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Seagate Expansion 3TB data recovery / not showing up anymore.

Q: Seagate Expansion 3TB data recovery / not showing up anymore.

I took my 3Tb out of it's external case and put it into my computer and it didn't show up so I put it back and it looked like my data was gone!

I tried a couple programs to get it back because they said the drive was empty or something.

I gave up and now I'm trying to get everything back again but the drive won't show up in windows 8 but my other one days and I'm using the same cords and everything.

It also boots up.

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A: Seagate Expansion 3TB data recovery / not showing up anymore.

It looks like taking it out of the case makes it show up in diskaprt.exe now and I'm trying to recover the files with segate recovery
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Hey, wondering if someone can help

Bought my new external hard drive and put a load of my files onto it with no problem at all, but today, on the second time of using it, I plugged it in and it seems to be working because the green light is on and the icon to eject is there, but its not showing in My Computer.

I've seen people saying about the Disk Management and changing the name or path.... so when I open up that window, the disk is not named, when I right click on it, everything is greyed out apart from Help and Delete Volume options.

I've tried uninstalling the drive under the Device Manager and re-installing it again. but that doesn't work either.

I have tried this on my 2 laptops, PB and HP, and it is exactly the same on both. Both run windows 7 64-bit.

Hope Someone is able to help me out a bit, Thanks Lynne.

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A:New Seagate Expansion External Drive not showing up in 'My Computer'

Try right clicking on computer in the start menu, and select manage. In the window that opens after giving admin approval, selece disk management in the left column. It should show every hard drive connected to your computer. In the lower portion of the window, look for your Seagate, right click it and select change drive letter or path, in the next window click add and choosed a drive letter. Click OK. after the drive letter is assigned, you will be able to see the drive in explorer.
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I'm not great with computers and have no idea what to do! I have tried running sea tools from the sea gate web site and all the tests come back fine! However, I still can't get the expansion drive to work or let me access any of my music etc. I just want to get my music back!!!!

Can anyone help???

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A:Seagate expansion hard drive not showing on computers

Sounds like the drive has failed as you had been getting warning signs with the I/O errors and now it has stopped working. There is a possibility that it is just the circuitry in the housing so you may be able to get it going again with a new housing. You could first test the drive by removing it from the housing and hooking it up to the internal connections of a desktop PC or by using a USB adapter.
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Laptop drives have a smaller version of the IDE interface.
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Hello again, Datman I have onlya few suggestions.
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Has the data on there been backed up? And after its disconnected and plugged back in does it turn back on but then off again
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Run Partition Wizard free's - Partition Recovery Wizard with a Quick Scan, then take a screenshot of the results and post here, quit/exit out of wizard and remove your external until further instructions from an expert.

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Nothing strange there and that behavior is pretty common; external drives fail all the time and fail in various ways.

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I'm not entirely clear on what you are describing. Are you calling an external hard drive and "expansion drive" or is the "expansion drive" a drive physically mounted in a chassis? An external hard drive doesn't have a motherboard.

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ive tried changing usb ports with no luck

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ive also downloaded the sea tools after googling the problem but nothing shows up there.

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on he last use of the hard drive i did disconnect with the remove hardware safely option.

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1. Does the computer read other USB drives or is it only this drive a problem?

2. Did you try connecting this expansion drive to another working computer?
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Have you tried reinitializing the drive?
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Never mind: figured it out:

What do I do in the event that I lose my Seagate Manager software?

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Quote: Originally Posted by qreaigh

This HDD is the third in my machine it is a seagate barracuda. it shows up some times. When I reboot the the machine its there but after it comes out of hybrid sleep it does not show up. I can see it in the bios.

Use the Snipping Tool and post your Disk Management. That will give us some help.
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Welcome to the Se7en Forums! FrEnZyUK

One suggestion given when buying any new external hard drive or flash drive often when simply being used as a storage device is to first reformat the factory Fat volume to NTFS for making it readily available. In 7 the support for Fat and exFat has returned allowing you to simply go into the Disk Management tool and assign a new drive letter for the drive. This will initialize the drive as part of the process making it available again.

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Hello and welcome,

You've done multiple system restores and get the same theme? Or what happens?

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A:can't sartup anymore and recovery also not working

Obtain a set of recovery disks from the manufacturer of your netbook.
Mount the disk to a USB flash drive using the tool from here: Microsoft Store: Download Manager Help
Wipe the hard drive and start over fresh.
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A:Cannot backup anymore (insufficient storage...shadow copy data)

Do the following to clarify the situation: Open an elevated Command Prompt (run as admin) and paste this command in and then hit Enter =>

vssadmin list shadowstorage /on=H:

Then right click on the Cmd window and click Select All, then right click again on the Cmd window and you have the content of Cmd on your clipboard. Then paste it here into the message window.
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Couldn?t find the post I had put before..
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2. Problem Description: I tried to install iTunes. Then all these things started happening because of iTunes and QuickTime not installing.. windows installer gets a deep error.. which then prevents me from uninstalling anything related to iTunes and QuickTime and then windows update gets a code 80070424...

At first it disabled my DVD drive but I fixed that.. what can I do to get it back to running normal and able to install iTunes..
This problem was happening over a 3 day span
My computer is on a network with one other computer.

Operating System: Windows Vista

A:No recovery partition anymore, troubles with iTunes and QuickTime

>Couldn?t find the post I had put before..
Just click in this thread on your account name and you will see the list of all created threads.

I read your other posting and you are pretty confusing with all this. On Toshiba notebooks there is no recovery partition and recovery image is saved on second partition in folder called ?HDDRecovery?. Do not change anything there and you will be able to use HDD recovery installation anytime you want using F8 and repair my computer option.

iTunes and QuickTime are not Toshiba applications and if you have some problems with it you should contact Apple and their support. They have designed and tested own product and they should be able to help you.