. HDD not showing up, what exactly ?

iWonder said:

- I run Windows XP
- I run my PC almost 24x7 from last .. I don't remember exactly.
- I have 40 GB as main HDD (4 partition) & 300GB (4 partition) as secondary.
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Click to expand...

768GB RAM? =S pmsl. Think you got that wrong.
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A:IE8 showing 256 cipher under Help/About, but showing 128 cipher on tests?

I found an interesting post on another website by a Mr. Chris R. Chapman. The author explains what I had guessed about this situation.

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Enjoy responsibly.

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did the drive come pre-formatted with the u3 software?
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Hello and welcome to Techspot.

You need at least Windows XP sp1 or higher in order for Windows to recognise the correct size of you hard drive.

One way around this is to slipstream your Windows XP cd, and the XP sp2 into a bootable cd.

Instructions for this can be found HERE

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
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A:One of Two 500 Gig HD's showing up.

Hi thelt and welcome to Vista Forums

Reboot your system and see if it appears in the BIOS (see your user manual for details on how to access this - typically F2 or Delete). We need to get it appearing here before it can be seen elsewhere.
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Check in the device manager for "Enhanced USB controller" or similar, and for any yellow markers next to devices.
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Have you recently reinstalled Windows?
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A:Ram Showing

because binary count does not equal physical count. Nothing to worry about.
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A:ram not showing

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Ensure the drive is connected to the PC properly.
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A:RAM Not Showing

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A:Second HDD not showing

Welcome to the forum,

Lets see if it shows up after giving it a letter, #6 in this tutorial Drive Letter - Add, Change, or Remove

will show you how, let us know how that turns out for you.
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For some reason, my DVD-R drive no longer appears on My Computer and I can't seem to access it at all. I can insert a DVD and hear it spinning, but nothing else. It was working earlier today just fine. (This is a laptop)

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please help

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A:DVD-RW showing as DVD-RAM

Where is it showing up as a RAM Drive?
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PS. I would love it if my laptop would be able to see 8gb of ram I can not afford to get the 64 bit OS but if not 4 gigs is fine

A:All ram not showing up?

The only way for you to see more usable RAM it to upgrade to the 64 bit OS. This is the unfortunate downfall of the 32 bit OS. There's no way around that.

As far as your laptop seeing only 2.87gb as opposed to the full 3gb is do to your onboard graphics. Where some of the RAM is being allocated to the onboard graphics.
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While validating that \Device\Serial3 was really a serial port, the contents of the divisor latch register was identical to the interrupt enable and the receive registers. The device is assumed not to be a serial port and will be deleted.

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A:CD-ROM Not Showing

I had the same problem. All it was that the connection were loose. Double check all your connections. hope this helps